Driven

I started working on a song for the highway section of the Luff story. It has to do with Luff facing what he doesn’t like doing. This is a metaphor for several points in the story. It is about facing fear and stress, deciding whether to follow the rules or make one’s own not knowing the consequences or rewards of doing so and about having to stay on the road, because it is the path that others before and around you have established as the way to go. Luff sticks with just trying to get to his destination at for now. Among traffic he turns on his radio, hears an advertisement, a DJ and listens to a song.

The song questions why things have to move so fast. Are we ignoring forces that are manipulating us? Can’t we slow down and take a look around and make sure that this is where we want to be going?

Driven

[Highway Traffic sounds, tuning of a radio, stopping on an advertisement.]

[“…in the box. No matter what you use for you personal security, you head is safe and secure in the official aegis box of your city financial. Call us today.”]

[“Its gonna be another scorcher out there today,
so if your in your car,
fighting traffic,
like we know you are,
just keep those windows up
and that air conditioner blasting.

That’s the only way you’re gonna be able
to keep those ROAD RAGE demons at bay,
except maybe for some music
from your favorite station.

An starting us off for this hour,
let us help you manage that highway
and keep your life in control
with a new tune from The Tailgators.”]

—–

Here you are again
Heading out of reason
Wanna feel control
But that’s out of season

Every now and then
You look beside you
Someone else is shifting gears
Whispering in your ear

You have the wheel in your hands
Moving fast as you can
You have the wheel in your hands
But are you being driven?

Gotta make a change
Wanna make a difference
And what you have to say
You feel that no one listens

Every now and then
You look beside you
Someone else is shifting gears
And yelling loudly in your ear

You have the wheel in your hands
Moving fast as you can
You have the wheel in your hands
But are you being driven?

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