"Pickup Truck" as written by and Jared Followill Caleb Followill....
Walk you home to see
Where you're living around
And I know this place
Pour yourself on me
And you know I'm the one
That you won't forget

In your den always
I see something's right
When I see your wink
When he comes around
I see you're fixing the shine
And my face won't speak

Hate to be so emotional
I didn't mean to get physical
But when he pulled in and revved it up
I said you call that a pickup truck
And in the moonlight I throwed him down
A kicking, screaming, a rolling around
A little piece of a bloody tooth
Just so you know I was thinking of you
Just so you know I was oh

Trembling knees are weak
And its cold as a hole
Hug your bones and skin
Crackling wood's gone white
And my eyes swolled up now
I can see the light

Hate to be so emotional
I didn't mean to get physical
But when he pulled in and revved it up
I said you call that a pickup truck
And in the moonlight I throwed him down
A kicking, screaming, a rolling around
A little piece of a bloody tooth
Just so you know I was thinking of you
Just so you know I oh
Just so you know I oh
Just so you know I oh

I hate to be so emotional
I didn't mean to get physical
But when he pulled in and revved it up
I said you call that a pickup truck
And in the moonlight I throwed him down
A kicking, screaming, a rolling around
A little piece of a bloody tooth
Just so you know I was thinking of you
Just so you know I was thinking of you
Just so you know I oh
Just so you know I oh


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"Pickup Truck" as written by Ivan Nathan Followill Anthony Caleb Followill

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  • +3
    General CommentThe lyrics seem to be about seeking out an old flame, and finding out that she's in an abusive relationship.
    When her boyfriend shows up, he can't control his rage and gets in a fight.
    kevinweekson October 12, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI really think it's pretty straightforward. He's in love with some girl and the girl is seeing someone else. The guy knows he should just go on, so he hates to be so emotional about this. He beats the other guy up and he's trying to ridicule him at least in his own mind or in his own way.
    It never says that he's much better than the other guy and he probably doesn't make any moves towards the girl. He's just trying to get the other guy out off the way somehow and it's probably he's beating the other one up purely in his mind.
    Yes, there could be other interpretations of the meaning, but the straightforward thing is this one
    Rockmoreon February 15, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti think its about a guy who wants to be with a girl and her bf pulls up all big and tough and he cant help but get into a fight... he wants her to get away from him and be free
    lucyloohooon October 06, 2010   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationThis song is about two friends, male and female, that are in a platonic relationship. She has fallen for another guy, but he clearly has fallen for her. He states "Hate to be so emotional"... Meaning, he didn't want to put himself in this situation, much like what most guys hate to do when it comes to having a girl-friend. When her crush/significant other pulls up and revs his truck, he says "You call that a pickup truck".. Taking a stab at this guy in order to bring him down. "Just so you know I was thinking of you" shows that the only reason he fought this guy was for her.
    taylor315ceon September 13, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think it says "i said you call that a pickup truck?" instead of "i see you crawled out a pickup truck", cause isn't he walking with this girl?
    ohacoustichearton October 06, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My Opinionthere aren't really any slow songs on this new album.
    i particularly enjoy the slower ones, because they showcase
    caleb's voice so well. i mean my favorite kol songs is trunk..

    i'm glad this one its on the slower side.

    and i do believe that it is pretty self explanatory, so good.
    beccamck26on October 07, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationi had a slightly different interpretation.
    Caleb is going out with this girl, he sees her cheating when she "crawls out his pickup truck" (not sure if they're the right lyrics...)
    Then Caleb beats the crap outta him, but he was only "thinking of her", which to me says he still cares about her after she cheats on him.
    patheticfoolon October 09, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnyone have the correct lyrics??
    Leonicholl2on October 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI was really hoping for a little more clarification from the 14th part of the Come Around Sundown videos but I guess we have to interpret it ourselves!

    I think it's a guy who's walking his interest home and they're totally into each other. But then, he gets the feeling that something's wrong by the way she's acting. I don't think the weak refers to hiding or being scared, I think it's more along the lines of being "weak in the knees" and the "shine" refers to that lovey dovey flirtatious glow people get. Then the other guy pulls up and is showing off revving the engine and it all clicks for him and he sees that maybe he's not the only interest she has. So to show off, he picks a fight then gets his ass kicked. Honestly, I initially had our main character winning but Caleb says something about the guy getting his ass kicked in the interview soooo... :)

    The rest of his song is basically him licking his wounds and trying to justify the fight by saying "I did it all for you."
    CorreCT21on October 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe details of the situation don't necessarily matter... either way it'll be about a good man sticking up for his girl. i love it, i stayed up all night listening to it. it hurts my heart.
    teaalipson November 22, 2010   Link

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