Silence steps with every moment
The blue subsides and draws me in
The windmills pass again
As does the burnt grass
Blame it on a cigarette
Soon I'll know this way by heart
It tore us apart when we couldn't visit
This river runs so dry
Still we drowned
With closed eyes
Through braided hearts the winds blow broken
The skies above are lined with the blades
The sun slows down again
Behind blackened hillsides
Where shadows fall with these regrets
This drive is drawing pictures
In the heat above
Trying to convince me
of a different kind of love.
(this drive is drawing pictures in my skies)


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    General Commentyou see... this is why I listen to emo. So expressive and discriptive. You have to be crazy if you don't have a picture painted in your mind after that one... love it. Period.
    sentimentalf0olon February 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is probably the most special TSD song to me. It captivated me due to the lyrical depth and discription (which is sometimes a hard task in itself for other bands to accomplish). Like a poem turned into music, this song really helped me through alot and has withstood the test of time as being my favorite time spent driving song by far. It fits perfect as an album closer and can only be identified as sheer perfection if listened to thoroughly. The driving guitars and heart-pounding drum lines exceed what true music-making is about and this song is what time spent driving is about - honesty and emotion at its best. Patterson Pass can explain these elements best.Just read the lyrics.
    June zeroon April 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is one of my favorites from TSD. I know exactly where he's talking about. Makes a shitty drive seem almost magical.
    ohwellhelloon April 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyay! this is the best song ever! it's awesome. you guys in TSD have to play it at an all ages concert sometime... I've never seen you play it live before. Anyway, you guys rock:)
    viachristion August 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGENIUS!!!!
    LitoEon August 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentPatterson Pass is my all-time favorite Time Spent Driving song. Not only does it paint a picture in your mind, it also tugs at your heart. Beautiful song!
    luluon August 31, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me feel like I'm listening to The Beatles' Hey Jude. The way it begins with such little instrumentation and then grows into a monumental work or art. More songs need to be written in this manner...simply beautiful!
    ROCKTHEBOATon September 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit means I-5, during an adventuresome summer.
    Destructedstaron March 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyou guys dont really try to give any meanings you just say how great tsd is, im not too sure what this song is about since every time i listen to a sog i can remotely relate to i contort it to my life but im thinking he's opened his eye's to something thats always been right there its just now he see's what she/or whatever is to him... I think
    friendsforfebruaryon March 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyah me too, this is what emo is all about. any body who talks down about emo should just really liten to this, its s beautiful, you would have to be dead to not get shivers at the line "soon i'll know this road my heart, it tore us apart" breath taking!
    savesdadayon June 13, 2003   Link

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