15 Best Travel Quotes from Songs

Travel quotes are inspiring. Yes. But do you know this feeling when you’re listening to a song, and suddenly you want to pack your bags and leave wherever life takes you?

Sometimes, it’s just the lyrics about traveling, and you can’t really explain why this particular song gets you like this, but sometimes it’s also the lyrics. One line, the chorus, sometimes even just one word. 

Here are some travel quotes from the lyrics of songs that will make you want to travel; some travel quotes will make you think about the way you travel, some will make you think about what you’re looking for on your travels, and others will just make you smile.

15 best travel quotes from songs

Best Travel Quotes from Song Lyrics:

1. “Listen can you hear the distance calling
Far away but will be with you soon”
Kylie Minougue – Light Years

2. “All you hear is time stand still in travel
And feel such peace and absolute”
R.E.M. – You are the everything

3. “Travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody’s looking for something”
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams

4. “Gonna travel, gonna travel wild and free
I’m gonna pack my bags because this great big world is calling me”
Elvis Presley – Harem Holiday

5. “Rambling down the boulevard
With a fly, a bird, and a wooden heart
My mind is set, I walk the line
But I never really thought that it would feel this fine”
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour – Golden Age

6. “I wanna kiss you in Paris
I wanna hold your hand in Rome”
Madonna – Justify my love

7. “Oh it gets so lonely
When you’re walking
And the streets are full of strangers”
Joni Mitchell – California

8. “You go
Wherever you go today
You go today
When a-walking brother don’t you forget
It ain’t often that you’ll ever find a friend”
Fleet Foxes – Mykonos

9. “Spend my nights and days before
Searching the world for what’s right here”
The XX – Islands

10. “Home is wherever I’m with you
Home is when I’m alone with you”
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Home

11. “I wanna run, I want to hide
I want to tear down the walls that hold me inside
I want to reach out and touch the flame
Where the streets have no name”
U2 – Where the Streets have no Name

12. “Look down – look down that lonesome road
Before you travel on”
Frank Sinatra – Lonesome Road

13. “Done laid around, done stayed around
This old town too long
And it seems like I’ve got to travel on”
Bob Dylan – Gotta Travel On

14. “Turn the light out say goodnight
no thinking for a little while
lets not try to figure out everything at once
It’s hard to keep track of you falling through the sky
we’re half-awake in a fake empire”
The National – Fake Empire

15. “I’m leaving on a jet plane
Don’t know when I’ll be back again”
John Denver – Leaving on a Jet Plane

“Where the Streets Have No Name” is my favorite one from this list of travel quotes. The lyrics were inspired by a story Bono heard about Belfast, Northern Ireland, where a person’s religion and income were evident by the street on which they lived. He put this in contrast with the anonymity he felt when visiting Ethiopia. We should all live in a world where things like religion and income don’t define us, and we can all come together as one, without walls or prejudices.

If you liked this post you will also like my post about the 12 Best Travel Quotes – From The Movies.

What are your favorite lyrics about traveling? What kind of music are you listening to when you’re travelling?