He only thought he was going for the thrill of a ride
Wasn't in the play to be gone for long
But he keeps looking back over his shoulder
He knows that something might go wrong
The ride it ain't smooth that is for sure
Strange mood what is the cure
He's got that feeling of impending doom
Like being trapped in a casket inside a tomb

Death defied by will
Like a drug that doesn't kill
Boy you gotta learn what's true
Death defied by will
Like a drug that doesn't kill
The joke is on you
You ought to know better
You ought to know better

He is determined to outsmart this snake
With conviction he will stand his ground
Feeling invincible like death itself
But his immortality won't be found
What should he say at his own wake
That he refuses to fulfill his fate
He doesn't know that this is his last drive
On the road we call alive


Now the time has come
You can't play around
And you ought to know
You ought to know better
You ought to know better


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    i cant believe no one has commented on this song. its beautiful. wow. it really hits home. to me this song is about what it feels like to be trapped in an addiction. its like the character is facing the last moment with his drugs and unfortunately the drugs will kill him. Even though he started using just for fun, his life ends up being taken over by his addiction. cool song. its about something so real and scary but sounds so lighthearted.
    21matchstickson July 27, 2005   Link
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    I almost feel like this song is about Satan. Thats just opinion, you don't have to agree with me, but its wht it made me think of. The reason is "determined to outsmark this snake" in the Bible the first symbol of Satan is a serpent or snake. He's got that feeling of impending doom, may mean going to Hell. He doesn't know this is his last drive, on the road we call alive. well, who's we? the only thing I coud think of would be people who believe in heaven.
    mlssufan01on May 14, 2006   Link

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