"Engine" as written by and John Davies Cale....
Still sufficient in depending on you
Depending on each other.
Engine noise whispering through half asleep startled by
Startled by headlights and loose,
Startled by loss pavement.
As Illinois goes rushing by,
I'm too tired to even try.
Where will the sun come up,
Where will the sun come up for us today?
Turning bad days into better nights.
Waving smoke out the window,
Catch my hand against the background of night.
Dragging fingertips through constellations.
When we make the last turn
When we make the last turn for home
We know half the battle is through.
Still sufficient in depending on you
Depending on each other.
Engine noise whispering through.


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"Engine" as written by John Davies Cale

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    General Commentbeautiful song! Every time I listen to this song in my car, I want to drive really fast. This (i think) is their best song. Good song describing a relationship with someone.
    outKast524on May 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah I think this is describing a relationship though I'm not sure if it's refelcting on with times with a girl or just friends or maybe both but either way it makes sense. It seems to be talking about past good times as a ride in a car. "Still sufficent depending on you - depending on each other" shows how they need each other and things just arn't right without. "engine noise wispering though half asleep" shows that things have been like this awhile. "startled by headlights and loose...." shows that there have been bad times but they stil stuck together. "As Illinois goes rusing by I'm too tired to even try" this shows how far they've gone from what they were with the band's home state of Alabama and that they think maybe things should go back to what they were but they don't want to."Where will the sun come us for us today" meaning that they don't know what will happen in the future but they know somthing will like they know the sun will come up. "Turning bad days into better nights" is that even if they day goes bad the night will turn out better. "Waving smoke out the window" shows hat they are trying to get rid of the bad problems and what not. " catching my hand against the background of night. Dragging fingertips though consellations" is how they like the nights so much and how they wish it would never end."When we make the last turn for home we know half the battle is though" meaning they go on this long journey so to speak and when they decide to come back pehaps getting older they know that is only the first part and there is more to expirence.
    I think this is definately one of their better songs and if I'm right on my interpretation it explains things very well for I can indeify with the story told.
    Ueleyon June 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit's about the band...it's about touring. Guys, think about it, they spend most of their time with each other on the road. That is all I have to say about that.
    brutalcackmetalon August 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOK that makes sense I guess I over thought this one just a tad bit...
    Ueleyon August 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, its about touring, about spending time with each other on the road...IOW, a relationship with each other.
    outKast524on March 09, 2003   Link

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