14 songs to awaken your wanderlust

I previously wrote a list of books and movies to awaken your wanderlust, but sometimes all I want is sit somewhere beautiful, put my headphones on and listen to some music that can awaken my wanderlust. Here are a few songs that I can count on when I’m feeling a bit lost, and the lyrics that inspire me.


How Far I’ll Go – Alessia Cara

See the line where the sky meets the sea it calls me
And no one knows, how far it goes
If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me
One day I’ll know, if I go there’s just no telling how far I’ll go

Puppet Cabaret – Friska Viljor

I got something to tell you
There’s a better life out there
Let go of those hangups
And then go sail away

I Lived – OneRepublic

I did it all
I owned every second that this world could give
I saw so many places
The things that I did
Yeah, with every broken bone
I swear I lived

Riptide – Vance Joy

Lady, running down to the riptide
Taken away to the dark side
I wanna be your left hand man

Send Me On My Way – Rusted Root

I would like to reach out my hand
I may see you, I may tell you to run
You know what they say about the young

Pure Shores – All Saints

I’ve crossed deserts for miles
Swam water for time
Searching places to find
A piece of something to call mine

On Top Of The World – Imagine Dragons

I’ve had the highest mountains
I’ve had the deepest rivers
You can have it all but not til you move it
Now take it in but don’t look down
‘Cause I’m on top of the world, ‘ey

July – Natty

Remember leavin town in a crazy ball of smoke
Drank a bit until our pockets were broke
Dreamin’ of beaches
Dreamin’ of women in skimpy bikinis

Little Wanderer – Death Cab for Cutie

You sent a photo out your window of Tokyo
Told me you were doing fine
You said the cherry blossoms were blooming
And that I was on your mind

LA Calling – Crystal Fighters

Love this place, but I gotta keep moving
You got the best thing right now, it’s no illusion
It’s time for fun, love’s so new and young
The time has come for new movements

Feel Again – OneRepublic

It’s been a long time coming since I’ve seen your face
I’ve been everywhere and back trying to replace
Everything that I broke till my feet went numb

She Lit A Fire – Lord Huron

I’ve been through the desert
And I’ve been across the sea
I’ve been walking through the mountains
I’ve wandered through the trees

Young Blood – The Naked and Famous

We’re only young and naive still
We require certain skills
The mood it changes like the wind
Hard to control when it begins

Whole Heart – Gryffin

I said, you’ve got to, got to, got to go whole heart
Yeah, darling, darling, darling, go whole heart

I would love to hear your favourite songs that awaken your wanderlust! If you have any recommendations please leave them in the comments below, it would be extra cool if you can include your favourite lyric, and I can add them to the list.

Happy listening!

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