"Drive" as written by and Brian Fallon....
In my head I am already gone
Side roads boarded up, decisions decided on
But in my nights there are restless hours
When three A-M comes down and nothing else comes up

And the only thing we know
Is it's getting dark and we'd better go
And the only thing we see
Are the despairs of the day

And if you're too tired
Go to sleep my brothers, I
And if you're too tired
Go to sleep my brothers, I'm all right to drive

And in my heart I'm the weary kind
I'm much tired to cry
Though it's sad enough for tears
It's been try, fail, try for years

And when the next year comes along
I don't know if I'll be home
I don't know if we'll survive

And the only thing we know
Is it's getting dark and we'd better go
And the only thing we see
Are the despairs of the day

And if you're too tired
Go to sleep my brothers, I
And if you're too tired
Go to sleep my brothers, I'm all right to drive

And we're much too young of men
To carry such heavy heads
And tonight for the first time
It felt good to be alive

Yeah, we're much too young of men
To carry such heavy heads
And tonight for the first time
It felt good to be alive again, my friend

Only thing we know
It's getting dark and we'd better go
And the only thing we see
Are the despairs of the day

And if you're too tired
Go to sleep my brothers, I
And if you're too tired
Go to sleep my brothers, I
And if you're too tired
Go to sleep my brothers, I
And if you're too tired
Go to sleep my brothers, I'm all right to drive


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"Drive" as written by Brian Fallon

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    General CommentLyric correction: "Though it's sad enough for tears, it's been try, fail, try for years." Although until I read the booklet, I thought it was "it's been dropping dry for years." Haha.

    To me, this is one of they're best songs. I am surprised no one else has commented on it. Great sing along chorus.
    johnnycanuckon May 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think of a road trip every time i hear this song. beautiful.
    gablegroveon July 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNo more comments??? I love this song, especially the line:

    "And tonight for the first time, it felt good to be alive"

    I've been feeling that way a lot recently, life is good.
    Lewis88on December 05, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me, I definitely see a sort of coming of age inspiration here. Reminds me of high school graduation, really. But, when I first heard the song, the chorus and outro were the only parts that stuck with me, so it just reminded me of a road trip then.

    "In my head I am already gone.
    Side roads boarded up,
    Decisions decided on.
    But in my nights there are restless hours.
    When 3 A.M. comes down,
    And nothing else comes up."

    I've known plenty of seniors who have all these plans in their heads, and will usually talk about them, but there's definitely a sort of restlessness.

    "And in my heart I'm the wary kind.
    I'm much too tired to cry.
    Though it's sad enough for tears,
    It's been try fail hard for years.
    And when the next year comes along,
    I don't know if I'll be home.
    I don't know if I'll survive."

    And this verse would the best example for a coming of age/graduation interpretation.
    samnickersonon December 14, 2009   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionIn my head
    I am already gone
    Side road pointed home
    Decisions decided on

    But in my nights
    There are restless hours
    3 AM goes down
    Nothing else comes up

    And the only thing we know
    Is it's getting dark and we better go
    And the only thing we say
    Are the despairs of the day

    And if you're too tired
    Go to sleep, my brothers, I
    And if you're too tired
    Go to sleep, my brothers
    I'm alright to drive

    But in my heart
    I'm the weary kind
    I'm much too tired to cry
    Though it's sad enough for tears
    It's been dropping dry for years
    When the next year comes along
    I don't know if I'll be home
    I don't know if we'll survive

    And the only thing we know
    Is it's getting dark and we better go
    And the only thing we say
    Are the despairs of the day

    And if you're too tired
    Go to sleep, my brothers, I
    And if you're too tired
    Go to sleep, my brothers
    I'm alright to drive

    And we're much too young of men
    To carry such heavy heads
    And tonight for the first time
    It felt good to be alive
    And we're much too young of men
    To carry such heavy heads
    And tonight for the first time
    It felt good to be alive again, my friend

    The only thing we know
    Is it's getting dark and we better go
    And the only thing we say
    Are the despairs of the day

    And if you're too tired
    Go to sleep, my brothers, I
    And if you're too tired
    Go to sleep, my brothers, I
    And if you're too tired
    Go to sleep, my brothers, I
    And if you're too tired
    Go to sleep, my brothers
    I'm alright to drive
    RudySkaon January 22, 2012   Link
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    General CommentHe's a designated driver. He's alright to drive.
    Emjay41on July 10, 2013   Link

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