Travelin' Band
Creedence Clearwater Revival Lyrics


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737 comin' out of the sky
Won't you take me down to Memphis on a midnight ride
I wanna move
Playin' in a travelin' band
Yeah
Well, I'm flyin' 'cross the land tryin' to get a hand
Playin' in a travelin' band
Take me to the hotel, baggage gone, oh well
Come on, come on, won't you get me to my room
I wanna move
Playin' in a travelin' band
Yeah
Well, I'm flyin' 'cross the land, tryin' to get a hand
Playin' in a travelin' band

Listen to the radio talkin' 'bout the last show
Someone got excited, had to call the state militia
Wanna move
Playin' in a travelin' band
Yeah
Well, I'm flyin' 'cross the land, tryin' to get a hand
Playin' in a travelin' band
Oh wow

Here we come again on a saturday night
With your fussin' and your fightin', won't you get me to the ride?
I wanna move
Playin' in a travelin' band
Yeah
Well, I'm flyin' 'cross the land, tryin' to get a hand
Playin' in a travelin' band
Oh wow

Oh, I'm playin' in a travelin' band
Playin' in a travelin' band
Won't you come and take my hand?
Well, I'm playin' in a travelin' band
I'm flyin' 'cross the land, tryin' to get a hand
Playin' in a travelin' band




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Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Creedence Clearwater Revival's song Travelin' Band tell the story of a touring musician who travels across the country playing with their band. The first verse speaks about a plane (Seven thirty seven) coming out of the sky and the musician wants it to take them to Memphis. This indicates that they are on a tour and are looking to get to a new venue to play their music. The musician wants to continue moving, playing in their travelin' band, and being on the road. The second verse mentions that the band is staying in a hotel and the musician wants to get to their room to rest before their next show. The third verse speaks about the last show and someone getting too excited and causing a problem which resulted in calling the state militia. This is a reminder that not all shows are peaceful and the musician must continue touring and playing. The final verse talks about a Saturday night and the musician wanting to get to the rhyme and play their music for people who want to hear it.


Overall, the lyrics of Travelin' Band represent the life of a musician on tour. The constant motion and desire to play music are what keeps this travelin' band moving forward. The entertainment industry is not always smooth, but despite the ups and downs, the band continues to play music and seek opportunities to share their art.


Line by Line Meaning

Seven thirty seven comin' out of the sky
The singer wants to travel to Memphis and is eager to catch the next flight.


Won't you take me down to Memphis on a midnight ride
The singer asks if someone can help them get to Memphis on a ride that leaves at midnight.


I want to move Playin' in a travelin' band Yeah Well I'm flyin' 'cross the land tryin' to get a hand Playin' in a travelin' band
The singer is part of a band that travels a lot, and they are currently trying to make it big in the music industry.


Take me to the hotel baggage gone, oh well Come on, come on won't you get me to my room I want to move Playin' in a travelin' band Yeah Well I'm flyin' 'cross the land, tryin' to get a hand Playin' in a travelin' band
The band has arrived at their destination, but they are anxious to get settled in their hotel room so that they can keep moving and performing.


Listen to the radio talkin' 'bout the last show Someone got excited, had to call the state militia Want to move Playin' in a travelin' band Yeah Well, I'm flyin' 'cross the land, tryin' to get a hand Playin' in a travelin' band
The artist hears about an incident that occurred during their last performance and is determined to keep moving on to the next show, still trying to make it big.


Here we come again on a Saturday night With your fussin' and your fightin' won't you get me to the rhyme I want to move Playin' in a travelin' band Yeah Well, I'm flyin' 'cross the land, tryin' to get a hand Playin' in a travelin' band
The band is on their way to another performance, anticipating a fun Saturday night despite any potential conflicts that may arise.


Playin' in a travelin' band Playin' in a travelin' band Won't you give myself a hand? Playin' in a travelin' band Well, I'm flyin' 'cross the land, tryin' to get a hand Playin' in a travelin' band
The singer is proud of being in a successful traveling band, but still craves recognition and validation for their hard work and ambition.




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Written by: John Cameron Fogerty

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Lyrics:

Seven thirty seven comin' out of the sky
Won't you take me down to Memphis on a midnight ride
I want to move
Playin' in a travelin' band
Yeah
Well I'm flyin' 'cross the land tryin' to get a hand
Playin' in a travelin' band
Take me to the hotel baggage gone, oh well
Come on, come on won't you get me to my room
I want to move
Playin' in a travelin' band
Yeah
Well I'm flyin' 'cross the land, tryin' to get a hand
Playin' in a travelin' band
Listen to the radio talkin' 'bout the last show
Someone got excited, had to call the state militia
Want to move
Playin' in a travelin' band
Yeah
Well, I'm flyin' 'cross the land, tryin' to get a hand
Playin' in a travelin' band
Here we come again on a Saturday night
With your fussin' and your fightin' won't you get me to the rhyme
I want to move
Playin' in a travelin' band
Yeah
Well, I'm flyin' 'cross the land, tryin' to get a hand
Playin' in a travelin' band
Playin' in a travelin' band
Playin' in a travelin' band
Won't you give myself a hand?
Playin' in a travelin' band
Well, I'm flyin' 'cross the land, tryin' to get a hand
Playin' in a travelin' band



All comments from YouTube:

Ethan

The only band you need playing in your car on a trip down the freeway

gail arnold

I wanna move...2 months later. Too hot in here... Just dreamt about my high school boyfriend giving me a large ruby ring. I wanna turn on the AC!

St P

yeah

Peter Sclafani

Every one of there songs are good.

Brian Ball

and Radar Love ...

Diego Andrés

So true man

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Nadia

Why don't they have REAL music like this today😔 Love these Guys!!!

Vicki RI

I AGREE!! 😄

Michael McManus

Totally agree, this is what music should be like!

Explivious

bluegrass is still around? go to a festival, sorry john fogerty’s a living legend and its hard to match

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