"Motorist" as written by and /....
Taking Division down to where I shouldn't be,
Turn pockets run aground in the Green.
New way to see what's laid plain in front of me.
Nothing better than a look at what I shouldn't see.

When you examined the wreck, what did you see?
Glass everywhere and wheels still spinning free.
When you examined the wreck, what did you see?
Glass everywhere and wheels still spinning free.
Accidental, maybe.
Restraints too frayed to withhold me.

Remember,
You told me
You will go
Where you're meant
To be.

This is my wreck, so let it be.
Cracked gauges carry messages for me.
Calls and responses you can't see,
Calls and responses you can't see.
I know you'd never grasp the possibilities.
What would you risk to rescue me?

So turn your back,
Just drive on past
'Cause nothing is better than getting out fast.

Taking Division down to where I shouldn't be,
Five blocks down in the middle of the Green.
No messages wash ashore with me.
Glass shards reflecting light so I can see.
I know you'd never grasp the possibilities.
What would you risk to rescue me?


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"Motorist" as written by

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    General CommentI believe this is based upon JG Ballard's novel "The Concrete Island"
    ratanxon September 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentheh. its a cliche but people still slow down to look at a road accident.
    thecriksteron March 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe speaker is involved in a crash and is facing mortality. Lines like “you will go where you’re meant to be” and “nothing is better than getting out fast” make this sound like suicide. It could be about someone committing suicide via car crash to reach what they believe is the afterlife; they feel they have nothing else to live for and, if destined to end up in a certain afterlife, wants to get there faster.

    The line “what would you risk to rescue me” is interesting. It could be asked to a paramedic, of course, or even to a person that the speaker was close to. But it could also be asked to a bystander. This brings to mind a sort of heroism: who would risk the danger of getting someone out of a car crash? Perhaps that is the person that the speaker here is looking for. Thus, it could also be about isolation and looking for human connection.
    DevMinoron January 05, 2011   Link

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