"At The Stars" as written by and Kevin Griffin....
Maybe I should drop you at your door.
Or leave tonight and vanish up the shore.
Anywhere but here.

It's three o'clock we're driving in your car,
You're screaming out the window at the stars,
"Please don't drive me home!"

Blame us because we are who we are.
Hate us because you'll never get that far.
And who'd suppose you would go?
I've already learned enough to know.

Tell me all the places we could go.
And count the headlights passing on the road,
A long, long time ago.

Here we are.
Foreign to their world.
Straight and composed.
Your sermons I can do without
And I finally found.
That everybody loves to love you
When you're far away.

Could it be we've done something wrong
We'd make it back to your place before dawn
"Please, don't take me home."
"Please, don't take me home."


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"At the Stars" as written by Bryan Patrick Campbell Matthew John Tokarsky

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    General CommentMaybe I should drop you at your door.
    Or leave tonight and vanish up the shore.
    Anywhere but here.

    i think this part is about two lovers. their date ended, but the girl really doesn't want him to take her home yet. they're both feeling sad, they're tired of everyone and everything around them. and she doesn't want to go home.

    It's three o'clock we're driving in your car,
    You're screaming out the window at the stars,
    "Please don't drive me home!"

    they're just driving around, looking at the stars and talking. doing absolutely nothing.

    Blame us because we are who we are.
    Hate us because you'll never get that far.
    And who'd suppose you would go?
    I've already learned enough to know.

    everybody thinks of them as "different" and they don't really fit in.

    Tell me all the places we could go.
    And count the headlights passing on the road,
    A long, long time ago.

    they're still just driving around aimlessly, getting ready to leave the city.

    Here we are.
    Foreign to their world.
    Straight and composed.
    Your sermons I can do without
    And I finally found.
    That everybody loves to love you
    When you're far away.

    the last part of this is amazing!!! "and i finally found that everybody loves to love you, when you're far away" people don't appreciate things until they're gone. when people move away, everybody is constantly calling and emailing to check on them, wants to see them again, wants to visit them, etc. you are more appreciated when you're not with you're friends/family.

    Could it be we've done something wrong
    We'd make it home to your place before dawn
    "Please, don't take me home."
    "Please, don't take me home."

    (:
    iloveyoukidddox3on January 18, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song means soooo much to me. In the summer the drives to the NJ shore were sooo memorable. Cruising in the Trans with the tops down, what great times we had. Nobody ever seemed to want to go home, even when we had nothing to do, just driving around was a great time.
    Jamson April 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, i know what you mean. Me and this girl I was seeing used to drive around at 2 or so at night and just go nowhere. We'd have all the windows down and we would just cruise around till morning. It felt like we were the only people in the world, and nothing mattered, accept that we couldnt keep the sun down. It makes me feel good just thinking about it
    BlindReefon April 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI can totally relate this song to this last summer, with a guy friend of mine...we both just wanted to get away from everyone and everything. We wanted to just be anywhere but home. And we would drive around, just doing nothing, and it meant so much. I would often look at the stars, and think of the song :).
    Anyway, the lead singer actually wrote the song about, when he was 14 or 15, he had a girlfriend who he'd pick up really late at night and they'd just go drive around, not wanting to go home. :).
    BlackBasilSupplyon May 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is just perfect...it reminds me of spock and me drivin around into the night with no worries, nothin, just me and him and the stars...ry i miss ya...
    amberl0396on May 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentto me like most of you this song relates me back to summer time just kinda drivin around with friends, real late at night, feeling invincable, feeling alive. with nobody wanting to go home, there were some nights when we didn't we just kinda drove around all night long.
    LiveUrLifeon May 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthowie day sings this song too...it's great...summer definitely
    labellalunaon May 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song means more than just driving though...it represents breaking away and finally being free and being yourself...I love it. It's a beautiful song and it means a lot to me
    letterstonoelleon June 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentawesome song.
    *hugme*on June 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is one of my favorites...it's such a summer song and reminds me of so many wonderful memories...it's enough to make me cry. my favorite part is "and i finally found that everybody loves to love you when you're far away"
    lying_awakeon June 28, 2002   Link

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