Windscreen wipers never gonna stop
Never stop wiping all the snow from the top of our car
A car that has traveled so far from our homes
It's never good to feel alone

But we've got what we've got
It's friends that we've got in a car
A car that has traveled so far from our homes
It never feels good to be alone

You're in the headlights
Skidding out into the road
Like a deer
Scared and covered in snow

You're in the headlights
Skidding out into the road
Like a deer
Scared and covered in snow

Flakes, they fall on boxes and tins and cans
The tins and the cans that fall from bins and hands
And our hands we hold in such a hurry in a world

That doesn't seem to care about
Themselves or each other
Or themselves or each other
Or sisters or mothers
Or themselves or each other
Or architects or brothers
Or themselves or each other
Or astronauts or fathers
Or themselves or each other
Or themselves so

Kiss me here
Beneath the street lights
In a lay-by
All covered in snow

Yeah, kiss me here
Beneath the street lights
In a lay-by
All covered in snow for now

You and I, we've always been crows
Hiding black wings beneath the snow
You and I, we've always been crows
Hiding yellow feet beneath the snow

You're in the headlights, darling Oh!
And you're flying out over the road, no, no
And you're covered in snow
You're in the headlights darling now
You're flying out over the road
And you're covered in snow


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    General CommentI can't believe more people haven't commented on his body of work, specifically this one! What an amazing song! I love one of the last bits... "you and I, we've always been crows, hiding black wings beneath the snow." Makes me think of wearing masks to the rest of the world, in addition to the specific mention of yellow feet in the next stanza, which I read as some persuasion of cowardice, either to be who you are or for whatever reason, hiding from the world.
    justanother123on September 25, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI don't really think that there is "one" correct interpretation of this gem of a song. All I know for sure is the impact of the verse that says "...in a world that doesn't care about themselves..." That whole verse repeating "or themselves" is extremely important to me because it talks about how important it is to the songwriter that the world does not care about themselves along with everyone else. It is an interesting view on how most people put the world in a selfish light in their songs. Passenger instead focuses on how people don't care about themselves, a complete contradiction to most writers. It's really beautiful and allows the listener to reflect on themselves and the things that they do that can be perceived as "not caring about themselves." Beautiful.
    BrokenDiamondon December 31, 2016   Link

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