Don't you remember the last time we were speeding down this highway?
Anna slept in the back seat, dreaming in the autumn heat.
We turned up the country radio.
I said, "if you want me just say so."
I slicked back my hair in the wind.
I told you I didn't want my picture taken but you snapped it anyway.
Now I guess you won't have trouble remembering me someday.
So I floored it and swerved around the lanes.
I kept wishing it were you instead of me behind the wheel so maybe with my camera I could steal a shot of you and go home to put it in my room.
Maybe you'll never remember me.
Maybe my face will lose these scars, 'cause sometimes they keep me home at night where I duck under the covers and wince when I see the light.

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Take Our Cars Now! song meanings
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    General Commentthis song is about the car crash that still haunts chris, the scars on his face are a daily reminder of it
    dexteron January 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthee!
    takeourcarson January 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeauty.
    you break me upon January 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthat seems like a pretty likely explination. most of the song seems to be about just a regular drive...but i believe that. it's weird how chris could make a song about something so painful sound so happy
    backupdorkon January 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe's good like that ;)
    iheartmymomon February 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentan incredible song. its that simple.
    Gaby Eat Worldon February 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's wondrful. but he knows ppl forget & i think he wants to stay & remember. life is moving like the car & it's like, what happens when the ride ends ?
    barefootacousticon March 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song so much...can ya tell?...that makes so much sense about the car crash story...he's so good at putting his pain into's amazing..really
    TaKeOuRcArSnOwon April 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing
    lizz68on May 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGOOD SONG it's one of my favorites...haha along with half the songs from std... ;)
    the fact that he wrote it because of a car crash makes sense...the part that says "So I floored it and swerved around the lanes. I kept wishing it were you instead of me behind the wheel..." makes sense because of it...
    lying_awakeon May 25, 2002   Link

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