“Ho Hey” by The Lumineers is a song in which I find much inspiration. When I first listened to the words, I thought, "Wow, this song was written for me". I found myself researching the lyrics online, in search of the "true" meaning. Then the more I thought about it, the more I did not want to know the “true” meaning. I was already able to relate to it so much and find my own inspiration. Is that not the “true” meaning anyway?
My favorite part of the song:
Took a bus to Chinatown
I’d be standing on Canal
She’d be standing next to me
I belong with you, you belong with me
You're my sweetheart
While my hubby and I were dating, we spent two years of that time in a long distance relationship. I was following dreams in NYC while he finished school. While he was in Baltimore one summer, we took the Chinatown bus between cities which would land us on the corner of Canal and Bowery to catch it. This song takes me back to that time each time I hear it.