Drive ~ The Cars

The Cars were an American rock band that emerged from the early New Wave music scene in the late 1970s. The band consisted of singer and rhythm guitarist Ric Ocasek, singer and bassist Benjamin Orr, guitarist Elliot Easton, keyboardist Greg Hawkes and drummer David Robinson. The band originated from Boston, Massachusetts.

The band broke up in 1988, and Ocasek has always discouraged talk of a reunion since then. Easton and Hawkes, however, joined with Todd Rundgren in 2005 to form a spin-off band, The New Cars, which performs classic Cars (and Rundgren) songs alongside new material on tour.

Ocasek continues to perform as a solo artist, having released over seven studio albums. David Robinson has retired from music and spends most of his time with his restaurant. Benjamin Orr died of pancreatic cancer on October 3, 2000. In 2005, Elliot Easton and Greg Hawkes combined their talents with Todd Rundgren, Prairie Prince (The Tubes, Utopia), and Kasim Sulton (Utopia, Meat Loaf) in a revamped lineup, The New Cars, to perform classic Cars songs along with selections from Rundgren’s solo work and some new original material.

Drive

“Drive” is a 1984 song by The Cars, the third single from the band’s Heartbeat City album and their biggest international hit. It was written by Ric Ocasek, and produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange and The Cars. Lead vocals were by Cars’ bassist Benjamin Orr.

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Who’s gonna tell you when,
It’s too late,
Who’s gonna tell you things,
Aren’t so great.

You cant go on, thinkin’,
Nothings’ wrong, whoa ho…,
Who’s gonna drive you home,
tonight.?

Who’s gonna pick you up,
When You fall?
Who’s gonna hang it up,
When you call?

Who’s gonna pay attention,
To your dreams?
And who’s gonna plug their ears,
When you scream?

You can’t go on, thinkin’
Nothings wrong, whoa ho…,
(who’s gonna drive you)
(who’s gonna drive you)
Who’s gonna drive you home, tonight?
(who’s gonna drive you home)

(bye baby)
(bye baby)
(bye baby)
(bye baby)

Who’s gonna hold you down,
When you shake?
Who’s gonna come around,
When you break?

You can’t go on, thinkin’,
Nothin’s wrong, whoa ho…,
(Who’s gonna drive you)
(who’s gonna drive you)
Who’s gonna drive you home, tonight?
(who’s gonna drive you home)

Ho…, you know you can’t go on, thinkin’,
Nothin’s wrong,
(Who’s gonna drive you)
(Who’s gonna drive you home)
Who’s gonna drive you home, tonight?

(bye baby)
(bye baby)
(bye baby)

  • Audio from the album, Heartbeat City:

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About DJ Allyn

DJ Allyn is a burned out radio guy who went on to become a burned out sound engineer for a few Seattle area grunge bands in the 1980s and 1990s. Left the madness of worldwide tours with bands, cleaned up my act and went into the relative sanity of sound engineering for television series. Currently working as the Director of Sound for a television series being filmed in North Vancouver, British Columbia. I am always on the lookout for interesting videos, old music, and fun.

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