The leaves seen through my window pane
Remind me that it's time to move my life again
November sun is felt by none
A chilly breeze has blown my thoughts to what's to come
A cup of warm coffee, some vitamin see
A bowl for the cat, a bowl for the dog, a bowl for me
Choose my bluest tape and unlock my car
An honest tune with a lingering lead has taken me this far

On the edge of the porch in the warm evening night
Throwing the bone for the dog I see two passing lights
Well, I wonder where that driver's bound
Is there someone, somewhere, someway out there that I've not found
A touch of smoke ain't what it seems
Dust and sunshine can also make my eyes look mean
But there's a brown cat sleeping through this day's show
Toppin' off the woodpile, breathing slow

Lyrics submitted by SuperKind311

Driving Song Lyrics as written by Domingo Ortiz David A. Schools

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management

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    General CommentI love this song. I have felt the vibe this song gives off so many times in my life. Sitting by yourself, maybe with your dog, breathing the crisp air, smoking a bowl and thinking about going somewhere else. It's about the moment you realize that you've settled into your current life a little bit too much and need to shake things up and get in the car and just drive.
    bobthefrogon December 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is straight up bad ass. it just makes you think of fall. widespread paints audio pictures. if i hear this song driving down the road in the fall i just feel really good
    jtgoberon July 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis songs basic melody bears an uncanny resmeblance to Status Quo's "Matchstick men",

    The Screaming Tree's "All I Know"

    and Lenny Kravitz' "Fly Away"

    It's a very resilient riff, any other arrangement I would have started hating because I've heard it so many times,...

    I'm just curious as to the repeated borrowing of the melody through out the years,

    Why has it been used so many times in original material?
    N0 C0DE 79on October 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is probably my favorite song although i really am not a big fan of widespread panic.
    sourdiesel2010on March 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always thought the lyrics went "A bowl for the cat, a bowl for the dog, NO bowl for me". I think this song captures and conveys the frustration of being a broke working class shlub who is struggling to get by. Desperation causes some people to start driving because they aren't happy where they are anymore and need to escape
    Joeknob11on September 10, 2020   Link

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