Taylor Swift - Nashville [Download]
I remember having this song in my head when I was on an overnight bus ride somewhere in Turkey. The bus was dead silent and dark, I was drifting in and out of sleep all night, and there was one particular moment where I woke up — I was the only one awake on the bus — and the first thing I saw when my eyes opened was one of the most amazing views I’ve ever seen. It was gone before I even realized I was really awake or had any time to take a picture. My eyes opened and my head was leaning towards the window, and I saw this amazing dark blue view of the coast of the ocean, the sky filled with stars, the ocean glowing in moonlight, and tiny lights glittering along the land and trees below. We were on a winding road on a mountainside, and for this fleeting moment, my side of the bus went through a deep, long curve overlooking a small town down on the water. Everything in my vision was dark, dark blue and everything was glittering with stars. It was like being in space. I couldn’t believe it was real, and I couldn’t believe I was the only one who was going to have seen it. This song reminds me of that moment. Also because of everything that was changing in my life at that point, and how all of a sudden I had this moment that was so beautiful and so still and that was somehow only mine. This song captures it all for me.