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artist Train
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Train

Drive By

Language
EN
Genre
Pop
Album
California 37
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Lyrics

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

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

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

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

play Oh but that one night
play Is still the highlight
play I didn't need you until I came to

play And I was overwhelmed and frankly scared as hell
play Because I really fell for you

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

play Please believe that when I leave
play there's nothing up my sleeve but love for you
play And a little time to get my head together too

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

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

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meaning Meaning

The song is about a guy who falls in love with a one night stand,
but he is scared because he fell for her so he leaves and she then moves away.
He still loves her. Hence the 'this is not a drive by' refers to him not being done with her just because she was a one night stand
He has to prove that their one night stand was not a "drive by".

vocabulary Vocabulary

get away from

To leave or escape from a person or place, often when it is difficult to do this:

  1. We walked to the next beach to get away from the crowds

I was all through

Expression to be through means to finish smth,go through and etc.

  1. I don't want anything more to do with you, we're through

overwhelmed

To cause someone to feel sudden strong emotion

  1. I was overwhelmed by all the flowers and letters of support I received

scared as hell

Very scared.


Hefty

Of considerable weight; heavy. Strong


ply

a thickness, layer or strand, as in three-ply / two-ply wool


groovy

Very fashionable and interesting

  1. That's a groovy hat you're wearing

sue

to start a law case against

  1. She’s threatening to sue the company for negligence.

downward

leading, moving etc down

  1. His career has taken a downward curve.

drove away

To force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings

  1. Drive away potential burglars
  2. Drive away bad thoughts

get down

Informal: To lose one's inhibitions; enjoy oneself wholeheartedly.


highlight

To make prominent; emphasize

  1. The article highlighted the painstaking work of the detectives.

There's nothing up my sleeve

It comes from magic, but it is often used figuratively simply to mean that the speaker is not hiding anything.


ya

Acceptable: Replacement for "you"


came to

regain consciousness

  1. When he came to, he was in hospital.

get my head together too

to get one's thoughts or attitude properly organized

  1. I've got to get my head together and get going
  2. I need to take some time off and get my head together.

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