"Driving Your Girlfriend Home" as written by Mark Edward Cascian Nevin and Morrissey,....
I'm driving
Your girlfriend home
And she's saying
How she never chose you
"Turn left", she says
I turn left
And she says
"So how did I end up
So deeply involved in
The very existence
I planned on avoiding?"
And I can't answer

I'm driving
Your girlfriend home
And she's laughing
To stop herself crying
"Drive on", she says
I drive on
And she says
"So how did I end up
Attached to this person
When his sense of humor
Gets gradually worser ?"
And I can't tell her

I'm parking
Outside her home
And we're shaking hands
Goodnight, so politely


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"Driving Your Girlfriend Home" as written by Mark Edward Cascian Nevin Steven Morrissey

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  • +2
    General CommentI think the girl in the song is regretting being with her beau and has feelings for Morrissey. She tells him of her relationship woes, hoping he will show her some empathy and maybe it will lead to something more. Morrissey, however, is either not interested or is being very respectful to his friend and declining the girl's feelings.
    Shayla_take_a_bowon April 21, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI LOVE MORRISSEY AND EVERYTHING ABOUT HIM HE IS SO AWESOME. I DONT KNOW WHERE I WOULD BE WITHOUT HIM, THIS SONG ROCK BY THE WAY.
    suedeheadon July 18, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis one probably reads more like a poem than any of his others - It's brilliant though cos it's all very ambiguous - Whose girlfriend is she? Why is she telling him about her boyfriends imperfections? What does she expect him to do? The last bit about shaking hands just makes me smile!!!
    LadyStardust74on July 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti've never heard this actual song but reading the lyrics--wow. i'm not going praise morrissey and say "OhMGZ! HE'S SO GREAT!" but he proves yet again that he's an wonderful writer in this song.
    rustytheskatemakeron April 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCool song.
    Mode000on February 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe point of view of this song is of someone standing on the outside looking at someone else having an intimate relationship (something that I can really relate to) and not knowing anything about such things..."And I can't answer" - "and I can't tell her". He's observes this thing called relationship from the outside and probaby finds it strange and complicated and nothing that he will ever want to be involved in. He sees how it makes people miserable...how it screws with their heads..."How did I end up so involved with the very existence I planned on avoiding?"
    The politely shaking hands goodnight shows the distance he is keeping to it all.
    singmylifeon August 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think the girl in the song is regretting being with her beau and has feelings for Morrissey. She tells him of her relationship woes, hoping he will show her some empathy and maybe it will lead to something more. Morrissey, however, is either not interested or is being very respectful to his friend and declining the girl's feelings.
    Shayla_take_a_bowon April 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song gives me the chilllsss
    sweetx3on November 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with the points made, he leaves this one very open to interpretation. Its like a story but you're only given a snippet of it and you need to guess the rest.
    Its cleverly done, the use of the driving language (turn left, drive on etc) sets the scene. While its about this woman's unhappy relationship, it also, intentionally, says a lot about the narrator and his life, which singmylife talked about.
    Anyway its a great song from an album that often gets criticised. But I think Kill Uncle's brilliant, I love that album
    Mr_Soulon May 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAfter a hockey game, some teamates and I went up for beer. One of the guy's wife was there. THis guy is outgoing and can do it in an asshole way sometimes. He embarressed her a bit and she looked down at her drink. I could see how she felt when I seen her. As she looked back up again, her and eyes caught mine and she knew what I was thinking. We looked for what seemed forever in a moment. Then smiled in understanding then continued on in our conversations.

    robindr74on January 05, 2009   Link

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