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Drive By

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

playOh but that one night
playWas more than just right
playI didn't leave you cause i was all through
playOh I was overwhelmed and frankly scared as hell
playBecause I really fell for you

playOh I swear to ya, I'll be there for ya
playThis is not a drive by
playJust a shy guy looking for a two ply
playhefty bag to hold my love
playWhen you move me everything is groovy
playThey don't like it sue me, mm way you do me
playOh I swear to you, I'll be there for you
playThis is not a drive by

playOn the other side of a downward spiral
playMy love for you went viral
playAnd I loved you every mile you drove away
playBut now here you are again
playSo let's skip the "how you been"
playAnd get down to the "more than friends" at last

playOh but that one night
playIs still the highlight
playI didn't need you until I came to

playAnd I was overwhelmed and frankly scared as hell
playBecause I really fell for you

playOh I swear to you, I'll be there for you
playThis is not a drive by
playJust a shy guy looking for a two ply
playHefty bag to hold my love
playWhen you move me everything is groovy
playThey don't like it sue me, mm way you do me
playOh I swear to ya, I'll be there for ya
playThis is not a drive by

playPlease believe that when I leave
playthere's nothing up my sleeve but love for you
playAnd a little time to get my head together too

playOn the other side of a street I knew
playStood a girl that looked like you
playI guess that's deja vu
playBut I thought this can't be true, 'cause

playOh I swear to you, I'll be there for you
playThis is not a drive by
playJust a shy guy looking for a two ply
playHefty bag to hold my love
playWhen you move me everything is groovy
playThey don't like it sue me, mm way you do me
playOh I swear to ya, I'll be there for ya
playThis is not a drive by

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meaningMeaning

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".

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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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