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drivers license
Olivia Rodrigo Lyrics


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I got my driver's license last week
Just like we always talked about
'Cause you were so excited for me
To finally drive up to your house
But today I drove through the suburbs
Cryin' 'cause you weren't around

And you're probably with that blonde girl
Who always made me doubt
She's so much older than me
She's everything I'm insecure about
Yeah, today I drove through the suburbs
'Cause how could I ever love someone else?

And I know we weren't perfect but I've never felt this way for no one
And I just can't imagine how you could be so okay now that I'm gone
Guess you didn't mean what you wrote in that song about me
'Cause you said forever, now I drive alone past your street

And all my friends are tired
Of hearing how much I miss you, but
I kinda feel sorry for them
'Cause they'll never know you the way that I do, yeah
Today I drove through the suburbs
And pictured I was driving home to you

And I know we weren't perfect
But I've never felt this way for no one, oh
And I just can't imagine how you could be so okay now that I'm gone
I guess you didn't mean what you wrote in that song about me
'Cause you said forever, now I drive alone past your street

Red lights, stop signs
I still see your face in the white cars, front yards
Can't drive past the places we used to go to
'Cause I still fuckin' love you, babe (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
Sidewalks we crossed
I still hear your voice in the traffic, we're laughing
Over all the noise
God, I'm so blue, know we're through
But I still fuckin' love you, babe (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)

I know we weren't perfect but I've never felt this way for no one
And I just can't imagine how you could be so okay now that I'm gone
'Cause you didn't mean what you wrote in that song about me
'Cause you said forever, now I drive alone past your street
Yeah, you said forever, now I drive alone past your street

Overall Meaning

In "Drivers License," Olivia Rodrigo sings about the pain of a breakup and the difficulty of moving on. The song begins after the singer has just received her driver's license, which was a shared dream between her and her ex. She drives around crying, imagining that she is driving to her ex's house, but she knows that he is with another girl who has always made her feel insecure. The song's chorus is a lament for the loss of the relationship -- the singer can't imagine ever loving someone else the way she loved her ex. She's hurt and confused that he seems to be doing just fine without her, even though he had promised her forever. She can't understand how he could write a song about her and then move on so easily.


The second verse reveals that the singer's friends are growing tired of hearing her talk about her ex, but she can't help it. She thinks they'll never truly know him the way she does. The bridge of the song brings the listener back into the car with the singer as she drives past familiar landmarks, wishing she could turn back time and fix things with her ex. She still loves him despite the pain he's caused her.


Overall, "Drivers License" is a song about heartbreak and the difficulty of moving on from a past love. It's a universal theme that many people can relate to, especially those who have recently experienced a breakup.


Line by Line Meaning

I got my driver's license last week
I recently obtained my driver's license


Just like we always talked about
As we had discussed previously


'Cause you were so excited for me
You were anticipating my success and were thrilled for me


To finally drive up to your house
To come over to your home and visit


But today I drove through the suburbs
But instead of coming over, today I drove through a residential area


Cryin' 'cause you weren't around
While doing so, I couldn't help but cry because you were not there


And you're probably with that blonde girl
You are most likely with that other girl who has blonde hair


Who always made me doubt
This person has caused me to be uneasy or hesitant


She's so much older than me
She is significantly more mature than I am


She's everything I'm insecure about
She embodies all of my insecurities


Yeah, today I drove through the suburbs
So today, I drove through the suburbs again


'Cause how could I ever love someone else?
Because I can't comprehend loving anyone else other than you


And I know we weren't perfect but I've never felt this way for no one
I acknowledge that our relationship had flaws, but I have never loved anyone like I have loved you


And I just can't imagine how you could be so okay now that I'm gone
And I can't grasp the fact that you are doing fine now that I'm not in your life anymore


Guess you didn't mean what you wrote in that song about me
I suppose the lyrics in the song you wrote about me were insincere


'Cause you said forever, now I drive alone past your street
Because you promised forever, but now I find myself driving alone past your street


And all my friends are tired
My friends are exhausted by my continuous talk about you


Of hearing how much I miss you, but
But I can't help expressing how much I miss you to them


