"Passenger" as written by and Iggy/gardiner Pop....
I am a passenger
And I ride and I ride
I ride through the city's backside
I see the stars come out of the sky
Yeah, they're bright in a hollow sky
You know it looks so good tonight

I am a passenger
I stay under glass
I look through my window so bright
I see the stars come out tonight
I see the bright and hollow sky
Over the city's ripped-back sky
And everything looks good tonight

Singin' la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la, la-la

Get into the car
We'll be the passenger
We'll ride through the city tonight
See the city's ripped backsides
We'll see the bright and hollow sky
We'll see the stars that shine so bright
The sky was made for us tonight

Oh, the passenger
How-how he rides
Oh, the passenger
He rides and he rides
He looks through his window
What does he see?
He sees the silent hollow sky
He see the stars come out tonight
He sees the city's ripped backsides
He sees the winding ocean drive
And everything was made for you and me
All of it was made for you and me
'Cause it just belongs to you and me
So let's take a ride and see what's mine

Singin' la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la, la-la

Oh, the passenger
He rides and he rides
He sees things from under glass
He looks through his window's eye
He sees the things he knows are his
He sees the bright and hollow sky
He sees the city asleep at night
He sees the stars are out tonight
And all of it is yours and mine
And all of it is yours and mine
Oh, let's ride and ride and ride and ride

Singin' la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la, la-la

Singin' la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la, la-la


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"Passenger" as written by Ricky Gardiner James Newell Jr. Osterberg

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    General CommentThis song is about being stuck in this corporate world of 9-5, where everyone has a mortgage and responsibilities. We choose to be chained like this instead of living a more free life. If you want to go explore the world, jump aboard an come with me!
    megan6000on August 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think this got on Triple J's hottest 100 a few years back, and with good reason. It's a bloody good song. I 'm not entirely sure about the entire song, but it feels like they're trying to lend a hand to someone who is stuvk in a place when they would rather see the world...
    Grimsonon April 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is an awesome song....to me it's about living your life vicariously through someone
    about a girlon December 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove powderfinger... Im never entirely sure what the lyrics mean but the sing them loads well
    syko_braton October 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentto me... this is about living a life as a passenger. doing what others do, get carried along in the carriage of a culture or a way of life. Your worth or life is framed by a picket fence and salary! Great line and riff.
    frangaon May 02, 2006   Link

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