Where Is The Village
Jay & The Americans Lyrics


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Yo
Look
They say that home is where the heart is
So can you tell me where your heart is?
When you keep filling with parties
And fake people who copy
I broke your heart, I know I'm sorry
Girl I'm a driver with no car keys
I'm hoping that they stop me
For this life I'm trying to find peace
I'm fighting demons so I can't sleep
I saw you looking past me
You know I'm sleeker than your car's grease
Me and Wilsy, come like the hardies
And home's not where the place is
I say that home ain't where the place is
Find the love and then embrace it
I hope you never change it
You know I lowkey see you changing
I keep it calm and I don't say a thing
Good or bad, you gotta choose and there's no in-between
I kinda got used to the feeling that I couldn't feel
I used to laugh and never show what was behind the scenes
But then I gave it to the Lord so now I'm coming clean
I'm coming for the things that people said I wouldn't get it
I'm coming for the time when I saw you take all the credit
I'm coming for the people who told me I wasn't ready
Now I'm putting in the work and I notice that they regretting
And that's life
You know I gotta keep it humble with this fast life
I got all I need when I got you and I
But I ain't singing with no flashlight
Bro, you know, I keep saying the same thing
Nobody wants to hear
Nobody wants to understand
Like, I'm never gonna be them
I'm never gonna be her and I'm never gonna be him
I'm always gonna be me
So just let me grow, man
Give me space, give me air, let me breathe
Let me do my thing, you know?
Look, let me show you where my home is
Introduce you to the homies
All the girls and all the broskis
The people that you don't see
I say the people that you don't see
The only ones who know they know me
They're hoping that I make it
And they're hoping that I take it
All my fears, I'm bout to face it
I'm losing expectations
Because the Lord's my destination
I said the
Look, people gotta understand that life is never easy
How you got so much in your pocket and you're still greedy?
How you wanna claim a life that you don't even own
Now you're on your own, feeling insecure and super needy
I stay up to put new words on new beats
Late nights, notes out, new heat
Fifth floor vibes when you hear this
Free mind, Blockboy, the new me
Time pass and things change
So why we stuck in the same place?
How we stuck in the same phase?
Don't know, why you playing the same game
Do you know what is a home?
One place where you never feel alone




One place where your talents are shown
Showed me I couldn't do it on my own, yeah

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "Where Is The Village" by Jay & The Americans reflect a sense of longing for a place of authenticity, belonging, and genuine connection. The singer questions where the true essence of home and community resides in a world filled with superficiality and artificiality. They express remorse for past actions that may have caused someone's heartbreak, acknowledging their own flaws and seeking redemption.


The lyrics also touch upon the desire to find peace amidst personal struggles and battling inner demons that prevent them from finding rest. The singer observes changes in themselves and in others, striving to remain true to their identity and urging others to accept them for who they are. They express a determination to prove others wrong, to work hard and achieve success despite naysayers, and to find solace in their faith.


The song's overall message is about finding a sense of belonging and authenticity in a world that often prioritizes materialism, superficiality, and conforming to societal expectations. It encourages individuals to embrace their true selves and to seek genuine connections with others. The lyrics also highlight the importance of personal growth, self-acceptance, and pursuing one's passions regardless of the opinions of others.


Line by Line Meaning

They say that home is where the heart is
According to popular belief, home is where you feel the deepest love and connection


So can you tell me where your heart is?
Can you reveal where your true passions and affections lie?


When you keep filling with parties
When you constantly surround yourself with social gatherings and events


And fake people who copy
And insincere individuals who imitate others


I broke your heart, I know I'm sorry
I caused you emotional pain, and I acknowledge and apologize for my actions


Girl I'm a driver with no car keys
Metaphorically, I am pursuing a direction in life without the necessary means or resources


I'm hoping that they stop me
I desire for external forces or circumstances to deter me from my current path


For this life I'm trying to find peace
In my journey through life, I am actively seeking inner tranquility


I'm fighting demons so I can't sleep
I am engaged in a struggle against personal inner struggles, preventing me from getting sufficient rest


I saw you looking past me
I observed you paying little attention or consideration to me


You know I'm sleeker than your car's grease
You are aware that I possess a slick or smooth demeanor, surpassing the slickness of a vehicle's grease


Me and Wilsy, come like the hardies
Together, Wilsy and I stand strong and resilient


And home's not where the place is
The concept of home is not solely determined by a physical location


I say that home ain't where the place is
I assert that true home is not confined to a specific geographical setting


Find the love and then embrace it
Discover genuine love and fully accept it


I hope you never change it
I desire for you to always cherish and maintain that love


You know I lowkey see you changing
I subtly notice a shift or alteration in your behavior or personality


I keep it calm and I don't say a thing
I remain composed and choose not to express my observations or opinions


Good or bad, you gotta choose and there's no in-between
In life, you must make clear choices without ambiguity or indecision


I kinda got used to the feeling that I couldn't feel
I became accustomed to a sense of emotional numbness or detachment


I used to laugh and never show what was behind the scenes
I used to outwardly display happiness while concealing my true emotions and struggles


