Playlist: Moving from Somewhere Old to Somewhere New

Sometimes moving is sad, and sometimes moving is bittersweet, and sometimes you are so ready to burn [insert your city of no-longer-choice] to the ground behind you on your way to the future. This playlist is for those times.


We Gotta Get Out of This Place – The Animals
Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
Movin’ Out – Billy Joel
Light Enough to Travel – The Be Good Tanyas
A Place Called Home – Kim Richey
Grow Up and Blow Away – Metric
Out of Range – Ani DiFranco
On The Road to Find Out – Cat Stevens
Speeding Cars – Imogen Heap
Never Going Back Again – Fleetwood Mac
Lucky Town – Bruce Springsteen

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  1. Ug. Moving. Between this and digging out AS’s article on How to Move without losing your mind (or some such title) I should be able to handle this. I’m an adult, goddamnit, moving again should be no big deal. But I’m glad Autostraddle is here to metaphorically and musically hold my hand. Now, if ya’ll could just help with boxes…

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