In this post, part of a thread about country music, olivesmarch4th says:
This links to something I’d been idly thinking about for a while (idly because according to my search-fu I never did start that thread about it, so here it is), but my knowledge of music in English isn’t that wide, so maybe I’m wrong: there is a kind of song which is very common in Spanish, you can find it in any genre, but which seems to me to be much more genre-restricted in English. Again: I don’t listen to much rap, so maybe the reason I haven’t heard a rap song about this is my choice of artists, not the lack of such songs.
I’m talking about a specific kind of nostalgic songs: songs about a place you left behind. Not about your ex, or your childhood, or times gone by, but about places gone by.
They can be about wanting to go back home even if it’s to be buried (The Green Hills of Tyrol); about missing home (not the wife or the kids: Butterfly Kisses doesn’t count; If Dallas was in Tennesee does); about feeling like a fish out of water in this land which isn’t yours (Englishman in New York).
I ask you, oh Dopers: can you please supply me with more titles about this subject?