Jimmy Eat World: Night Drive Meaning
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Night Drive Lyrics
There's blankets in back we can use
I'll start the car, but we'll stay in park
The cold can kill us before fumes
Now's the right time for a good song
Get something to say what I can't
Do you feel bad,...
anonymous Jul 7th, 2016 7:53am report
You're all off. This song was written to portray the relationship with an alcoholic female and the survival being in it. Hence, pour us a road we'll both drink and drive and when he talks about how her lips go dry but she's sweet inside its referencing the inner person he's in love with aside from the addiction. This is why at the end he belts out "quitting alone will never get you dry".
Sorry to burst your bubble.
This song is NOT about rape or cheating. This song is about a girl & how she really likes this boy who uses her. She relizes this & wants to stop everything with him, but she can't because of how he makes her feel when they're together. She wants to put the blame on him bit she knows it's her fault too, for the fact that she is te one that keeps going back. It's sad because she knows what she's doing isn't her & she knows she's giving herself away to him but she wants the feeling of being wanted. This song is so beautiful regardless because it describes a situation that is very real.
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gclark80906 Oct 6th, 2009 10:39am report
this is about the ultimate sacrifice from a loved one. the gut is going to overdose on an injectable drug prefferably heroin. he is killing himself so that she will quit in the event of his death so that she may live on. the man see it as her only way out. he is doing it for the production of her future. he will leave her with the love they made
anonymous Feb 12th, 2008 2:10am report
I believe that this song is about cheating. "Got something to say what I can't Do you feel bad, like I feel bad?" They both feel bad because they know that they shouldn't be together because she has a someone else. And when he says "It'd be easy if you get mad, with three fingers pointed back at you" Ya the guy is at fault for being the "other man" but she is just as much to blame because she is the one that's cheating.
I don't know for sure but that's just what I get from this song
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