The bad news: At one point in your life, if you haven’t already, you will experience heartbreak. The good news: You are stronger than you think and you will survive. It just takes time, and in the case of “Tacoma” by Caitlyn Smith, lots and LOTS of space… like thousands of miles worth. Unfortunately, I don’t think my little silver Honda Civic would have taken me clear across the country when I experienced one of the worst heartbreaks of my life, but it’s good to know that a green Chevrolet, according to Caitlyn, will do the job.
This song is packed with the overwhelming emotion of needing to distance yourself from someone that has scarred you so badly, that all you can do is run away and never look back, in the hopes that you can leave the pain in your rear view mirror. It’s the feeling of escaping the psychological grip and all the memories that, whether good or bad, make you shed a waterfall of tears.
“Every time that I miss you, I’ll hit the gas as fast as I can… I’m burning your memory one mile at a time. All the way to Tacoma, by then you’ll be out of my mind.” Oh the heartache! So if you’re going through a tough time, remember that you’re not alone. Remember that you will just need time and space to heal... and maybe a road trip in a green Chevy will help too.
Caitlyn is one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know” and is credited with writing #1 Billboard Adult Top 40 song “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” recorded by Meghan Trainor and John Legend. We’re looking forward to hearing more from Caitlyn in the future!
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Learn more about the Curator, Belinda M.
Named after Belinda Carlisle, solo artist and lead singer for The Go-Gos, making music has always been second nature to Belinda M. Growing up in a household that was largely influenced by Filipino culture, it was impossible for her to avoid belting out a few tunes into a karaoke mic at an early age. After her parents discovered she could play piano by ear at age 4, lessons promptly began. She later started writing poetry and playing guitar, which eventually lead to her becoming a singer/songwriter.
For Belinda, writing and listening to music has always been an essential creative outlet and place of solace. She released her debut EP, “I’m Not Broken” in October 2016, and continues to write and release new music. Her lyrics have been recognized by “American Songwriter Magazine” and her music is featured on the award-winning “Women Of Substance Radio and Podcast.” Check out Belinda’s music and learn more at www.belindammusic.com