Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales

by Screedler on July 21, 2016

Not sure what it all means, but the imagery is strong with an overall feeling of regret. Like the killer whale in nature, the drunk driver on the road had better be approached with caution, remorseless and deadly.

[Intro]
In the backseat of my heart
My love tells me I’m a mess
I couldn’t get the car to start
I left my keys somewhere in the mess

[Verse 1]
It comes and goes in plateaus
One month later I’m a fucking pro
My parents would be proud
Or fall asleep on the floor
Forget what happened in the morning
There are notes in your handwriting
But you can’t make it out

[Chorus 1]
We are not a proud race
It’s not a race at all
We’re just trying
I’m only trying to get home
Drunk drivers, drunk drivers
This is not a good thing
I don’t mean to rationalize
Or try and explain it away
It’s not ok
Drunk drivers, drunk drivers

[Verse 2]
It’s too late to articulate it
That empty feeling
You share the same fate as the people you hate
You build yourself up against others’ feelings
And it left you feeling empty as a car coasting downhill
I have become such a negative person
It was all just an act
It was all so easily stripped away

[Pre-Chorus]
But if we learn how to live like this
Maybe we can learn how to start again
Like a child who’s never done wrong
Who hasn’t taken that first step

[Chorus 2]
We are not a proud race
It’s not a race at all
We’re just trying
I’m only trying to get home
Drunk drivers, drunk drivers
Put it out of your mind
And perish the thought
There’s no comfort in responsibility
Drunk drivers, drunk drivers

[Chorus 3]
It doesn’t have to be like this
It doesn’t have to be like this
It doesn’t have to be like this
Killer whales, killer whales
It doesn’t have to be like this
It doesn’t have to be like this
It doesn’t have to be like this

[Verse 3]
Here’s that voice in your head
Giving you shit again
But you know he loves you
And he doesn’t mean to cause you pain
Please listen to him
It’s not too late
Turn off the engine
Get out of the car
And start to walk

[Bridge]
Drunk drivers
Drunk drivers
Drunk drivers
Drunk drivers

[Chorus 3]
It doesn’t have to be like this
It doesn’t have to be like this
It doesn’t have to be like this
Killer whales, killer whales
It doesn’t have to be like this
It doesn’t have to be like this
It doesn’t have to be like this

[Chorus 3]
It doesn’t have to be like this
It doesn’t have to be like this
It doesn’t have to be like this
Killer whales, killer whales
It doesn’t have to be like this
It doesn’t have to be like this
It doesn’t have to be like this

[Outro]
Whales…
Whales… ah yeah yeah…
Whales… oh ho ho ho… oh oh

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