Oh no, God damn
I missed the last train
I killed the party again
God damn, God damn

I want to sleep in my bed
I want to clean up my head
Don't want to look this dead
Don't want to feel this dread

I killed the party again
I ruined it for my friends
"Well, you're so silent, Jens"
Well, maybe I am, maybe I am

Now at the central station
No time for being patient
I feel like going home
But at the same time, I don't

Black Cab

And I've heard all those stories
About the black cabs and the way they drive
That if you take a ride with them
You might not come back alive

They might be psycho killers
But tonight I really don't care
So I say turn up the music
Take me home or take me anywhere

Black cab

You don't know anything
So don't ask me questions
You don't know anything
So don't ask me any questions
You don't know anything
So don't ask me questions

Just turn the music up
And keep your mouth shut

Black cab


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"Black Cab" as written by Jens Martin Lekman

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    General CommentIt seems that he is introverted and has some serious issues but his friends are too casual to actually help him. They want him to be happy just so that the party could continue, but don't really think there could be anything serious going on with him. Since he's introverted, he doesn't want to talk about his worries and fears, thinking that this would only kill the party more and that his friends don't care anyway.

    He gets into this black cab, because he feels that he just can't go home yet, since he's too overwhelmed by his thoughts. It's like an act of courage. He wants to do something, anything to get rest from his thoughts, so he chooses the risky taxi drive to have something else to concentrate on.
    At the same time he knows that nothing's going to happen to him anyway and that he'll probably just drive he's night away. Maybe the reason why he doesn't want to go to home and why he went to this party in the first place was that at home he just falls into this routine anxiety.

    I think the line
    "You don't know anything
    So don't ask me questions"
    does not only refer to the taxi driver, but also to his friends. Everybody asks him these stupid superficial questions and act like they know everything, when, in fact, they haven't really bothered to try to understand, or actually talk to him.
    ultrasoundon October 19, 2006   Link

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