This is my home. I can't escape it, like Jan Hammarlund sang, the responsibility rests on my shoulders. We Europeans are a motley crew and I think that's a good thing. Whenever someone wants to imagine it's all about US against THEM, our differences will remind us of the truth - WE are a fantasy and THEY will always lurk somewhere, under the bed, in the mirror, in our nightmares. So watch out when anyone tries to explain to you how Europeans "are" or what they "should be".
My home sweet home, the place where everyone understands me - or not. I was born here and I'm treated like an alien anyway. But that's just character building! No wonder I like music from the borderlands of this region, from the far North (Norrlåtar) and the East (Santtu Karhu & Talvisovat), and the South (Timbuktu). Or music by national minorities (Hortto Kaalo, Baskarma, Wimme).