Cruise Control
Joose Lyrics


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Traveling fast despite the fact I don′t know where I am
I'm worried but the other kids don′t really seem to give a damn
Because their thumbs still work
Riding along is a perk

And I skimmed through the last of the
Pages couldn't make it I swear I never tried
Someone screamed, "Wake up you left the road you're prone to crash"
Open your eyes

Withering words cause nothing didn′t stay
The current pushed the logs away ruined the dam
That I built yesterday and now my friends have drowned
I thought they would′ve stayed around

And I skimmed through the last of the
Pages couldn't make it I swear I never tried
Someone screamed, "Wake up you left the road you′re prone to crash!"

And I skimmed through the last of the
Pages couldn't make it I swear I never tried




Someone screamed "Wake up you left the road you′re prone to crash
Open your eyes!"

Overall Meaning

The song “Cruise Control” by Joose, is a profound expression of a young adult’s inability to stay in control of their life, despite having the freedom to make their own choices. The song starts with the artist traveling alone, feeling lost and worried about the direction of his life, while the other kids don’t seem to care. The artist’s confusion is highlighted by the line, “Traveling fast despite the fact I don’t know where I am”. He feels like everyone else is just living their lives with ease while he is struggling to keep up. However, despite his fears and doubts, he continues to move forward, and the companionship of his friends makes the journey a little more bearable.


The second verse, though cryptic in nature, suggests that the artist has lost some of his friends along the way, and he is left feeling lonely and empty. The lines “Withering words cause nothing didn’t stay, The current pushed the logs away ruined the dam” indicate that something disastrous happened that led to the death of his friends. His inability to be present in the moment, as indicated by the line “And I skimmed through the last of the pages, couldn't make it I swear I never tried”, could have played a significant role in the incident. The final chorus emphasizes the importance of being aware of one’s surroundings and not getting lost in one's thoughts. The line “Open your eyes” is a reminder that life can be unpredictable, and it is crucial to stay conscious and alert.


Line by Line Meaning

Traveling fast despite the fact I don't know where I am
I'm moving quickly, but I don't have a clear understanding of my location


I'm worried but the other kids don't really seem to give a damn
I'm anxious, but none of my peers seem concerned


Because their thumbs still work
They're able to use their phones without issue


Riding along is a perk
It's enjoyable to be on this ride


And I skimmed through the last of the Pages couldn't make it I swear I never tried
I didn't put in the effort to fully understand something


Someone screamed, "Wake up you left the road you're prone to crash"
Someone yelled at me to pay attention, as I might get in an accident


Open your eyes
Be aware of your surroundings


Withering words cause nothing didn't stay
Negative comments had no impact on the situation


The current pushed the logs away ruined the dam
The water caused damage to the structure I had built


That I built yesterday and now my friends have drowned
The damage resulted in harm to those close to me


I thought they would've stayed around
I expected my friends to support me through this situation


And I skimmed through the last of the Pages couldn't make it I swear I never tried
I didn't put in enough effort to understand something important


Someone screamed, "Wake up you left the road you're prone to crash!"
Someone warned me that if I didn't pay attention, I could get hurt


And I skimmed through the last of the Pages couldn't make it I swear I never tried
I failed to fully comprehend something crucial


Someone screamed "Wake up you left the road you're prone to crash!
Someone warned me to be aware of my actions, in order to avoid harm


Open your eyes!"
Be aware of your surroundings




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