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Wanderlust Wednesday: Blind Pilot

A couple of weekends ago my best friend, Hannah, bought us tickets to go see Blind Pilot.  It was such an amazing show!  This indie folk band did their first tour on bikes down part of the Pacific Coast Highway just stopping in on little venues and playing.    They put on a great show, have tons of energy and truly look like they love performing their music; if you ever hear of them playing a show near you, GO!

They have a lot of songs that really inspire me to travel, but the one that really sticks out in my head is called Oviedo, and I just wanted to share some of their music with you, so click the song title to listen!

Oviedo

The thrill here is quicker than you’d think
The way some jet-lagged bar kept pouring the wine
From over their heads then sit back down again
Four times is once too much for love
That’s how many times the clock struck
I wandered home, saying your name

The arches here were built ’cause they don’t fall
The cat dead drawls to make you feel small
You might find your small soul
Leave the preaching to the president
The crowd cheers, his eyes get wet
I’m full as it is, I’m full as it is
So don’t feed me more

You’ll be having my head, big as a birthday
‘Cause I left all my doubts on the airplane
I didn’t know, I didn’t know I’m not in control
I didn’t know, I’m not invincible

And maybe some things are better left unsaid
But if you wanted to test that, I will, yeah, I guess, I could’ve said
But there were nights in bars that I recall
Your breath was courage laced with alcohol
You leaned in, you said, 
“Make music with the chatter in here,
And whisper all the notes in my ears.”
I didn’t know, I didn’t know the way of my tongue
I didn’t know, I didn’t know what I’d done

The lights here are softer than you’d think
The dim lit peacocks in the trees,
They’re hiding their eyes and their beauty, like me
But if my eyes were on my back
I know what I’d be looking at
Through every shade of brown and green
I didn’t know, I didn’t know it was nothing new
I didn’t know, I didn’t know it was you

   

Doesn’t that make you want to hop on a plane to Spain?  I’m obsessed!  There are a couple of other quotes from their songs that really give me a severe case of Wanderlust, but even more than Oviedo, is their song “Keep You Right”.  I think this song really embodies the spirit of travel:

Keep You Right

The stars wash over me, so far away that I can barely breathe, from where I lay
Never have I been so far from home o’er the years I was cut from sand and rain

I’m calling through ebb and flow; I’m calling whichever way it goes

Desert rock and rosemary carry dry and bloodless on the breeze, make me new
Blow into my face again, blow between the bones that shake and knock me through and through

I’ve been away so long and lost you my love the song inside
You give me anything you want to I’m bound to keep you right
Ooohhh to keep you right

My heart longs for too much, mine eyes have hardly seen enough to know its me
Never does it stop or slow I press my ear against the ground to know the song it sings

I’m calling, fear running through; I’m calling what more can I do
Tell me what more can I do

I’ve been away so long and lost you my love, the song inside
You give me anything you want to now I’m bound to keep you right
You give me anything you want to now I’m bound to keep you right
Oh to keep you right

 I especially love the line”My heart longs for too much, mine eyes have hardly seen enough to know its me”.  I feel like this is why travelers travel.  It’s not all about seeing the sites, it’s about going and experiencing in order to find yourself.

I hope you guys enjoy this music, and I would LOVE to hear suggestions on some artists and songs that whenever you hear their music it makes you want to get up and go.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Lauren
    March 27, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    I LOVE the love-map picture! Where did it come from?

    • Reply
      ashleypaige4
      March 28, 2012 at 12:14 am

      I found it on Pinterest! I love that site for little pictures like that!

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