"Open Car" as written by and Steven/balch Wilson....
Nothing like this
Felt in her kiss
Cannot resist her
Fell for her charm
Lost in her arms
I keep a photograph
Give me a glimpse
Let me come in
Be there inside her
Here it begins
Here is the sin
Something to lie about

You think you're smart
I think you art
We agree on this
It doesn't work
Feeling like dirt
Feeling like you don't care
We get a room
And in her gloom
She lights a cigarette
Clothes on the bed
Love me, she said
I lose myself to her

I'm getting feelings I'm hiding too well
Bury the heart-shaped shell
Something broke inside my stomach
I let the pieces lie just where they fell
Being with you is hell

Hair blown in an open car
Summer dress slips down her arm
Hair blown in an open car

Okay what's next?
After the sex
What do we do now?
Finding the time
Drawing the line
And never crossing it
Gave her the hours
Gave her the power
Cannont erase her
Gave her the truth
Gave her the proof
I gave her everything

I'm getting feelings I'm hiding too well
Bury the heart-shaped shell
(I hide the feelings far too well)
Something broke inside my stomach
I let the pieces lie just where they fell
(I left the pieces where they fell)
Being with you is hell

Hair blown in an open car
Summer dress slips down her arm
Hair blown in an open car
On a drive out to the farm
Hair blown in an open car

Hair blown in an open car
Summer dress slips down your arm
Hair blown in an open car


Lyrics submitted by Idan, edited by Progfan_r, themadcap0, marktheshart

"Open Car" as written by Gavin Richard Harrison Colin Edwin Balch

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  • +4
    General Commentsounds like he wanted to have sex with this woman, then he had sex with this woman, and then afterward he felt awkward. that part is obvious. it also seems he already had a lover and now he has to hide this affair from her ("something to lie about, getting feelings i'm hiding too well"). after lying to his lover about the affair ("buried a heart shaped shell") he couldn't stand keeping this secret any longer ("something broke inside my stomach") so he told his lover about his affair and didn't care about the outcome after he admitted his sin (i let the pieces lie just where they fell"). i have no clue what the reference to the open car means though, someone please tell me!
    stiffdismalon May 12, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General CommentSome of the lyrics are wrong. The correct ones are:
    "You think you're smart, I think you're art, We agree on this"

    If you listen to any of the other songs, he obviously loves this girl who doesn't love him back. She just uses him.
    amatterofgraceon March 22, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTbrings: It's only obvious if you're a retard.

    This song is just about empty, emotionless sex. I'm sure we can all identify with it to some degree or another :(
    GroovyJudeon December 25, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHow come no one mentions the screenplay by Steven Wilson and Mike Bennion? If any of you looked at the album from a filmmaker's point of view, all of the songs would make a hell of a lot more sense.
    im_a_pirateon May 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentreally dude... this doesnt point to incest at all.. just sex and feeling bad about it... sounds to me like the subject giving into lust and cheating

    the open car, i figured mean a convertable car with the top down.
    plexuson August 18, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTbrings90 needs to just sit down with his sister, and a counselor, and have a nice loooong talk.
    Red_Sparoweon January 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about feeling bad. And there you had it.
    Nocturnaeon May 11, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentis about lust, and the emptiness after being seduced for that feeling
    marco10209on March 30, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it is about an affair. That sounds like a good assumption. Open Car to me sounds like a reference to the affair where the woman is just a temporary passenger that sort of hopped in and could just as easily leave like that. Probably a stretch though.
    Kinethon November 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with ya GroovyJude.. i know i identify with it in a way.
    DarkAntiCristaon April 19, 2006   Link

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