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I'm KC, The People's Bard. I write songs and poems inspired by the people I meet on the internet. Ask, and I’ll write something for you.
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  • I stumbled across Roxxi and her awesome blog roxjacpep last week and asked her if she’d be my newest muse. She challenged me to write about the image of a highway, saying:

    "Your destination is unknown, but that’s the fun part. You’ve got to treat each day as conclusive…Don’t live too much in the past, or too much in the future - just enjoy your journey, because at that moment, it’s all you have."

    I often go driving for driving’s sake—just to be in a complete moment with my car and the road—so I really understood her words. I was telling Elijah Cash about the song concept, and he said he wanted to write it, especially after he saw a picture of Roxxi (what a guy). Roxxi told me about her diverse taste in music, so I felt confident anyone at CI could deliver something she’d enjoy. I’d say Eli didn’t disappoint. This tune is devoted to Roxxi for the awesome request, and also to Emilee at muse-of-the-day and Paulina at nation-of-hipsters—two cool bloggers that I just started following who I think will dig this. Enjoy, everyone! — K.C.

         Driving to Drive

    I’m leaving an old lover behind,
    and I don’t care if I find
    a new one in the next town
    'cause I just want to get around.

    I got gasoline, four tires, and a mess of steel.
    I’m driving to drive—living through spinning wheels.

    I don’t know where I’m going in this hunk of metal,
    but I like the feel of my foot on the pedal,
    The window’s down, the sun’s on my arm,
    the radio’s playing my favorite song.

    Well, I don’t have a plan. I don’t know where I am.
    But I know that the tires feel smooth beneath me.
    Well, the highway’s long, as long as my thoughts,
    and I’ll keep driving until I silence them.