Simon & Garfunkel: Baby Driver Meaning
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Baby Driver Lyrics
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 ?
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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.
anonymous May 3rd report
A young hormonal teen fantasizing and masturbating about bringing a girl to his room to “play”. The imagery of his parents working and not being home along with the obvious imagery of a young girl with “pigtails”.
anonymous Mar 3rd 2023 report
Sex, obviously. More specifically, masturbation. But, and here's the bit I never see anyone else say, he's talking about playing with her boobs. ("I wonder how your engines feel") For those of you with no idea how a car is built - a car has one engine.
Some have suggested pregnant women (Baby Driver), but I always saw it as more of a euphemism for grabbing boobs and 'going to town,' like a baby would. Both hands on the 'wheel(s)' if you will, and driving her (on top, I'd imagine) to "scoot down the road" and get him to his final destination.
I don't interpret it this way, but I could see how one might read into it as he ghosts her after because he signs "scoot down the road, what's my number?" and one might imagine that is him leaving her behind. I always thought of it as more of a team event and he later wistfully ponders "I wonder how your engines feel?"
In short, in my opinion, he's fantasizing about having sex with a girl, playing with her boobs, and using them to drive her to get him to the finish line.
anonymous Feb 2nd 2022 report
I always thought it was about a young world champion driver in the US who was around 17 years old. At the end of the song you can hear the commentary... 'and the world champion' behind the sound of roaring engines. I played Simon and Garfunkel to death including this song. Love them, great music!
A dude who wants to enjoy all the thrills of life, without much thought.
The wind in his hair as he drives very fast, the thrill of getting to know a pretty girl, the masculinaty of gking to war, all fun but shallow moments of being high.
Surprised no mention of drugs.
anonymous Jan 10th 2020 report
Sex, Sex and Sex all the way down the line. I wonder how your engines feel?
anonymous Oct 21st 2018 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...
anonymous Sep 21st 2018 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.
anonymous Sep 7th 2018 report
It's about a young lustful teen.
anonymous Aug 7th 2018 report
Funny, "Harder Than Your Husband" by Frank Zappa is one for the few songs not about sex!
anonymous Sep 7th 2017 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..."
anonymous Aug 5th 2017 report
Banging pregnant chicks
anonymous Jul 4th 2017 report
Nany Driver i about driving get-a-way cars for gangster heists!
anonymous May 21st 2017 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.
anonymous Apr 17th 2017 report
It's about having to parent yourself while your parents are always away working.
anonymous Sep 3rd 2016 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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