Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away)

Album: Around The Fur (1997)
Charted: 50
  • This is about wanting to leave the town you are stuck in. You just want to leave and get away from everything being the same day after day. When you finally find someone to drive you (or you drive them), you just want them to be quiet in order to enjoy the moment of leaving. You can also interpret it as wanting to leave as a result of doing something bad, such as getting a girl pregnant or using drugs. You just want to get away from your problems, but it has to be quiet so you can think about what's going on in your life. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Tim - Pittsburgh, PA
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Comments: 5

  • Jimmy from Sydney, Australiawhen you get so pissed with life and the things it chucks at you, listen to this song. but specifically, i think its about losing someone real special to you and not being able to deal with the pain. but no matter how far you go, the thought of her still lingers in your head. the way chino screams, 'far,' its like he wants to erase any thoughts from the past and escape to somewhere new.
  • Zach from Norman, OkPossibly a drug reference. to "get away" from your problems by getting to messed up to think. i don't know, but i love the song either way
  • Ian from New York, NySorry to sound like an idiot but these guys have an odd obsession with cars.
  • R from Hollywood, CaThis can also be interperted as being a relationship you felt was over. Then meeting someone else. But after, you feel that you aren't over your old relationship ('I dressed you in her clothes') and just keep quiet and not express how you feel and wishing you could just leave it all behind.
  • Abbes from Windsor, CanadaBrilliant, i know the feeling.
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