Destination Irrelevant

We’ve traveled a lot, and Fiona loves waking up before it’s light, piling in the back seat, and watching the stars as she falls back to sleep. These are her memories of all the trips we’ve taken, all the places we’ve been, and the things she loves about traveling.

She is still very shy about singing so she recorded this sometime in the wee hours of the morning. I played with some reverb, ducked my vocal behind hers, and love love love the staggered fade ending with just her dreamy little voice echoing at the end.

I love that I have two daughters with amazing voices. (Now if I can only get their mother to sing more, since she’s where they got their voices.)

a million stars are shining imaginary dawn
dark and light together before the stars move on
head against the pillow pillow on the door
snuggle in the back seat fall asleep once more

we love to go, away we went on a drive to the next surprise
destination irrelevant follow stars to a grey sunrise

gas station’s quiet fill up the car
get juice and sandwiches before we get too far
but still we’re on the way before the sky is light
imaginary dawn spilling from the night


who are all these people up before it’s day?
where are they all going slipping through the grey?
do they love to travel always movin
we won’t ever tire of it imaginary dawn


welcome rest stop barn exhibits and a snack
always something new to see whenever we come back
birds and bugs and meadows historic marker plaques
run across the grass read the nature facts


Tea HQ and Tucson Best waffle you ever ate
Yellowstone and forests nearly every state
will you travel all your life alone or with a friend?
the imaginary dawn is a journey with no end