"Rear View Mirror" as written by and Jason Lytle....
Rear view mirror
Rear view mirror
Rear view mirror
Rear view mirror

What the hell
While I've been trying to drive somewhere
Real and nearer
Real and nearer

Rear view mirror
Don't wanna live life looking through a

What the hell, well
I've been trying to drive somewhere
Real and nearer
Real and nearer
Real and nearer

To boldly go no normal Joe or Jack or Jeff had ever been
Pass it slow, it's told you so, it's might as well give up, old friend
To boldly go no normal Joe or Jack or Jeff had ever been
Pass the classic no you never will and which is why we can
Which is why we can
Which is why we can

Don't wanna live life looking through a

To boldly go no normal Joe or Jack or Jeff had ever been
Pass it slow, it's told you so, it's might as well give up, old friend
To boldly go no normal Joe or Jack or Jeff had ever been
Pass the classic no you never will and which is why we can
Which is why we can
Which is why we can

Rear view mirror
Don't wanna live life looking through a


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"Rear View Mirror" as written by Jason Lytle

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    General Commentreally abstract but it has a clear meaning which Im preety is just to not flow through life by living a dull life and get the most out of it. someone else probably could add more detail though but I just dont feal like writing up an elaborate meaning of it. who cares really. cool song btw
    floydian18on May 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAgreed. The rear view mirror metaphor is used to say that despite the pioneering band's breakup, its members will boldly go forward and continue to achieve great new things without dwelling on what's behind them in the rear view mirror.
    wraton June 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentalong with "hes simple, hes dumb" and "now its on", this song is one of the most sincere releases from grandaddy. it oozes soul and meaning. it sounds like the outpouring of a soul.

    the meaning it self is easy. dont live your life looking through a rear view mirror. but the sound they make while telling this simple story is amazing.

    a great song by a smart band.
    caramelprisoneron May 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is such a sad one.. Although the lyrics stay positive all along, there too much nostalgia in it. It's a perfect song to listen to in the train for example. Watching the lanscapes, remembrance of the lost time, etc...
    voodoo-childon June 02, 2008   Link

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