I kinda feel sorry for them
I sympathize with them for having to deal with my constant talk about you


'Cause they'll never know you the way that I do, yeah
Because none of them will ever understand you the way I do


And pictured I was driving home to you
As I drove, I imagined driving home to you


Red lights, stop signs
As I drove, I encountered many red lights and stop signs


I still see your face in the white cars, front yards
Even now, I still see your face in the white cars and front yards I pass by


Can't drive past the places we used to go to
I can no longer bear to go to the places where we used to visit together


'Cause I still fuckin' love you, babe (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
Because I still love you very much


Sidewalks we crossed
Along my drive, I walked the same sidewalks that we once walked together


I still hear your voice in the traffic, we're laughing
I can still hear your voice amidst the traffic sounds as we laughed together in the past


Over all the noise
Over all the racket around me


God, I'm so blue, know we're through
I feel so sad; I know that we are over


But I still fuckin' love you, babe (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
But I still really love you


Yeah, you said forever, now I drive alone past your street
Yes, you promised forever, but now I find myself driving alone past your street




Lyrics © Kanjian Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Daniel Nigro, Olivia Rodrigo

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Sweet Wild

Lyrics:

I got my driver's license last week
Just like we always talked about
'Cause you were so excited for me
To finally drive up to your house
But today I drove through the suburbs
Crying 'cause you weren't around

And you're probably with that blonde girl
Who always made me doubt
She's so much older than me
She's everything I'm insecure about
Yeah, today I drove through the suburbs
'Cause how could I ever love someone else?

And I know we weren't perfect but I've never felt this way for no one
And I just can't imagine how you could be so okay now that I'm gone
Guess you didn't mean what you wrote in that song about me
'Cause you said forever now I drive alone past your street

And all my friends are tired
Of hearing how much I miss you but
I kinda feel sorry for them
'Cause they'll never know you the way that I do
Yeah, today I drove through the suburbs
And pictured I was driving home to you

And I know we weren't perfect but I've never felt this way for no one
Oh, and I just can't imagine how you could be so okay now that I'm gone
I guess you didn't mean what you wrote in that song about me
'Cause you said forever now I drive alone past your street

Red lights
Stop signs
I still see your face
In the white cars
Front yards
Can't drive past the places
We used to
Go to
'Cause I still fucking love you, babe

Sidewalks
We crossed
I still hear your voice
In the traffic
We're laughing
Over all the noise
God, I'm so blue
Know we're through
But I still fucking love you, babe

I know we weren't perfect but I've never felt this way for no one
And I just can't imagine how you could be so okay now that I'm gone
Guess you didn't mean what you wrote in that song about me
'Cause you said forever now I drive alone past your street
Yeah, you said forever now I drive alone past your street



Flying Bunny

"drivers license"

I got my driver's license last week
Just like we always talked about
'Cause you were so excited for me
To finally drive up to your house
But today I drove through the suburbs
Crying 'cause you weren't around

And you're probably with that blonde girl
Who always made me doubt
She's so much older than me
She's everything I'm insecure about
Yeah, today I drove through the suburbs
'Cause how could I ever love someone else?

And I know we weren't perfect but I've never felt this way for no one
And I just can't imagine how you could be so okay now that I'm gone
Guess you didn't mean what you wrote in that song about me
'Cause you said forever now I drive alone past your street

And all my friends are tired
Of hearing how much I miss you but
I kinda feel sorry for them
'Cause they'll never know you the way that I do
Yeah, today I drove through the suburbs
And pictured I was driving home to you

And I know we weren't perfect but I've never felt this way for no one
Oh, and I just can't imagine how you could be so okay now that I'm gone
I guess you didn't mean what you wrote in that song about me
'Cause you said forever now I drive alone past your street

Red lights
Stop signs
I still see your face
In the white cars
Front yards
Can't drive past the places
We used to
Go to
'Cause I still fucking love you, babe

Sidewalks
We crossed
I still hear your voice
In the traffic
We're laughing
Over all the noise
God, I'm so blue
Know we're through
But I still fucking love you, babe

