Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Notes, Lyrics, and the Road: My Travel Playlist

In a race to tick off six provinces from my 80 before 30 list, I'll be on a five-day adventure around Northern Luzon in a few days. It's going to be a long road trip, and I know exactly what my friend and I would need as the countryside beauty up north seduces our very eyes -- a lot of cotton candies for our ears!

These two are buddies -- travel and music.

Music is one thing that I couldn't travel without. It goes where ever I go. It puts me to sleep while trying to bay out boredom in a slow boat ride, or calms me down while waiting for a delayed flight, or keeps me up while on a long bus ride.

I'm sharing with you some of my favorite travel songs. These are the songs that make me want to run away at least for a little while, make me imagine speeding off on a long highway on a beautiful sunset, inspire me to live in the moment and catch the breathtaking views of each place I go, or cast the spell of good vibes of an otherwise gloomy day, and songs that simply make me look forward to going back to a familiar place -- that which I call my home.

Hit the play button! Hit the road!

Enjoy! :)

(Disclaimer: I do not own any of the videos used in this blog. Credit goes to the owners.)

Norah Jones - Come Away With Me

"And I want to wake up with the rain
Falling on a tin roof
While I'm safe there in your arms
So all I ask is for you
To come away with me in the night
Come away with me."

John Mayer - 3x5s

"And I want to wake up with the rain
Didn't have a camera by my side this time
Hoping I would see the world through both my eyes
Maybe I will tell you all about it
When I'm in the mood to lose my way but let me say."

Tracy Chapman - Fast Car

"You've got a fast car
Is it fast enough so we can fly away?
We gotta make a decision
Leave tonight or live and die this way."

Jason Mraz -93 Million Miles

"Just know, that wherever you go, 
no you’re never alone, you will always get back home."

Dido - Life for Rent

"I've always thought
that I would love to live by the sea
To travel the world alone
and live more simply
I have no idea what's happened to that dream
Cos there's really nothing left here to stop me."

Jack Jackson - Better Together

"With only two
Just me and you
Not so many things we got to do
Or places we got to be
We'll sit beneath the mango tree now
Yeah, it's always better when we're together."

Daughter- Run 

"Will you stay with me, my love
For another day?
'Cause I don't want to be alone
When I'm in this state
Will you stay with me, my love
'Till we're old and gray?
I don't want to be alone
When these bones decay
Run, run, run."

Owl City, Carly Rae Jepsen - Good Time

"Good morning and good night
I wake up at twilight
It's gonna be alright
We don't even have to try
It's always a good time."


The Corrs - Runaway

"Say it's true, there's nothing like me and you
Not alone, tell me you feel it too
And I would runaway
I would runaway, yeah
I would runaway
I would runaway with you.

Up Dharma Down - Pag-Agos

"Isang umaga muling aahon 
At sisikat sa mga panahon 
Na tayong pang dalawa 
Masayang pagsasama."

Eraserheads -Alapaap

"Hindi mo na kailangan ng
magtago't mahiya
hindi mo na kailangan ang
humanap ng iba
kalimutan na muna
ang lahat ng problema
huminga ka ng malalim at tayo'y lalarga na
handa na ba'ng gumala?
paparapaparapapap3x ooh
ang daming bawal sa mundo
sinasakal nila tayo
buksan ang puso at isipan
paliparin ang kamalayan." 

Rascal Flatts - Fast Cars and Freedom

"I see a dust trail following an old red Nova
Baby blue eyes, your head on my shoulder
You don't look a day over Fast Cars and Freedom
That sunset river bank first time feeling."

Sitti - Para sa Akin

"Kung ika’y magiging akin
Di ka na muling luluha pa
Pangakong di ka lolokohin
Ng puso kong nagmamahal
Kung ako ay papalarin
Na ako’y iyong mahal na rin
Pangakong ikaw lang ang iibigin

Lisa Hannigan -Ocean and a Rock

"Thoughts of you, warm my bones, I'm on the way, I'm nearly home,
Lets get lost, me and you an ocean and a rock is nothing to me."

Daughtry -Home

"Oh, well I'm going home,
Back to the place where I belong,
And where your love has always been enough for me.
I'm not running from.
No, I think you got me all wrong.
I don't regret this life I chose for me.
But these places and these faces are getting old.
I said these places and these faces are getting old,
So I'm going home.
I'm going home." 

Passenger - Caravan

"And you follow the blackbird home, through the early winter snow.
Your footprints track you through the grass.
And you ache just to smell her clothes, and her cooking down on the stove.
You see her face in everyone you pass."

Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars

"If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me
And just forget the world?"

The Weepies - Gotta Have You

"No amount of coffee, no amount of crying
No amount of whiskey, no amount of wine
No, no, no, no, no,
nothing else will do
I've gotta have you, I've gotta have you."

Kelly Clarkson -Breakaway

"Wanna feel the warm breeze
Sleep under a palm tree
Feel the rush of the ocean
Get onboard a fast train
Travel on a jet plane, far away
And breakaway."

Enya - Sail Away

"Let me sail, let me sail,
Let me crash upon your shore,
Let me reach, let me beach
Far beyond the Yellow Sea."

Natasha Bedingfield - Pocketful of Sunshine

"Take me away, a secret place
A sweet escape, take me away
Take me away to better days
Take me away, a hiding place."

Imago -Sundo

"Sa akin mo isabit
ang pangarap mo
Di kukulangin
ang ibibigay."

