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Old 7th August 2006, 06:58   #31
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Default Johnny Cash -- Psycho--billy Cadillac (1976)

Friends:

This is a cool country ballad by Johnny Cash, about how he assembles a complete Cadillac with parts stolen from the GM factory in Detroit and smuggled out in a lunchbox. The bottom-line, "Well, it’s a ’49, ’50, ’51, ’52, ’53, ’54, ’55, ’56, ’57, ’58, ’59 automobile" is memorable and hilarious!

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ONE PIECE AT A TIME

Singer: Johnny Cash

Well I left Kentucky back in '49
And went to Detroit workin' on assembly line
The first year they had me puttin' wheels on Cadillacs
Every day I'd watch them beauties roll by
And sometimes I'd hang my head and cry
Cause I always wanted me one that was long and black

One day I devised myself a plan
That should be the envy of most any man
I'd sneak it out of there in a lunchbox in my hand
Now gettin' caught meant gettin' fired
But I figured I'd have it all by the time I retired
I'd have me a car worth at least a hundred grand

I'd get it one piece at a time and it wouldn't cost me a dime
You'll know it's me when I come through your town
I'm gonna ride around in style I'm gonna drive everybody wild
Cause I'll have the only one there is around

So the very next day when I punched in
With my big lunchbox and the help of a friend
I left that day with the lunchbox full of gears
I've never considered myself a thief
But GM wouldn't miss just one little piece
Especially if I strung it out over several years

The first day I got me a fuel pump
And the next day I got me an engine and a trump
Then I got me a transmission and all the chrome
The little things I could get in my big lunchbox
Like nuts and bolts and four shocks
But the big stuff we snuck out in my buddy's mobile home

Now up to now my plan went alright
Till we tried to put it altogether one night
And that's when we noticed that something was definitelly wrong
The transmission was a '53
And the motor turned out to be a '73
And when we tried to put in the bolts all the holes were gone

So we drilled it out so that it would fit
And with a little bit of help from an adopter kit
We had that engine runnin' just like a song
Now the headlights they was another sight
We had two on the left and one on the right
But when we pulled out the switch all three of 'em come on

The back end looked kinda funny too
But we put it together and when we got through
Well that's when we noticed that we only had one tailfin
About that time my wife walked out
And I could see in her eyes that she had her doubts
But she opened the door and said honey take me for a spin

So we drove uptown just to get the tax
And I headed to right on down main drag
I could hear everybody laughin' for blocks around
But up there at the courthouse they didn't laugh
Cause to type it up it took the whole staff
And when they got through the title weighed sixty pounds

I got it one piece at a time...

Oh yeah Red Rider this is the Cotton Mouth in this psychobilly Cadillac come on
Oh now this is the Cotton Mouth and negatory
On the cost of this machine there Red Rider
You might say I went right up to the factory and picked it up
Yeah, it's cheaper that way

(Woooo, what is it, Michelle?) Aw, what model is it?
It is a '49,'50,'51,'52,'53,'54,'55,'56,'57,'58,'59 automobile
It is a '60,'61,'62,'63,'64,'65,'66,'67,'68,'69,'70 automobile
It is a '71,'72,'73,'74,'75,'76,'77,'78,'79...
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Old 7th August 2006, 11:13   #32
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How could we forget "Mercedez benz"!
It a poor hardworking guys prayer to the lord. It could very well be said for all of us It coolies too

Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz?
My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends.
Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends,
So Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz?

Oh Lord, won't you buy me a color TV?
Dialing For Dollars is trying to find me.
I wait for delivery each day until three,
So oh Lord, won't you buy me a color TV?

Oh Lord, won't you buy me a night on the town?
I'm counting on you, Lord, please don't let me down.
Prove that you love me and buy the next round,
Oh Lord, won't you buy me a night on the town?

Everybody!
Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz?
My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends,
Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends,
So oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz?

That's it!
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Old 7th August 2006, 12:44   #33
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Default A fancy for automobile songs

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Originally Posted by irfan
seriously who would wanna listen to these kinda songs while driving ??
Good question!

When we discuss common-rail injection, we aren't driving.
When we discuss the Bugatti Veyron, we don't close our eyes and let our imagination fancy that, that indeed is what we're driving or will someday drive.

When we write on the web about stoppage of production of some model,
or when we read about the test drive of a car too cheap or too costly for us to buy;
when we write about Ferraris, Mustangs, Porsches and Bentleys ...

what bearing do they have on our daily commute
in the humble Indica, NHC/OHC, Innova, or Baleno?
Nothing! Zilch!

It's all about enjoying automobilia, sharing anecdotes with others who enjoy it too!
IMHO, that's what these songs are about.
Not about listenin' to these kinda songs while driving.

