Come on baby let's get out of this town
I got a full tank of gas with the top rolled down
There's a chill in my bones
I don't want to be left alone
So baby you can sleep while I drive
I'll pack my bag and load up my guitar
In my pocket I'll carry my harp
I got some money I saved
Enough to get underway
And baby you can sleep while I drive

We'll go thorough Tucson up to Santa Fe
And Barbara in Nashville says we're welcome to stay
I'll buy you glasses in Texas a hat from New Orleans
And in the morning you can tell me your dreams

You know I've seen it before
This mist that covers your eyes
You've been looking for something
That's not in your life
My intentions are true
Won't you take me with you
And baby you can sleep while I drive

Oh is it other arms you want to
Hold you the stranger
The lover you're free
Can't you get that with me

Come on baby let's get out of this town
I got a full tank of gas with the top rolled down
If you won't take me with you
I'll go before night is through
And baby you can sleep while I drive


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You Can Sleep While I Drive Lyrics as written by Melissa Etheridge

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    General CommentMelissa is talking about how she broke up with her girlfriend or how their relationship is on the rocks, and the desire to patch things up. She's so desperate to spend more time with her, that she begs her girlfriend to go on a road trip for her- to get away from where they are, to see things in a new perspective. Melissa will drive, and pay for gas and worry about everything, just for the joy of being in her presence again. Yet, Melissa's angry- why can't she feel the same way, need her in the same way? And yet, if she told Melissa that she didn't want to see her anymore, Melissa would leave. She just needs a definite answer, no matter how much it hurts.
    _biggreenmonkey_on July 20, 2005   Link

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