Recently, I was on this thread where someone posted this question: “So what animal can we ethically ride?” only for me to scroll the answer that is varied.
No kidding, from the generic answer like domestic animals like horse, donkey or camel to some PETA activists who strictly prohibit anyone from riding any kind of animal.
That, until I got to this classy answer: “Save animals, ride a cowboy.” Attagirl! 😉
You see, this is where I got the idea to write this piece. And nope, this time I’m not gonna write anything about getting laid, especially not with a cowboy!
But the idea of cowboy reminds me of country songs. I know I could come across as sassy and crazy for some people, but as cheesy as it sounds, I listen to country music. In fact, most of the songs on my playlist are country so yeah…
Whenever I travel, I get attached to my headset every time. And more often than not, you’ll find me too busy listening to country songs on my way to wherever I aim for. So here, I want to share with you the country songs for you to listen to when you’re on the road.
Why country songs, you say? Well, because country songs have this magic to make your dark, little heart get back into emotions all over again. 😛
1. Carrie Underwood – Get Out Of This Town
Don’t need directions, don’t need a map
If we get lost, I’ll be good with that
Yeah we’ll find a way to make the time pass
The reason why I love road trip is that whenever I listen to some particular song on the road, I will feel like that song is for me and I’m the model of the video clip. 😛
As lame as it sounds, I always feel emotional whenever I listen to this song when I’m on the way to some particular destination, especially when I go there for a vacation. I mean, this time of the day with routine and all that, it’s always been nice when it comes to the idea of being somewhere where no one knows us.
Also, it applies when you’re a criminal, but let’s just avoid the possibility there and enjoy the song! 😛
2. Taylor Swift – A Place In This World
I’m alone, on my own, and that’s all I know
I’ll be strong, I’ll be wrong, oh but life goes on
Oh, I’m just a girl, trying to find a place in this world
I know she’s not exactly a country singer nowadays, but I’ve been listening to her ever since she released her first album. And this song got me because I was young back then, trying to find a place in this world. 😛
I could still relate to this song, though. I mean, this song was out more than 10 years ago yet I’m still trying to find a place in this world. That’s why I travel.
Also, I remember this song was the theme song of this movie that I randomly watched, Ramona and Beezus, with it played in the scene of Ramona trying to run away because she was super pissed to her parents. Well, another thing that I could relate. But anywayyyy…
3. Lady Antebellum – 747
I’m looking out from my window seat
Halfway back, aisle twenty-three
Man I wish that I could fly this thing
Give a little more gas, a little more speed
So this one is a little bit too close to home, since I’ve got some personal memories with Boeing 747. 😉
Back when I was flying as a flight attendant, I used to operate 747-400. But even when you’re not flying with 747, you can still relate to the song because once you sit on the plane, you just want to reach your destination as fast as you possibly can.
I don’t know about you, but I’m not really comfortable flying as a passenger. Especially not for the long haul flight. From my experience, it’s always better to fly as a flight attendant than spend my time sitting in the airplane as a passenger. Not only when you fly with the queen of the sky itself, but also with some other airplane models. 😀
4. Michelle Branch – Summertime
I go back there in my mind
Kissing underneath the moonlight
Discovering things we thought we’d never find
When I was yours and baby you were mine
Here’s the song for everyone who have experienced summer fling or any kind of fling when you’re on vacation.
I mean, for me though, I had the best date that I’ve ever had back when I spent my holiday in Ho Chi Minh City. He was such a great guy, and we had a really good time together. We ended the night with a kiss and all that, quite romantic despite the hectic situation in District 1. It was a blast!
But in the end, despite how it was probably the best date that I’ve ever been, it was just a fling and we had to move on. He has moved to Berlin for a master’s degree there, and I’m here back to my hometown.
5. Love and Theft – If You Ever Get Lonely
But if you ever get lonely
And you miss me
If you need someone to listen
Even if it’s only
The sound of someone’s voice who loves you
That you need to hear
Here’s for my fellow solo travelers who may sometimes feel lonely when they’re on the road! 😀
Solo traveling indeed has its own perks, but then sometimes you just feel like you need someone to talk to, and this song is to remind you that there’s someone somewhere who will listen to you when you feel that way. Maybe it’s your boyfriend, or your best friend?
To be fair, it could be your Mom too.
So, whenever you feel lonely, don’t hesitate to call home. Or anyone that feels like one in this case! 😉
6. Rascal Flatts – Life Is A Highway
Life is like a road that you travel on
When there is one day here and the next day gone
Sometimes you bend, sometimes you stand
Sometimes you turn your back to the wind
It’s so hard not to include this song whenever I travel, because not only because the upbeat part of the song kind of cheers me up, but also I love the lyrics! 😀
I mean, if you enjoy the view whenever you’re in a highway somewhere, this one is probably the song for you… Or maybe if you’re just into Disney’s Cars movie. *lol*
7. Dan + Shay – Stop Drop and Roll
We can leave town right now, take it down the interstate
Just get gone, oh baby we could just get lost while the radio plays our favorite song
Well turnin’ it up, turnin’ it up, turnin’ it up
That’s just what I wanna hear
If there’s anything I know about how I could connect with country music, I think the reason why is because country songs usually have lyrics that I can closely relate to. It could be about anything, from how I got my heart broken because of some cheating bastard, or how I got scared sometimes because of life problems and whatnot.
And when I started traveling in my spare time, I realized that so many country songs with the lyrics about moving on with your life or simply just running away. Sounds desperate, but I could relate. 😀
8. Carrie Underwood – Thank God For Hometowns
Thank God for hometowns
And all the love that makes you go round
Thank God for the county lines that welcome you back in
When you were dying to get out
So this is gonna be the last song on my list today, and just like the first song on the list, it’s also from Carrie Underwood. Why? Because the first reason why I started to listen to country songs is actually because of her. I was mesmerized with her performance on American Idol, and I didn’t hesitate to buy her first CD during high school. 🙂
And why I put this song, because the more I travel, the more I realize that there’s no place like home. The food, the people, and everything about home is always something to be thankful for the more you travel.
Sure, learning a thing or two on the road is nice, but appreciate what you have back home is also important as you travel. So that’s that! 😀
So, those are the 8 country songs that I would recommend you to listen on your way when you travel. I think that’s the thing about music, it gives you some vibes to appreciate the situation you’re in while at the same time it is also an effective company whenever you get lonely.
Are you on the road now? Do you have any particular song in mind that you like to listen to whenever you drive or sit in the bus or airplane before you reach your destination? Drop your answer on the comment section, and cheerio! 😀