Shut Up and Drive
Rihanna Lyrics


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I've been looking for a driver who is qualified
So if you think that you're the one step into my ride
I'm a fine-tuned supersonic speed machine
With a sunroof top and a gangster lean

So if you feel me, let me know, know, know
Come on now, what you waiting for, for, for?
My engine's ready to explode, explode, explode
So start me up and watch me go, go, go, go

Get you where you wanna go, if you know what I mean
Got a ride that's smoother than a limousine
Can you handle the curves? Can you run all the lights?
If you can, baby boy, then we can go all night
'Cause I'm zero to sixty in 3.5
Baby, you got the keys
Now shut up and drive, drive, drive (drive)
Shut up and drive, drive, drive (drive)

I got class like a '57 Cadillac
Got overdrive with a whole lot of boom in the back
You look like you can handle what's under my hood
You keep saying that you will, boy, I wish you would

So if you feel me, let me know, know, know
Come on now, what you waiting for, for, for?
My engine's ready to explode, explode, explode
So start me up and watch me go, go, go, go

Get you where you wanna go, if you know what I mean
Got a ride that's smoother than a limousine
Can you handle the curves? Can you run all the lights?
If you can, baby boy, then we can go all night
'Cause I'm zero to sixty in 3.5
Baby, you got the keys
Now shut up and drive, drive, drive (drive)
Shut up and drive, drive, drive (drive)

'Cause your Maybach ain't got what I got
Get it, get it, don't stop, it's a sure shot
And your Ferrari, huh, boy, I'm sorry
I ain't even worried, so step inside
And ride, ride, ride, ride
Ride, ride, ride, ride
Ride, ride, ride, ride
Ride, ride, ride, ride
Ride, ride, ride, ride

So if you feel me, let me know, know, know
Come on now, what you waiting for, for, for?
My engine's ready to explode, explode, explode
So start me up and watch me go, go, go, go

Get you where you wanna go, if you know what I mean
Got a ride that's smoother than a limousine
Can you handle the curves? Can you run all the lights?
If you can, baby boy then we can go all night
'Cause I'm zero to sixty in 3.5
Baby, you got the keys
Now shut up and drive, drive, drive (drive)
Shut up and drive, drive, drive (drive)
Shut up and drive, drive, drive (drive)
Shut up and drive, drive, drive (drive)
Drive, drive, drive, drive




Drive, drive, drive, drive
Drive, drive, drive, drive

Overall Meaning

"Shut Up and Drive" by Rihanna is a song about a woman who wants a man who can drive her car at maximum speed without hesitation. The song begins with Rihanna mentioning how she has been looking for a qualified driver, and it serves as a call to anyone who believes they have what it takes to be with her. She describes her car as a fine-tuned supersonic speed machine with a sunroof top and a gangster lean, asking the man to step into her ride if he thinks he is the right fit. The chorus calls upon the man to start the engine and watch the car go while asking if he can handle her curves and run all the lights.


The second verse mentions how Rihanna's car has overdrive with a whole lot of boom in the back, and the woman wants the man to handle what is under the hood. She challenges him by repeatedly asking if he feels her and what he is waiting for while emphasizing her car's explosive engine ready to go. The bridge of the song pits Rihanna's car against a Maybach and Ferrari, asserting that neither vehicle compares to what her car has to offer. Finally, the song ends with Rihanna reiterating the man's responsibility to shut up and drive, and they can ride all night long.


Line by Line Meaning

I've been looking for a driver who is qualified
I am looking for someone who can handle me


So if you think that you're the one step into my ride
If you think you can handle me, then come on


I'm a fine-tuned supersonic speed machine
I am a powerful and fast car


With a sunroof top and a gangster lean
And I have some flashy features


So if you feel me, let me know, know, know
If you are interested, show me


Come on now, what you waiting for, for, for?
Don't be shy, take the chance


My engine's ready to explode, explode, explode
I am ready to go all out


So start me up and watch me go, go, go, go
Get me going and I'll show you what I can do


Get you where you wanna go, if you know what I mean
I can take you anywhere you want


Got a ride that's smoother than a limousine
My ride is smoother than luxury


Can you handle the curves? Can you run all the lights?
Can you keep up with me?


If you can, baby boy, then we can go all night
If you can, we can have fun all night


'Cause I'm zero to sixty in 3.5
Because I can go from 0-60 in 3.5 seconds


Baby, you got the keys
You are in control


Now shut up and drive, drive, drive (drive)
Now stop talking and let's drive


'Cause your Maybach ain't got what I got
Your expensive car doesn't compare to me


Get it, get it, don't stop, it's a sure shot
Let's keep going because it is a sure thing


And your Ferrari, huh, boy, I'm sorry
Even your Ferrari can't match up


I ain't even worried, so step inside
I am not worried, come on in


And ride, ride, ride, ride
Let's go for a ride


So if you feel me, let me know, know, know
Let me know if you're on board


Shut up and drive, drive, drive (drive)
Stop talking and let's drive


Drive, drive, drive, drive
Let's keep driving




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Evan A. Rogers, Carl Allen Sturken, Gillian Lesley Gilbert, Peter Hook, Stephen Paul David Morris, Bernard Sumner

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Comments from YouTube:

@akitainu3989

This song is about driving and I refuse to believe otherwise

@tjcnbrz2799

LOL

@jillsmith3858

I blare it driving my '62 Merc hotrod. No regrets!

@sarhadawson3995

I definenetly not dirty

@naydsonmariosa1478

lmao

@steve41557

Turn it up!

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@angelicacrod

Rihanna should record more rock-influenced songs ❤

@dariuscoates894

I mean there’s a slight new wave influence but this is still pop more than anything

@doncarloancelotti2256

Fair comparison, but Avril and Kelly? Not with those lyrics 😂

@lincolnoliveira3041

Atm

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