Of course, we can also enjoy the usual songs about wet lips and thirsty hearts and the moon's recommendation for dropping the curtains of modesty, and annihilating(the Sufi: Fanaa) oneself out of love for somebody.
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Old 7th August 2006, 13:51   #34
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I was waiting for some respones and figured I'll add some more

Cross Town Traffic - Jimi Hendirx
Arrested for Driving while Blind - ZZ top
Born to Run, Thunder Road, Caddilac Ranch - Bruce Spingsteen
Ventura Highway - America
Roll on down the Highway - Bachman Turner Overdrive
409, Little Deuce Coupe - Beach Boys
Drive my Car - Crosby Stills, and Nash (Neil Young joined them later)
Don't Drive my Car - Status Quo
Telegraph Road - DIre Straits
Rocking down the Highway - Doobie Brothers
Moonlight Drive, Roadhouse Blues - THe Doors
Radar Love - Golden Earing
Midnight Rider - Gregg Allman
Country Road - James Taylor
(Take me home) Country Road - Bob Denver and others
She has funny cars - Jefferson Airplane
Rapid Roy (the stock car boy) - Jim Croce

also There was a group called "The Cars"

BTW Bob Seger's talking about a 18 wheeler. Remember he's from Detriot. and if you want to use a wider definition include Space Trucking (Deep Purple) and Truckin' Across the Sky (Guess Who) and Me and Bobby McGee (Janis Joplin) as well.

Ok guys I'll let you finish this list.
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Hey!!

Shrivz, lol there is almost a years gap between GTO's post and yours.

However, a good thread to revive
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hey sam.. was just digging out old threads and came across this one..

anyways its gr8!

way to go ppl!

how can we forget Tracy Chapman - Fast Car

You got a fast car
I want a ticket to anywhere
Maybe we make a deal
Maybe together we can get somewhere

Anyplace is better
Starting from zero got nothing to lose
Maybe we'll make something
But me myself I got nothing to prove

You got a fast car
And I got a plan to get us out of here
I been working at the convenience store
Managed to save just a little bit of money
We won't have to drive too far
Just 'cross the border and into the city
You and I can both get jobs
And finally see what it means to be living

You see my old man's got a problem
He live with the bottle that's the way it is
He says his body's too old for working
I say his body's too young to look like his
My mama went off and left him
She wanted more from life than he could give
I said somebody's got to take care of him
So I quit school and that's what I did

You got a fast car
But is it fast enough so we can fly away
We gotta make a decision
We leave tonight or live and die this way

I remember we were driving driving in your car
The speed so fast I felt like I was drunk
City lights lay out before us
And your arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder
And I had a feeling that I belonged
And I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

You got a fast car
And we go cruising to entertain ourselves
You still ain't got a job
And I work in a market as a checkout girl
I know things will get better
You'll find work and I'll get promoted
We'll move out of the shelter
Buy a big house and live in the suburbs
You got a fast car
And I got a job that pays all our bills
You stay out drinking late at the bar
See more of your friends than you do of your kids
I'd always hoped for better
Thought maybe together you and me would find it
I got no plans I ain't going nowhere
So take your fast car and keep on driving

You got a fast car
But is it fast enough so you can fly away
You gotta make a decision
You leave tonight or live and die this way

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Quote:
navin : Radar Love - Golden Earing
Navin, yes - that's one I love.

Others that are often on my lips :
Sammy Hagar lyrics - I Can't Drive 55
Have seen the Red Rocker perform this live. And there's another version saying that he cant do 65.

Bob Seger | Turn The Page lyrics

ROBERT PLANT lyrics - Big Log
One where the image of him at the gas station, lingers

And a girl in a flat bed Ford - how can I miss that ?
EAGLES LYRICS - Take It Easy

@Sam, yes two years after the last post .. was driving all the while, you see !

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Little red corvette--prince

guess I shoulda known
By the way u parked your car sideways
That it wouldnt last

See youre the kinda person
That believes in makin out once
Love em and leave em fast

I guess I must be dumb
cuz u had a pocket full of horses
Trojan and some of them used

But it was saturday night
I guess that makes it all right
And u say what have I got 2 lose?
And honey I say

Little red corvette
Baby youre much 2 fast
Little red corvette
U need a love thats gonna last

I guess I shoulda closed my eyes
When u drove me 2 the place
Where your horses run free

cuz I felt a little ill
When I saw all the pictures
Of the jockeys that were there before me

Believe it or not
I started to worry
I wondered if I had enough class

But it was saturday night
I guess that makes it all right
And u say, baby, have u got enough gas?
Oh yeah

Little red corvette
Baby youre much 2 fast, yes u r
Little red corvette
U need 2 find a love thats gonna last

A body like yours (a body like yours)
Oughta be in jail (oughta be in jail)
cuz its on the verge of bein obscene
(cuz its on the verge of bein obscene)

Move over baby (move over baby)
Gimme the keys (gimme the keys)
Im gonna try 2 tame your little red love machine
(Im gonna try 2 tame your little red love machine)

Little red corvette
Baby youre much 2 fast
Little red corvette
U need 2 find a love thats gonna last

Little red corvette
Honey u got 2 slow down (got 2 slow down)
Little red corvette
cuz if u dont u gonna run your
Little red corvette right in the ground

