"Fuel Up" as written by and Brian David James Briggs....
Curled up in the back of the car
Nine years old you don't know where you are
And your head's on the window, your eyes are just closed
There's a voice in the front and a hush on the road
You're a passenger but your mind is traveling on.

Open your eyes and you're nine years older
Hands on the wheel and you're racing on over
To lie with your first love, you can't wait to see her
You borrowed the car and you think you're the driver
But now you're the passenger to your own heart
And it takes you traveling, traveling on.

When the morning broke and the sky fell down
It went black as night and the wind blew round
And stole your directions, you lost your way home
And you felt like a passenger left by the road
But I'll tell you the reason you couldn't get home
Cause there's nowhere you've been
And it's nowhere you're going
Home is only a feeling you get in your mind
From the people you love and you travel beside
You may feel like a passenger but now you're the driver
You've got to go traveling, traveling on
Because if you break down, it's a cold, hard shoulder

So fuel up your mind and fire up your heart and drive on
Drive on, drive on
And when your days are darker, put your foot down harder
Drive on, drive on.

And it's nine more years you've been driving now
But tonight you're stumbling through your old town
You met up with a schoolfriend who's still just the same
And you talked all the same shit you talked in those days

And now you're drunk
And you're sad for the old times passing you by
For there's no rewind so you might as well play

While your time is rolling away
And get back on the road, it's a beautiful day
Pick up all the friends you can find on your way
And if you lose direction they'll be there guiding you on
Guiding you, guiding you on.

Because we're all going
The same way down this long road
Yes, we're all bound
The same way down this long, long road.

So fuel up your mind
And fire up your heart and drive on
Drive on, drive on
And when your days are darker,
Put your foot down harder
Drive on
Fuel up, and drive on
Fuel up, and drive on
Drive on.


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"Fuel Up" as written by Brian David James Briggs

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    General Commentthere is a mistake in the lyrics and while the actual syntax of it is minuscule, the meaning changes drastically with the correct lyric:

    "Cause there's nowhere you've been" should be "Cause it's nowhere you've been"

    reasoning:
    1. you can simply hear him saying "it's" and not "there's" but more importantly,
    2. "it" refers to "home" from the previous lyric, "but i'll tell you the reason you couldn't get home" - the meaning of these few lyrics involving home really comes through in what I think is one of the crux lyrics of the entire song: "home is only a feeling you get in in your mind, from the people you love and you travel beside"

    so the meaning of the lines prior to that are that "home" isn't a physical place so its impossible to go there. hence, "its nowhere you've been", and "its nowhere you're going".
    "Home", instead, is a mental/psychological place that involves people in your life and relationships you have
    dannybledfordon April 04, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThe first time I heard this song I was just about to head back home after my first semester at college for Thanksgiving. Really made me sad. Such an amazing song and very easy to understand. Depressingly nostalgic though.
    ThisWildRiveron November 24, 2010   Link
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    Lyric Correctionthere is a mistake in the lyrics and while the actual syntax of it is minuscule, the meaning changes drastically with the correct lyric:

    "Cause there's nowhere you've been" should be "Cause it's nowhere you've been"

    reasoning:
    1. you can simply hear him saying "it's" and not "there's" but more importantly,
    2. "it" refers to "home" from the previous lyric, "but i'll tell you the reason you couldn't get home" - the meaning of these few lyrics involving home really comes through in what I think is one of the crux lyrics of the entire song: "home is only a feeling you get in in your mind, from the people you love and you travel beside"

    so the meaning of the lines prior to that are that "home" isn't a physical place so its impossible to go there. hence, "its nowhere you've been", and "its nowhere you're going".
    "Home", instead, is a mental/psychological place that involves people in your life and relationships you have
    dannybledfordon April 04, 2012   Link

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