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The Cars: Drive Meaning

Song Released: 1984


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Drive Lyrics

Who's gonna tell you when

It's too late?

Who's gonna tell you things

aren't so great?



You can't go on

Thinking nothing's wrong

Who's gonna drive you home

Tonight?



Who's gonna pick you up

When you fall?

Who's gonna hang it up

When...

  1. anonymous
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    Jun 19th 2020 report

    I just see myself in it. Frustrated and deceived. Frustrated at the friends that no were, at the siblings that are not, deceived at it all, at life as a whole. I am here but I am not.

  2. anonymous
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    Jan 26th 2020 report

    its a song about mental illness and nobody giving a damn hence the wriing on the wall.
    trying to communicate and nobody is listening.

  3. anonymous
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    Sep 21st 2019 report

    To me it's about a guy who liked a girl, and hoped she would like him so he went out of his way to drive her home nite after nite perhaps like I did till one nite she told him she had a ride home so he never offered again.Now he wonders who's going to bother to drive he home anymore.Last I heard she was pregnant and single. I wish her the best but after that nite I never talked to her again.

  4. anonymous
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    Apr 18th 2019 report

    (In an Interview by one of the band members years ago) at a party there was a girl was wasted as per her style wanted lift home by ex (one of the band members)but was told no.no one else would drive her home either.She left the party by herself and got lift home another way but died on way home.Her death was by a humans hands in not a nice way ,not by accident. Heard this in an interview by one of the band members years ago he seemed extremely torn when telling this account . The emotions on his face said it all . If only If only .....things could of been different .......... omg made me cry as he was reliving the account of what happened haunts his soul to say the least ....

  5. anonymous
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    Jan 1st 2019 report

    Drive by The Cars, classic voice and video.

    Regarding the latest comment, it’s really a love song.

    Sorry to hear about your husband. Looks like a sweet husband and really took care of you. Congratulations for being with him that long, that’s really a bonus to be with him. Good to hear this song gives you comfort.

    Have a Happy New Year!

  6. anonymous
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    Dec 30th 2018 report

    I believe it is a love song also. It is my husbands song to me. And yes, I am lucky because he did pay attention to my dreams. He recently died. We were married 33 years. The song is still a comfort to me.

  7. anonymous
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    Nov 25th 2017 report

    It is about any person who has a loved one out of control; a parent, sibling or spouse thinking about all of the danger that loved one is in, both from the behavior and those with whom they associate. Does anyone have the person's best interest in mind or are they being used? When will the loved one realize that they are in this dire situation?

  8. anonymous
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    Nov 20th 2017 report

    She is having troubles, an addicction probably- alcohol, drugs, both or whatever. He is advicing her about what to do, and telling her that although he's always been there to help her, things could change tonight.

  9. anonymous
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    Jun 9th 2017 report

    They were at a party and they offered her a ride home but she got in the car with her drunk bf and crashed and she was wasted in the accident.

  10. anonymous
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    May 20th 2017 report

    myex didnt want to give our marriage a really effort and that just tore me apart cause i was in love with her we have 2 beautiful daughters but that didnt matter to her the song Drive just hit me like a rock&it still does today oh ya thats been 30yrs.ago im great now but i still love that Drive!!

  11. anonymous
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    Jan 25th 2017 report

    It's me feeling how much i loved a woman of my dreams that looked elsewhere to men that had no true love to her !!

  12. anonymous
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    Oct 15th 2016 report

    I think this song is about someone that needs to reevaluate your life. To do soul searching is difficult and he was telling her that she can do it. He will be there for her. He will drive her home tonight.

  13. anonymous
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    Jun 14th 2016 report

    I think he's telling her its not him because in the song between verses he saying bye bye. So basically move on because he doesn't want to be with! Bummer I know someone I had thing for played this song for me and I thought it was more and it wasn't all too true.

  14. anonymous
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    Dec 15th 2013 report

    It's about alcoholism.

  15. anonymous
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    Nov 20th 2012 report

    This is the ultimate love song. This person will tell you how things really are and see things how they really are and it wouldn't matter because they will be there for you no matter what. My God, if I could just find someone who will pay attention to my dreams.

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