“Drive By” is a song by American roots rock band, Train, from their sixth studio album, California 37. It was released in the United States as the album’s lead single on January 10, 2012. The song was written by lead singer Patrick Monahan and Norwegian songwriting duo Espen Lind, Amund Bjørklund, the same team responsible for Train’s 2009 hit single “Hey, Soul Sister”.
“Drive By” is a pop rock song. The instrumentation consists of “buoyant acoustic riffs and a hook-laden melody”. Lead singer Patrick Monahan sings in a characteristic “sing-talk vocal croon”. The chord structure is based on the pop punk chord progression.