Travelin

Travelin

Valerie Cox's picture

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I like to use the LyriCloud for a good challenge. With the words I was given, it would be almost impossible not to write a country I think. It's not something I'm really interested in musicating it myself though. If anyone wants to sing it, feel free. No need to ask me, just surprise me with a demo. Change anything you want too, cause that one line about a fife was just there to use the lyricloud word. Fife? Really? Smile

Here was the Lyric Cloud:
backroads boy california christmas daughters day drawl drive farm fife floodin good houston hundred mexican motel mound nothin refunds shell sons southeast texas travel waco waylon

Lyrics: 

Dusty Texas backroads
Just southeast of Waco
Past a 100 farms by now

Made it up from Houston
With Waylon's good hearted women
Figure out where I'm goin somehow

Drive all day
Gas up at the Shell, Get a cheap motel
Nothin ever clears my mind like travelin
Don't matter where I stay
Ain't where I'm goin that matters anyway
It's just nothin ever clears my mind like travelin

California's always waitin
And my mind's been floodin
1200 miles might do the trick

Maybe go see my brother
With Christmas gifts for his sons and daughters
I've never been the type to get homesick

Drive all day
Gas up at the Shell, Get a cheap motel
Nothin ever clears my mind like travelin
Don't matter where I stay
Ain't where I'm goin that matters anyway
It's just nothin ever clears my mind like travelin

A mound of trouble on my mind
A mexican boy with a drawl and fife
Too much tequila, not enough time
Ain't gettin no refunds on my life

Drive all day
Gas up at the Shell, Get a cheap motel
Nothin ever clears my mind like travelin
Don't matter where I stay
Ain't where I'm goin that matters anyway
It's just nothin ever clears my mind like travelin



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Comments

metalfoot's picture

Yes, definitely country feel to this lyric. Hope you get a good collab out of this one!

cindyrella's picture

This will make an outstanding country song! You did good with Fife even! Love it

Aging Ophelia's picture

I like the whole concept-- that it's a moving meditation of sorts, with the traveler sort of resisting part of the process, while knowing they need the journey and why. Very cool.

kahlo2013's picture

You did a great job with this lyric cloud - the chorus does a wonderful job of conveying a sense of restless wanderlust and the sense of peace and freedom that comes with moving on where it’s not about the destination but more about the journey. I just passed through a very small town where there was only a post office an auto mechanic/hardware/lumber store, a grocery/general store, a feed/sports store, and a gas station/convenience store/deli.... and everything but the post office and the gas station are for sale. I picked up the real estate info on all three of the properties for sale and am so so tempted ....

barbara's picture

I like the premise here. Seems like it’s not only the driving itself that clears the mind, but it’s the experience of wandering and not knowing or caring too much where you end up that forms part of the cure. “Mound of trouble on my mind” - what an expression and a great natural way to work that word in. Also very clever how you included “fife” in a way that had some mystery surrounding it, so that sticking out like a sore thumb became a feature instead of a problem. Genius!
I love writing to a LyriCloud (I have a couple posted). And even more I love it when I get to see how different people work the same set of words. So as soon as I saw that’s what you were doing here I waited to read your lyric until after I had my own lyric written. I’m going to add music to mine, so I won’t put it up until that’s done which might be tomorrow. Thanks for giving me some inspiration that helped me get back in the game.

headfirstonly's picture

It's true; travelling (and particularly driving) is a great way to get one's head together. I do some of my best deep contemplation behind the wheel!

And Waylon is always a good travelling companion Smile

Kingwood Kowboy's picture

Valerie, I like this line - "Gas up at the Shell, Get a cheap motel". Good contrast of expensive gas and cheap lodging.