you get the car
i'll get the night off
you'll get the chance
to take the world apart
and figure out how it works
don't let me know what you find out

i need a car
you need a guide
who needs a map
if i don't die or worse
i'm gonna need a nap
at best i'll be asleep
when you get back

i wanna see it
when you find out what
comets, stars and moons are all about
i wanna see their
faces turn to backs of heads
and slowly get smaller
i wanna see it now

i want specifics on the general idea
i wanna think what i should know
want you to do me what to show
i wanna see movies of my dreams
i wanna see it when you get stoned
on a cloudy breezy desert afternoon
i wanna see it
untame itself and break its owner
i wanna see it now

Lyrics submitted by AllStarMe, edited by Mellow_Harsher

Car (Built to Spill cover) song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentHey, where can I find this song? Is it on CD?
    e moneyon October 30, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe storys old --- you say this sounds like conor?? I love Conor Oberst and I love Jesse Lacey...two amazingly wonderful, talented musicians...but I really hear no similarities. Anyways, great song! I love Jesse's voice in it..especially in the lyric "i wanna see it when you get stoned
    on a cloudy breezy desert afternoon" Great cover!!!!
    kate_2674on March 17, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBrand New's cover owns Built to Spill's original. Sorry BTS lovers, but Jesse's voice blasts Doug's voice out of the water and the acoustic feel is better than the original funky indie sound. Go back to the Built to Spill pages if you wanna talk about em.
    dej4entenduon July 04, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI heard the Brand New version of the song before the original Built to Spill version, and upon just hearing the BTS song, I now believe the original is better.
    eric_005on March 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think he tries too hard to sound like the original
    sambo28on October 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like this song. his voice is really cool in it. sounds a lot like conor oberst in this one...
    the storys oldon October 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno...i just downloaded it...
    haha i was on some site, and this guy was like ya it's their newest song, it's the new single from their new CD. he was serious too. lol
    RuthLesson December 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol, arent stupid ppl funny?
    The original built to spill song is really freaking awesome. You guys should hear it. Tis awesome.
    CrssMyHrt&Hope2dieon December 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIve got it on CD :D it was on a single I bought a few months back along with moshi moshi
    xxxdaniellexxxon February 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbuit to spill is one of my favorite bands!!! the original is much better....
    BuilttoSpill9487on March 10, 2005   Link

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