“Motorcycle Drive By” released by Third Eye Blind

Summer time and the wind is blowing
Outside in lower Chelsea
And I don’t know
What I’m doing in the city
The sun is always in my eyes
It crashes through the windows
And I’m sleeping on the couch
When I came to visit you
That’s when I knew
That I could never have you
I knew that before you did
Still I’m the one who’s stupid

And there’s this burning
Like there’s always been
I’ve never been so alone
And I’ve never been so alive

Visions of you on a motorcycle drive by
The cigarette ash flies in your eyes
And you don’t mind
You smile
And say the world it doesn’t fit with you
I don’t believe you
You’re so serene
Careening through the universe
Your axis on a tilt
You’re guiltless and free
I hope you take a piece of me with you

And there are things I would like to do
That you don’t believe in
I would like to build something
But you’ll never see it happen

And there’s this burning
Like there’s always been
I’ve never been so alone
And I’ve, I’ve never been so alive

And there’s this burning
There is this burning

Where’s the soul?
I wanna know
New York City’s evil
The surface is everything
But I could never do that
Someone would see through that
And this is the last time
We’ll be friends again
And I’ll get over you
You’ll wonder who I am

And there’s this burning
Just like there’s always been
I’ve never been so alone, alone
And I’ve, and I’ve, I’ve never been so alive
So alive

I go home to the coast
It starts to rain
I paddle out on the water
Alone
Taste the salt
And taste the pain
I’m not thinking of you again
Summer dies and swells rise
The sun goes down in my eyes
See this rolling wave
Darkly coming
To take me
home
And I’ve never been so alone
And I’ve never been so alive

 

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  1. ‘Motorcycle Drive By’ was released by Third Eye Blind in April 1997.
    Stephan Jenkins described the song as “a journal entry made on a trip to New York to visit a girl I used to go out with. Needless to say, the trip didn’t work out. I went back to San Francisco and went surfing which is what the last verse is about and wrote the song.”

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