Well, I got us on a highway, I got us in a car
Got us going faster than we've ever gone before
I got us on a highway, I got us in a car
Got us going faster than we've ever gone before

And I know it ain't gonna last
And I know it ain't gonna last
When I see your eyes arrive
They explode like two bugs on glass

Far above the ocean, deep under the sea
There's a river running dry 'cause of you and me
Far above the ocean, deep under the sea
There's a river running dry 'cause of you and me

And I know it ain't gonna last
And I know it ain't gonna last
When I see your eyes arrive
They explode like two bugs on glass

She's a goddess on a highway, a goddess in a car
Goddess going faster than she's ever gone before
She's a goddess on the highway, a goddess in a car
Goddess going faster than she's ever gone before

And I know it ain't gonna last
And I know it ain't gonna last
When I see your eyes arrive
They explode like two bugs on glass

And I know it ain't gonna last
And I know it ain't gonna last
And I know it ain't gonna last
And I know it ain't gonna last

It ain't gonna last, it ain't gonna last
It ain't gonna last, it ain't gonna last


Lyrics submitted by QueueMark, edited by jadepenguin

Goddess On A Highway song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentit's like, it doesn't matter that it ain't gonna last,
    the here and now is what counts.. so being out on a highway in a fast car with someone, is good enough and that it won't last makes it even better
    SofiaOon January 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this one is about a doomed relationship. He feels deep down that their time together is running out (which is what I think the river running dry line is about).He chooses to live for the moment and stay in the realtionship until the inevitable end, even though he sees they're going towards it full speed (maybe that's why the scene of the incident is a car on a highway, going faster than ever before: he sees the end coming clearer than ever).
    If so, this is indeed a very sad song.
    street_spiriton February 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love how they mic goddess and got us, great song.
    DuTcHoVeNon February 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTheir subtle variations keep this song fresh each time I hear it.

    Like "I got us" goes to "a goddess" and how last rhymes with glass.
    charrbinon September 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe chourus, or refrain "and I know it ain't gonna last" is to me the best part of the song. I love when the music in a song is very possitive and uplifting, but the lyrics are dark or negative, the chourus of the song is a great example of that, and that's what makes this song kick ass
    loaferon February 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, with a fantastic chorus !
    You're right loafer, I won't add anything... Just say this song is perfect when you're... drivin' on the highway !
    The Dog That Ate...on October 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat does anyone think of the lines:

    Far above the ocean and deep under the sea
    There's a river runnin' dry
    'Cause of you and me
    watch the fireworkson July 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI felt pretty confident that I understood this song... then I saw the music video for it and it got me thinking and now I'm stuck.
    featherbyfeatheron May 10, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretation1: I think that 'she' isn't girl, she is destiny. He got them in the car, but she is a goddess in the car. He could not have known what was going to happen.
    2: It is possible that 'she' is depression. And he is committing suicide at the end of the video.
    tea1107110on September 27, 2014   Link

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