Saturday’s Song… Westbound

This week’s song is one that actually inspired me to get out of town.  Well, I’m quite often inspired to get out of town (like, every day)… but this song actually propelled me westward.  Before beginning the Saturday Song Project, I hadn’t thought much about it… I wasn’t even reminded of it last year when I visited San Francisco on business.  Yet, when I considered a list of music-to-get-you-through-the-weekend, it was one of the first that came to mind.

Today’s Song is One Way Ticket by LeAnn Rimes.  Check out the video and the lyrics below…

“One Way Ticket (Because I Can)”
(written by Keith Hinton and Judy Rodman)

Standing on the border
Looking out into the great unknown
I can feel my heart beating faster as I step out on my own
There’s a new horizon and the promise of favorable wind
I’m heading out tonight, traveling light
I’m gonna start all over againAnd buy a one-way ticket on a west bound train
See how far I can go
I’m gonna go out dancing in the pouring rain
And talk to someone I don’t know
I will face the world around me
Knowing that I’m strong enough to let you go
And I will fall in love again
Because I can

Gonna climb the mountain
And look the eagle in the eye
I won’t let fear clip my wings and tell me how high I can fly
How could I have ever believed
That love had to be so blind
When freedom was waiting, down at the station
All I had to do was make up my mind

And buy a one-way ticket on a west bound train
See how far I can go
I’m gonna go out dancing in the pouring rain
And talk to someone I don’t know
I will face the world around me
Knowing that I’m strong enough to let you go
And I will fall in love again
Because I can

Well, I have walked through the fire
And crawled on my knees through the valley of the shadow of doubt
Then the truth came shining like a light on me and now I can see my way out

I’m gonna buy a one-way ticket on a west bound train
See how far I can go
I’m gonna go out dancing in the pouring rain
And talk to someone I don’t know

I’m gonna buy a one-way ticket on a west bound train
Gonna have my breakfast with some pink champagne
I’m gonna sail the ocean, I’m gonna spread my wings
I’m gonna climb that mountain, gonna do everything.

Oh, and if there’s a song you’d like to see featured here, email me: divorce.encouragist@gmail.com feel free to submit a personal story to go along with it.  I know we all have them 🙂

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4 comments on “Saturday’s Song… Westbound

  1. Ma says:

    I always think of you when I hear that song.

  2. Teresa says:

    I’ve been sufficiently inpired to leave town as well! Thank you Tara!

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