Simon & Garfunkel: Baby Driver Meaning
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 ?
melody_hunter Aug 30th, 8:57am report
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 1:45am report
Sex, Sex and Sex all the way down the line. I wonder how your engines feel?
anonymous 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...
anonymous 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.
anonymous Sep 7th, 2018 9:26pm report
It's about a young lustful teen.
anonymous Aug 7th, 2018 8:47pm report
Funny, "Harder Than Your Husband" by Frank Zappa is one for the few songs not about sex!
anonymous 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..."
anonymous Aug 5th, 2017 8:19am report
Banging pregnant chicks
anonymous Jul 4th, 2017 7:10pm report
Nany Driver i about driving get-a-way cars for gangster heists!
BurtMichaels 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.
anonymous 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.
anonymous Apr 17th, 2017 4:15pm report
It's about having to parent yourself while your parents are always away working.
anonymous 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.
anonymous Jun 25th, 2011 6:15pm report
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