For all of you who spend your days sat in a dreary office, flooded by artificial lighting, dreaming of an escape… this song is for you.

Passenger is one of my favourite artists – by a mile. His songs are passionate and meaningful. He focuses not on what will ‘sell’ or make it into the charts but on translating messages into music that will truly resonate with his fans.

And that’s exactly what this song does.

It inspires, it motivates and it wakes you up. It reminds you that your life is yours to do with it what you want. You don’t need to get up and go to work 5 days a week, every week, just because “it’s what mum and dad said you should do.”

We wish our weekdays away
Spend our weekends in bed
Drink ourselves stupid
And work ourselves dead
And all just because that’s what mom and dad said we should do

We should run through the forest
We should swim in the streams
We should laugh, we should cry,
We should love, we should dream
We should stare at the stars and not just the screens
You should hear what I’m saying and know what it means

To sing, sing at the top of your voice,
Love without fear in your heart.
Feel, feel like you still have a choice
If we all light up we can scare away the dark

So stop. Give yourself a minute. Press play on the video below, indulge in this slice of inspiration and be reminded that your life is yours – and only yours – to live.


  • eo.stories

    I love his music! I’ve been listening to him and The Lumineers in the last few days!

    • theglobewanderers

      Always a pleasure to stumble across another Passenger fan! We were lucky enough to see him play in London earlier this year. Absolutely incredible. He just knows how to write lyrics that resonate doesn’t he… What’s your favourite song? Lumineers are great too! 🙂