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Train – Drive By lyrics

On the other side of a street I knew
Stood a girl that looked like you
I guess that's déjà vu
But I thought this can't be true
'Cause you moved to west LA
Or New York or Santa Fe
Or wherever to get away from me

Oh but
that one night
Was more than just right
I didn't leave you 'cause I was all through
Oh I was overwhelmed and frankly scared as hell
Because I really fell for you

Oh I
swear to you
I'll be there for you
This is
not a drive by
Just a shy guy looking for a two-ply
Hefty bag to hold
my love
When you move me everything is groovy
They don't like it sue me
Mmm the way you do me
Oh I swear to you
I'll be there for you
This is not a drive by

On the upside of a downward spiral
My love for you went viral
And I loved you every
mile you drove away
But now here you are again
So let's skip the "how you been"
And get down to the "more than friends" at last

Oh but that one night

Is still the highlight
I didn't need you until I came to
And I was overwhelmed and frankly scared as hell
Because I really fell for you

Oh I swear to you

I'll be there for you
This is not a drive by
Just a shy guy looking
for a two-ply
Hefty bag to hold my love
When you move me everything is groovy
They don't like it sue me
Mmm the way you do me
Oh I swear to you
I'll be there for you
This is not a drive by

Please believe
That when I leave
There's nothing up my sleeve
But love for you
And a little time to get my head together too

On the other side of
a street I knew
Stood a girl that looked like you
I guess that's déjà vu
But I thought this can't be true
'Cause

Oh I swear to you
I'll be there for you
This is not a drive by
Just a shy guy looking for a two-ply
Hefty bag to hold my love
When you move me everything is groovy
They don't like it sue me
Mmm the way you do me
Oh I swear to you
I'll be there for you
This is not a drive by



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    JosifEaton2346
    For this song I believe that it is about a guy who meets a girl that he "hangs out" with one night. He wakes up realizing that maybe he want to actually know this girl and become more than friends with her. However, when he thinks this he gets scared and when he doesn't make a move she ends up moving. She moves back and he recognizes her and remembers back to the night that he met her. He remembers his love for her and tries for her but this time he promises not to just use her but actually be there for her. The theme of this song is to take chances because you do not know how time can change something that you plan to do but do not do.
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    I believe it is about a man who slept with a girl as a one night stand situation, but started to have feelings for her the next day, which scared him and he didn't know how to handle his feelings and he disappeared. I believe she loved him as well and so when he disappeared she decided to disappear as well because she was sad he didn't love her as she loved him. She might have come back to see friends or family and he sees her again and confesses his feelings for her and that he won't leave her.
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    The song starts with a man seeing a girl who resembled a girl friend of his, who had run away to new york or somewhere to avoid him.
    He and the girl friend had a one night stand, but he left the next day. She misunderstood, thinking he treated their relationship as just s**. The truth was that he was scared because he realised that he had fallen for his friend.
    They see each other again. This time, he makes it clear that what they had wasn't just a drive by.
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    I honestly at first thought that it was about a girl who left after a one night stand and the guy thought it was fantastic "oh, the way you do me" and he wishes to continue further to which she really doesn't want anything to do with him "you moved to west la, new-york of santa fe, or wherever to get away from me. " and with her gone, he realises just how much he cares.
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    What I receive from this song he's so afraid of how he feels for her he ends up driving her away even though it's the last thing he wants. He let's his feelings get in the way to the point to where she thinks it isn't working out and wont be able to. But he waits for that chance to show her how scared he was about how deeply he was enthralled with the thought of being with her.
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