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the official lyric says

I hear birds on the summer breeze

 

NO

 

Based on all the references in so many songs to music- it has to be

 

I hear (THE) BYRDS on "The Summer Breeze"

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A bad sample, repeated often with unwarranted glee.

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Drug Store Truck Driving Man was about specifically mega-nighttime DJ  Ralph Emery who hated the Byrds and Rock and roll and long haired hippies for that matter (and later had a long running tv talk show on the Nashville network).

Ralph was the overnite DJ on WSM which was a clear channel and heard in many USA states, especially by truck drivers and those who took rides across country. He was one of a handful then who could make or break a song in the country market in the 1960s/1970s

 

Ride was a catharsis after Video Games didn't become the hit it should have ("trying so hard, with one pretty song")

 

I would say the two songs have a very similar meaning

 

and what is Lana if not immersed in musical and poetic references throughout (not to mention a major lover of science)


Lana is our modern day Edith Piaf. Totally unique. a mixture of Brian WIlson Roy Orbison, Leonard Cohen, Gram Parsons, Elton & Bernie. Born to Die/Paradise is comparable to Elton's Captain Fantastic. All the records need to be listened whole. Waiting for a box set vinyl of all 400 songs not on any lp

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Here's the Drive demo lyrics. Minimal changes to the chorus and an entirely new bridge, where there's one line I can't entirely decipher:

 

I’ve been out on that open road

You can be my full-time daddy, white and gold

Singing blues has been getting old

You can be my full-time baby, hot or cold

 

Don’t break me down

I’ve been traveling too long

I’ve been trying too hard

With one pretty song

 

I hear the birds on the summer breeze

I drive fast

I am alone at midnight

Been trying hard not to get into trouble, but I

I’ve got a war in my mind

 

So I just drive

Just drive

Just drive

Just drive

 

Dying young and playing hard

That’s the way my father made his life an art

Drink all day and we talk 'til dark

That’s the way the road dogs do it, light 'til dark

 

Don’t leave me now

Don’t say goodbye

Don’t turn around

Leave me high and dry

 

I hear the birds on the summer breeze

I drive fast

I am alone at midnight

Been trying hard not to get into trouble, but I

I’ve got a war in my mind

 

I just drive

Just drive

Just drive

Just drive

 

You think I'll ever feel different than I do now?

You think I'll ever feel (??) drink again?

You think I'll ever transform into the man

God meant to make

When he began?

 

I hear the birds on the summer breeze

I drive fast

I am alone at midnight

Been trying hard not to get into trouble, but I

I’ve got a war in my mind

 

I just drive

I just drive

I just drive

I just drive


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2 hours ago, Elle said:

You think I'll ever feel different than I do now?

You think I'll ever feel (??) drink again?

You think I'll ever transform into the man

God meant to make

When he began?

 

I think the second line is “you think I’ll ever feel any magic again” 

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2 hours ago, Just Cherry said:

I think the second line is “you think I’ll ever feel any magic again” 

 

I could *not* figure this out but I hear it now!

 

 

"You think I'll ever transform into the man

God meant to make

When he began?"

 

Really interesting demo lyrics in the context of some of the other lyrics on Paradise!


Goddesses don't speak in whispers. They scream.

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21 hours ago, godsmonster said:

idk why but the chorus makes more sense with "I just drive" than "I just ride"

 

I like "just drive" better personally and how it sounds in the song, but I think "just ride" ended up fitting the song/narrative she was getting at more because being along for the ride is more passive/carefree which I think fits the video a lot where she is just a little aimless and taking life as it comes.


Goddesses don't speak in whispers. They scream.

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On 10/15/2020 at 11:55 AM, Elle said:

You think I'll ever feel different than I do now?

You think I'll ever feel (??) drink again?

You think I'll ever transform into the man

God meant to make

When he began?

 

You think I’ll ever feel different than I do now?

You think I’ll ever feel electric again?

You think I’ll ever transform into the man God meant to make when he began?


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