Bic Runga

About Drive

Drive is the debut extended play by New Zealand musician Bic Runga, released in New Zealand in 1995. The EP peaked at number 10 on the RIANZ charts in March 1996. In 1996, the title track won Runga an APRA Silver Scroll award for song writing.


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I know it's late now I know I 
Ought to go
Ride in your car now 
But please don't drop me home
My head's so heavy 
This be all a dream
Promise me
Maybes and say things
You don't mean
Rain fall from concrete colored skies
No boy don't speak now
You just drive
Take me through make me feel alive
When I ride with you
Keep my heart turning on
Axles around you
Keep our love burning just
Like it used to do
Now just for us
They could
Play our favourite tune
Let's not discuss
All these
Things we can't undo
Let rain fall from concrete coloured skies
No boy don't speak now
You just drive
Speed me through
Make me feel alive
When I ride with you
Rain fall from concrete coloured skies
No boy don't speak now
You just drive

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Bic Runga

Briolette Kah Bic Runga MNZM (born 13 January 1976) is a New Zealand pop recording artist whose first solo album, Drive, debuted at number one on the New Zealand Top 40 Album charts. She has since become one of the highest-selling New Zealand artists in recent history. Runga has also found success internationally in Australia, Ireland and to some extent in the UK. more »

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10 facts about this song

Music Genre
"Drive" is a pop song with some elements of folk, performed by New Zealand singer and songwriter Bic Runga.
Release Date
The song was released in November 1996, as the lead single from her debut studio album, also titled "Drive".
Chart Performance
"Drive" reached #10 on the New Zealand Singles Chart, marking Bic Runga's breakthrough in her home country.
Runga wrote "Drive" herself. Her songwriting skills are one of her most acclaimed attributes.
The album "Drive" (from which the song "Drive" is released) helped Runga win two awards (Album of the Year and Best Female Vocalist) at the 1997 New Zealand Music Awards.
Music Video
A music video was made for the song, featuring Bic Runga inside a moving car and various rural scenery. This too, like the song, was titled "Drive".
Worldwide Recognition
Despite being from New Zealand, Bic Runga and her song "Drive" have gained recognition and popularity in various countries worldwide.
Silver Scroll Award
In 1996, the song, "Drive," was shortlisted for the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll award (a New Zealand songwriting prize).
Critics Reviews
Many music critics and reviewers praised "Drive" for its powerful yet tender vocals and its mature lyrical theme.
Album Success
The album "Drive", which featured the same-named track became a number one hit and achieved multi-platinum sales in New Zealand.

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