High Fidelity 15: Get Out The Map – A New Journey Mix

Another request courtesy of the mix meme, for a friend departing on a long drive to a new school out west.  This mix was thrown together fairly rapidly to accommodate his travel schedule, but I think it’s a solid blend of relevant lyrics and songs that feel, in a sonic sense, like music for a long drive.

As always, comment and enjoy!  Safe travels and good luck, RJ!

Get Out The Map: A New Journey Mix

1.  Cruz – Christina Aguilera
“Turn up the radio and I’m feeling like I never felt before
Turn down the memories of yesteryears and broken dreams
I’m free…”

2.  Who Am I? – Lily Frost
“Today, in the air
On the water, ships pass you by
Clouds fantasize, dragging shapes across the sky…”

3.  Today – Poe
“The future is a mistress that is so hard to please
And the past is a pebble in my shoe
But today is the day that we break free…”

4.  Parkdale – Metric
“I should be living
Giving my mind a chance to rewind and playback
Beautiful music…”


5.  1979 – Smashing Pumpkins

“June Bug, skipping like a stone
Headlights pointed at the dawn
We were sure we’d never see an end to it all…”

6.  Drive – Incubus
“It’s driven me before and it seems to have
A vague, haunting mass appeal
But lately I’m beginning to find that
I should be the one behind the wheel…”

7.  Free – The Martinis
“So free for the moment
Lost somewhere between the earth and the sky…”

8.  Go West – Pet Shop Boys
“Go west – life is peaceful there
Go west – in the open air…”

9.  Face The Music – Conjure One
“If you can face the future
It sets you free from the past
Turn around, turn around
You can move on…”

10.  Road Trippin’ – Red Hot Chili Peppers
“It’s time to leave this town
It’s time to steal away
It’s time to get lost
Anywhere in the USA…”

11. Souvenirs – The Gathering
“You peel all the layers of forever
You start the beginning of the end
Breathing is bridging the gap…”

12.  Across The Universe – Fiona Apple
“Pools of sorrow, waves of joy, are passing through my opened mind
Possessing and caressing me…
Nothing’s gonna change my world…”

13.  Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson
“I’ll spread my wings and I’ll learn how to fly
I’ll do what it takes til I touch the sky..
I won’t forget all the ones that I love…”

14.  Used To Be Alright – I Mother Earth
“Then you long for the days
Trippin’ down the long road
Just reading the signs that show you the way…”

15.  Beautiful Day – U2
“You’re on a road
But you’ve got now destination…
It’s a beautiful day…”

16.  Far From Home – Tiga
“As far as I go
As far as I know
I’ve always got a place called home…”

17.  Nocturn – Kate Bush
“We tire of the city
We tire of it all…
A veil of diamond dust
Just reach up and touch it…”

18.  Gold Dust – Tori Amos
“Sights and sounds pull me back down another year
I was here…”

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