Drive She Said Lyrics by Stan Ridgway

Drive She Said Lyrics

    Sittin' right behind me
    I could smell her perfume
    It was somethin' i'd smelled before
    Went through a red light
    While i spilled my drink
    I could feel somethin' sticky on the floor

    I said "miss, you've gotta tell me
    Where you wanna go to
    I can't keep drivin' round the same block"
    So i crumpled my cup
    And pulled the gum off my shoe
    And then she told me "just shut up
    And keep your eyes on the road"

    "and just drive," she said
    "just drive," she said
    "just drive," she said

    Well, i watched her put her hands
    On the bag in her lap
    While i scratched the bald spot on my head
    I knew then that my cab was just
    A getaway car
    But i shut up and drove, like she said

    I took a bite of my doughnut
    And i offered her one
    And i said "lady, are you in a fix?"
    Then she reached in her purse
    And she pulled out a gun, and said
    "now just shut up, and keep your hands on the wheel"

    Chorus repeat (okay, okay!)

    Then the moon disappeared, and it started to rain,
    So i put the wipers on full.
    And on the bag in her lap i saw the name of a big bank downtown.
    And i said, "you don't have to worry about me, nope!"
    When i turned the headlights on¨c¨cjust for a minute¨c¨c
    I thought i saw the both of us on some kinda tropical island someplace.
    Walkin' down a white sandy beach.
    Eatin' somethin'...

    Chorus repeat

    We pulled outta traffic
    Down a dark side street
    She was fixin' her hair in the mirror
    I made a left turn
    At a yellow light
    Drove my cab fast towards the pier

    She boarded the boat
    And turned and blew me a kiss
    And later on, when the squad car came 'round
    I ate a handful of peanuts
    And i told 'em this
    "i don't rememeber much, except 'just keep your hands on the wheel'"

    Chorus repeat until fade

    Hey, hey, uh¨c¨c
    Hey, y'all, get outta my way!¨c¨call ya sunday drivers!
    Hey, you want one of these, ah, slim jims? they're good!
    What?¨c¨cwhat? you don't¨c¨cyou don't want one?
    Well they're 100% meat!

    Haven't i seen you somewhere before?
    I know, i know, anchorage, that's where i seen ya, anchorage.
    Well, where you goin'?
    I'm sorry, i don't go in that part of town anymore.
    I don't need my windows washed.