5 GREAT SONGS ABOUT MEN TRAVELING TO FIND THE WOMAN THEY LOVE
WHOLE WIDE WORLD, Wreckless Eric
Pasty, imperial and reckless- Eric is ready to go the whole wide world to find his tropical goddess with “warm brown skin”. His mother suggested he take this journey and, though his heart may be in the right place, his plans seem rather reckless to me.
SISTERS OF MERCY, Leonard Cohen
Cohen’s delicate Sisters of Mercy was written about an encounter in Edmonton with two traveling sisters. Apparently it was written on the chair which he slept as the sisters shared the hotel bed. Cohen claims the song is strictly platonic, though it contains a underlying yearning.
I’M GONNA BE (500 Miles), The Proclaimers
Sincere, dedicated and desperate, the Reid brothers frighten away the woman of their dreams in this fun, anthemic hit song from 1993.
HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE, The Beatles
One of the most mature and perfectly-crafted songs The Beatles ever recorded.
“I want her everywhere….to love her is to need her everywhere.”
BOOTS OF SPANISH LEATHER, Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan’s sentimental conversation between two lovers who are an ocean apart still resonates. It’s written as a back-and-forth correspondence about traveling on and coming back “unspoiled” from across the ocean. I’d like to imagine that a follow-up to the song would involve his chasing after her to Spain, Italy, wherever.