Motorcycle Drive By Lyrics - Third Eye Blind



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Summer time and the wind is blowing outside
in lower Chelsea
And I don't know what I'm doing in this 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's things I'd 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
(yeaa)

Where's the soul I want to know
New York City is 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
And 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 never been so alone
And I've never been so alive




Writer: JENKINS, STEPHAN
Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing



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A beautifully written song about feeling alive | Reviewer: Noellem | 2/14/13

I believe this is Third Eye Blind's best song. It's impossible not to hear and relate to the genuine feeling that Jenkins has as he sings this song. It's just so real to me. It's not a love song, really, not at all. He may be writing about a girl, but I believe it's ultimate purpose is to communicate how alive he feels and that this was the most alive he has ever felt in his life. I think that's what makes it so good. I thought it was cool when I read that he called this song motorcycle drive by because this girl got him so crazy that he had no idea what to do with himself, so he just drove around on his motorcycle. I'd imagine he was trying to escape and reflect on his feelings as he drove into nowhere. The lyrics are clearly incredible and beautifully poetic. I've loved this song for years and listen to it daily. I don't think I could ever get sick of it.

Beautiful | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/14/09

This song is absolutely amazing. Both the music and the lyrics make it my favorite song of all time. Though the actual story doesn't quite match my experiences, it is the moral of the song that means the most to me. It reminds me of an old boyfriend, who to this day may remain the love of my life. The song is about how hard it is to be in love with someone who will never feel the same way. Everything about that person completely astounds you, yet you know that you can't have them. It is about the most heartbreaking feeling in the world. A symbolic "death" of the relationship, that actually leaves you feeling more alive. Perfect...

tastethesaltandtastethepain | Reviewer: casey | 9/3/09

I consider this song my summer anthem.
I had a very difficult breakup just as summer started. I hated that town and I moved away, but right before I went to the beach. I swam so far out that I couldn't see the shore anymore. And this song was playing through my head, it was so perfect.

One of my favorites | Reviewer: Joshua | 12/24/08

I listen to this song frequently when I want to feel the pain again I went through some 10 years ago (sounds odd I know). I was born in Chelsea and now live and surf in Orange County California. I know the inner peace surfing brings. Being out in the water with the sun setting behind your last wave...it is darkly coming to take me home. When I listen to the song I hear "see this broken wave, darkly coming to take me home," and not, "see this rolling wave." Am I insane?

So alive | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/24/08

I came home from the summer to find out the guy I was seeing before summer now had a girl friend. I didnt cry, or really get upset. I was numb. I changed a TON over the summer and I've been living every day as an adventure. I feel more alive than I ever have but I still have this burning... I cried listening to this song. Its beautiful, puts everything in better word than I ever could.

sad | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/13/08

it's a great song, it really talks 'bout how alone we feel havin' that person we love but not havin' her at the same time, somehow I feel that sooner or later we'll end up fightin' and not being friends anymore, that's what burns me inside.

Journal Entry | Reviewer: NarcolepsyScare | 3/23/08

It is a little known fact that this song was actually a journal entry by Stephan Jenkins--the lyrics came before everything else. That is why there is an extra syllable squeezed into some lines, which, to me, makes the song that much more beautiful by giving it more character.

This song means so much to me. There is so much passion behind it, and so many people can relate to it, if not to the actual actions and situations in it, people can relate to its meaning and the feeling represented by the wind "blowing outside" and the sun "crashing through the windows" and the feeling of being with someone that you love, but at the same time you know that you will never have that person and you feel completely alone in the world.

And the fact that this is a journal entry makes SJ all that much more amazing that he writes lyrically on just a normal day.

SJ and 3eb are amazing and have gotten me through so much. I wish I could tell them "thank you..."

amazing. | Reviewer: 3eb fan | 11/21/07

Stephen jenkins and all of third eye blind are absolute geniouses. this song is so deep and has so much meaning and its great that so many people including myself can relate. Such an amazing band.

The best song ever | Reviewer: Siri | 10/23/07

Everytime I hear this song I always think of the summertime when I would drive with the windows down on the sunny days to my ex-boyfriend's house who lived about 40 miles away. He would always wake me up at my house because I slept on the couch and I miss it a lot. We're still good friends, but now that he has a girlfriend he acts differently when he's with her and now I realize that I will never have him again, yet I still hold on to the past in hopes that he will come back to me. And the "burning" to me is the chills that run up my spine everytime I think of him and her together. Even though I'm completely alone, I still feel so alive. We fight all the time and I have a feeling that one of these times we're just not going to be friends again... I love him, but I don't know whether to move on or not... i love this song.

Feelings | Reviewer: Benji | 10/17/07

This song fits me and my one of my two bestfriends a little to much. ITs a little diffferent now. But wow this song brings back memories. Kinda sad really.

wow wow wow | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/3/07

this is such a great song! it just like speaks to me, you smile and say the world it doesnt fit with... i dont ever seem to fit into this crazy messed up world.



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