"Drive My Car" as written by John Lennon and Paul Mccartney....
Asked a girl what she wanted to be
She said baby, can't you see
I want to be famous, a star on the screen
But you can do something in between
Baby you can drive my car
Yes I'm gonna be a star
Baby you can drive my car
And maybe I'll love you

I told a girl that my prospects were good
And she said baby, it's understood
Working for peanuts is all very fine
But I can show you a better time

Baby you can drive my car
Yes I'm gonna be a star
Baby you can drive my car
And maybe I'll love you

Beep beep'm beep beep yeah

Baby you can drive my car
Yes I'm gonna be a star
Baby you can drive my car
And maybe I'll love you

I told a girl I can start right away
And she said listen babe I got something to say
I got no car and it's breaking my heart
But I've found a driver and that's a start

Baby you can drive my car
Yes I'm gonna be a star
Baby you can drive my car
And maybe I'll love you

Beep beep'm beep beep yeah
Beep beep'm beep beep yeah
Beep beep'm beep beep yeah
Beep beep'm beep beep yeah


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"Drive My Car" as written by John Winston Lennon John Lennon

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    General Comment“Drive My Car,” is a song about an aspiring star who hires a chauffeur despite not owning a car. The aspiring star tells the prospective chauffeur that until she purchases a car he “can do something in between” and that she “can show [you] a better time”. This is sexually suggestive and the innuendo continues when the band sings, “Beep beep mmm, beep beep yeh!” It has been suggested that these lines are a sexual onomatopoeia, emulating the sound of two people having sex in a car; the space of the car, so small that they repeatedly bump into the horn and yell, "mmm" and “yeh,” expressing pleasure. This demonstrates mature subject material, but it is innocent because it is not blatant.
    Analog Kidon March 14, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentFar too late on the subject of this track, but I've dug up this quote from the Allmusic guide:

    "While initially the song seems like the standard macho boasting of some guy showing off his car, it transpires that actually the girl in the song is leading the narrator on by half-hinting that she'll let him be her chauffeur, and maybe be his lover too."

    mb
    Bobo192on March 07, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwent to see the beatles:love in vegas last week it was amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =D
    vintagerose497on June 29, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's about people who want to be famous for the sake of it with no real talent or effort.
    Probionicon March 03, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfirst song on rubber soul...yeahhhh..
    whenever i listen to this song, i always wanna sing along to the "beep beep mm, beep beep yeh!" parts.
    weezerific:cutleryon January 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha, yes! i love those parts. very cheerful song, and a nice little album overall.
    ramblingfoolon January 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, I think this was one of their top 5 albums. A nice song to start the album off too.
    song4juliaon January 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest song on Rubber Soul. One of the damn best songs they ever wrote. Has a bluesy flavor, it's very conversational, anecdotal- just the sort of thing you'd talk about down at the pub with the fellas.
    ButtOfMalmseyon May 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPaul wanted a real rock feel with the song, not george's cool licks in it
    sebastianquilton April 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit might be about sex...but i dont think so.
    Philadelphia Eagleson September 18, 2004   Link

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