When you hear a song that is just perfect for driving to, you know it. Somehow, we are innately programmed to understand which songs make a great soundtrack for inhabiting a moving vehicle. They are soundtracks to a new beginning, or a wild chase, or just a lazy Friday night. Here are some of my all-time favorites.
For: Peeling out of the driveway, windows down, hair whipping in the breeze.
For: Rolling through the streets of a small town where folks are just leaving the First Methodist Church to go have breakfast at Joe’s diner.
For: Waking up the people in the back seat.
For: Passing through a few miles of rolling wheat fields.
For: Cruising down the coastline in search of the perfect wave.
For: Riding off into the sunset.
For: Introspective lip-syncing when no one is looking.
For: Driving down a quiet road at night under the street lights after a drink with an old friend.
For: Running away from your own wedding while the reception is still going, undoing clothing as you go.
For: Leaning against the window and watching the stars as someone else drives you home on a cold, clear night.
For: Climbing that giant hill that the car has to fight against.
For: Cresting the top of that hill as the sunrise bursts over the horizon.
For: Calming down after that asshole cuts you off.
For: Arriving at your destination and pulling out your six shooter.
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