I know we weren't perfect but I've never felt this way for no one
And I just can't imagine how you could be so okay now that I'm gone
Guess you didn't mean what you wrote in that song about me
'Cause you said forever now I drive alone past your street
Yeah, you said forever now I drive alone past your street



Rowrowrowyourboat

I got my driver's license last week
Just like we always talked about
'Cause you were so excited for me
To finally drive up to your house
But today I drove through the suburbs
Crying 'cause you weren't around
And you're probably with that blonde girl
Who always made me doubt
She's so much older than me
She's everything I'm insecure about
Yeah, today I drove through the suburbs
'Cause how could I ever love someone else?
And I know we weren't perfect, but I've never felt this way for no one
And I just can't imagine how you could be so okay now that I'm gone
Guess you didn't mean what you wrote in that song about me
'Cause you said forever, now I drive alone past your street
And all my friends are tired
Of hearing how much I miss you, but
I kinda feel sorry for them
'Cause they'll never know you the way that I do
Yeah, today I drove through the suburbs
And pictured I was driving home to you
And I know we weren't perfect, but I've never felt this way for no one, oh
And I just can't imagine how you could be so okay now that I'm gone
I guess you didn't mean what you wrote in that song about me
'Cause you said forever, now I drive alone past your street
Red lights, stop signs
I still see your face in the white cars, front yards
Can't drive past the places we used to go to
'Cause I still fucking love you, babe
Sidewalks we crossed
I still hear your voice in the traffic
We're laughing over all the noise
God, I'm so blue, know we're through
But I still fucking love you, babe
I know we weren't perfect, but I've never felt this way for no one
And I just can't imagine how you could be so okay now that I'm gone
'Cause you didn't mean what you wrote in that song about me
'Cause you said forever, now I drive alone past your street
Yeah, you said forever, now I drive alone past your street



Dicky Jodie

Lyric :
I got my driver's license last week
Just like we always talked about
'Cause you were so excited for me
To finally drive up to your house
But today I drove through the suburbs
Cryin' 'cause you weren't around
And you're probably with that blonde girl
Who always made me doubt
She's so much older than me
She's everything I'm insecure about
Yeah, today I drove through the suburbs
'Cause how could I ever love someone else?
And I know we weren't perfect but I've never felt this way for no one
And I just can't imagine how you could be so okay now that I'm gone
Guess you didn't mean what you wrote in that song about me
'Cause you said forever, now I drive alone past your street
And all my friends are tired
Of hearing how much I miss you, but
I kinda feel sorry for them
'Cause they'll never know you the way that I do, yeah
Today I drove through the suburbs
And pictured I was driving home to you
And I know we weren't perfect
But I've never felt this way for no one, oh
And I just can't imagine how you could be so okay now that I'm gone
I guess you didn't mean what you wrote in that song about me
'Cause you said forever, now I drive alone past your street
Red lights, stop signs
I still see your face in the white cars, front yards
Can't drive past the places we used to go to
'Cause I still fuckin' love you, babe (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
Sidewalks we crossed
I still hear your voice in the traffic, we're laughing
Over all the noise
God, I'm so blue, know we're through
But I still fuckin' love you, babe (ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)
I know we weren't perfect but I've never felt this way for no one
And I just can't imagine how you could be so okay now that I'm gone
'Cause you didn't mean what you wrote in that song about me
'Cause you said forever, now I drive alone past your street
Yeah, you said forever, now I drive alone past your street



All comments from YouTube:

João Goncalves

nice

Jun

It really hits

lilly

i don’t really understand that lyric can you break it down for me plz

Isabella Mancilla

Hurts so bad

May24

@lilly she wishes she looked better and she has insecurities about her looks and wants to change them and everything she wants the blonde girl has

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Lynn Relyea

Olivia has such a beautiful and unique voice!!! I'm just now getting into watching her videos. She's amazing!!!!😊

Akira Desai

Same she’s the best. SLAY Olivia

Olufunmilola Omehe

​@Akira DesaiShe's really good but obviously not the best

Salsas78

2 years after this song was released, I still listen to it very frequently. Olivia never disappoints us. This song is a masterpiece!

Ella Castillo

Me too thats true

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