"Open Road Song" as written by Max Collins, Tony Fagenson and Jon Siebels....
Tonight I feel ambitious and so does my foot
as it sinks on the pedal
I press it to the floor
I don't need a girl, don't need a friend
Cause my friend Lonesome's unconditional
We're flying forever bored
And for a moment I love everything that I see and think and feel
I love my broken side view mirror
Cause it's so perfect I'm so perfect you're so perfect you're not here
I hear the change in gears

{Chorus}
My pile shakes as I hit eighty on the open road
This is an open road song

The night is beckoning
Although I have nowhere to go but home
Feels good to be alone
With every turn comes a new frame of mind
If I could frame my mind
Where would it hang?

{Chorus}

I crack a window and feel the cool air cleanse my every pore
As I pour my poor heart out
To a radio song that's patient and willing to listen
My volume drowns it out
Yeah, but that's O.K. cause I sound better than him anyway, any day
Yeah, my voice is as sweet as salt
I search for comfort and I find it where I've found it many times before
Times before can be forgotten

{Chorus}


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"Open Road Song" as written by Max Collins

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  • +2
    General CommentI love this song. I first heard it at the beginning of the move "Can't Hardly Wait". I love that movie, but this song kicks ass. Fuck eveyone and go on a road trip!
    Dogg19on June 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think the ending is CrzyGmOfPkr19 's second explaination. that he found comfort in his girlfriend or the source that made him take his road trip, and he hasta forget that and just drive.
    RocKerchik15on June 13, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"thephobia
    09-26-2006

    This song is not about driving at all. It's a metaphor about a lifestyle. Came upon it differently, but I live this lifestyle.

    ^I agree with this interpretation wholeheartedly, well done indeed. Anyone who thinks this song has anything at all to do with operating a motor vehicle in any capacity is completely missing the point.

    I think it is also important to note that the use of "Eighty" is more than likely a reference to "Ada Wong" from the popular Resident Evil video game series. We know that both the song and the video game came out at relatively the same time, and if you say "Eighty" slow it kind of sounds like you might say "Ada Wong" instead. Lead singer Max Collins knew this, and used it as the basis of this song and quite possibly the basis for the entire album.
    DrecheChaseron February 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRoad trip song. That's all I gotta say.
    babytexon December 14, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow this is the greatest cruising song EVER written. i love it so much!
    Action and Actionon April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAt first I thought he was talking about stepping on a distortion pedal but then I realized.
    dracrokon May 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah i don't think so, hence the name, i think he's driving
    MnOvrboard182on May 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can't decide about the last line "I search for comfort and I find it where I've found it many times before Times before can be forgotten"... either he's saying, sometimes you forget the most obvious places you can go for comfort, or he needs to forget where he could go for comfort before b/c he can't go there anymore (ie ex-girlfriend) i dunno, probably the first explanation...
    CrzyGmOfPkr19on May 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDamn, Max rules at writing songs. These lyrics are great and this song is very vengeful. It's like driving because you are pissed off but getting over it. He's like -fuck everyone else, I rule no matter what they say and my opinion is all that matters-. I search for comfort and I find it where I've found it many times beforem times before can be forgotten.
    myownprison333on May 30, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"And for a moment I love everything I see and think and feel I love my broken side view mirror Cause it's so perfect I'm so perfect you're so perfect you're not here "

    i think that feeling *pionts up* has to be one of the best feelings in the world until u get to the end and u start missing someone...i'm sure u all have felt it before
    RubberDuckieYAYon June 20, 2002   Link

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