WATCH OLIVIA RODRIGO NAIL HER FIRST TV PERFORMANCE OF “DRIVERS LICENSE”
Written by Brittany Styles on February 5, 2021
I was already a huge fan of almost 18-year-old Olivia Rodrigo. Her song “Drivers License” is incredible, and now I’m an even bigger fan! She appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night and completely crushed her first ever TV performance of this song. No nerves shown here…WOW!
Her old soul sound is almost haunting, and the lyrics…
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
I mean…ugh! It’s like a sucker punch to the gut. For me, it evokes memories of failed relationships and past heartbreaks. The younger me is screaming, “Yes! I feel you, girl!” Thankfully, I’ve since found happiness with my husband. But for those teens and those suffering from heartbreak, just know…it’s all going to be ok. You may be heart-broken right now, but this moment will be a thing of the past and you WILL find happiness. Until then, you can commiserate with this song and belt it out…as you drive alone…past their street.
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