Daily Archives: April 18, 2013

Radio XVIII, side B, track 6: “Give Me The Keys (And I’ll Drive You Crazy)” by Huey Lewis & The News

Huey Lewis & The News - Give Me The KeysOh, Huey Lewis & The News, you know how naive I was?  I actually thought this song was about driving a car.  Oh my goodness.  What a difference 25 years makes, huh?  I specifically remember singing along to this, including belting out the lyrics “Let me drive yours, I’ll let ya drive mine” and not having any inkling that that didn’t mean you enjoyed driving each other’s cars.  Just another reason I love you guys so much, Huey Lewis & The News.  Usually when a band is singing so obviously about sex, it’s seductive or maybe a little creepy or just really juvenile, but like all your other songs, you make it sound fun as hell.  And also quite believable.  When you’re telling her that if she gives you “the keys” that you’ll drive her crazy, I have no doubt in my mind that that’s exactly what you’re gonna do.  On behalf of Huey Lewis & The News, you’re welcome, ladies.

“Give Me The Keys (And I’ll Drive You Crazy)”

I can see you’ve got your motor runnin’

But don’t ya think you’re movin’
Kinda slow

If ya feel the way I feel

Let me get behind the wheel
We don’t need any destination, baby
Anywhere ya wanna go

Gimme the keys

And I’ll drive ya crazy

Gimme the keys

I’ll drive ya outta your mind

Honey, we don’t need no registration

Na-ah

And we don’t need no license
Anymore

Just let me in the driver’s side

And we can take a ride

We don’t need to ask directions, baby
I know where you wanna go

Gimme the keys

And I’ll drive ya crazy

Gimme the keys

I’ll drive ya outta your mind

Gimme those keys

And I’ll drive ya crazy

Let me drive yours

I’ll let ya drive mine

Ho!

<awesome Huey Lewis & The News jam>

Maybe we’ll just drive into the sunset

And ride around ’til who knows
Where or when

And when it gets a little dark

We’ll find a place to park

And when the sun comes up in the mornin’, baby
We’ll do it all over again

Gimme the keys

And I’ll drive ya crazy

Gimme the keys

I’ll drive ya outta your mind

Gimme those keys

And I’ll drive ya crazy

Let me drive yours

I’ll let ya drive mine

Give me those keys, babe

And I’ll drive ya crazy

Gimme gimme the keys

I’ll drive ya outta your mind

Give me those keys

Gonna drive ya wild

Gonna make ya smile

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