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Ziggy Marley — Drive
Album: 50 First Dates Soundtrack
Avg rating:
5.8

Your rating:
Total ratings: 699









Released: 2004
Length: 4:15
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Who's gonna tell you when
It's too late
Who's gonna tell you things
Aren't so great
You know
You can't go on
Thinking nothing's wrong
Who's gonna drive you home tonight

Who's gonna pick you up
When you fall
Who's gonna hang it up
When you call
Who's gonna pay attention
To your dreams
Who's gonna plug their ears
When you scream

You can't go on
Thinking nothing's wrong
Who's gonna drive you home tonight

Who's gonna hold you down
When you shake
Who's gonna come around
When you break
Comments (52)add comment
Seems kind of cold to me.
What was Ziggy thinking!!.... ah yes the money!!!
Muzak for Jamaican grocery stores. Sigh...
 buddy wrote:
Drive is one of those songs that just doesn't work as a cover, which can't hope to capture the emotional content of the Cars tune.  Not to mention it just doesn't work as Reggae song in any way, shape, or form.
 
Yeah...  I often appreciate a bold cover.  But just slapping a reggae beat on it doesn't make it a bold cover.
 cbhutchinson50 wrote:

Not all songs suit conversion into reggae format but this works fine
 

 alexpohlenz wrote:
I agree! What is it with all de "versions" in R. P.?
Great song, horrible version.
 

 

Sometimes the best thing about a cover version is not so much the new version, but just pointing out a song that deserves special notice as a great bit songwriting, rather than just a recording by the original artist.

Don't think I ever noticed what a gorgeous sentiment this song represents.  Kudos to Ocasek for writing it, and for Ziggy for noticing.
 boltonblue242 wrote:
Wow, thanks Zig, this is a great version!
 

Right?  What's with the low ratings? 
 boltonblue242 wrote:
Wow, thanks Zig, this is a great version!
 

Also a very difficult song to find. I had to break down and buy this album to hear this song.  Even on Spotify the song for the album is not Ziggy! Drove me nuts.
Your comment:

 
uksminas wrote:
 

Drive is one of those songs that just doesn't work as a cover, which can't hope to capture the emotional content of the Cars tune.  Not to mention it just doesn't work as Reggae song in any way, shape, or form.
 Thirdrose wrote:
Mais qu'essssst ce que c'est que c'te version de meeeerde !
 
Rien que d'la merde.....
meh.
Wow I can't believe how many bad comments and low ratings this elicits.  I think it's great!
 Droidac wrote:
 
 
Agree. This version is... at least strange. ;-)
Mais qu'essssst ce que c'est que c'te version de meeeerde !
 Droidac wrote:
Great song, horrible version.
 
Meh song, satisfactory version.
It's pleasant.
muzak
time to go to YouTube and see how it's really done. This version gets a 1.
I agree! What is it with all de "versions" in R. P.?
Great song, horrible version.
 

Great song, horrible version.
I am going to hit the next button, this Song SUCKS
The Cars !!!!!! My eighteen old !!!!!!!!!!!
Coooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!
Like any Adam Sandler movie ever made this one gets a 3 unless it goes much longer...then we start thinking about reaching for a 2
 eveliko wrote:
Frustrating version because he's singing all the the "who's gonna..." lines with the same feeling, without using his vocal potential to hold the notes at the expected places, like "who's gonna drive you ho-o-o-o-o-o-me tonight". It sounds lazy compared to the original, therefore not matching the grade for me as a cover.
 
So you wanted him to cover this with exactly the same vocal interpretation as The Cars' original? {#Ask}

I do agree that he could have used his vocal potential more... in his own way, not as a carbon copy. And that this version sounds a bit lazy.

That said, it's not offensive - if not particularly exciting.
I'm going to go out on a limb and say this did not need to be made.
Oh its not that bad.  The reggae beat has to make you smile.  Ric Ocasek should have thought of this for this song.
 Queue wrote:
I think the only reason I like this at all is that I love the original so much.

That being said, I'd rather have heard the original.
 

Reading through the comments, I see this one, and feel compelled to reply and agree with the sentiment.  Then I happened to notice who made the original comment!!!  LOL...

I'm glad I'm in agreement with myself.
{#Stop}
Not felling it, Ziggy. Sorry. Feels like a wedding version of the song.
C'mon, it's just a stupid, sweet little love song. Lighten up!
No. Just no.
 aaronm wrote:
Standard RP disclaimer: I love the station, I love the wildly eclectic mix, I love having my musical sensibilities challenged, etc. etc. 

That said: this song is hot garbage.
 
 
Gif of Sesame Street Ernie and Bert looking shocked
 
 
Despite Ernie's demented cackling, Bert's soul is driven by the purity of aaronm's true words to cleanse this sordid world of mediocre reggae covers.
 
Repent, ye sinners!
I originally rated this a 1, but I appear to be in more mellow place today and I'm quite enjoying it.  It is lifting my brow off the top of my nose and de-stressing my forehead, so I can only apologise for my earlier rudeness.  Take a 5 for your trouble today, Mr Marley and thanks for the mellow vibe.
I think the only reason I like this at all is that I love the original so much.

That being said, I'd rather have heard the original.
Great version of a song that changed the world - July 13, 1985
Frustrating version because he's singing all the the "who's gonna..." lines with the same feeling, without using his vocal potential to hold the notes at the expected places, like "who's gonna drive you ho-o-o-o-o-o-me tonight". It sounds lazy compared to the original, therefore not matching the grade for me as a cover.
13 years between playing!
 RoyalTS wrote:
This should be rated -10, but I only found 1 :(
 
This is a perfect example of "ATBGE" ... Awful Taste But Great Execution.  Nicely performed, good recording quality, but overall I hate it.
Standard RP disclaimer: I love the station, I love the wildly eclectic mix, I love having my musical sensibilities challenged, etc. etc. 

That said: this song is hot garbage.
Nothing new here. Why bother?
Give me a break. This is hard on the ears.
Wow, thanks Zig, this is a great version!
There's a reason why this song version has a 4.3 listener rating
Interesting cover choice.
Not a bad cover at all.
I think I like this.
Beez wrote:
I like it. :nodhead:
Same here, Beez. Sentiment be damned.
This should be rated -10, but I only found 1 :(
I like it. :nodhead: