"Get Back in the Car" as written by and Kevin Moore....
so the man was tired and the car was starved
and the sun was setting
no the moon was tired and the cow was carved
i remember every second

forget what you don't know yet
forget what you don't know yet
forget what you don't know yet
yes i saw the way you talk to your cell phone

forget what you don't know yet
forget what you don't know yet
forget what you don't know yet
then i thought about the man with the shotgun

so the man took a shotgun out of the trunk
waited on the hood with the headlights on
radio was playing christmas songs

later on he thought he saw something
realized he never saw anything
now he drives with his headlights off

forget what you don't know yet
forget what you don't know yet
forget what you don't know yet
yeah i saw the way you climbed out the window

forget what you don't know yet
forget what you don't know yet
forget what you don't know yet
and now you never answer your cell phone


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"Get Back In The Car" as written by Kevin Moore

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    General CommentI can't tell exactely what this song is about... I do know it's quite visual to me, especially: "So the man took a shotgun out of the trunk, waited on the hood with the headlights on, radio was playing christmas songs". This line gives me a very strong image and the overal feel of the song is almost melancholic. Something has happened to this person, but you don't know exactely what and why. Maybe the mantra of "forget what you don't know yet" means this person feels paranoid, scared of the world without really having a valid reason, or maybe having a reason but it's a secret to the rest of the world. The idea of paranoia is stenthened by the lines: Later on he thought he saw something, realized he never saw anything, now he drives with his headlights off."

    Really love this song... it's calm, but there's a lot of stenght hidden in that calm, like the calm before a storm sort of feeling.
    AmphiptereSiXon September 21, 2011   Link
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    General Comment I just watched a video of my late grandmother and my grandpa and my mom and my dad when they were still together a year before I was born. And it was surreal because my grandma died when I was 3 or 4 and I never really see any videos of her also my mom and dad were together and if you knew my mom and dad this video would be weird for you too. Anyway they're all down in the holler with the rest of my grandma and grandpas family in West Virginia celebrating Christmas. You can see that my grandma loves her whole family with all her heart and (me at least) want to just walk through the video and warn her that she's going to die of cancer in just a few years. She had cancer twice and I don't know if this was before the first time or not but I also know that she adored me wen she was alive so if it was I think that her leaving her sickness behind to enjoy her grandchild was an irrefutably good decision. This song (to me) is about how much love humans are capable of and how ironic it is because it's intangible and eventually washes away. To me it's a coincidence because It reminds me of the spirit of Christmas (although I don't believe in god) all of the memories I have of my family being together and being happy seem so much better because I was young and I didn't know any better. We all don't know any better and I think this song is saying to savor that while you still can because there's always gonna be more to know but it will only make those past memories even sweeter when you do. That's why I put this song on immediately after watching that video and I didn't even know it yet. Soon enough you will become apart of the naivety of the past so you might as well live the part and capitalize on your existence if not just in the name of the ones you love or once loved who aren't around anymore
    antics194on August 03, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationThe songs about forgetting what you don't know yet, but what your bound to find out about through experience. (not cheating the natural process of relationships)

    The individual must have had a relationship with someone that he thought was close to him, then after turning off his cellphone he realized this person was distant the whole time, and in the end wasn't someone who loved him or wanted to see him.
    The driving of the car is symbolic for how when his lights were on, people could see him from a distance. But when he turns it off (headlights symbolic for the cellphone) he realizes only the people close to him see him.

    In other words ask yourself in the crisis of any relationship, would they visit you if you didn't have a cell phone or just had it switched off?
    TheProfitSongon December 26, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis seems to be about a man that wants to talk to someone but this person never answers his calls. So he fantasizes about kidnapping them, telling himself the story and changing it as he goes along.
    (He confuses the first two lines, then say's he's certain).

    In the story there's this man whose car is running on fumes, and is waiting to ambush someone with a shotgun.
    He's paranoid and the headlights makes him see things, so he turns it off.
    There's a bit when the other person is already inside the car, trying to escape.

    The chorus seems to be him repeating to himself to stop imagining theses things (or maybe stop anticipating things in a negative way - maybe the person will eventually answer the phone).

