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Vedder Tuesday Ⅺ: Rearviewmirror, MFC, Untitled, and Gone

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I'm still sick, but I feel rather negligent having skipped a Vedder Tuesday.  So I want to repay it with interest, with a compound post of the "driving songs".

I took a drive today
Time to emancipate
I guess it was the beatings that made me wise
But I am not about to give thanks, or apologize

I couldn't breathe, holding me down
Hand on my face, pushed to the ground
Enmity gaged, united by fear
Forced to endure what I could not forgive

I seem to look away
Wounds in the mirror waved
It wasn't my surface most defiled

Head at your feet, fool to your crown
Fist on my plate, swallowed it down
Enmity gaged, united by fear
Tried to endure what I could not forgive

Saw things clearer when you were in my rearview mirror

I gather speed from you fucking with me
Once and for all I'm far away
I hardly believe -- finally the shades are raised

Saw things so much clearer
Once you, once you were in my rearview mirror

I've got a car
I've got some gas
Let's get out of here
Get out of here fast
Everyone's confused
So I stay in my room
If I go, I don't want to go alone

I hope you get this message,
Or you're not home
I could be there in ten minutes or so
I've got my things
We'll make it up as we go along
With you i could never be alone

Sliding out of reverse into drive
This wheel will be turning right, then straight
Off in the sunset she'll ride
She can remember a time [??? -- "denied"?]
Stood by side of the road, spilled like wine
Now she's out on her own and [??? -- "line high"?]

There's no leaving here
Ask, I'm an ear
She's disappeared

They said timing was everything
Made him want to be everywhere
There's a lot to be said for nowhere

There's no leaving here
Ask, I'm an ear
We've disappeared
There's no leaving here
Ask, I'm an ear
Fuck it, we'll disappear

No more upset mornings
No more trying evenings
This American Dream I am disbelieving
When the gas in my tank feels like money in the bank
Gonna blow it all this time, take me one last ride

For the lights of this city, they only look good when I'm speeding
I wanna leave them all behind me, 'cause this time I'm gone

Long gone
This time I'm letting go of it all
So long
This time I'm gone

In the far-off distance as my taillights fade
No one thinks to witness, but they will someday
Feel like a question is forming
And the answer's far:
I will be what I could be
Once I get out of this town

For the lights of this city, they have lost all feeling
Gonna leave them all behind me 'cause this time I'm gone

Long gone
This time I'm letting go of it all
So long
Long gone, I'm letting go of it all
Yeah, this time I'm gone

If nothing is everything,
If nothing is everything I'll have it all
If nothing is everything then I will have it all

Did I forget any Vedder driving songs?  Other than Once, which isn't at all in the same mold?

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