Driver 8

by R.E.M.

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Lyrics for Driver 8 by R.E.M.:

Verse 1
The walls you build up, stone by stone
The fields divided one by one
And the train conductor says, "take a break, Driver 8
Driver 8, take a break, we've been on this shift too long."

Chorus
And the train conductor says
(Driver 8) "Take a break, Driver 8
(Driver 8) Driver 8, take a break
We can reach our destination
But we're still a ways away."
(But it's still a ways away)

Verse 2
I saw a treehouse on the outskirts of the farm
The power lines have floaters so the airplanes won't get snagged
The bells are ringing through the town again
The children look up, all they hear is sky-blue bells ringing

Chorus
And the train conductor says
(Driver 8) "Take a break, Driver 8
(Driver 8) Driver 8, take a break
We can reach our destination
But we're still a ways away."
(But it's still a ways away)
But we're still a ways away
(But it's still a ways away)

Bridge
A way to shield the hated heat
A way to put myself to sleep
A way to shield the hated heat
A way to put myself, my children to sleep

Verse 3
He piloted this song in a plane like that one
She is selling faith on the Go Tell crusade
Locomotive 8, Southern Crescent, hear the bells ring again
The field to weed is looking thin

Chorus
And the train conductor says
(Driver 8) "Take a break, Driver 8
(Driver 8) Driver 8, take a break
We've been on this shift too long."
And the train conductor says
"Take a break, Driver 8
Driver 8, take a break
We can reach our destination
But we're still a ways away."
(But it's still a ways away)
But we're still a ways away
(But it's still a ways away)

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Song Facts

The song refers to the Southern Crescent, a passenger train operated by the Southern Railroad until 1979, and continues today (with fewer stops) as the Amtrak Crescent.

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