A Song for the Open Road

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A Song for the Open Road

Music and travel go hand in hand for me, which is why I am always looking for new favorite songs for the open road. My current favorite is Lana Del Rey’s new single Ride. It makes me want to hop in my car, just “ride” the open road and see where it takes me. The rest of the lyrics are below.

I’ve been out on that open road
You can be my full time, daddy white and gold
Singing blues has been getting old
You can be my full time, baby
Hot or cold

Don’t break me down
I’ve been travelin’ too long
I’ve been trying too hard
With one pretty song

I hear the birds on the summer breeze, I drive fast
I am alone in the night
Been tryin’ hard not to get into trouble, but I
I’ve got a war in my mind
So, I just ride
Just ride, I just ride, I just ride

Dying young and I’m playing hard
That’s the way my father made his life an art
Drink all day and we talk ’til dark
That’s the way the road doves do it, ride ’til dark.

Don’t leave me now
Don’t say good bye
Don’t turn around
Leave me high and dry

I hear the birds on the summer breeze, I drive fast
I am alone in the night
Been tryin’ hard not to get in trouble, but I
I’ve got a war in my mind
I just ride
Just ride, I just ride, I just ride

I’m tired of feeling like I’m fucking crazy
I’m tired of driving ’till I see stars in my eyes
I look up to hear myself saying, baby
Too much I strive, I just ride

I hear the birds on the summer breeze, I drive fast
I am alone in the night
Been tryin’ hard not to get in trouble, but I
I’ve got a war in my mind
I just ride
Just ride, I just ride, I just ride

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Comments (4)

  1. Jaclyn

    I love this song, good choice! GREAT CHOICE! I want to travel with her to where ever she is going. I’m sure I would love it!

    1. The World Wanderer

      Thank you! I can’t stop listening to it at the moment. 🙂 I do too, she’s pretty fabulous!

  2. Harold King Jr

    We are cooking breakfast on a brisk but beautiful Saturday morning in Nashville, Tennessee (USA) and the song you included in your post has inspired us!! Thanks for sharing!

    1. The World Wanderer

      Oh wonderful! I am so happy that you liked it. I drove out to Pennsylvania last night and was playing it non-stop. Great tune!

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