That’s my Middle West

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter IX) on Rap Genius

Meaning

Nick claims that the Middle West is his here, illustrating his nostalgia for home. The East, where he has been associated with for a while, represents materialism, corruption, and superficialness. However, this isn’t who Nick is and doesn’t want to be about this way of living. He claims the Midwest because it’s wholesome, innocent, and pure, all things Nick wants to be associated with.

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