"My Hit and Run" as written by Anthony J. Fredianelli and Stephan Jenkins....
Feel the speed through the intersection
In sheets of rain I seek out cars
Hands in gloves grip handlebars

Ride alone to the pub in the dark
I get a little wet but I don't have to park
And the lights start flashing from green to red as I ride
A car turns left and I slide
I can't turn back
I make contact
Blinkers smash into mosaic
Then I start flying

Always think we get more time
Now flying through the air
Maybe living maybe dying
In this motor crash it's you who comes to mind
Don't we always wish we had more time

I'm thrust slo-mo through time and space
Details smash and
I protect my face
And then I see yours
And go to a time when we just knew

Mister death in the car below
Doesn't even slow
And away he goes
In the majesty of a motor crash
You skid into my darkness forming
Sex and death, heartbreak and strife
They give no warning

Here it comes, my hit and run

Come down hard and roll to my feet
And rain washes blood now off concrete
People turn away and I just had to laugh
Cause I'm still flying
Living and dying

Here it comes, my hit and run

And I'd like to thank mister death for what he's done
Cause I got to walk away from my hit and run
Mysteries are not so empty now as they seemed
Cause I saw you
At my hit and run


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"My Hit and Run" as written by Stephan Jenkins Anthony J. Fredianelli

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    General Commentmusically, the guitarwork reminds me of 'wounded' off of 'blue.' this is one of my favorite songs on the new album because its the most intense. supposedly, it is about stephan's relationship with charlize theron, as is most of the songs off of 'out of the vein.' however, the song really hits me because he describes the gruesome details of his 'hit and run,' but he gets to walk away unscathed and only stronger in the end. the whole song is an extended metaphor of his relationship with charlize. i also noticed that 'mister death' is personified the same way it is on 'burning man' off the self-titled. overall, awesome song.
    flowiejoie6on June 22, 2003   Link
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    General Commentso what I think it means is obviouslly about a car accident... but if we want to read between the lines it goes much more deeper, like "Always thinking we got more time" so we left so many things without doing or saying, because we never think on the chance of dying tomorrow... so practicly what these song is saying is that we should do all the things we feel like doing before it is to late. And the line of "I want to thank mister dead for what he is done... cause I saw you at my hit and run" is like thanking the car accident because he got a chance to see someone he really wanted to see but he never got a chance again. Like for example: I used to loved this guy and I haven't seen him in a whole year!!!!! so I wished I will find him soon... I don't know if this sounds clear? i'm not very well writing my ideas... but thanks for the space anyway.
    punker girlon June 27, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is my favorite off of Out of the Vein. It has a different sound which I think is a new type of sound that is Third Eye Blind. The message is a good one. It kinda shows the value of life and how it can be gone in a split second, i.e. a car accident. The way he describes it is kind of like a rebirth in a sense. He gets to walk away from his hit and run, and thinking that his life could have ended at that very instant but it didn't, he will have a new appreciation for life. His breakfast the next morning will be the best breakfast he has ever had in his life because for all he knows it might be his last. He paints the scene in the listener's head well too; he is a gifted lyricist. The tune is awesome too; bad ass song.
    LazyForeLifeon June 27, 2003   Link
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    General CommentOkay, maybe i'm over analyzing but the line "people turn away and I just had to laugh" reminds me of the lines "and though the news was rather sad/well, i just had to laugh" and "a crowd of people turned away/but i just had to look" from The Beatles' "A Day in the Life," which also has the parallel of relating to a car accident.
    Lucifyrron December 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree with a few of the earlier comments. this song is intense. But to me it is about the intensity of love. That the singer hasn't been with the one they love for a while and then, suddenly, in the middle of this awful accident, the only person they think of is the one they love. Imagine someone calling you out of the blue and telling you that in the middle of a car accident they the only thing they could think of was that the two of you never had enough time.

    I think that is amazing.
    unfocusedmindon April 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is an Amazing song, my fav TEB song, "always think we get more time, now flying through the air, maybe living maybe dying". thats awesome
    Gee wizon October 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwell accually God Of Wine is my fav, but this one is great lol
    Gee wizon October 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about a motorcycle accident stephen was involved in on a rainy day in san francisco, i remember him talking about it in an interview on their website
    vidaarteraon July 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmotorcycle drive by/my hit and run... parallel? maybe??

    or not maybe.
    botheyesblindon March 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think he is very thankful that he "got to walk away from my hit and run"
    i love this song because it really does show appretiation for life and he's saying how we're always wishing we had more time.
    tiedyeloveron September 02, 2007   Link

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