"Passenger" as written by and Iggy/gardiner Pop....
Hold so tight until your knuckles show
As far away as you could ever know

You sink them all down
Watch them float up
'til the wheel has spun around
You will
Be bound by what you are

Stand in the corner, with your face stripped of color
For what?

If you want to be a passenger
Climb aboard with me we're leaving now
Step outside and see
Another world
Only if you want to be a passenger

So many places you'd prefer to be
Than framed
By a picket fence and salary

You sink them all down
Then watch them float up
Until the
Wheel has spun around

You will be bound by who you are
Tied to the corner
With your
Hope twisted under
In knots

If you want to be a passenger
Climb aboard with me we're leaving now
Step outside and see another world
Only if you want to be a passenger

Lyrics submitted by swayer

"Passenger" as written by Ricky Gardiner Iggy Pop

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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
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    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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