"I Cant Drive 55" as written by and Sammy Hagar....
One foot on the brake and one on the gas, hey!
Well, there's too much traffic, I can't pass, no!
So I tried my best illegal move
Well, baby, black and white come and touched my groove again!

Gonna write me up a 125
Post my face wanted dead or alive
Take my license, all that jive
I can't drive 55! Oh No!

Uh!
So I signed my name on number 24, hey!
Yeah the judge said, "Boy, just one more...
We're gonna throw your ass in the city joint"

Looked me in the eye, said, "You get my point?"
I said Yea!, Oh yea!
Write me up a 125
Post my face wanted dead or alive

Take my license, all that jive
I can't drive 55!
Oh, yea!

I can't drive 55!
I can't drive 55!
I can't drive 55!
I can't drive 55!
Uh!

When I drive that slow, you know it's hard to steer.
And I can't get get my care out of second gear.
What used to take two hours now takes all day. Huh!
It took me 16 hours to get to L.A.

Gonna write me up a 125
Post my face wanted dead or alive
Take my license, all that jive
I can't drive 55!
No, no no,

I can't drive...
(I can't drive 55!)
I can't drive...
(I can't drive 55!)
I can't drive 55!


Lyrics submitted by Afrika Shox

"I Can't Drive 55" as written by Sammy Hagar

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

I Cant Drive 55 song meanings
Add your thoughts

8 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentWe'll it's certainly a good teenage boy fantasy, and the video really adds, even if it's way overdone and kind of cheesy (in the best way!), IMO. I think that's a Ferrari 512BB (or 512BBi) he's driving--the contours are wrong for a 308-series--which means he must have gotten a gray market car, as Ferrari did not officially send that one to the U.S. I've always had a thing for those flat-12, mid-engine Ferraris.
    NAwlinsContrarianon November 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat a great song... Was just submitted last week??? Heard on BTTF II...
    craigbenjion June 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMaybe the most political rock song of the 1980's...shows how politically unmotivated we were because this song protests the speed limit. Still, the song worked because the California speed limit is now 65. Killer song, but the speed limit change has dated it a little.
    DarkPooon September 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwe should turn america into the next autobahn, or however you spell it. but hell yea! this is my song!
    SMUSER17162841on April 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove it.
    Pink_Floyd_fanon June 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't drive 65 either!
    Shadow Creatoron February 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGo on & write me up for 125
    and
    So I signed my name on number 24,

    what does that mean :o
    CaniusSwisson February 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song always makes me drive fast in my sports car...its just a fun song. It always gets me pumped up for a night on the town with my friends.
    CKF929on December 16, 2012   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain