"Drive" as written by and Ric Ocasek....
Who's gonna tell you when
It's too late
Who's gonna tell you things
Aren't so great
You know you can't go on
Thinking nothing's wrong
Who's gonna drive you home tonight

Who's gonna pick you up
When you fall
Who's gonna hang it up
When you call
Who's gonna pay attention
To your dreams
Who's gonna plug their ears
When you scream

You can't go on
Thinking nothing's wrong
Who's gonna drive you home tonight

Who's gonna hold you down
When you shake
Who's gonna come around
When you break

I said you can't go on
Thinking nothing's wrong
Who's gonna drive you home tonight

You can't go on
Just thinking, that nothing is wrong
Who's gonna drive you home tonight


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"Drive" as written by Ric Ocasek

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    General CommentThis song is about a young man deeply dedicated to the woman he loves. A woman he has undergone a great deal with.A woman he needs, knows, and has always been there for .As life codly whisped by, shes losing hope in all aspects of living- relationship included. She is obviously emotionally detached as the refrain repeats: "you cant go on thinking nothings wrong,"When he can feel the insidious detachment. She is contemplating leaving for what she thinks is better. His persistence suggests she is adamant about her decision. But he knows wherever she ends up, no one will love and understand her like him. The upbeat melody is in stark contrast to his own heartbreak and pleas/questions regarding her welfare and their relationship. He needs her more than she realizes or perhaps cares. What's most unique about this wonderful song is unlike ,most songs that reflect the singers emtions, he is worried about her stability and emotional state if she leaves. Who's gonna drive you home tonight? A simple question. He needs her even more than she realizes or comprehends. She is too blind and overwhelmed by life to realize these simple questions are his profession of love and plea that she remember who he is and what they had. She doesn't seem to understand and is pushing him away for a seemingly better life. Although he knows shes not thinking straight, he is also not a weak man and understands its ultimately her choice.The first line is a sad warning and plea: Who's gonna tell you wen its too late? A sad song about forgetting what matters most in life and love.
    ammerahon December 03, 2014   Link

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