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What's Your Favorite Car-Themed Song Lyric?

Thanks to Pandora, iTunes, Jango, and friends who like mixtatpes I've been listening to a lot of new music lately. In said music I've noticed often strange automotive shout-outs. What's your favorite car-themed song lyric?



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Hmm....take yer pick:

"I wanna drive" ... Trace Adkins ... '(Her Favorite Color Is) Chrome'

"He's off on a midwest run" ... Alabama ... 'Roll On'

"Where's that shiny car?...did it ever get you far?" ... All-American Rejects ... 'Gives You H**l'

"We're outta here" ... Steve Azar ... 'I Don't Have To Be Me 'Til Monday'

"Hood slidin' like Bo Duke"...Dierks Bently...'What Was I Thinking?'

"Every song, another scene" ... Dierks Bently ... 'Every Mile A Memory'

"Windows open on the rest of the world" ... Suzy Bogguss ... 'Drive South'

"I should've drove all night" ... BonJovi ... 'Misunderstood'

"My heart is like an open highway" ... BonJovi ... 'It's My Life'

"Years and miles are flying by" ... Bon Jovi ... 'Lost Highway'

"All it needs is just a little time" ... Jeff Carson ... 'The Car'

"Uh, what model is it?" ... Johnny Cash ... 'One Piece At A Time'

"We go cruising to entertain ourselves" ... Tracy Chapman ... 'Fast Car'

"Some things just glitter and shine" ... Confederate Railroad ... 'Daddy Never Was The Cadillac Kind'

"I'll take a Chevrolet just any day" ... John Conlee ... 'Common Man'

"Out in no-man's land on an old 2-lane" ... Bucky Covington ... 'It's Good To Be Us'

"Got my pedal to the metal" ... Sheryl Crow ... 'Real Gone'

"Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy" ... Eagles ... 'Take It Easy'

"I love to hear the steel belts hummin' on the asphalt" ... Steve Earle ... 'Guitar Town'

"It's not the car I want" ... George Jones ... 'The Corvette Song'

"Let me slip away" ... Gordon Lightfoot ... 'Carefree Highway'

"Just like driving on an open highway never knowing what we're gonna find" ... Lady Antebellum ... 'Our Kind Of Love'

"With every state line, somehow I find another part of me" ... Love And Theft ... 'Runaway'

"I knew she was a jewel in disguise" ... Kathy Mattea ... '455 Rocket'

"Take my way, it's the highway, that's the best" ... John Mayer ... 'Route 66'

"I'm about to put the hammer down" ... CW McCall ... 'Convoy'

"Got a lead foot down on my accelerator" ... Jodee Messina ... 'Bye Bye Bye'

"Can you make these big wheels burn?" ... Ronnie Milsap ... 'Smokey Mountain Rain'

"My heart would always be behind the wheel" ... Ronnie Milsap ... 'Prisoner Of The Highway'

"What I really need is an open road" ... Montgomery Gentry ... 'Speed'

"The life I love is making music with my friends" ... Willie Nelson ... 'On The Road Again'

"I can't stop driving" ... New Radicals ... 'Someday We'll Know'

"Those windshield wipers slappin out a tempo" ... Eddie Rabbit ... 'Driving My Life Away'

"We've got a long way to go and a short time to get there" ... Jerry Reed ... 'East Bound And Down'

"It's a freedom that we all want to know" ... Restless Heart ... 'Wheels'

"I want to see the world before I die" ... Dan Seals ... 'Big Wheels In The Moonlight'

"I saw an old Malibu" ... Doug Stone ... 'I Thought It Was You'

"The world rolls by a million miles away" ... James Taylor ... 'Our Town'

"I want a 2-tone Chevrolet" ... BJ Thomas ... '2-Car Garage'

"So i'll drive" ... Zac Brown Band ... 'Highway 20 Ride'

"T-tops down in my Cutlass Supreme" ... Uncle Kracker/Kid Rock ... 'Good To Be Me'

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" Don't care about pollution, I'm an air-conditioned gypsy

That's my solution, watch the police and the tax man miss me

I'm mobile!" -The Who "Goin Mobile"

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Couple more:

"she can dance a cajun rythm, jump like a Willys in four wheel drive" - The Grateful Dead "Sugar Magnolia"

"Nobody's gonna take my car, gonna race it to the ground

Nobody's gonna take my car, gonna break the speed of sound"

- Deep Purple "Highway Star"

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Here's a few faves:

I got a sixty-nine Chevy with a 396

Fuelie heads and a Hurst on the floor

She's waiting tonight down in the parking lot

Outside the Seven-Eleven store

Me and my partner Sonny built her straight out of scratch

And he rides with me from town to town

We only run for the money got no strings attached

We shut `em up and then we shut `em down

Tonight tonight the strip's just right

I wanna blow `em off in my first heat

Summer's here and the time is right

We're goin' racin' in the street

'-Racing in the Street, Bruce Springsteen

I drive a Challenger down Route 9 through the dead ends and all the bad


And when the promise was broken, I cashed in a few of my dream

Well now I built that Challenger by myself

But I needed money and so I sold it

The Promise, Bruce Springsteen

At night we ride through mansions of glory in suicide machines

Sprung from cages out on highway 9,

Chrome wheeled, fuel injected and steppin out over the line

Beyond the palace hemi-powered drones scream down the boulevard

The girls comb their hair in rearview mirrors...

The highways jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive

Everybodys out on the run tonight but there's no place left to hide

Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen

in my rear view mirror the sun is going down

sinking behind bridges in the road



could be the human race is run

like the moment when your brakes lock

and you slide toward the big truck

and stretch the frozen moments with your fear

and you'll never hear their voices

and you'll never see their faces

you have no recourse to the law anymore

and as the windshield melts

my tears evaporate

Two Suns in the Sunset, Pink Floyd

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I'm in love with my car

The machine of a dream

Such a clean machine

With the pistons a pumpin

And the hub caps all gleam

When Im holdin your wheel

All I hear is your gear

When my hands on your grease gun

Oh it's like a disease son

Im in love with my car

Gotta feel for my automobile

Get a grip on my boy racer rollbar

Such a thrill when your radials squeal

Told my girl I'll have to forget her

Rather buy me a new carburetor

So she made tracks sayin

This is the end now

Cars don't talk back

They're just four wheeled friends now

When Im holdin your wheel

All I hear is your gear

When Im cruisin in overdrive

Don't have to listen to no run of the mill talk jive

Im in love with my car

Gotta feel for my automobile

Im in love with my car

String back gloves in my automolove

Words and music by Roger Taylor of Queen

American Pie

So bye-bye, miss american pie.

Drove my chevy to the levee,

But the levee was dry.

And them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye

Singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.

"this’ll be the day that I die."

Just two that come to mind

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There's one in my sig. Well, I don't know if it's specifically about a car (although the song its from mentions the Durango 95 from ACO). That's hard to say, but you can interpret it as such.

I think the song is a nice anthem for the Olds.

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Picture a century of water

Bury the pipeline guy right here

Kill the dream of possible vacations

With the sweep of a mapping pioneer

Outside there's hectic action

The ice is covering the trees

And one of em's interconnecting

With my Chevrolet caprice

-Something On, Tragically Hip

About the ice storm in Ontario and Quebec the winter of 1997/98. Lots of cars got crushed by ice covered trees.

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