For someone like me who’s been obsessed with the window seat for as long as I can remember, I was excited to hear Erykah Badu’s ode to wanderlust, escapism and return. Indulge me as I muse about her “Window Seat” lyrics and what they say to my traveler’s soul.
“I’m Like A Bird. I’ll only fly away. I don’t know where my soul is. I don’t know where my home is.” (Nelly Furtado) Though she is lamenting her relationship status and not an unfulfilled desire to vacation in the Azores, Nelly Furtado hit on a universal theme — the need to escape.