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The Cars: Drive Meaning

Song Released: 1984

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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


Who's gonna pick you up

When you fall?

Who's gonna hang it up



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    Jan 1st, 1:29am 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!


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    Dec 30th, 12:49pm 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.


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    Nov 25th, 2017 11:04am 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?


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    Nov 20th, 2017 11:24pm 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.


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    Jun 9th, 2017 6:52am 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.


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    May 20th, 2017 5:35pm 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!!


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    Jan 25th, 2017 1:16pm 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 !!


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    Oct 15th, 2016 10:30am 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.


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    Jun 14th, 2016 6:12am 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.


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    Dec 15th, 2013 12:08am report

    It's about alcoholism.


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    Nov 20th, 2012 11:24pm 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.


    Jeff Penfield
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    May 12th, 2011 5:49am report

    Simple the song is about someone going through a breakdown I can much relate to this song a few years ago

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