Morrissey song from his 1991 album Kill Uncle. Here he returns to the lyrical genius of his Smiths years. Morrissey's old friend Linden sings on backing vocals.

This narrator in the song is describing, in a detachment manner, a relaionship at the point of breaking down. The nature of the relationship between the narrator and his passenger is ambigious. Notice the contrast between the practical orders delivered by the girl ("Drive On",'Turn Left") and the profound things she reveals immediately after. Morrissey is capturing the way we repress our emotions in order that life can continue as normal. The driver doesn't respond, but there is a feeling that he is holding something back from her ("I can't tell her"). We are left wondering, when he drops her off her home, how did she get trapped in such a situation and in what way her boyfriend behaves towards her.

See also There is a light that never goes out.

I'm driving
your girlfriend home
And she's saying
how she never chose you
"Turn left", she says
I turn left
and she says
"So how did I end up so deeply involved in
the very existence
I planned on avoiding ?"

And I can't answer

I'm driving
your girlfriend home
and she's laughing
to stop herself crying
"drive on", she says
I drive on
and she says
"So how did I end up
attached to this person
when his sense of humour
gets gradually worser ?"

and I can't tell her

I'm parking outside her home
and we're shaking hands
goodnight so politely


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