10 July 2012

#travel week: 5 musics to set the scene

What's travelling without music? Well, what's living without music (oh no i'm going abba here!)? I really enjoy packing my mp3s with t-shirts and sweaters and a good song can make a moment more special. So while travelling I imagine the songs as a soundtrack of a personal movie and these songs always travel with me. These are not songs to listen out loud but to put your headphones and travel away. That computer desk you're sitting at will look much better in the end of this post.

1. let's get out of this country - camera obscura

The perfect song while you close the appartment door behind and hit the road!

What does this city have to offer me?
I just can't see... I just can't see... 

(and the rest of the lyrics...)

2. tonight we fly - the divine comedy

I can find a song from The Divine Comedy to suit any life moment. this music one actually fits a lot of them, it's just perfect. I love the optimism of the lyrics, the beautiful orchestration. I never get tired.

And when we die
Oh, will we be
That disappointed
Or sad
If heaven doesn't exist
What will we have missed
This life is the best we've ever had

(and the rest of the lyrics...)

3. chicago - sufjan stevens

If there is a country for road trips it must be the USA. So I guess the best road trip songs must be north-american too. 
I love this song, the feeling of re-starting, of leaving the past behind, the freedom...

All things go, all things go.
I made a lot of mistakes, I made a lot of mistakes.
(and the rest of the lyrics...)

4. 'till the end of time - devotcha

I just think this music is beautiful and always puts me in a good mood. It helps that was on the soundtrack of this amazing movie.

And look at you and me still here together
There is no one knows you better
And we've come such a long long way
Let's put it off for one more day

(and the rest of the lyrics...)

5. 10 mile stereo - beach house

Any good trip includes long hours in buses, cars or trains and a beautiful landscape to gaze at through a dirty glass. For this you need a long beautiful and melancholic song that reminds you of how amazing life is and how lucky you are to be able to experience that. Even if it's a sad song. Take this song with you.

ps. Take the whole album. Take the whole new album too. Enjoy.

The heart is a stone, and this is a stone that we throw
They say we will go far, but they don't know how far we'll go

(and the rest of the lyrics...)


This was harder than choosing the films! I think because music is so much more personal. But anyway this are my 5 songs to a travel soundtrack.

And you? Do you have special songs for your travels?


  1. yes! mine are always either "hit the road, jack!" or "leaving on a jet plane" :)

    1. ah! bem boas. adoro o leaving on a jet plane. mas é tão triste...

  2. Tonight we fly :) perfect for travelling! Such a beautiful song!

    1. Perfect for every moment. Beijinhos André e obrigada por passares aqui.


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