Train: Drive By Meaning
Song Released: 2012
Drive By Lyrics
Stood a girl that looked like you
I guess thats deja vu
But I thought this can't be true
Cause you moved to west L.A or New York or Santa Fe
Or where or ever to get away from me
Oh but that one...
anonymous Mar 4th, 01:22 report
The song's about a guy falling deeply inlove to a girl. he is smitten by her! and he wanted to pursue her. just listen to the song its good time song kinda like britney pop kind of melody! :)
anonymous Oct 28th 2012, 02:01 report
It's about a guy who has a one-night stand with someone. Freaked over the experience and not sure what to do, he just left ASAP. This left the girl heart-broken and felt like she was only used.
So soon, after a while, the guy finally realizes that it wasn't just any one-night stand: he really fell in love. Then he sees that the girl is still where he met her. At this, he immediately tells her about this, and that the one-night stand was really love, that he misses her and truly wants her love.
Happily, the two reconcile, and PROPERLY start a relationship.
So I guess the main message, along with the one above, is that love can be found anywhere, a one-night stand or not.
anonymous Aug 5th 2012, 13:15 report
The song called Drive-by by Train is actually about a guy in love with this girl he hooked up with. He had a one night stand with her meaning he had sex with her one night and she never saw him again the next day, or maybe he never saw her the next day. He was saying "this is not a driveby" probably saying that no matter what, I'll always be there for you when you need my help. I'll tell you I don't know what he was scared about!
anonymous Aug 1st 2012, 16:17 report
I think it sounds like he was great friends with a girl and they hooked up one night. He really liked her - was falling for her but maybe those feelings freaked him out. But now she moved on and he regrets that he never acted on those feelings. And he saw her again recently and wants to act on those feelings he once felt.
anonymous Jul 7th 2012, 19:11 report
you all have this song wrong he's a player and ends up falling in love with a one night stand he's scard and overwhelmed because he never felt this way before and ends up leaving her. She moves away because she's embarrassed. Now he's upset because he figures out that he feels this way because she's the one and only and thats why he misses her and wants her to come back
anonymous May 31st 2012, 22:46 report
He is dating a girl. After they have one amazing night, he wakes up looks at her and realizes he is in love with her. These feelings scare him and so he slips out before she wakes to clear his head. She is hurt and angry. He runs into her again one day and pours his heart out swearing it wasn't a one night "drive by" but love.
JD.Rhodes.83 May 26th 2012, 10:37 report
One thine to think about is the fact that Train's lyrics often have catch lines to explain doubt or fear. In "Marry Me," everyone hears the passion, but almost never the line "If I ever get the nerve to say hello."
In "Drive By," it explains that he's singing to an ex because he was reminded of her by a random passer-by. It's a thought process being explained to one's self, he isn't actually addressing the subject, or the stranger. It's an expression of past-tense emotions.
The only line that I continuously question is that of "lookin' for a two ply hefty bag to hold my love." I feel as though he is saying "My love has been trashed, but I still wanna keep it."
Either way, the song is a passion and a comment of the past, even though it is the past. It isn't a literal love letter that will be sent, it's a past-tense definition of emotions.
anonymous May 12th 2012, 15:51 report
He is in love with a girl he had a one night stand with. He realied this too late and she moved away from him. Now he wishes that she would come back so he can be with her forever. He is telling her that it is not going to be like a drive by, really quick, scary, and end as fast as it started. It will be a real relationship.
anonymous May 4th 2012, 23:29 report
it means that this guy is trying to approach a girl in a car, but first he has to assure her that it's not going to be a drive by shooting, because they are probably in a bad area or something
anonymous Apr 30th 2012, 18:43 report
Now that the girl who left him to be lonely after a one night stand is back, he promises his loyalty to her in return for her lasting love.
anonymous Apr 29th 2012, 20:58 report
He's in love with this girl, but she moved away out of embarassment after a one night stand. He wants her back, and he's willin to do anything to get her back because of the way she makes him feel, physically and emotionally.
anonymous Apr 26th 2012, 18:40 report
He'll be there for you, he swears..
anonymous Apr 21st 2012, 15:35 report
Oh my. and here I thought it was the lamentations of a serial killer.
anonymous Feb 15th 2012, 20:44 report
Falling in love with a one night stand, after realizing you are in love with him/her, they've already moved away. After waiting for a while, you see that they have returned.and then you confess your love. Though, it's not said if the person returns the feelings.
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