play Drive

from Singles


Words and music by Alex Freeman

Alex Freeman, Piano and vocals
Tuomas Logren, Guitars
Tuuli Saarnio, Accordion
Lauri Schreck, Drums
Sara Suvela, Bass

Produced by Jon-Patrick Kuhlefelt
at the Sibelius Academy studios in Helsinki and Järvenpää
Recorded at Finnvox Studio in Helsinki

We are driving away as the sun burns down the last
Fleeting moments of the day—we tore out of there so fast
'Cause there was nothing left to say
But I still hoped that you might ask

It was half past November and the grey still held the sky
I was burned down to a cinder by the time that you arrived
There was nothing left of me
But I still hoped that you might try

I can see what I'm losing but I don't care
I'd give it all just to run my fingers through her brown hair

So I ask myself again—just to pass a little time—
Where I am and where I've been but it seems tonight that I,
I can't remember…or I can't forget
I'll think about it later, now just drive.

CHORUS:

Everyday seems to begin with me waiting for the day to end
Every night I dream again about her hair, her face, her skin
And everyday I wake up wondering if the pain is gonna end
Everybody wants me back there but I say to all my friends
"I could move back here to Queens, but I know that that would mean
The only place where I could see her, the only place where I could be
Where I could hope to catch a glimpse of that sweet girl I wanna see
Is the carousel of hope and sadness spinning 'round and 'round and 'round in my dreams.


Night rains down and you ascend into the Carolina sky
You remember her again, yeah, you remember little moments
When she held you in her eyes
Before that last, long goodbye.

Remember summers in Manhattan when the night burned with the bright,
Incessant strains of all the Latin music rattling the night
You were someone…or someone else…but you're somebody else tonight.

Turn off the phone, disappear now and take a little time.
A little time to just forgive yourself and ease your mind.
It's gonna be alright…

CHORUS

Summer runs out like a thief and you're wearing a path in your room. You're just walkin' 'round and 'round and you shake just like a leaf when you hear her voice and you know it's true:

You love this town and you love her
You don't know why
And you can't be sure but you know
There's gonna come a moment when your gonna stay
Or pack your bags and fly away.

(Chorus)
Everyday seems to begin with me waiting for the day to end
Every night I dream again about her hair, her face, her skin
And in my dreams I see her laughing and we're talkin' in the sun
Everybody wants me back there but I say to everyone
"I got Patty Griffin tellin' me 'if you [ever] break down'
I'm gonna drive right out and find you in some lonesome Finnish town
And with her voice she tries to comfort me in the song I heard today
That it wasn't just a dream and all the trouble's gone away

"I could move back here to Queens
But I know that that would mean
The only place where I could get to see her smile and hear her sing
Is the carousel of hope and sadness spinning 'round and 'round and 'round in my dreams.