    The lyricist is a master at describing thoughts visually.
    ashwalkon April 28, 2015   Link
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    Song MeaningOk so previous comment was wrong. After listening this song a few times more, last week the true meaning of this song hit me real hard when a bunch of my texts and calls went unanswered.

    so the man was tired and the car was starved
    (man was tired- implies its most likely the evening) (car was starved- His body needed fuel)
    and the sun was setting
    (setting of the sun signifies the falsity and evil in which they are who have no charity and faith- that is from the bible)
    no the moon was tired and the cow was carved
    (correcting himself by not changing what he said but by adding more relevant details) ( moon was tired implies the mystery of the individual he is having dinner with has fizzled out) ( cow was carved implies the beef was carved ready to be served)
    i remember every second
    (he can still see it being replayed in his mind)

    forget what you don't know yet ( Forget these assumptions you make
    forget what you don't know yet try to get to know the person more
    forget what you don't know yet stay positive)
    yes i saw the way you talk to your cell phone (EVEN IF you see evidence of the worst in someone)

    forget what you don't know yet
    forget what you don't know yet
    forget what you don't know yet
    ( the message "Forget what you don't know yet" is directed at the listener: It promts us to forget things we don't know yet for certain as its a waste of time thinking about these things, escpecially when it usually means getting our hopes up about something we don't even know is genuine AKA our relationship with someone we just met that could very well be non existent. This line is a fractal of the whole songs meaning. You can tell its directed at ourselves AKA the listener based on the way the last line of the stanza is about "I" instead of "you")
    then i thought about the man with the shotgun
    (ponders about another mans story)
    (this story is a story of tragedy)

    so the man took a shotgun out of the trunk
    (the man is willingly looking to hurt someone)
    waited on the hood with the headlights on
    (doesen't want to go anywhere with the relationship, just wants to hurt someone- headlights represent the intension to see someone AKA he is seeking a women)
    radio was playing christmas songs
    (Its a time where families are together and he is alone AKA no family connection: seeking a women to fuck and hurt)

    later on he thought he saw something
    (This line talks about all the people that play along to get you out of their faces, AKA giving you fake phone numbers and giving you the false impression they welcome you or approve of you)
    realized he never saw anything
    (man finally realizes that was his assumptions making him think these women took an interest in him, He didn't know anything for certain yet HE DIDN'T FORGET WHAT HE DIDN'T KNOW YET)
    now he drives with his headlights off
    (as a result of him not forgetting what he didn't know about these people yet, he now took this to heart and lives his life lonely without the motivation to seek women partners)


    forget what you don't know yet (This stanza is directed at us AKA the listener)
    forget what you don't know yet
    (for those that don't understand from the break down last stanza of this line: it literally means don't think about something you don't know for certain or you will waste time thinking about something you haven't even spent much time on) (think your first interview for a job, After about a hundred interviews since your first suddenly you don't get excited anymore getting a first interview for a job: you don't even think twice about making it to the interview stage until you actually score the job: this is a perfect example of forget what you don't know yet)
    forget what you don't know yet
    yeah i saw the way you climbed out the window
    ( Even if you notice someone trying to get away from you without you knowing, or purposely avoiding you AKA not answering your calls, Walking away from you in a party or bar/club the moment you get distracted with something else or take your eyes off them, or maybe even the way someone goes the other direction once they see you gaze at them)

    forget what you don't know yet
    (repeat of the above again But this time the message is directed at the opposite sex: I say this because if a women listens to this song it can be interpreted from her point of view as well there is no HE OR SHE the only male is the one we all learn from because he is a prime example of tragedy: You can tell its directed at the opposite sex the way the last line of the stanza switches from "I" to "you")
    forget what you don't know yet
    forget what you don't know yet
    and now you never answer your cell phone
    (this last line is actually pointing out the irony: We know some of them will dodge your calls and avoid you, or manipulate you by giving you their number so you can walk away and leave them alone: This last line is sort of ending in such a way as to tell you that they are doing this purely as a result of forgetting what they don't know yet as they have been through it before as well. It can also mean that someone who thought they knew you can suddenly come to the realization they don't know much about you at all. This can also end with them deciding to forget what they don't know yet: hence the "now you never answer your cell phone". Its either someone you knew for a while or someone you just met. So that last lines meaning is very broad and open to interpretation in that sense.

    Overall song meaning summary:
    This is very ironic the very thing the singer is telling us to do , other people wind up hurting some of us because of. The moral is one will not be hurt by people forgetting us (or doing their best to forget us) because they don't know us: If one forgets what they don't know yet.

    This song is one to definitely think about if you have previously been hurt by people forgetting you because they didn't know you well enough yet. Generally i don't let those situations get to me. Its not going to turn my head lights off that's for sure. But on days when i am tempted to turn them off, I put this song on and crack open a beer.

    Hope you enjoyed the analysis!
    TheProfitSongon April 13, 2016   Link

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