"Driver, Surprise Me" as written by and Matthew D. Berninger Aaron B. Dessner....
Put the pervert in a suit
Take him out and light him up
Get him out of your system
And warm your brand new bones.
Sweep him in a shopping bag
Call a car and take him slow through NoLita
Driver, surprise me
Any rose red whore with impeccable taste
Will take the place over and let him go
Driver, surprise me
Whatever works for you
I'm brand new and reinvented
Without a scratch, daisy fresh
And arrow straight
That's a beautiful name
Can I take it because I don't remember anyone?
And nothing reminds me
I'm a brand new house
Red girl swings somewhere else
Driver, surprise me
Any rose red whore with impeccable taste
Will take the place over and let him go
We'll let him blow in the eyes
We'll let him float in the drinks
Of the beautiful boys
And the beautiful girls
I'll find her jewelry in my room
I'll find her voice in my mouth
I'll wear her clothes until she comes home
I'll find her number in my phone
Driver, darling, driver
Driver, darling, driver
Driver, darling, driver
Let her take me home
I'll find her jewelry in my room
I'll find her voice in my mouth
I'll wear her clothes until she comes home


Lyrics submitted by Stinq, edited by smallwonderrobot

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    General CommentI thought this was the inner dialogue of a transvestite, dealing with both sides of his/her persona.
    bourbonstewon December 07, 2009   Link
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    General Commentnolita?
    plz someone explain me!
    holybubleon September 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNolita refers to a neighborhood in New York--NOrth of Little ITAly.
    adamdwitton October 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthx adam
    holybubleon November 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhy dont you two just get a room
    10203040on September 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song seems to me at least about the end of a relationship and someone who's convinced themself they're over a relationship only to realize they still aren't
    Trunks378on January 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about someone who is returning home after years of absence from a certain relationship. They want to start a new life with new love. Perhaps they have just been released from jail or are trying to start a new life in a new town. They are numb emotionally and don't mind if success comes at the price of embarrassment.
    staringatthesun12on May 12, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti love how all our interpretations are so different!

    to me, this song is about finally being ready to love again.
    smevinon November 09, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningI think it's about going out one last time to finally rid of your lustful ways, so that you can find the one you love and/or finally put all you have into being good for that chance that it might win the girl over.
    Thenational11on May 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentMatt Berninger once said about 'Green Gloves' "It was hard to take that song and guide it away from being a stalker song or about somebody breaking and entering or somebody violating someone’s personal space. It’s more about trying to remember someone and sort of be them–someone that you’ve lost your connection with (maybe because of a death)–so you reconnect with them by getting inside their clothes, watching their videos, getting in their bed. You miss them so much you have to become them."
    I think the same theory could be set to this song. He's lost his lover somehow and he's just reacting to that. At first he's going out trying to forget and have a good time but by the end of the song he misses her so much he dresses in her clothes, starts to talk like her to remember her. This is just my interpretation.
    putonyourbathingsuitson September 26, 2011   Link

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