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The Soundtrack . . . of My JOURNEY

Back in July, the One Little Word prompt involved creating a playlist inspired by your word.  

 

But you know that when the truth is told . . . 
that you can get what you want or you can just get old. . . 
when will you realize . . . Vienna waits for you!
---- from Vienna, Billy Joel

Well.

As you might imagine, this was an assignment close to my heart!

The original prompt involved coming up with 9 songs.  I limited myself to 50.  (Ahem.)

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Songs about travel.

Songs about being lost.

Songs about finding yourself.

Songs about discovery.

Songs I just happen to like -- that speak to me about JOURNEY.

 

I know I'm searching for something
Something so undefined
That it can only be seen
By the eyes of the blind
In the middle of the night. . . 
---- from River of Dreams, Billy Joel

I'm breaking through
I'm bending spoons

I'm keeping flowers in full bloom
I'm looking for answers from the great beyond
---- from The Great Beyond, REM

 

Jump in, let's go
Lay back, enjoy the show
These are the days when anything goes!
---- from Every Day is a Winding Road, Sheryl Crow

 

The sky was the limit . . . 
The future was wide open!
---- from Into the Great Wide Open, Tom Petty

 

I want to tear down walls
that hold me inside
I want to reach out
and touch the flame. . .
---- from Where the Streets Have No Name, U2

 

You better lose yourself in the music, the moment. . . 
You own it, you better never let it go. . . 
You only get one shot, do not miss your chace
to blow . . . this opportunity comes once in a lifetime. . . 
---- from Lose Yourself, Eminem

 

So I would say you've got a part. . . 
What's your part?
Who you are, you are who, who your are . . . 
---- from Who You Are, Pearl Jam

 

She acts like summer and walks like rain
Reminds me that there's time to change . . . 
---- from Drops of Jupiter, Train

 

We're just ordinary people, you and me. . . 
Time will turn us into statues, eventually . . . 
---- from Statues, Foo Fighters

 

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Carole

Those are excellent! I had a little bit of a hard time with this prompt - a lot of songs about grace are a bit more religious than what I was looking for.

Patty

Wonderful...that Train song is the one overplayed song I never ever got sick of. And River of Dreams...so darn good.

margene

If anyone could find songs involving "Journey" it would be you! Keep the soundtrack going as it looks fun!

Bonny

Glad to see a song by Journey on there! This song always says journey to me (and he'll always be Cat Stevens to me.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQ--odAAA1A

Jo

This post was such a treat--poetic lyrics and memories of beloved music.

I was out of town when you posted the photo of the linen top after blocking-not to make too fine a point, but I told.....

kmkat

"It's a girl, my lord, in a flatbed Ford / Slowin' down to have a look at me." I will always remember cuing up that song as my BFF and I were driving through Winslow AZ on a three-week road trip.

Kim

You are a girl after my own heart. I love music and can always pinpoint a place in my life when I hear a song. Good memories, sad memories, all kinds of memories....and to keep to the one word theme...you know my word. ;-)

Paul said to Peter you got to rock yourself a little harder
Pretend the dove from above is a dragon and your feet are on fire
But I got a girl in the war Paul her eyes are like champagne
They sparkle bubble over and in the morning all you got is rain
--Josh Ritter

Mary

only Fifty?! love the way you compiled your list - and this post. and all the Billy Joel!

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