Travel state of mind: 13 songs for your playlist

Travel is not just about going from A to B. It's a state of mind. Actually, it is a huge variety of states of mind. This is no ordinary post on travel related songs, it's on songs about being a traveler. Get inspired by them!

Versione in Italiano (con canzoni diverse)

I made for you 3 Spotify playlist (Pop, Rock and Italian). Check them out at the bottom of this post!

#1 I was born to travel

For some of us travelling isn't just a thing happening from time to time. It is the thing.

I couldn’t tell you honey, I don’t know
Where I’m going but I’ve got to go
‘Cause every turn reveals some other road
And I’m a traveller, oh, I’m a traveller
Chris Stapleton - Traveller

#2 Gimme a piece of road

Running on a highway or a small country road, either by car, motorbike, truck or even bicycle. That's all I need.

Get your motor runnin'
Head out on the highway
Looking for adventure
In whatever comes our way
Steppenwolf - Born to be wild

#3 They are leaving, and I'm not

It's so bad when friends are leaving and you are stick to work or study.
I think I'm gonna be sad
I think it's today, yeah
The girl that's driving me mad
Is going away
She's got a ticket to ride
The Beatles - Ticket to ride

#4 Can't stop thinking of that place

Sometimes a place you visited many times or just once comes to your mind and it just won't go.

In my mind I'm going to Carolina.
Can't you see the sunshine,
Can't you just feel the moonshine?
Ain't it just like a friend of mine to hit me from behind?
Yes, I'm going to Carolina in my mind
James Taylor - Carolina in my mind

#5 Travel with me

Millions of song are about a proposal "leave with me", but no one has such a simple and convincing reason to accept than this Conte's masterpiece.

Come away with me
Nothing ties you to this place
Not even those blue flowers
Not even this grey weather
Paolo Conte - Via con me

#6 I wish I could (Impossible travel)

Have you ever dreamed to explore the deepness of the oceans like captain Nemo or to ramble in space like Han Solo?

This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I'm stepping through the door
And I'm floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today
David Bowie - Space oddity

#7 Disapponited by travel

Let's be honest. Even if you are a travel addict you will do some disappointing experience. It may be some scums, robberies or just too many people around.

I met a redneck on a Grecian isle
Who did the goat dance very well
He gave me back my smile
But he kept my camera to sell
Joni Mitchell - California

#9 Wanna stay on my own

Solo traveling doesn't mean being alone all the time. I met great friends when travelling solo. But it's so good spending some value time just on your own at times.

I've been through the desert on a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain
In the desert you can remember your name
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain
America - A Horse With No Name

#10 Wander anywhere

You don't need a destination to travel. Sometimes you don't even want one, as long as you can leave.

It's time to leave this town
It's time to steal away
Let's go get lost
Anywhere in the U.S.A.
Let's go get lost
Red hot chili peppers - Road trippin'

#11 Homesick

You missed home at least once when travelling, didn't you?

And each town looks the same to me,
the movies and the factories
And every stranger's face I see
reminds me that I long to be
I wish I was homeward bound
Simon & Garfunkel - Homeward Bound

#12 Can't wait for my next travel

Waiting for your next travel can be (almost) as exciting as actually going!

On the road again
Goin' places that I've never been
Seein' things that I may never see again
And I can't wait to get on the road again
Willie Nelson - On The Road Again

#13 Sunset wonder

People get crazy for sunsets these days. They're fighting for making the best picture or video to share. I prefer to sit down and just relax. A cold drink it's a bonus.

When that fat old sun in the sky is falling
Summer evening birds are calling
Summer's thunder time of year
The sound of music in my ears
Pink Floyd - Fat Old Sun

BONUS TRACK

After I wrote this post I had to add some more songs!

#14 I keep going

After I hard and long travelling, you still have the energy to carry on.

I've been kicked by the wind,
robbed by the sleet
Had my head stoved in,
but I'm still on my feet
and I'm still, willin'
Little Feat - Willin'

Here are the 3 travel playlists for you, save them on your Spotify! 

TRAVEL STATE OF MIND
(Pop, Jazz and Rock ballads)

ROCK 'N' TRAVEL
(Rock, Hard Rock and Alternative)

VOGLIA DI VIAGGIARE
(Italian Songs)

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