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Songs about Moving On and Starting Over

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I'm moving soon to a new city, starting over after a long and lengthy divorce, and have a new job. What are some good songs for the move?

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"Compulsion" as covered by Martin L. Gore

"But Not Tonight" by Depeche Mode

"Return To Innocence" by Enigma

"Don't Change" by INXS

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DES?REE

YOU?VE GOTTA BE

MODEST MOUSE

FLOAT ON

INXS

NEW SENSATION

DIXIE CHICKS

WIDE OPEN SPACES

INDIGO GIRLS

CLOSER TO FINE

BON JOVI

IT?S MY LIFE

INCUBUS

DRIVE

TESLA

GETTIN' BETTER

THE CARS

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL

TOM PETTY

RUNNIN? DOWN A DREAM

FLEETWOOD MAC

DON'T STOP

PODUNK

WINGS

TOM PETTY

I WON?T BACK DOWN

LENNY KRAVITS

DIG IN

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Oh man, do I have the perfect song for ya. A cute litle tune called 'Box Elder' by Pavement. :rockon:

Wasn't the question you asked me

It wasn't the answer I gave

That made me feel like I was on a train

Was a distant voice

Made me make a choice

That I had to get the f___ out of this town

I got a lot of things to do

A lot of places to go

I've got a lot of good things coming my way

And I'm afraid to say that you're not one of them.

Last time I was there

You were out on the couch

Pressed into a little electric 2

It was the way that you smiled

Made me know at once

That I had to get the f___ out of this town

'Cause I've decide to make a stand

And I'm not gonna take your hand

I'm taking the next bus outta here, I'm gonna head for Box Elder, M.O. :guitar: :drummer:

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How about Rascal Flatt's "I'm Movin' On" - I love this song.

I've dealt with my ghosts and I've faced all my demons

Finally content with a past I regret

I've found you find strength in your moments of weakness

For once I'm at peace with myself

I've been burdened with blame, trapped in the past for too long

I'm movin' on

I've lived in this place and I know all the faces

Each one is different but they're always the same

They mean me no harm but it's time that I face it

They'll never allow me to change

But I never dreamed home would end up where I don't belong

I'm movin' on

I'm movin' on

At last I can see life has been patiently waiting for me

And I know there's no guarantees, but I'm not alone

There comes a time in everyone's life

When all you can see are the years passing by

And I have made up my mind that those days are gone

I sold what I could and packed what I couldn't

Stopped to fill up on my way out of town

I've loved like I should but lived like I shouldn't

I had to lose everything to find out

Maybe forgiveness will find me somewhere down this road

I'm movin' on

I'm movin' on

I'm movin' on

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"Compulsion" as performed by Martin L. Gore

Charms in limited supply

And refusing to stretch

That indefinable nothing

Somehow keeps pushing you

Finding the right words

Can be a problem

How many times must it be said

There?s no plan

It had to happen

Got to move on sometime

And it?s about time

By putting one foot in front of another

And repeating the process

Cross over the street

You?re free to change your mind

Strength through diversity

Couldn?t have put it more plainly

Got to move on sometime

Got to move on sometime

Got to move on sometime

Got to move on sometime

Charms in limited supply

Under threat of extinction

That indefinable nothing

Somehow motivates you

Finding the right words

Can be a problem

How many times must it be said

There?s no plan

It had to happen

Got to move on sometime

And it?s about time

By putting one foot in front of another

And repeating the process

Cross over the street

You?re free to change your mind

Strength through diversity

Couldn?t have put it more plainly

Got to move on sometime

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I've thought of a few more lighthearted songs:

Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac

50 Ways to Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon

Jive Talkin' - Bee Gees

Highway to Hell - AC/DC

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Rush - Vapor Trail

Stratospheric traces of our transitory flight

Trails of condensation held

in narrow paths of white

The sun is turning black

The world is turning gray

All the stars fade from the night

The oceans drain away

Horizon to Horizon

memory written on the wind

Fading away, like an hourglass, grain by grain

Swept away like voices in a hurricane

In a vapor trail

Atmospheric phases make the transitory last

Vaporize the memories that freeze the fading past

Silence all the songbirds

Stilled by the killing frost

Forests burn to ashes

Everything is lost

Washed away like footprints in the rain

In a vapor trail

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Wow, I'm surprised nobody's mentioned Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

If I leave here tomorrow, would you still remember me

I must be traveling on now, there's too many places I got to see

Cuz I'm as free as a bird now

...

[Rockin Guitar Solo]

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' All the Wrong Reasons, is about a girl he knew that moved on. Meatloaf's Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Actually Are is similar, these aren't about the 1st person leading to a new life, but in 3rd person about another's new lifestyle.

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"I will survive" -Gloria Gaynor

"I´m moving on" -Rolling Stones

"I´m free" -Rolling Stones

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"Easy Come, easy go", Bobby Sherman.

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Bruce Hornsby "Gonna be some changes Made"

Gonna be some changes made

Can't keep on doing what I've been doing these days

Look in the mirror I see clouds of rain

Gotta face it all, gotta get myself straight

Gonna be some changes, some changes made

Can't keep on doing what I've been doing these days

Better figure out something

Things are looking grave

Gonna be some changes, changes, changes made

Up in front for all to see

Graceful like a bumblin' fool

Then I thought I felt slip from my mouth a little drool

Maybe no one noticed it

On my mind heavily it weighed

I saw two people snickering

I said "there needs to be some changes made"

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I guess the original poster really moved on. :shades:

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On The Road

Sung by (the great) Lee Roy Parnell

Written by Bob McDill

CD: On the Road

There's a sad young wife never had a life

Her mother says she married young

And her husband's a fool never listened to

All the things she's never done

So she packs up that old Ford Fairlane

She's had about all she can bear

A suitcase, a hope, and a hard rain,

She's gonna find it all somewhere

Chorus:

On the road

Where the night is black

On the road

Where you don't look back

There's a white line in the distance

Where it's going nobody knows

If it's anywhere you'll find it

On the road

There's a teenage kid no matter what he did

Nobody ever understands

And he don't measure up and he's had enough

Can't be his daddy's little man

So he pulls out that hot rod Chevy

Puts in his favorite cassette

Well he ain't goin' to no college

The world is waitin' up ahead

Chorus

Eddie and Jill got time to kill

The kids they never come around

And a gold-plated watch was all he got

When the company shut his life down

So he takes out that old Airstream

They don't know where they're bound

Sixty-five years and still searchin'

For something that they never found

Chorus

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