Song Lyric Sunday: Drive

Happy Sunday fellow bloggers, I hope that life is treating you well :O) Well, another week has rolled by with alarming speed and here we all are with another Song Lyric Sunday brought to us by the lovely Helen. If you’re a music lover why not join us and play along, it’s a great way of discovering new tunes and new blogging friends!

Here are the rules:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due and it’s honestly just a simple Google search
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song
  • Ping back to this post or my own Song Lyric Sunday post
  • Read at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process

So, the theme for this week is Drive and, I must admit I was torn between 2 tracks that I love so I’ve decided to be a rebel and share both of them with you

 

I had to escape , the city was sticky and cruel
Maybe I should have called you first
But I was dying to get to you
I was dreaming while I drove
The long straight road ahead
Uh-huh, yeah
Could taste your sweet kisses, your arms open wide
This fever for you was just burning me up inside
I drove all night to get to you
Is that all right?
I drove all night, crept in your room
Woke you from your sleep to make love to you
Is that all right?
I drove all night
What in this world keeps us from falling apart?
No matter where I go
I hear the beating of our one heart
I think about you when the night is cold and dark
Uh-huh, yeah
No one can move me the way that you do
Nothing erases this feeling between me and you
I drove all night to get to you
Is that all right?

I drove all night to get to you

Is that all right?
I drove all night, crept in your room
Woke you from your sleep to make love to you
Is that all right?
I drove all night
Could taste your sweet kisses, your arms open wide
This fever for you was just burning me up inside
I drove all night to get to you
Is that all right?
I drove all night, crept in your room
Is that all right?
I drove all night
songwriters Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly
I chose this song not for the lyrics (I know, I know it says Song Lyric Sunday but what can I tell you) which frankly I’ve always thought were a bit creepy, I means who rocks up at someone’s house in the middle of the night, without calling first and then wakes them up just because they were feeling randy? No, I chose it for the unbelievable vocal performance by Roy Orbison; I’m not sure how many octaves he straddles in the song (perhaps one of you knows) but it’s seriously impressive! I also picked it because it’s the  first upbeat song that sprang to mind upon hearing this week’s theme; I usually pick really sad songs…….
Anyway, moving on to my second choice which is Drive by The Cars:

 

 

Who’s gonna tell you when
It’s too late
Who’s gonna tell you things
Aren’t so great
You can’t go on
Thinking nothing’s wrong
Who’s gonna drive you home tonight
Who’s gonna pick you up
When you fall
Who’s gonna hang it up
When you call
Who’s gonna pay attention
To your dreams
Who’s gonna plug their ears
When you scream
You can’t go on
Thinking nothing’s wrong
Who’s gonna drive you home tonight
Who’s gonna hold you down
When you shake
Who’s gonna come around
When you break
You can’t go on
Thinking nothing’s wrong
Who’s gonna drive you home tonight
Oh you know you can’t go on
Thinking nothing’s wrong
Who’s gonna drive you home tonight
Songwriters: Ric Ocasek
My friends and I used to play this song when we were teenagers, there was always some poor soul among us who had just been dumped and we’d listen to it over and over, crying and generally feeling sorry for ourselves. This would happen pretty much every other week so I got fed up with it after a while and moved on to the next tragic ballad (Careless Whisper or something like that no doubt) and then I heard it again a few years ago and all these memories of childish heartbreak came flooding back…..
Hope you enjoyed my choices; I’m looking forward to hearing yours :O)
Lisa
x

  29 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday: Drive

  1. August 12, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Great songs! Orbison and the Cars are the best.

    Lately, I’ve been grooving to Shawn Mendes’ “In My Blood.”

    “Sometimes I feel like giving up, but I can’t.
    It isn’t in my blood…”

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    • August 12, 2018 at 8:15 am

      Glad you enjoyed them :O)
      Just had a listen to the Shawn Mendes song – those are some dark lyrics! I really liked it :O)

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  2. B.
    August 12, 2018 at 8:58 am

    Happy Sunday to you!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. August 12, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Great choices Lisa. I really enjoyed them.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. August 12, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    I hadn’t gotten around to posting, but I was TOTALLY going to post the Roy Orbison version of I Drove All Night. Eeeeeerie. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 12, 2018 at 3:34 pm

      😊 well it’s a cracking song and you know what they say, great minds think alike x

      Liked by 1 person

  5. August 12, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    A couple of fantastic songs here! I could tell immediately that “I Drove All Night” was mixed by Jeff Lynne; it just had that sound. And ya can’t go wrong with The Cars.

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  6. August 12, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Oh, The Cars, and who’s going to drive you home brings back a lot of memories……….and yes, crying over boyfriends is one of them.

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    • August 12, 2018 at 3:42 pm

      Yep it seem to be the go to song for that kind of thing 😊. How’s it going Wendi? Xx

      Liked by 1 person

      • August 12, 2018 at 3:55 pm

        taking it day by day………thank you so much for asking.

        Liked by 1 person

      • August 12, 2018 at 4:33 pm

        That’s all any of us can do, look after yourself 😊 xxx

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      • August 13, 2018 at 12:13 am

        thank you so very much…….

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  7. August 12, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Both excellent choices Lisa! xx

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  8. August 12, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Love both songs. Yes, a bit over-the-top, but he asks if it’s alright. Creeping into your room…bit creepy indeed. Still, Roy s a treasure.

    I was listening to the Cars greatest hits, as the song you chose for your second one came to me, but though I love that decade of song and that kind of music, I went another way. Love this post though.

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  9. August 12, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Love both these songs😄

    Liked by 1 person

  10. August 12, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    Both of these songs are great choices. Thanks for the stroll down memory lane! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  11. August 12, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    Two great songs! I haven’t heard the Roy Orbison one before. His voice is so spectacular, it’s really easy to miss just how creepy those lyrics are! Thanks for the choices!

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    • August 13, 2018 at 4:46 am

      I’m sure he meant them to be romantic, I hope so anyway 😉 thanks for your comment 😊 x

      Liked by 1 person

  12. August 13, 2018 at 4:01 am

    “Drive” was one of my fave songs during college, and I go right back to that time when I hear it. Completely random trivia, which you may know: The video for the song was directed by the actor Timothy Hutton…

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