By Jason Adams
August 08, 2008 at 12:00 PM EDT

Today, Chicago alt-country outfit Wilco announced a new carpooling initiative for fans through their website. The program, named “Passenger Side” after a pleasant ditty off their excellent 1995 debut, A.M. (here’s a live clip of the band performing it on YouTube), helps fans hook up with each other for ride-sharing. Now, listen: We too are concerned about gas prices and the environment and think this is an excellent program. We’re just not sure a program involving responsible motor-vehicle use should be named after a song about, or at least involving, drunk driving.

Lyrics after the jump. Enjoy!

Hey, wake up, your eyes weren’t open wide
For the last couple of miles you’ve been swerving from side to side
You’re gonna make me spill my beer,
If you don’t learn how to steer

Passenger side, passenger side,
I don’t like riding on the passenger side

Roll another number for the road
You’re the only sober person I know
Won’t you let me make you a deal,
Just get behind the wheel

Passenger side, passenger side,
I don’t like riding on the passenger side

Should’ve been the driver, could’ve been the one
I should’ve been your lover, but I hadn’t seen…

Can you take me to the store, then the bank?
I’ve got five dollars we can put in the tank
I’ve got a court date coming this June
I’ll be driving soon

Passenger side, passenger side,
I don’t like riding on the passenger side
I don’t like riding on the passenger side

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