Destination

Album: A Dotted Line (2014)
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  • A popular track from Nickel Creek's fourth album, "Destination" finds Sara Watkins singing about moving on from a bad relationship:

    I've gotta make a destination
    find where I'll be loved
    This time I've got no hesitation
    and I'll be movin' on
  • In our interview with Sara Watkins, who wrote the song with her bandmates Chris Thile and Sean Watkins (her brother), she said: "That song, musically, was always coming from a place of dissatisfaction of where you are, just realizing that you need to be somewhere else and not knowing how to get there. I started it from a perspective of feeling like I was endlessly on tour and not knowing how to have a functional life. Different points in that lyric were more about relationships that my friends were going through, hard times. But eventually I found my own angle into it, a relationship that I had that needed to... well, it was just time to move on, and the frustration of feeling like you might have wasted time somehow before moving on."

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