i like to travel. if i had seen more of the world, then i guess i would be allowed to say i love to travel. but really, i love to park my butt in a car or board a train and just go. even better is if i have a great soundtrack to accompany it. there is nothing better that driving music. i don't drive a lot, but when i do, i am at the mercy of the radio, which isn't necessarily a bad thing; the main way i keep up with new music is through the radio and the only time i get to hear it is when i am in a car. my mother likes to listen to smooth jazz, as it is relaxing and calm. i am the opposite; nothing keeps me focused better than music i would never listen to at my own leisure, like Lil Wayne or Waka Flocka Flaming Idiot. the beat and the nonsensical lyrics keep me on edge and alert. really.

but driving music is something different. it makes you want to drive, to just get away with no real destination in mind. it's provocative and moody and touching. nothing gets to my escapist nature like a good driving song.

Christopher Cross - Sailing

i don't know what it is about this song, but it gets the best of me. i remember the first time i heard it in my daddy's car when i was about ten or so. it made me want to cry, and every time i hear it, i remember that drive. the lyrics and the music combine whimsically to make you just forget the road in front of you and takes you to a place... utopia maybe.
It's not far down to paradise
At least it's not for me
And if the wind is right you can sail away
And find tranquility
The canvas can do miracles
Just you wait and see
Believe me

Alicia Keys - Un-thinkable (I'm Ready)

this song also has the lyrics and the music to transport you, for similar reasons. the message behind the song is one that makes you imagine a better time and a better place. if you could just get to that place, you could do the unthinkable and everything would still be alright.
Why give up before we try
Feel the lows before the highs
Clip our wings before we fly away
I can't say I came prepared
I'm suspended in the air
Won't you come be in the sky with me
before we fly away, indeed.

Erykah Badu - Window Seat

there is a reason why i chose the video with the lyrics and the not the official music video. listen to the lyrics! have we not all felt this way at some point in time?? i feel this way A LOT. sometimes, i feel so lost, in my family, my group of friends... i feel unnoticed and neglected. and usually the only way i see to remedy that is to imagine if i were to just go away. i wonder who would miss me a little when i'm gone? who would come looking for me? and when i get back, who would even notice that i wasn't there?
But I need you to miss me
Need somebody come get me
Need your attention
Need your energy yes I do
Need someone to clap for me
Need your affection
the best part about saying good bye is hearing, "come back, come back, baby."
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