"She'll Drive the Big Car" as written by and David Bowie....
She waited by the moon
She was sick with fear and cold
She felt too old for all of this
Of course she never showed
She lugged her suitcase to the bus
Melted home through the snow
North along riverside

She slips beneath the sheets
A husbands quiet devoted wife
But strangers sad and nervous
By the dawns early light
Loves lies like a dead cloud
On a shabby, yellow lawn
Up on riverside

She'll drive the big car
He'll sit behind
She'll keep an eye on Jessica
South along the Hudson

She'll turn the radio high
Find a station playing sad, sad soul
Just a little bit louder now
South along the Hudson yea

Just a little bit faster now
Just a little bit louder now
Just a little bit angry now
South along the Hudson, yea

And she'll drive the big car
And talk herself insane
Just a little bit louder now
Just a little bit angry now

Way back when Millennium
Meant racing to the light
He promised her a dream-life
He'd take her back to street-life

Away from violent water
With its Cormorants and leaves
Up on riverside

She'll drive the big car
But he'll sit behind
Bursting her bubbles of Ludlow and Grand
South along the Hudson
She'll turn the radio way up high
Find a station playing sad, sad soul

Just a little bit louder now
South along the Hudson

Just a little bit faster now
Just a little bit louder now
Just a little bit angry now
South along the Hudson, yea

Just a little bit faster now
Just a little bit louder now
Just a little bit angry now
South along the Hudson, yea

She'll drive the big car
He'll sit behind
She'll keep an eye on Jessica
Just a little bit faster now
Just a little bit faster now


Lyrics submitted by saturnine, edited by kerrylee69

"She'll Drive the Big Car" as written by David Bowie

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    General CommentGASP so she DID drive into the river! My gut instinct was in tune with Bowie's, oh yay!
    hallospacegirlon January 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commentfor some reason, i always thought that the woman drowned herself by driving into the river. but now that i actually read the lyrics... maybe not. maybe she just drove off with her kids to escape her hubby.
    hallospacegirlon September 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI freakin love this song! It reminds me of "Fake Plastic Trees" by Radiohead...same themes, I guess. I especially like the chorus. David Bowie is the most soulful skinny, white guy I know of. I remember how I saved up my lunch money for a month to buy this CD (I was a wee one...maybe 12?) DEFINATELY WORTH IT!
    Reebion January 13, 2010   Link

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