Gus Teja - Hero


  1. Why no 'tattooed on my mind'? LOL

    "I don't wanna write
    I don't wanna call
    I would not know what to say
    It should be you
    That's how I want it to be
    Tell me you feel the same way"

    1. kantahin na yan! =D

      ganda ng lyrics boss Cha. bagay! hihi! hihi! ^__^

    2. "Oh yesterday I was feeling safe
      All I do today is try to be brave
      And no melody can seem to soothe my mind
      Now I curse you for being so sweet and so kind

      And I can't get you out of my dreams
      Now I know that you're the dangerous kind
      And your face is tattooed on my mind
      And I can't get you out of my dreams"

      Napapakanta ako ng buo! Favorite talaga. LOL

    3. favorite ba ni Che or favorite mo?! hehehe! =D

    4. "Rhythm of Paradise" and "Flute for Love" albums of Gus Teja should be on the list. Relaxing sa travel. :)

    5. Okay din ang Michael Learns to Rock songs! :D

    6. Magayon man ini bek! :)

      "gusto ko lang maranasang umibig
      tamaan ni kupido
      gusto ko lang maranasan ang langit
      tumibok muli ang puso ko

      Tumatakbo ang oras
      naiiwan na ako ng panahon
      Di na nagbago
      bawat araw pare-pareho
      parang kahapon
      tumakabo ang oras"


  2. enjoy your trip! be safe! regards to your buddy! =D

    1. wag kang ganyan Che! alam mo ang kahinaan ko! hahaha!!! =)))))

    2. Ja, pack na! Just PM me kung available ka ha. You know the dates. :))

    3. Happy na, birthday pa! Happy birthday sa ating masigasig na assistant manager! :))) Mwah! More safe and fun travels sayo, Maja Dera!

    4. thanks cha! see you soon! excited na ako sa fiesta! =D

    5. @momo,well,ganyan talaga ang life.sana makasama din kami sa road trip soon.

    6. Tara na sa fiesta sa nayon, ja and momo!!! :D

    7. Pwede! Basta yung traveler ang kausapin mo. Alalay lang kasi ako ng traveler eh. :) We miss you!

    8. FACUNDO at his best?! hahaha!!! =))))))

      Miss you too guys! Moriones tayo! =D

    9. Hahaha! Sinabi mo pa. May moment pa yan na kailangan payungan kasi mababasa siya and camera. What a world!

    10. hahaha!!! =))))))

      you already momo!!! award!!! =)))))

    11. Alam mo ba kung ano ang nakuha kong award?

    12. sarap naman! nung <3! hihi! hihi! <3<3<3

    13. Sana nga sinabi niya agad na treat niya para naman nadagdagan ko yung order ko. Parang gusto ko pa naman ng halo-halo that time.

    14. haha!abuso si FACUNDO!pero pwede pa naman daw ihabol sabi ni che! GOW! =D

  3. Nice compilation. Every time I have an upcoming trip I see to it na may magagawa akong mixtape. I recommend you listen to some of the tracks that are currently on repeat in my phone.

    Imagine Dragons - Top of the World
    Death Cab for Cutie - You Are a Tourist
    LP - Into the Wild
    Stars - Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It
    Bloc Party - I Still Remember
    Ellie Goulding - Anything Could Happen
    Anberlin - Retrace
    Temper Trap - Love Lost
    M83 - Reunion
    St. Lucia - Closer Than This
    Muse - Madness

    Happy Travels:)

    1. Thanks for sharing your list!I played all the songs and gusto ko din sila! :)

  4. Fun list! I got a looooong list myself (2,683 songs in my iPod). Love listening to Mraz's Clockwatching, Kings of Convenience's Homesick, John Mayer's Who Says, Tropical Depression's Bilog Na Naman Ang Buwan, The Jerk's Sayaw Sa Bubog.

    1. Thanks Gay! Now I can't stop singing Bilog Na Naman Ang Buwan. NaLSS ako! :))

  5. Replies
    1. But of course ON MY OWN! *Singing on top of my lungs "I love him, but when the night is over.He is gone, the river's just a river. Without him, the world around me changes, the trees are bare and everywhere the streets are full of strangers."* ^_^

    2. HAHAHAHA theme song ng mga nafi-friend zone (FZ)! LOL

    3. Hehehe! Cute ni Che pag kinakanta niya yan. :)

    4. hahaha! parang relate ba ang pagka-friendzone?! ***He is gone, the river's just a river!*** :D

    5. “Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can't go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”
      ― Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad

    6. the river is a flowing water. join the flow. enjoy the water. -majadera

    7. Maj! :))

      Parang spam lang ang mga sagot natin! Di ko alam kung may link pa sa topic. HAHAHAHA

  6. ano ba pinag-uusapan natin?diba river?ang river ay may water. so connect pa din boss cha! kanya-kanyang trip yan! hahaha!!! =D

    ay teka! notes, lyrics, and the road pala ang topic! gawan na lang natin ng kanta using our comments. tapos isali natin sa p-pop! para road to stardom! pwede! hahaha!!! gulo ko na naman! =B

    1. OMG, anong kaguluhan ito mga madam?! heheheh

    2. Si Dera, Maja talaga oh! :-)

    3. uu cha! tapos interpreter/singer natin si che! woohoo! di lang pang blogs, pang mtv pa! #fansclub

    4. like ko ang playlist and of course si Margaret Atwood!


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