(little red corvette)
Right down 2 the ground (honey u got 2 slow down)
U, u, u got 2 slow down (little red corvette)
Youre movin much 2 fast (2 fast)
U need 2 find a love thats gonna last

Girl, u got an *** like I never seen
And the ride...
I say the ride is so smooth
U must be a limousine

Baby youre much 2 fast
Little red corvette
U need a love, u need a love thats
Thats gonna last
(little red corvette)
U got 2 slow down (u got 2 slow down)
Little red corvette

cuz if u dont, cuz if u dont,
U gonna run your body right into the ground (right into the ground)
Right into the ground (right into the ground)
Right into the ground (right into the ground)

Little red corvette
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Shut up and drive - Rihanna (this is about driving, though not a car )

[Verse 1]
I've been looking for a driver who's qualified
So if you think that you're the one step into my ride
I'm a fine-tuned supersonic speed machine
With a sunroof top and a gangster lean

[Bridge]
So if you feel me let me know, know, know
Come on now what you waiting for, for, for
My engine's ready to explode, explode, explode
So start me up and watch me go, go, go, go

[Chorus]
Got you where you wanna go if you know what i mean
Got a ride that smoother than a limosine
Can you handle the curves? Can you run all the lights?
If you can baby boy then we can go all night

Cuz I'm 0 to 60 in three point five
Baby you got the keys-

Now shut up and drive
(drive, drive, drive)

Shut up and drive
(drive, drive, drive)

[Verse 2]
I got class like a 57 cadillac
Got all the drive but a whole lot of boom in the back
You look like you can handle whats under my hood
You keep saying that you will boy I wish you would

[Bridge]
So if you feel me let me know, know, know
Come on now what you waiting for, for, for
My engine's ready to explode, explode, explode
So start me up and watch me go, go, go, go

[Chorus]
Got you where you wanna go if you know what i mean
Got a ride that smoother than a limosine
Can you handle the curves? Can you run all the lights?
If you can baby boy then we can go all night

Cuz I'm 0 to 60 in three point five
Baby you got the keys-

Now shut up and drive
(drive, drive, drive)

Shut up and drive
(drive, drive, drive)

Cuz you play the game, got what I got (Get it Get it)
Don't Stop It's a sure shot
Aint no ferrari huh boy I'm sorry
I ain't even worried
So step inside and ride
(ride, ride, ride, ride, ride...)

[Bridge]
So if you feel me let me know, know, know
Come on now what you waiting for, for, for
My engine's ready to explode, explode, explode
So start me up and watch me go, go, go, go

[Chorus]
Got you where you wanna go if you know what i mean
Got a ride that smoother than a limosine
Can you handle the curves? Can you run all the lights?
If you can baby boy then we can go all night

Cuz I'm 0 to 60 in three point five
Baby you got the keys-

Now shut up and drive
(drive, drive, drive)

Shut up and drive
(drive, drive, drive)

Now shut up and drive
(drive, drive, drive)

Shut up and drive
(drive, drive, drive)

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A good song I listened to recently. Quite inspirational...

Artist: Nickelback
Song: If today was your last day

Quote:
My best friend gave me the best advice
he said each day's a gift & not a given right
leave no stone unturned
leave your fears behind
& try to take the path less travelled by
that first step you take is the longest stride

If today was your last day
& tomorrow was too late
could you say goodbye to yesterday?
would you leave each moment like your last?
leave old pictures in the past?
donate every dime you had?
if today was your last day

Against the grain should be a way of life
what's worth the price is always worth the fight
every second counts 'cause
there's no second try
so live like you're never livin twice
don't take the free ride in your own life

...

Would you call those friends you've never seen?
reminisce old memories?
would you forgive your enemies?
would you find that one your dreaming of?
swear up & down to God above
that you'll finally fall in love?
if today was your last day


If today was your last day
would you make it up by mending a broken heart
you know it's never too late
to shoot for the stars
regardless of who you are
so do whatever it takes
'cause you can't rewind
a moment in this life
let nothing stand in your way
cause the hands of time are never on your side

....
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This has been my favourite car song for a long time now. I first heard this song on an LP and it has just stuck ever since. I always have it on my iPod.

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Old 13th April 2010, 03:20   #42
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Default Songs with car names in them

Yesterday while travelling in a Qualis cab to Delhi, the driver started playing a song which featured the name of a vehicle which some of the members here really adore - Bolero.

This got me thinking. How many songs (from movies & albums) can we remember and enlist, which feature the names of Cars/SUVs.

BTW the song which prompted this thread is below.

Madam Baith Bolero Mein (Cheesy song. You've been warned.)
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While searching for the link for the above song I came across another gem. This one dedicated to Tata Safari.

Nayi Safari (Even more cheesier.)
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Please pour in songs which have the name of a car in them.

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If english qualifies here then:
1) Maddonna : American pie. (references to Chevy)
2) Akon: Smack that. (Lamborghini Gallardo)
These are all can think of on top my head.
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Many Hip Hop songs have references to cars.
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Wasn't there one that went "Won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz"?
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