It amazes me how after knowing a song for literally half of your life, after a while of not listening to it and then rediscovering it, at a certain, mostly unexpected time, you finally get it. And I don’t just mean the lyrics itself as words, but what they mean. And then the song changes from a song you just liked to something that you feel pictures your current feelings, thoughts or fears… It suddenly becomes so relevant to your life. Just happened to me with “Drive” by Incubus.
“Sometimes, I feel the fear of uncertainty stinging clear And I can’t help but ask myself how much I’ll let the fear Take the wheel and steer
It’s driven me before And it seems to have a vague, haunting mass appeal But lately I am beginning to find That I should be the one behind the wheel
Whatever tomorrow brings I’ll be there with open arms and open eyes
I don’t think that this is what I want anymore I don’t care if God can save me now here I sit with hands cupped and head bowed and I wonder if you’re out there have you seen my name in lights? I don’t care at all, don’t care at all In this world of kiss and tell I’ve got no stories to speak of silence fills this empty hole so naive to think, that I could make you feel one fucking thing