To explain lyrics, select line or word and click "Explain".
Create lyrics explanation
Select some words and click "Explain" button. Then type your knowledge, add image or YouTube video till "Good-o-meter" shows "Cool" or "Awesome!". Publish your explanation with "Explain" button. Get karma points!
OK, got it!
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
Them Crooked Vultures – Dead End Friends lyrics
Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/t/them_crooked_vultures/dead_end_friends.html
Click "Correct" to open the "Correction form". There you can add structure tags, correct typos or add missing words. Send your correction and get karma points! Result of your work will appear after moderating.
This can be taken in many ways. I took it like this:
The narrator does not know what he is in life, hence the "I follow the road, blind, until the road is dead end," "Dead end" meaning he draws a blank to his ideas. He thinks some laws are just meant to "herd us over the cliff," or are harmful instead of helpful. He wants to know "what puzzle peice fell out" of him, meaning he wants to know where it all went wrong. He has friends that are "dead ends," and he is reluctant to join them in their mischief. He "aches for the touch" of them, meaning he wants them to be back to normal, away from trouble. He slowly realizes that he is just like them, a dead end, becuase of a "look in your eyes." It is unclear who this "your" is, possibly one of the friends, or a girlfriend, as he says "hold me real close then do it again," meaning they might have had sex. He states that he is becoming a dead end in the following line:
"I can tell, by that look in your eyes. We're the same, my dead end friends and I."
He then starts accepting the fact that he has become a dead end when he states:
"We drive all alone at night,
A never ending begin.
Sweet as a curse just out of reach,
Awakens the dead end part of me and oh,
No more wandering.
Just me and my dead end friends again."
He knows that he has become a dead end and accepts it. He knows he WANTS to be a dead end when he says "No more wandering." He has accepted it and loves being with his friends again, even if they break some laws doing it.
In all, this song is about a man who wants to find out who he really is. He finally finds it when he joins his friends in mischief.
Add your reply
UnregisteredJan 14, 2012 at 1:21 am
Sounds to me like a guy who loves to just drive and drive and drive into the night thinking about the parts of life getting him down, so he longs for the only people he knows he gets pleasure from, friends who, like him, aren't going to get him anywhere in life, but, when he's with them - the dead end part of him comes to life and he doesn't have to drive around aimlessly thinking about the stuff that gets him down. The creatures of the night. Some law is bothering him that he doesn't want to follow. He gets his best ideas driving late at night alone.
Add your reply
UnregisteredJun 27, 2012 at 4:21 am
This guy drives alone to think, think about his life and where he wants it to go. Driving thrills and calms him. He knows someone who means a great deal to him, they originally had a great future but now he doesn't know what's going to happen. His friends drive along with him on his journey to figure out how to live their lives. He hopes he's not headed towards a dead end life.
Add your reply
Write about your feelings and thoughts
Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple
Hey! It's useful.
If this song really means something special to you, describe your feelings and thoughts. Don't hesitate to explain what songwriters and singer wanted to say. Also we collected some tips and tricks for you:
Don't write just "I love this song." Hidden between the lines, words and thoughts sometimes hold many different not yet explained meanings
Remember: your meaning might be valuable for someone
Don't post links to images and links to facts
Don't spam and write clearly off-topic meanings
Don't write abusive, vulgar, offensive, racist, threatening or harassing meanings
Do not post anything that you do not have the right to post
Please note: We moderate every meaning
Follow these rules and your meaning will be published
Write song meaning
Type your knowledge till "Good-o-meter" shows "Awesome!". Then send your meaning with "Post meaning" button. Get karma points!
This page is missing some information about the song. Please expand it to include this information. You can help by
uploading artist's image, adding song structure elements or creating lyrics explanation.