"Take a Drink" as written by and Kevin Truckenmiller....
I never want to be part of the herd
I guess I was in case you haven't heard
Maybe you can tell that I can't stand
The way I want to be the included
I always want to be a mystery
I always knew that two and two made three
I wish away the time I'm living in
I never wanna see the smile again

[Chorus]
It's not for sure
And I'm feeling
Like it's not for sure
Come on and take a drink with me
Whoa whoa, I don't think you can cope with it
I don't think you can handle it
Whoa whoa, Forgive my own forgetfulness
And take a drink with me

I wanted to be two, but more than one
I only thought that I could be so dumb
Crush my heart with your new heels
I'd beg for you, but I don't kneel
I understand that you were living there
It never bothered me that I don't care
I wonder if I'll act on my impulse
I wonder if I'll leave if you say go

[Chorus]

Whoa, would you take a drink with me
If it's all you can take
It'll be okay
If it's all I can take
Then just put me away

[Chorus]

Whoa whoa, I don't think you can cope with it
So take a drink with me

I never want to be part of the herd
I guess I was in case you haven't heard
I wanna spend some time to make you see
So why not come and take a drink with me?


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"Take a Drink" as written by Kevin Truckenmiller

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    General Commentawsome song!!! this is my favorate song at the moment

    I’d beg for you, but I don’t kneel

    that lyric always gets stuck in my head. sounds like something a rapper or pimp would say.
    Melz8911on December 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI saw these guys recently and they are awesome! This was definately one of my favorite songs by them. The first time I head it I thought they said trip instead of drink... lol, i guess that would've worked too. I got this really cute Quietdrive shirt that says "I'll crush your heart with my new heels" hee hee. I like mmkg 28 description of this song... like he's accepted that she won't accept him. Lol, say that ten times fast...
    strbrstcylon February 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'd love to see them live, but they haven't come around my area yet. I don't even think anyone has heard about them (where I am).
    mmkg_28on April 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhere are you from? they've been touring pretty much all over the US
    risefromtheasheson June 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMe? Canada.
    mmkg_28on July 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlove this songggg
    loserchick1520on September 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song but I never really this part:

    "I always knew that two and two made three

    I know hes not reffering to math but in wat way does 2 & 2 make 3?
    TBHon May 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentQuietdrive is amazing. I can't wait for them to come back to Minnesota!
    boyslikegirlsxon August 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThey ever gonna come to lil' ol' England?
    peanuts and raisinson September 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmmkg_28 makes some good points, but there were a few left out.

    The major point of this song, I think, is that the speaker has come to realize that he has become a "part of the herd" as reinforced by "I guess I was, in case you haven't heard". This astounds him since he has always viewed himself as a very independent, unique person who didn't subscribe to the reality of the herd, who "always knew that two and two make three". The line "I never wanna see the smile again" states his dissatisfaction with his situation despite its comforts (smile, wish away the time).

    This section:

    I wanted to be two, but more than one
    I only thought that I could be so dumb
    Crush my heart with your new heels
    I’d beg for you, but I don’t kneel
    I understand that you were living there
    It never bothered me that I don’t care

    tells of how he changed into a part of the herd in order to "beg" the girl he likes to be with him (the two) since she lived in this world of the herd. The last line shows a change of attitude in that it is in the past tense, implicating that now he IS bothered by the shallow world she lives in and how he has changed in order to try and get her.

    The whole chorus about taking a drink is so that he can introduce her to the true side of himself, the real side he's been hiding from the crowd. He doesn't think she'll accept him ("I don’t think you can cope with it / I don’t think you can handle it"), but as the ending shows ("I wanna spend some time to make you see") he really wants to try and bring her to his world.
    Kobuksonon January 11, 2008   Link

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