"Passenger Side" Interesting to read all the different takes on this one, especially from the lyrical standpoint. I never put a ton of thought into this song, but listening now I'm struck that this is something Tweedy didn't do a whole lot of - an in-depth character sketch. Most of the songs on A.M. could reasonably assumed to be "about" Tweedy, or as a stand-in for his own feelings, but this feels like Tweedy stepping out into someone else's shoes. While I didn't grow up that close to Belleville, central Illinois isn't that far away, and I was aware of plenty of these types of guys. Not an angry guy, but probably not all that happy either, probably has a DUI or two, thinks everyone is out to get him, lucky to have one friend still willing to drive his sorry a** around town but never once being thankful for him, instead sits back and b*tches about his driving. From that POV, it's a departure from much of the rest of A.M. and interesting in that right. Musically it's fine, not a real standout but carries on the vibe. Not a big fan of that weird pause Jeff takes in the "I should've been your lover / But I hadn't seen", it always pulls me out of the song. Probably a 3 out of 5.