Somewhere in north Texas
My father is driving fast
Sleeping through the rumble strip
While mom's at home taking a bath

He's asleep at the wheel

In my backyard in north Texas
On the hottest summer night
Hummingbirds fall all around us
Their hearts stopped beating in mid-flight

He's asleep at the wheel


You want to hear the funny part?
My father knows these old rooms
Twice as well as any one of us

He's asleep at the wheel

Lyrics submitted by femmesofrussia, edited by Mellow_Harsher

Asleep at the Wheel song meanings
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    General Commentok so im thinking.....his father has died in a car accident

    the hummingbirds falling to symbolize his death?
    abeastsmoveon October 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwell i know for sure his grandfather + possibly his brother died but havent heard anything about his father.
    quietwaron September 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think its about his father not caring about his family, just that they turn out alright, so long as he doesn't have to get to know them.
    msstuffon July 20, 2011   Link
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    General CommentCongest the words in the version I have.
    TheHappyBobbinon April 12, 2016   Link

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