I've been driving around town
With my head spinning around
Everywhere I look, I see
Your '96 Jeep Cherokee

You're a bully and a clown
You made me cry and put me down
After all that I've been through
You think I'd hate the sight of you

But with every jeep I see
My broken heart still skips a beat
I guess it's just my stupid luck
That all of Boston drives the same black, fucking truck

It could be him or am I tripping
And I'm crashing into everything
And thinking about skipping town a while
Until these cars go out of style

I try to see it in reverse
It makes the situation hundreds of times worse
When I wonder if it makes you want to cry
Every time you see a light blue Volvo driving by

So don't tell me if you're off to see the world
I know you won't get very far
Don't tell me if you get another girl
Baby, just tell me if you get another car

It could be him or am I tripping
It could be him

The number of them is insane
Every exit's an ex-boyfriend memory lane
Every major street's a minor heart attack
I see a red jeep and I want to paint it black

It could be him or am I tripping
And I'm crashing into everything
I can't wait till you trade the damn thing in
By then they will have put me in the looney bin

It could be him my heart is pounding
It's just no use, I'm surrounded
But one day I'll steal your car and switch the gears
And drive that Cherokee straight off this trail of tears



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The Jeep Song Lyrics as written by Amanda Palmer

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  • +2
    General Commentthis one has a special place in my heart because i DO have an ex that drove a jeep cherokee... and the bastard wrecked it years ago... still hasn't got another car
    madmannequin13on July 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think a lot of people do this . they invision their ex when they see the car the person owns and for a second you sware its them or hoping for that run into with them ..
    NIKKIEon June 24, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's a beautiful emoish lost love type of song. I think everyone can relate to knowing an ex-lover by some object, whether it be a car or whatever else.
    rustytheskatemakeron December 05, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah, its basically about how you see objects or hear songs or watch movies that just instantly make you think of a certain person.

    "i guess it's just my stupid luck/ that all of Boston drives the same black fucking truck"
    brilliant.
    gravity_is_noton December 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the over voice it's like she is seeing it right there and saying it aloud and it mocks her in her head. This is hands down my favorite song. True it is more pop then the rest, but I love the drums in this song.
    InnerAJon November 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love the 80s-ish feel of this song, although it was suprisingly pop after the rest of the album. The meaning is pretty obvious, same as everyone else has said. The way the feel makes it seem like she doesn't want it to be him but does at the same time is clever.

    On the lyrics:
    Love the line gravity_is_not quoted above, and I also thought the Rolling Stones reference was cute --
    "I see a red jeep and I want to paint it black"
    (paraphrases the Stones' "Paint It Black")
    The only line I don't like is the last, it's just kind of cheesy.
    psyneon January 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's great how they reference to other bands! I absolutely adore this song... it's funky and sad at the same time!
    My favourite line "... the whole of boston drives the same black fucking truck..."
    Wooo!
    I love Amanda!
    demolitionloveron February 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is amazing but i couldn't of said it better the "rustytheskatemaker" said it best
    throaty_silveron April 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is amazing but i couldn't of said it better the "rustytheskatemaker" said it best
    throaty_silveron April 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is amazing but i couldn't of said it better the "rustytheskatemaker" said it best
    throaty_silveron April 16, 2005   Link

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