Last week I featured some Songs About Home. This week I have some Songs for the Road. Several of this week’s songs also contain the word “home” in the title or express an eagerness to be home. But that makes sense, right? Two of them are dedicated to specific states, so if there are any readers from Alabama or Illinois… enjoy!
The last couple songs seem to go together. “Home” is a fresh pop song, presumably sung by a man to a girl as a word of comfort while they embark on the daunting adventure of life together. The line “Don’t pay no mind to the demons” is particularly significant to those of us who actually believe that there are real demons out there, trying to “fill us with fear.” And the 80s classic “Kyrie,” though written and performed by a secular pop group, has some unintentionally profound spiritual meaning. The singer reflects on his life and the road he took to reach where he is now, carrying an old heart that’s full of memories, finding himself “somewhere between the soul and soft machine” (body). A single phrase rises from his memories to bless his path: “Kyrie eleison.”
Kyrie eleison down the road that I must travel
Kyrie eleison through the darkness of the night
Kyrie eleison, where I’m going, will you follow?
Kyrie eleison on a highway in the light…