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    So there are some great posts on WB about favorite music to listen to while hiking. I would like to learn of your go to songs where the lyrics somehow tie into hiking. Ill get the ball rolling, besides some of the southbounders soundtrack there is The Avett Brothers: I and Love and You::

    Load the car and write the note.Grab your bag and grab your coat.
    Tell the ones that need to know.
    We are headed north.

    One foot in and one foot back.
    But it don't pay to live like that.
    So I cut the ties and I jumped the tracks.
    For never to return.

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    ABB - Ramblin' Man, Midnight Rider, Southbound, Blue Sky
    CCR - Bad Moon Rising, Up around the Bend, Who'll Stop the Rain, Have you Ever seen the Rain, Run through the Jungle, Green River
    Atmosphere - Became

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    Widespread Panic - Surprise Valley, Travelin' Light, Climb to Safety, Ain't Life Grand, Walkin'

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    Got a wife and kids in Baltimore, Jack
    I went out for a ride and I never went back
    Like a river that don't know where it's flowing
    I took a wrong turn and I just kept going
    Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.

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    I took a little journey to the unknown
    And I come back changed, I can feel it in my bones
    I f*d with the forces that our eyes can't see
    Now the darkness got a hold on me
    Holy darkness got a hold on me

    Meet me in the woods tonight...

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    the road is long
    with many a winding turn
    that leads us to
    who knows where
    who knows where
    but I'm strong
    strong enough
    to carry him
    He ain't heavy
    He's my brother

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    Try imagining a place
    where it’s always safe and warm
    Come on in she said I’ll give you
    Shelter from the storm~Bob Dylan

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    Cold ground was my bed last night
    and rock was my pillow too
    they say your feet is just to big for your shoes
    Talkin’ Blues~Bob Marley

    but I always called it “walkin’ blues”

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    She came to me, said she knew me
    Said she'd known me a long time
    And she spoke of being in love
    With every mountain she had climbed

    And she talked of trails she'd walked up
    Far above the timber line
    From that night on I knew I'd write a song
    With Carolina in the pines

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    Take a step outside
    Time to step outside
    Whoa
    Whoa
    Oh
    Whoa
    Will you step outside
    Dark as night
    Let a light guide you...

    Jose Gonzalez Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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    Step out...

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    R.E.M. - Murmur

    Calling out in the transit

    West of Fields
    .....
    We walk through the woods we walk
    Take oasis take oasis take oasis take oasis
    Up the stairs to the landing
    Up the stairs into the hall oh oh oh
    Take oasis Marat's bathing

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    Now the time has come (to awake and break camp)
    Though the night seems young
    Is at an end
    Only change will bring
    Out of the darkness
    In this moment everything
    Is born again
    Reach up for the sunrise
    Put your hands into the big sky (and pack up)
    You can touch the sunrise
    Feel the new day,
    Enter your LIFE
    Reach up for the sunrise
    Put your hands up to the big sky (and put your pack on)

    Duran Duran Reach Up for the Sunrise

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    The sweet Georgia breezes, safe, cool and warm
    I headed up north, you headed north
    On and on and on and on
    What side are you on?

    Left of the Dial by the Replacements
    More walking, less talking.

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    When years pass between us and the light shines on the water
    I ask please leave one thing leave shelter when it’s raining

    The Samples, When It’s Raining

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    Since a number of artists have set Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken to music I am going to cheat and call that great poem a song lyric for purposes of this thread:

    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
    And sorry I could not travel both
    And be one traveler, long I stood
    And looked down one as far as I could
    To where it bent in the undergrowth;

    Then took the other, as just as fair,
    And having perhaps the better claim,
    Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
    Though as for that, the passing there
    Had worn them really about the same,

    And both that morning equally lay
    In leaves no step had trodden black.
    Oh, I kept the first for another day!
    Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
    I doubted if I should ever come back.

    I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence:
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I --
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.

    Many remember this as "the road less traveled" poem and think of it as a kind of anthem for people who march to the beat of a different drummer. But something I find poignant is that he chose to emphasize the road he did not take when he titled the poem, so that a sense of loss lives right beside the positive feelings he cherished for choosing to walk down the road he did.

    This brings to mind a moment on my last hiking trip. I was on the Colorado Trail and had thought I might or might not go off trail for two or three hours to walk to the top of Mount Yale. So when the morning came and I reached that potential parting of the ways I sat on a log for a few minutes contemplating the pros and cons of either choice.
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    Talkin' to myself again
    Wondering if this travelin' is good
    Is there something better we'd be doing if we could
    And oh the stories we could tell
    And if this all blows up and goes to hell
    I can still see us sittin on the bed in some motel
    Listenin' to the stories we could tell

    Stories We Could Tell - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

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    ....again I hear
    These waters, rolling from their mountain-springs
    With a soft inland murmur.--Once again
    Do I behold the steep and lofty cliffs....

    ....These beauteous forms,
    Through a long absence, have not been to me
    As is a landscape to a blind man's eye:
    But oft, in lonely rooms, and 'mid the din
    Of towns and cities, I have owed to them
    In hours of weariness, sensations sweet,
    Felt in the blood, and felt along the heart....

    This too is not a song lyric, but a couple fragments of a lyrical poem, Tintern Abbey, by William Wordsworth. He was known to take long rambling walks through the lake district in England back in his day. And like a lot of notable poems about the natural world the poem is not so much about the experience of walking through nature, but instead about what he makes of that experience when thinking about it afterwards. I can't live an adrenaline or endorphin raising adventure every minute of every day, so it's handy that we have this capacity called "memory" which can bring back experiences to us in moments of quiet contemplation. It can make us think; it can lift our spirits.
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    If the river was whisky
    and I was a duck
    I'd dive to the bottom
    and never come up
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    I love to go a-wandering
    Along the mountain track
    And as I go, I love to sing
    My knapsack on my back
    Val-deri, val-dera, val-deri,
    Val-dera ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.
    Val-dera
    My knapsack on my back

    I love to wander by the stream
    That dances in the sun
    So joyously it calls to me
    Come join my happy song
    Val-eri, val-dera, val-deri
    Val-dera, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha
    Val-era
    Come join my happy song

    I wave my hat to all I meet
    And They wave back to me
    And blackbirds call so loud and sweet
    From ev'ry green wood tree
    Val-eri, val-dera, val-deri
    Val-dera, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha
    Val-era
    From ev'ry green wood tree

    Three wonderful versions of this song:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZUdIbX52So
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqHMZxxmqVk
    Strangely enough, I've yet to meet these ladies while hiking the A.T., even though they claim to be avid mountain hikers. Maybe I'd meet them if I hiked in Germany.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpanPmIfBs4
    Jim Henson always had a wicked sense of humor.
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