I'm from a country that dont have english as first language. I was hearing a song and I caught this expression: "I drive the hearse" (the lyrics is here). In the first verse the narrator says:
When this freedom stains my coat
With the winter in my throat
When I'm lost I dig the dirt
When I fall I drive the hearse
I can figure out the meaning of every line of text except the last one. "When I fall I drive the hearse"??? In translation to my native language the only meaning I have is referring "the hearse" as a car that carries dead people from funerals. Is that the real meaning of that phrase in this context? If not, could you explain to me what this phrase really means? PS: I'm asking it because that mental image (a hearse) sounds kind dissonant in that music to me.
PS²: feel free to suggest any correction related to english errors in my question (this will help me to learn more ^^).