Hitch a ride, hitch a ride
Eagles swirl and they're pickin' at the bones
I'll shut you down like a bank on a Sunday
The engine has no stories to tell
Because there's no-one to tell 'em to
The last drugstore has sold the very last pill
Out on the road and I am high enough, thumb's up
You're pullin' over, gonna pick me up, shut up!
The rusty wiper blades move along, in song
Having a lonely bird in your car, shut up
My piece is in your ear
Movin' fast, thinkin' clear
I'll squeeze if you don't steer
And follow the line straighter!
You are the bullet, I am the gun, I wanna
Screw on the silencer and have some fun
Grey highway, deserting me
Hitchhiking, a pair of high-beams coming my way
Hitch a ride, hitch a ride
Treading water in emotional champagne
You blow a sparkplug when you see a drop of blood
And how many joyrides will it take
The sombre spasms harboring
Those pulsing neon hangovers, hang me
It's Friday night, I'm gonna fuck or fight, that's right
This time all I need is one more ride, shut up!
I'm car-jacking on a fine spring afternoon
Don't kid a kidder, don't shit a bullshitter
I'm hotter than the crack you're cookin' up, heat up
I'm hotter than the smack you're jackin' up, shut up!
I'm a balloon and I am losin' air, beware
Squeek, ah, squeek
There's blood on me!
Grey highway, deserting me
Hitchhiking, a pair of high-beams coming my way
Hitch a ride, hitch a ride, hitch a ride, hitch a ride
Hitch a ride, hitch a ride, hitch a ride, hitch a ride...


Lyrics submitted by Yubal

101 North song meanings
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  • +3
    General CommentNo, YOU suck.

    But really, I think that this song is about a killer who hitches rides. Sort of like an urban legend encapsulated in a song.
    Gren901on March 22, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSomething tells me that this is about drugs and how Mike thinks they've affected society, him being anti-drugs and all.

    This song is pretty fuckin' awesome, even if I disagree with the message he may or may not be conveying.
    LostInMemoryXon December 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGuys, this whole record is a concept album about a serial killer.
    Any more questions?
    cocottion August 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMike previously mentioned highway 101 way back in his FNM days. As taken from King for a Day's Caralho Voador:

    They all know me by my car,
    They know I'm gone, but not how far.
    I'm heading straight down 101,
    I'm going to go and get me some.

    Does anyone else know of any other lyrical correlations within Patton's work?
    OmahaDanceon February 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about a cumpulsive car jacker :)
    I must note tho, that I am the one who submitted the corrections to this song, on april 20th, 2002... so
    Contribution by: Yubal on January 8, 2002 is not accurate (sorry). I hope that my corrections are tho.
    vlakiesteon April 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenteither way he's stuck in the desert and doesn't mind getting his hands dirty :)
    blackjoshon April 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSHUT UP!

    lol
    alowishuson February 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGuys, this whole record is a concept album about a serial killer.
    Any more questions?
    cocottion August 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'Treading water in emotional champagne'................ is it not 'Threading water in an ocean of champagne'?
    DangleDevilon August 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI totally agree with DangleDevil, that's what I always thought it was "The Legend has no stories to tell" but I don't really know.
    Entheologiston September 23, 2008   Link

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