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Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales
Car Seat Headrest Lyrics


In the backseat of my heart
Our love tells me I'm a mess
I couldn't get the car to start
I left my keys somewhere in the mess

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

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 okay
Drunk drivers, drunk drivers

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

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

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

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
Killer whales, killer whales

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

Drunk drivers
Drunk drivers
Drunk drivers
Drunk drivers

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
Killer whales, killer whales

Ahhh
Whales, ah
Whales, ah yeah yeah
Whales, oh oh oh oh oh

Lyrics © WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC
Written by: William Barnes

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Bubble Productions

Lyrics:
In the backseat of my heart
Our love tells me I'm a mess
I couldn't get the car to start
I left my keys somewhere in the mess

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

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 okay
Drunk drivers, drunk drivers

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

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

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

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
Killer whales, killer whales

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

Drunk drivers
Drunk drivers
Drunk drivers
Drunk drivers

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
Killer whales, killer whales

Ahhh
Whales, ah
Whales, ah yeah yeah
Whales, oh oh oh oh oh



Aubrey Pressley

I remember living in this abusive household where my aunt just yelled at me daily. And my cousin or some meth addict from the neighborhood came and stole from me. No one would do anything to fix it and my trailer was a trash heap because my grandma and sister were hoarders. And it was filled with roaches and rats. The toilets didn't work toward the end. The only thing that made me happy was leaving. So eventually I graduated HS and did it permanently. In a 6 month span after graduation I bought a car on my own, started college, and moved into an apartment.

But during those times, sometimes when I look back, I recall finding this song. On most nights after discovering I'd just sit there numb listening to this song. I'd imagine it would get better.

"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

But if we learn how to live like this
Maybe we can learn how to start again"



Alpha Delfa

I think this song may had gotten some inspiration from the 1977 film "Orca".
In it, a sea captain accidentally kills a pregnant killer whale, while her mate looks on.
The captain felt remorse for the incident, because he had been in a similar situation as the male killer whale:
"I'd look him right in the eye.
I'd tell him that the killing
of his wife and child -
- was a terrible accident.
That I didn't mean it.
I'd tell him I was sorry,
and hoped he'd forgive me.
I understand what that whale feels.
The same thing happened to me.
My wife was pregnant
and drove to the hospital.
A drunken driver hit her.
He killed her and my baby. "



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TheJuancapella

I love how Will sings "killer whales" while providing us killer wails.

Mossy Tea

I think about this comment alot

Carezilla

😆😆😆

Baka Rounin

damn thats deeper than where whales hang out

hannah

😂😂😂😂😂

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Alice Hernandez

I hate it when people say modern music sucks when there are artists like this out there.

CloudNein

modern music sucks when there are artists like this out here

Henry w. Coding, escape rooms, and piano

some modern musicians suck but this one is good.

Savage Antelope

Precisely

Oliver Miller

This music sucks

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