"Mulholland Drive" as written by and Brian Fallon....
Did you sleep last night and do you remember dreams?
Do I ever cross your mind and do you ever think of me?
When you think about your life are there things you would reverse?
I still remember holding you, just out of sight of her
In the deep, dark parking lot pressed up against my car
With your hands around my neck I felt the pounding of your heart
And the summer night was giving in to the lure of Autumn’s sway
I can’t seem to forget that night or how I heard you say

That I’d just die if you ever took your love away
Oh and I'd just die if you ever took your love away
Would you miss me if I was gone and all the simple things were lost?
Would you ever wait on me to say
Oh that I’d just die if you ever took your love away

And I can still recall the hour when you first let down your walls
I thought I might've died right there floating up above it all
But it scared you love, to need someone, so you killed it all instead
But in the mist up on Mulholland, I could've sworn I heard you say

That I’d just die if you ever took your love away
Oh and I would just die if you ever took your love away
Did you miss me when I was gone and the simple things we lost?
I was aching to hear you say
Oh that I’d just die if you ever took your love away

That I’d just die if you ever took your love away
Yes and I would just die if you ever took your love away
Did you miss me when I was gone and the simple things we lost?
I was aching to hear you say
Oh that I’d just die if you ever took your love away

And did you miss me when I'm gone?
And the simple things we used to rely on?
Who came to wipe your tears away?
Who came to bring back your dignity baby?
And who came to drive you around this town
Like I used to drive you all around with the radio on
Through the mist on Mulholland, through the mist on Mulholland, through the mist on Mulholland


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"Mulholland Drive" as written by Brian Fallon

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    My InterpretationThis song really speaks to my soul. I think most of it is pretty obvious. He was in a meaningful relationship with a girl that went south. She left him and he is now with another girl. However, he is not over the first girl and still thinks about those times where they first fell in love and how at the time they never thought the relationship would end. I think any guy can relate to this song, and the last verse is especially powerful: "And who came to drive you around this town
    Like I used to drive you all around with the radio on." We all carry around with us the ghost of that one girl who got away. This song is about her.
    jsnchen12on July 18, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningChrist, this song is vicious. It's like leftover lyrics from The Horrible Crowes.

    To me this about a past relationship, and she ended it without much to say about it, and they guy is left in the dust. and is asking to bring up painful memories for her "Remember when you said this? And when we did this? Remember how you threw it all away?"
    jrhop364on July 18, 2012   Link
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    General CommentIn an album which is a sum of disparate parts, this is most definitely the direction to choose for future inspiration.

    I love the lyrics. I love all the unanswered questions. I love the guitar at the very end.

    From the very first line, "do you remember dreams?" he knows he asking about her first love and not the stupid replacement she has now. He thinks the former could be him. The swagger of the music justifies his line of questioning.

    I'm also a sucker for a repetitious phrase, especially if it takes a twist in the final chorus. The intonation and rhythm of Brian's voice during "if you ever took your love away" is painfully truthful and becomes simply gut-wrenching.

    "The mist on Mulholland" adds a touch of personal atmospherics that contribute to the gray, gray, gray, fucking imagery (it's in the title, after all).

    It's currently my second favorite song on the album. "Teenage Rebellion" is just too incredible for words right now. I need more time to reflect on that one.
    davidecoyoteon July 28, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationThe thing that I wonder about, and maybe I'm just taking it too literally is the line about 'holding you just out of sight of her', as in, the girl this song is about was not his girlfriend as such but someone he was having an affair with?

    Also, following that same thought, it's like he feels guilty when he asks if she still thinks of him, like maybe she was more into it than he was at the time, but he had his other woman so she put a stop to it, and now he's left feeling like he should've chosen her instead because she's with someone else and he's stuck as he was.

    I don't really know what put me in that train of thought, but it's just always the scenario that pops into my head now when I listen to it.
    shortcakexon October 15, 2012   Link

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