"Driving" as written by and Polly Jean Harvey....
Tell him I'm driving, it's alright
Turning on this wheel
Turning on headlights
A hundred different bibles by my side
In my white gown I go flying down
Oh my eyes, it cannot be
He said no, it cannot be
All that time, it cannot be
Easy said, it cannot be

The ghosts fly their asses off tonight
I'm just driving till it dies
Tell him I'm driving, it's alright
You tell him that I had a skin-full
You tell him that I couldn't sit still
Imagine your whole self is filled with light
Your voice ringing out
Through the whole fucking town
Oh my eyes it cannot be
He said no, it cannot be
All that time, it cannot be
Oh my eyes, it cannot be

You tell him I'm driving
You tell him I'm driving


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"Driving [#]" as written by Polly Harvey

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    General CommentThis song is about Schizophrenia or possably dissociative identity disorder. Driving refers to being the controling identity. The singer is telling her other, possably more distructive identities that she is firmly in control, though clearly she is not. The mention of 100 different bibles is in reference to the fact that many people suffering from mental illness seek the help of religion, often to their disapointment. "The ghosts fly their asses off tonight" a reference to the episode of delusions the singer is currently experiencing. Feeling like she is filled with voices and images and "ghosts" if you will she cannot sit still.
    JayJanuson December 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDriving is about a bride running away from a marriage.

    The song is about a woman running away from a marriage. She ran from the alter and drived until the car died. "In my white gown, I go flying down" is a reference to her wedding dress. She feels too free to be tied down - "imagine your whole self is filled with light".
    YokoOnoon December 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti really like both the interpretations here.

    except i always assumed "white gown" was referring to a nightgown.
    SWRJoneson March 10, 2006   Link

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