The Night Before My Life Changes

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Someone told me that Live it Out by Metric reminds them of me. Every time I feel anxiety or nervousness about the enormity of this trip and its consequences I think about this song and it reminds me of my inner strength, or at least the strength that some people seem to think I have.

The night before travel I remember this song:

On the day we were supposed to leave
You changed your mind at the station
You had a nice apartment
There was a good bar downstairs
Your old friend worked there

I’ll go anyway, I’ll go anyway
They won’t refund the ticket
It’s a good story

But I don’t want to live it alone
Crash to take a chance
I wanna live it out
Look at you, I know I’m already dead
No concrete adversity
Only traps of our own actions
How we wanted it to be
Now I’m never gonna see you again
You turned off

Vertabrae by vertebrae
Roll your way out of a coma
Look up, the nurse is smiling
What luck, the nurse is me
Your old body is dead
Your body’s dead, you’re a word instead
In my sleep I repeat it
It’s a good story

But I don’t want to live it alone
Crash to take a chance
We were gonna live it out
Look at you, you’re already dead
How will you remember me
Digging ditches out of boredom
Said you would never leave
Now you’re never gonna be here again
You checked out

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  1. Hi! I just “stumbled upon” you on Stumble Upon and saw in your bio that you’re leaving on a RTW trip TODAY!! So then I came to your blog. I’ll be following along! I hope you have the time of your life!

  2. Have an amazing time!

  3. So exciting!!! Congrats on getting there!

  4. Aside from the luggage, how’s it going so far?

  5. I know this feeling well. Congratulate yourself – you’ve done it!

  6. Sofia - As We Travel says:

    Exciting!!! We will be following your blog and see what you’re up to 😉

    I like the song by the way, nice lyrics too 🙂

  7. Have an amazing time! We look forward to following your travels and hopefully bumping into you at some point.

  8. I love the picture…..where in the world is……

  9. Yayy!!! GOOD LUCK!

  10. The Travel Chica says:

    And that song has followed you through the journey.

  11. How cool. And here you are doing what you do so well and taking so many of us along. It must be odd to go back to how you felt when you wrote this post and really realize how much your life has changed. Congratulations!

  12. dtravelsround says:

    Of course I had to go and pull the song up. Beautiful. Here’s to more adventures. 🙂

  13. Good luck with everything! I look forward to your stories! 🙂

  14. One of my favs, alas I enjoy the faster version to the acoustic

  15. I wish good luck in your travels, I follow your blog and I really like what you write

  16. Beautiful song!
    Good luck on the trip!

  17. What beautiful music. I hope you enjoy your travels well 🙂

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