"Driving Sideways" as written by and Michael Lockwood Aimee Mann....
At least you know
You were taken by a pro
I know just how you feel
She talked a perfect game
Deflecting all the blame
You took the jack
And changed the flat
And got behind the wheel,
Now you're
Driving sideways
Taken in by the scenery
As you're propelled along
And your companion
Will not help you to navigate
For fear she may be wrong

And you will say
That you're making headway
And put it in overdrive
But you're mistaking speed
For getting what you need
And never even noticing
You never do arrive
'Cause you're
Driving sideways
If you roll down the window you'll see
You're where you don't belong
And your companion
Will not help you to navigate
For fear she may be wrong

And you're powered by
The hopeful lie
That it's just around the bend
And when this, by default
Comes screeching to a halt
Let's hope that you
Know what to do
To start it up again

Driving sideways
Hitting scan on the radio
So she can sing along
And she'll sit
Thinking you're going to handle it
Until she's proven wrong
Until she's proven wrong
Until you prove her wrong


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"Driving Sideways" as written by Michael Lockwood Aimee Mann

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    General CommentI think Aimee Mann was one of those students who love to play with words and that comes out in her lyrics (Spoken like an ex-English teacher!) They are very clever and the "conceit" of the title is carried through to the whole song.
    user1951on March 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhen i'm feeling low, i usually end up playing this song with boyfriend present in the room. not completely directed at him, but i do notice that i end up noticing his body language as he listens to the lyrics. it's a very strange feeling being female, listening to aimee talk to a guy about his wayward girl and somehow, i end up fitting in there, too.
    pamelachaeon July 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song...unfortunately, the girl in it reminds me of myself because I'm a bad navigator...on a trip to Virginia Beach we were on a dicey stretch of 35, and I played this.
    ReginkaLovesToJamon July 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwow! i love aimee mann. its funny because my friend christen introduced me to it the other day on a smoke ride with asian matt after a weekend at iup and it amazed the shit out of me. im in love with aimee! theres also this funny story to it. christen said she wrecked the car the past 2 times she was listening to that song... like she lived out this song... and it was the first time since her last accident that she was listening to it... lol it was great...
    phildo051on March 12, 2003   Link

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