I'm wide awake and so alive
Ringing like a bell
Tell me this is paradise
And not someplace I fell
Cause I keep on fallin' down

I wanna feel the car crash
I wanna feel the capsize
I wanna feel the bomb drop, the earth stop
Till I'm satisfied
I wanna feel the car crash
Cause I'm dyin' on the inside
I wanna let go and know
That I'll be alright, alright

Just push me 'til I have to fly
I've shed my skin, my scars
Take me deep out past the lights
Where nothing dims these stars
Nothing dims these stars

I wanna feel the car crash
I wanna feel the capsize
I wanna feel the bomb drop, the earth stop
Till I'm satisfied
I wanna feel the car crash
Cause I'm dyin' on the inside
I wanna let go and know
That I'll be alright, alright

So right
It's all wrong

I'm wide awake and so alive

I wanna feel the car crash
I wanna feel the capsize
I wanna feel the bomb drop, the earth stop
Till I'm satisfied
I wanna feel the car crash
Cause I'm dyin' on the inside
I wanna let go and know
That I'll be alright, alright


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Car Crash Lyrics as written by Mark Weinberg Matt Nathanson

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  • +2
    General CommentI think that the first verse is about those nights when you can't sleep,
    And you can hear things going through your mind,
    And then those few moments of happiness come before you remember again.

    'I wanna feel a car crash,
    I wanna feel it capsize
    I wanna feel a bomb drop, the earth stop,
    till I'm satisfied... cause I'm dying on the inside
    I wanna let go and know
    that I'll be alright, alright.'

    I think that this is saying that he is bottling up so many emotions,
    that he has collective over a long period of time,
    reached breaking point, and now wishes that something could happen so he could let them go,
    however, the second verse of the chorus to me seems like he is questioning his faith in god.
    Because he says 'I wanna let go and know that I'll be alright'
    It's like he wants to let go of the steering wheel of his life and have total trust, but by sayign thats what he wants, he's saying, that maybe he doesn't have that much faith.

    Then in the second verse, he's reiterating the fact that he wants to be pushed to the edge,
    so he can let go of his emotions
    'nothing dims these stars' its that feeling of 'how come you never feel sad?'
    But by saying they're stars, in a way it's admiration.
    AvigailGoodmanon March 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI feel like it's about having to go through the hard to find and be able to feel the good in life.
    Christinarayeon January 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is about someone who is depressed and maybe apathetic because of it. He wants desperately to feel something again and what is more jarring than a car crash or bomb dropping, etc.? He isn't speaking literally, obviously, but he wants something of that magnitude to occur so he can feel the pain and see if he can get through it.
    cubbyblueson February 02, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is more about him being sad or depressed because bad stuff has happened and he just wants something big to happen so that he knows it's all real. I dunno, that's just what it means to me...
    DarKnight09on March 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song, to me anyways, is about bottling up emotions. It's a tendency guys have. He's bottling up everything, and the minute he let's it all go it's like a car crash of emotions.
    gmitch56on July 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing, I think this is one of the best and strongest songs he's ever made. Can't wait for the album
    woiaon July 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is incredible. it's full of emotion. amaaaaaazing.
    thalauron September 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Just push me 'til I have to fly
    I've shed my skins, my scars
    take me deep out past the lights
    where nothing dims these stars
    nothing dims these stars"

    I can't figure out what that means. Does he just push me so i can get through this and feel better? i'm not sure. Does anyone know?
    thalauron September 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song.
    pure amazement.
    fave song by him.
    Rawr_Its_Booon September 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI wonder if he's ever been in a car crash.
    I know we're not supposed to take this literally, sure, it's a metaphor... but I can't help but relate it to whenever you're in an accident that could have gone horribly but you end up alright...
    bluenayon September 25, 2007   Link

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