Transit Tunes: Songs to Celebrate Buses
Songs to set the mood for your next long (or short) bus ride
Buses can be loud, crowded, and antagonizing, sure. But for a few minutes, while you're without desk space or consistent cell connectivity, it's a great place to let your mind wander. Here's a bus-conscious playlist to get you in the mood—any mood—for your next trip.
1) Anticipation (the good kind): "Magic Bus" by The Who
"I'm so nervous, I just sit and smile -- your house is only another mile"
2) Romance: "Bus Stop" by The Hollies
"It's silly, but it's true -- thinking of a sweet romance beginning in a queue"
3) Melancholy: "Roll Bus Roll" by Jeffery Lewis
"I wasn't designed to move so fast, I wasn't designed to have so much past"
4) Anticipation (the frustrating kind): "Kiss Me On The Bus" by The Replacements
"Okay, don't say hi, then! Your tongue, your transfer, your hand, your answer"
5) Reflection after a long day: "Windows are Rolled Down" by Amos Lee
"Look up, child, the world is born"
6) Passion for public transit: "Ride the Bus" by Buck-O-Nine, part of an awesome series of songs by San Diego bands written for the city's Metro Transit Services. Hear them all here.
Photo via (cc) Flickr user Quasic
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