If you own a radio and/or like fried chicken, chances are you’ve heard of Zac Brown.
But you may not have heard this song, an absolute gem he recorded with the talented singer/songwriter Aslyn in 2009.
While I love the song from the first chord to the last, it’s the chorus that I have a crush on. Using the analogy of ‘trying to drive’ (which happens to be the name of the song), the lyrics capture the give and take of a relationship, fighting both with and for each other.
“One way, everything’s gotta be your way,
But darling, I’m on your side. (Darling, I’m on your side.)
Cause it’s one wheel, four hands, two hearts,
Trying to understand,
How we’re going to get there,
When we’re both trying to drive.”
And speaking of trying to drive, take it from me—if you’re listening to this song while driving down the backroads of Florida at night, try not to get carried away and hit the gas at the crescendo as you’re singing along to “We’ll fly, we’ll fly, we’ll flyyyyyy.”
Not that I would know from experience. And I definitely don’t have a speeding ticket to prove it.
If you love the song as much as I do, you can buy it here.