"Drive" as written by Tim Anderson and Ashley Frangipane....
My hands wrapped around your stick shift
Swerving on the 405, I can never keep my eyes off this
My neck, the feeling of your soft lips
Illuminated in the light, bouncing off the exit signs I missed

All we do is drive
All we do is think about the feelings that we hide
All we do is sit in silence waiting for a sign
Sick and full of pride
All we do is drive

And California never felt like home to me
And California never felt like home
And California never felt like home to me
Until I had you on the open road and now we're singing

Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah

Your laugh, echoes down the hallway
Carves into my hollow chest, spreads over the emptiness
It's bliss
It's so simple but we can't stay
Over analyze again, would it really kill you if we kissed

All we do is drive
All we do is think about the feelings that we hide
All we do is sit in silence waiting for a sign
Sick and full of pride
All we do is drive

And California never felt like home to me
And California never felt like home
And California never felt like home to me
Until I had you on the open road and I was singing

Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah


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"Drive" as written by Ashley Frangipane Tim Anderson

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  • +2
    My InterpretationThis is probably my favorite Halsey song, not just because of her bombastic voice or soundscape, but because the lyrics struck a chord with me.
    In her relationship, all they do is drive and enjoy each other's company, even though they both know they have feelings for each other. They are both scared to make the first move, waiting for a sign. Perhaps they were both so distracted by their thoughts and feelings that they missed their sign/exit, and now they're stuck driving down that road again with no deviation from their path.

    "It's so simple, but we can't stay"
    It's simple to say the words "I love you" to each other, but they both know it wouldn't work out.

    "Over-analyze again"
    Overthinking relationships (is this friendship? more? one-sided?) is easy, and it's easy to become impatient when one or both people are doing this.

    "Would it really kill you if we kissed?"
    Impatience and frustration is inevitable in a slow-burning relationship. Halsey is expressing a need for this person to just take a risk and make a move. It would make her vulnerable, but there's a chance it would resolve the tension and she could feel at home again.
    Jenlar7983on May 13, 2016   Link
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    My OpinionIn my opinion it sounds like she's talking about a sexual relationship.
    JOcro2014on December 05, 2016   Link

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