Your black Lexus has
Two hundred thousand miles
Underneath the missing roads

You don't know where you're going
Almost anytime
Things lost just lighten up your load

Maybe you're headin' out
To LA
See if they'll put you in a show

First you'll check with the stars
Read both your sign and mine
In the back of the New York Post

You can't find her
You can't find her
In the mirror everything's reversed
And you can't find her
You can't find her
Everyday you feel a little curse

Now your car's been towed
You misread the sign
Something left to do
Must have slipped your mind

Got no money left
Guess you'll stick around
And anyway the stars
Said not to go right now

But you can't find her
You can't find her
In the mirror everything's reversed
And you can't find her
You can't find her
Everyday you look a little worse

You can't find her
You can't find her
In the mirror everything's reversed
You can't find her
You can't find her
Everyday you feel a little curse

You can't find her
You can't find her
In the mirror everything's reversed
You can't find her
You can't find her
Everyday you feel a little curse


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    General CommentWhat a great song. Nothing too allegorical about the lyrics here, I think. Going to LA to seek ones fortune, maybe making it or maybe not...
    genetruon July 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is about a young woman who is directionless and full of naive, shallow dreams of making it in show business, without realizing how those dreams have become a proxy for a real life. The "things lost" that "lighten up [her] load" are the very things that could have made her a person of substance; instead, she cuts loose anything that might tie her to friends, family, or humanity itself. When Joe sings "you can't find her, in the mirror everything's reversed", the implication is that the mere reflection of her own face has become the more 'real' substance that looks back and finds only a shallow, empty shell of a human being. As time (and her money) runs out and goes by, this person's dream of making it in a "show" slowly fade, and she find's excuses not to leave (i.e., "the stars said not to go right now"). The beginning of the song represents this woman with a classy car that is already past its prime (a Lexus with 200,000 miles); by the end of the song, it's implied that she's aging without maturing, trapped in a superficial mentality that she will never break free of.
    jaysthenameon December 19, 2007   Link

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