Interpretations:AKA Driver

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Interpretation 1[edit]

Not really an interpretation, but apparently a couple people haven't picked up on this: the "big hand" is the speedometer and the "little hand" is the fuel gauge (this does not look good for Nyquil Driver...) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tgies (talkcontribs) 20:21, 28 May 2004

Lol nice homestar reference
~Bill (at 21:19, 14 June 2006)

Interpretation 2[edit]

UH OH! This truck driver is Robotripping! ...Or Nyquilshuffling....or whatever! LOOK OUT! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 17:37, 27 July 2004

Interpretation 3[edit]

I think this is about sleeping at the wheel. It's a full day's drive away, and NyQuill will help you sleep to pass the time. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 22:20, 11 September 2005

Interpretation 4[edit]

If the little hand is on E, perhaps he ran out of gas and stops before anyone gets injured and lives happily ever after. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 07:19, 29 December 2005

Interpretation 5[edit]

Weird, at the end of the track I hear a "za za za" sound, like a truck, could it be going down the infinite highway of life, never to stop... Or has it stopped with the sound of the dead driver? - King of Hearts.

Where are they going?[edit]

The big puzzle of the song is: where is 'there' (aka 'it')? Some place that is a full day's drive away -- from Brooklyn? Could it be Los Angeles? If you walk you'll never get there... O brother, where art thou? --Nehushtan 22:43, 16 Mar 2006 (CST)

Addendum along those lines -- actually there is another clue in the song: we are driving 120 MPH. A full day is 24 hours. If you could drive that fast for that long (maybe unlikely since you're out of gas and some Nyquil-addled slowpoke keeps blocking your progress!), you would travel 2880 miles. Is there anything interesting (hinted at in the song perhaps) approx that distance from NYC? LA is about 2800 miles from there, but the song seems to have nothing to do with la la land. --Nehushtan 14:10, 21 Mar 2006 (CST)
But you've run outta gas! -Vixus
Now we know (2020) thanks to an interview with Brian Doherty that there's no specific there there - it's just the next rock club the band was going to play. Now I can sleep peacefully each night. --Nehushtan (talk) 12:27, 28 May 2020 (EDT)

Interpretation 7[edit]

I think the song is about someone driving extremely slowly. "It is just a full day's drive away" because it takes a full day to get to where you are going because you are stuck behind someone who is driving so slowly. You wish you could "fly like birds in the air", but you can't. And you simply wouldn't make it to your destination if you walked. Perhaps the person is driving so slowly because they are on NyQuil and are very sleepy. But who ever is driving slowly is asked to get out of the way of the person who wants to drive fast. --Snodzilla

Interpretation 8[edit]

I always thought the song was about someone on the run. Then, when turning onto a road in their gettaway car, they encounter a slow driver. The person on the run gets pissed and calls the driver in front 'Nyquil Driver', as if the reason the driver is going slow is because they are under the effects of NyQuil. The empty fuel gauge means he doesn't have much time, and the slow driver is obstructing their way as the police draw closer. Blindfold 15:30, 25 Apr 2006 (CDT)

Interpretation 9[edit]

Someone's stuck in traffic. They're annoyed and blaming it on the slow driver in front of them. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 21:23, 18 December 2011

Driving All Night[edit]

I believe this song is about a guy who is driving all night to get somewhere he conciders "just a full day's drive away". Now he is starting to get annoyed at the other drivers in front of him that are almost asleep (It's NyQuil driving time) even though he is the one that is going a different speed (120 mph!). At the end of the song, he finally starts to fall asleep, and starts to fall asleep and drift out of his lane, all while still saying "It's just a full day's drive away"

-Echo O_O (talk) 10:25, 20 May 2015 (EDT)

Trying to get a child to go to bed[edit]

Just a silly little interpretation I thought of earlier today. A "NyQuil Driver" could be someone who sleeps in a vehicle - like a child's racecar bed.

"It's just a full day's drive away" = Bedtime comes every day

"We can't fly like birds in the air / We could walk but we'd never get there" = You can't fly or walk wherever you want, you need to go to sleep

"Big hand's on one-twenty / Little hand's on E" = How are you so hyperactive (120 mph)? You shouldn't have any energy left (out of gas)!

"Get outta my lane, get outta my way" = The adults need some time to ourselves, get out of our way!

--Flicky (talk) 14:42, 13 July 2016 (EDT)

John Henry is All About the Same Death, But in Alternate Realities Tour[edit]

Alright, welcome to the John Henry is All About the Same Death, But in Alternate Realities Tour.

I feel like this song's death is pretty obvious. He's in a taxi but the driver is very high on NyQuil. I think the line "Get out my lane / get out my way" refers to a car crash that's just about to happen. So, he dies.

This is way more obvious than Unrelated Thing was. Next stop on our tour is the beautiful town of Interpretations:I Should Be Allowed To Think!!! - HotelDetectiveInTheFuture🪗 talk 🎸

Lucky Interpretation 13[edit]

This song is about someone who took so much NyQuil that, one day, they've unexpectedly fell asleep at the wheel. --Mayor of Cowtown 17:17, 27 June 2022 (EDT)

Interpretation 101[edit]

I believe this comes from the (possibly apocryphal) idea that Nyquill is abused by truck drivers to stay away over long distance journeys. Although it's associated with drowsiness, Nyquill is actually abused, and in a certain percentage of people it causes nervousness, excitability and (ultimately) insomnia. Of course, it's dangerous to drive while under the influence of anything, especially when sleep deprived,

At the end of the song you hear car tires going over the lane bumps, as the vehicle is drifting out of its lane, hence "get out my lane".

Either way it's about bad drivers.

Also, as an aside, I've always heard, "It's just a FOUR days drive away..." :)

He isn't really driving[edit]

This guy is so tripped out on cough syrup he thinks he is driving but not only is his car off, there is no gas in the tank. He is imagining it driving.