But then I gave it to the Lord so now I'm coming clean
However, I surrendered my burdens to a higher power, and as a result, I am now confessing and addressing my true self


I'm coming for the things that people said I wouldn't get it
I am determined to achieve the goals that others doubted I could accomplish


I'm coming for the time when I saw you take all the credit
I am seeking the opportunity to witness you being accountable for your actions and receiving rightful acknowledgment


I'm coming for the people who told me I wasn't ready
I am driven to prove wrong those who claimed I was unprepared


Now I'm putting in the work and I notice that they regretting
Now that I am actively exerting effort and dedication, I can perceive that they feel remorseful or remorseful


You know I gotta keep it humble with this fast life
I recognize the importance of remaining modest and grounded amidst the rapid pace of life


I got all I need when I got you and I
I possess everything I require when I have you and our connection


But I ain't singing with no flashlight
However, I won't express my thoughts or emotions in an overly obvious or superficial manner


Bro, you know, I keep saying the same thing
My friend, you are aware that I continuously repeat myself


Nobody wants to hear
No one is interested in listening


Nobody wants to understand
No one desires to comprehend or empathize


Like, I'm never gonna be them
For instance, I will never morph into someone else


I'm never gonna be her and I'm never gonna be him
I will never assume the identity or characteristics of either a female or male individual


I'm always gonna be me
I will forever remain true to my own self and identity


So just let me grow, man
Therefore, allow me the opportunity to develop and progress, my friend


Give me space, give me air, let me breathe
Provide me with room to expand, freedom to exist, and the ability to experience life


Let me do my thing, you know?
Allow me to pursue my own endeavors and express myself freely, understand?


Look, let me show you where my home is
Listen, allow me to demonstrate the place where I truly belong


Introduce you to the homies
Let me introduce you to my close friends and companions


All the girls and all the broskis
Both female and male individuals who are part of my trusted circle


The people that you don't see
These are the individuals whom you are not aware of or familiar with


I say the people that you don't see
What I mean is those specific individuals who go unnoticed by you


The only ones who know they know me
They are the sole individuals who truly understand and comprehend my essence


They're hoping that I make it
They possess a strong desire and optimistic expectation for my success


And they're hoping that I take it
In addition, they have faith and anticipation that I seize the opportunities presented to me


All my fears, I'm bout to face it
I am prepared to confront and overcome all my fears


I'm losing expectations
I am relinquishing my attachment to predetermined outcomes or hopes


Because the Lord's my destination
Because my ultimate goal and purpose lie in my faith and connection to a higher power


I said the
I emphasized this previously


Look, people gotta understand that life is never easy
Listen, it is crucial for people to comprehend that life is often challenging and difficult


How you got so much in your pocket and you're still greedy?
How can you possess an abundance of material wealth and yet remain selfish and desiring more?


How you wanna claim a life that you don't even own
How can you seek ownership or control over a life that is not truly yours?


Now you're on your own, feeling insecure and super needy
Now, you find yourself alone, experiencing feelings of insecurity and intense dependency


I stay up to put new words on new beats
I stay awake to create fresh lyrics and match them to original musical compositions


Late nights, notes out, new heat
During the late hours of the night, I tirelessly write and produce new, exciting music


Fifth floor vibes when you hear this
The emotions and energy emanating from this track are comparable to the atmosphere on the fifth floor


Free mind, Blockboy, the new me
With a liberated mindset, I embrace my identity as Blockboy, showcasing a transformed version of myself


Time pass and things change
As time elapses, circumstances and situations evolve


So why we stuck in the same place?
Therefore, why do we find ourselves stagnant or fixed in the identical position?


How we stuck in the same phase?
How have we become trapped in a repetitive pattern or stage?


Don't know, why you playing the same game
I do not understand why you choose to engage in the identical game or behavior


Do you know what is a home?
Have you comprehended the true essence and significance of a home?


One place where you never feel alone
It is a location where you constantly experience a sense of belonging and connection


One place where your talents are shown
It is a space where your unique abilities and skills can be displayed and appreciated


Showed me I couldn't do it on my own, yeah
Revealed to me that I am incapable of achieving success solely by myself, yes




Lyrics © DistroKid
Written by: Blockboy Jay

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Comments from YouTube:

@sharonkayb

What a beautiful song, in more ways than one. Thanks for sharing.

@OtherTwin

love this Paul great vocal indeed j vincent edwards

@dunepaul9999

Thank you for the comment. You are so correct.

@philipsieradski2019

The song was written to describe the Holocaust, not Israel. It asks about the village that is now gone, the streets, the house, the girl he loved.

@friedmanjeanette

OMG. This is a reply from my husband who died last year. He is exactly right. The song is about Eastern Europe and not about Israel. NOT EVERYTHING IN THE JEWISH UNIVERSE IS ABOUT ISRAEL. I CANNOT BELIEVE I FOUND THIS MESSAGE FROM HIM FOUR YEARS LATER.

@talk2deb

@@friedmanjeanette
Very Sorry for your loss. Some things are meant to happen, you were meant to see this...what are the chances.

@friedmanjeanette

@@talk2deb amazing.

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