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My daddy was the family bassman
My mamma was an engineer
And I was born one dark gray morn
With music coming in my ears
In my ears

They call me Baby Driver
And once upon a pair of wheels
Hit the road and I’m gone
What’s my number ?
I...

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    anonymous
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    Oct 21st, 2018 10:07pm report


    It's a song about sex. Beautiful, lustful, teenage abandonment.
    Plain and simple. The car imagery is ripped off from Chuck Berry. He invented it...
    These guys had a great advantage over today's songwriters: a public school education from a time when kids actually learned to think in the abstract...



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    anonymous
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    Sep 21st, 2018 9:33pm report


    I think it's just about young men who enjoy driving hot cars. The narrator describes his and the other parents of other teens who like fast cars. The energy and fast tempo is coming from sublimating the teenage boy's sexual energy into cars that he thinks will attract girls. This hot-cars culture of the 50's is the culture Simon and Garfunkel grew up in.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 7th, 2018 9:26pm report


    It's about a young lustful teen.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 7th, 2018 8:47pm report


    Funny, "Harder Than Your Husband" by Frank Zappa is one for the few songs not about sex!



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    anonymous
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    Sep 7th, 2017 9:24am report


    Does no one see the sex with a little underage minor girl thing?
    "Come into my room and play..."
    "I'm not talking about your pig tails..."



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    anonymous
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    Aug 5th, 2017 8:19am report


    Banging pregnant chicks



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    anonymous
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    Jul 4th, 2017 7:10pm report


    Nany Driver i about driving get-a-way cars for gangster heists!



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    BurtMichaels
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    Jun 29th, 2017 6:14pm report


    This song is clearly about sex. It is full of euphemisms for sex (come into my room and "play") and body parts ("engines" are, well, her engines). He even uses the word in the final verse, making the point that he's interested in her sex appeal, not her hairstyle.

    Most pop songs are, in some fashion about sex. "Ticket to Ride" by the Beatles? About prostitute sex. "Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood? It's not about meditation. It's about sex. Strangely, the one song that's not about sex you'd think would be is George Michael's sex. That song is actually his protest against right-wing nationalist factions who violently opposed Balkan immigration to Greece in the 1990s. Give it another listen, you'll see.



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    anonymous
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    May 21st, 2017 5:21am report


    It appears to be Simon's parody of pop rock songs which he seems to see as being preoccupied with sex, often thinly veiled as romance. It is much more blunt than most pop songs, and a good deal less poetic than Simon's other songs.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 17th, 2017 4:15pm report


    It's about having to parent yourself while your parents are always away working.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 3rd, 2016 9:11pm report


    It's about a struggle to keep your head above water when you are dealing with people who do no necessarily agree with you.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 25th, 2011 6:15pm report


    Sex.




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