"Radar Detector" as written by and Darwin Merwan Smith....
You and I buy star maps and drive my car around Los Angeles
You and I buy star maps and ding dong ditch a televangelist

It's only been a week
But I know that you are mine to keep

You are a radar detector
I drive a thousand miles an hour
I won't go on and on
But you are always looking out for me

You and I go shopping and find exactly what we're looking for
You and I go shopping and fall asleep inside the mattress store.

We cruise the neighborhood
But it's not supposed to feel this good

You are a radar detector

When I'm driving around, you are a radar detector

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"Radar Detector" as written by Darwin Smith


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  • +2
    General Commenta friend of mine recently showed this guy to me and I love it :D it's just one of those "we just kinda met, but we're really hitting it off and I really like you" kind of songs. anything with heavy bass synth and a nasally voice wins me over haha ;]
    awwwshugaron May 06, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis guy's hair a frizzy representation of sex.
    But going on, I like the theme of finding a location, as if this new flame gives him direction. (Radar detector, star maps, driving, looking, finding stuff in a marketplace, aimlessly cruising around town...)
    coldoutsideon May 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI totally understand this because it's the relationship i have with my wife. I'm a gemini, an air sign, and like many geminis I'm pretty flighty, erratic, all over the place at 1000 miles an hour. My wife, is a radar detector. She warns me when there's danger ahead or when I'm about to get in trouble (radar detectors detect police radar guns...).

    "I won't go on and on" pretty much means he can't go on at his ridiculous pace.
    "you are always looking out for me" that's what my wife does. my radar detector.

    deejay1808on March 10, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG.
    Why has no one said anything about their love for this song?
    So summertime bouncy wonderful. Really great.
    Adorable, really.
    awkwardgyraffon April 18, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree :) I don't know if it really has any hugely significant meaning...it sounds just like two people having fun. At most she looks out for him if he starts to spin out of control or something, but yeah I can't wait for summer now! This song makes me want it that much more! Everything about it is so great.
    LovePeaceRachelon April 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, it sounds a bit like an "inside" joke.
    TheJaydeon April 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI absolutely love this song. I think it's about, like many people have said, two people who have met and really like each other and they are just messing about doing the random things that newly formed couples do. Radar detector I think is a metaphor for someone whose perhaps just walked into a person's life just at the right time...he's the radar (driving around) and she has detected him.
    Did I mention that 'I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS SONG'!!!
    lanesraon June 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLOVE this song and the album. Best album since CC (2)
    charredon August 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis whole album sounds the same.

    but this song really got to me.

    "We cruise the neighborhood
    But it's not supposed to feel this good"

    story of my life.

    selena131on October 05, 2010   Link

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