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Drivers License
Song

Drivers License

Olivia Rodrigo
Album:
Sour

Song Meaning of Drivers License by Olivia Rodrigo, and what it is about


Together with Dan Nigro, the song's producer, she co-wrote it. including moving lyrics about grief.


Rodrigo's "multifaceted" post-heartbreak emotions are captured in the song. Before officially releasing it on January 4, 2021, she previewed the song on her social media for many months in 2020.


When I came up with 'Drivers License', I was going through a heartbreak that was so confusing to me, so multifaceted. Putting all those feelings into a song made everything seem so much simpler and clearer and at the end of the day, I think that's the whole purpose of songwriting. There’s nothing like sitting at the piano in my bedroom and writing a really sad song. It’s truly my favorite thing in the world.

— Rodrigo on the composing of "Drivers License"


The song was nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year in addition to Best Pop Solo Performance at the 2022 Grammy Awards.


"Drivers Licence," one of 2021's most popular songs, served as the catalyst for Rodrigo's musical career.


Rodrigo became the youngest artist to ever make their chart-topping debut thanks to the song's success on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song topped the charts for eight weeks in a row. In other nations, "Drivers Licence" peaked at number one in 25 countries.


Lyrics of Drivers License by Olivia Rodrigo


I got my driver's license last week

Just like we always talked about

'Cause you were so excited for me

To finally drive up to your house

But today I drove through the suburbs

Crying 'cause you weren't around

 

And you're probably with that blonde girl

Who always made me doubt

She's so much older than me

She's everything I'm insecure about

Yeah, today I drove through the suburbs

'Cause how could I ever love someone else?

 

And I know we weren't perfect but I've never felt this way for no one

And I just can't imagine how you could be so okay now that I'm gone

Guess you didn't mean what you wrote in that song about me

'Cause you said forever now I drive alone past your street

 

And all my friends are tired

Of hearing how much I miss you but

I kinda feel sorry for them

'Cause they'll never know you the way that I do

Yeah, today I drove through the suburbs

And pictured I was driving home to you

 

And I know we weren't perfect but I've never felt this way for no one

Oh, and I just can't imagine how you could be so okay now that I'm gone

I guess you didn't mean what you wrote in that song about me

'Cause you said forever now I drive alone past your street

 

Red lights

Stop signs

I still see your face

In the white cars

Front yards

Can't drive past the places

We used to

Go to

'Cause I still fucking love you, babe

 

Sidewalks

We crossed

I still hear your voice

In the traffic

We're laughing

Over all the noise

God, I'm so blue

Know we're through

But I still fucking love you, babe

 

I know we weren't perfect but I've never felt this way for no one

And I just can't imagine how you could be so okay now that I'm gone

Guess you didn't mean what you wrote in that song about me

'Cause you said forever now I drive alone past your street

Yeah, you said forever now I drive alone past your street

Release Date

2021

Songwriter/s

Olivia Rodrigo, Dan Nigro

Producer/s

Dan Nigro

Label/s

Geffen, Interscope

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