Travelin' Light
Ella Fitzgerald Lyrics


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I'm trav'lin' light
Because my man has gone
And from now on
I'm trav'lin' light

He said goodbye
And took my heart away
So from today
I'm trav'lin' light

No one to see
I'm free as the breeze
No one but me
And my memories

Some lucky night
He may come back again
But until then
I'm trav'lin' light

No one to see
I'm free as the breeze
No one but me
And my memories

Some lucky night
He may come back again
But until then
I'm trav'lin' light

I'm trav'lin' light




I'm trav'lin' light
I'm trav'lin' light

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Ella Fitzgerald's song Trav'lin Light are a reflection of a woman who has been left heartbroken by the man that she loved. The lyrics are dripping with a somber yet optimistic acceptance of the situation. The song describes the feeling of traveling light in the wake of a failed relationship. The woman in the song has been left with only her memories of the relationship, but she has found solace and freedom in being alone. She acknowledges that there may be a chance that her man may return someday, but until then, she is content with being free as the breeze and traveling light.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm trav'lin' light
I am packing light, without any extra baggage, as my partner has left me.


Because my man has gone
My man has departed from me, thus I am travelling alone.


And from now on
At present, as well as in the future.


I'm trav'lin' light
I chose to travel without any excess belongings to signify the end of a relationship.


He said goodbye
He bid farewell to me.


And took my heart away
When he left, he took away my heart and emotions with him.


So from today
Henceforward, from this very moment.


I'm trav'lin' light
I am travelling with light baggage to symbolize the end of a love affair.


No one to see
Nobody is around to see me or interact with me.


I'm free as the breeze
I can go wherever I want without any restrictions, much like the wandering wind.


No one but me
There are no companions with me to accompany me during my travels.


And my memories
Merely my reminiscences and myself are present during my journey.


Some lucky night
Perhaps on a fortuitous night.


He may come back again
My companion might choose to return to me someday.


But until then
However, until that day arrives.


I'm trav'lin' light
For now, I'm going to keep travelling without any unnecessary weight on my shoulders.


I'm trav'lin' light
I'm travelling lightly.


I'm trav'lin' light
I'm travelling without heavy material or emotional baggage to signify the conclusion of a relationship.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: STEVE J. HINDALONG, ALLISON MELLON, MARC BYRD, E. BROWN BANNISTER

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