Imagine you held/
so tight your best friend/
left him to fly/
and never could reach him/
Standing at the peak where two waves meet/
Are you just behind the other side of music?/
Peering like a flower never taught to grow/
Someone fond of living always will remember/

We are blessed, we endure/
(I am blessed, I will endure)/

Our eyes always looked/
dark and the same/
what does he see/
who returns his smile?/
And when Car’s a sword its wit that stings/
Now he will be used in our Father’s army/
Not as one who kills but one who always heals/
Can I take his burden, who am I to follow?/

One who travels knows too well/
the panicked call from the truck stop/
I held tight to the phone booth/
envisioning last night and Car’s last mountain drive.

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Car song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentThis is a great song. Some of the lyrics allude to a poem by ee cummings called "should this fool die."
    SongMeaningson May 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI had no idea what this song was about, but the lyrics "We are blessed, we endure," drove me here to find out. I've been listening to this song for years and now I can never listen to it the same again. So beautiful but so sad.
    applebritterson December 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is definately one of my favorite songs of all time, the five-beat measures really give the song some great rythmical interest, and the lyrics are pretty sweet too. The song is about a relative of Leanor and Micah Ortega, two of the band members, who i believe was killed in a car accident... "Car" is a sweet title as it refers both to the vehicle and the person, i think this is a pretty moving tribute to a human being....
    Sharkyyon April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe person who died was named Carlos (nicknamed Car)
    and Leanor Ortega is nicknamed Jeff The Girl in the band.
    coolhandlukeon September 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah and as a side note, Car was Leanor's brother
    Odin9008on March 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't listen to this song, it''s just too sad. Leanor is a great songwriter, in this one, a little too good.
    ShesMyAlcatrazon December 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm so glad I finnaly found the meaning of this song.
    clutteron June 20, 2006   Link

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