Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 12/08/2018

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Helen’s back from her road trip and wishes us all to emulate her by choosing a drive/driving song this week.

Well, that’s easy for me! I always go back to my youth (who wouldn’t?) and seek out a Beatles song. Just because I love them, they were my youth, and they have some great tunes and lyrics!

It has to be Drive my Car. Apparently there is some hidden suggested sexual meaning behind it, but who knew? I certainly didn’t!

Without further ado, here it is. Hope you enjoy it, I certainly will.

Drive My Car

The Beatles

Asked a girl what she wanted to be
She said baby, can’t you see
I want to be famous, a star on the screen
But you can do something in between
Baby you can drive my car
Yes I’m gonna be a star
Baby you can drive my car
And maybe I’ll love you

I told a girl that my prospects were good
And she said baby, it’s understood
Working for peanuts is all very fine
But I can show you a better time

Baby you can drive my car
Yes I’m gonna be a star
Baby you can drive my car
And maybe I’ll love you

Beep beep’m beep beep yeah

Baby you can drive my car
Yes I’m gonna be a star
Baby you can drive my car
And maybe I’ll love you

I told a girl I can start right away
And she said listen babe I got something to say
I got no car and it’s breaking my heart
But I’ve found a driver and that’s a start

Baby you can drive my car
Yes I’m gonna be a star
Baby you can drive my car
And maybe I’ll love you

Beep beep’m beep beep yeah
Beep beep’m beep beep yeah
Beep beep’m beep beep yeah
Beep beep’m beep beep yeah

Songwriters: John Lennon / Paul Mccartney

Drive My Car lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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17 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 12/08/2018

  1. Groupies spring to mind here, other than that I wouldn’t have thought of it as having a sexual tone either.

    When my children were young most of our summers were spent at one seaside resort or another. Wonderful for for us, but come the last week in August when it was time for the kids and me to go home, I was more than ready, and our first song on the tape was always Country Roads sung by Olivia Newton John.
    Right now son Joshua and I are spending a few days in the Lake District so I think I’ll download that track when it’s time to go home!

    Can’t believe how green everything is up here even after the heatwave! We are staying in a seventeenth century inn that is fed by a well and they’ve been worried it would dry up! You certainly wouldn’t think so looking at the lush grass outside my window.

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  2. Reblogged this on Wonderwall and commented:
    Some great songs being picked for Helen’s challenge. Including the Beatles Baby you can drive my car (which Peter picked); I was thinking there was a Beatles one I liked about driving, but before the Beatles song came to mind … The line I like driving my car, it is not quite a Jaguar’ came to mind. I have sung that one line lots but, don’t think I could have conjured up any other lyrics from the song. It is by Madness. Here are all the lyrics:

    Driving In My Car
    Madness
    I’ve been driving in my car, it’s not quite a Jaguar
    I bought it in Primrose Hill from a bloke from Brazil
    It was made in fifty-nine in a factory by the Tyne
    It says Morris on the door, the G.P.O. owned it before
    I drive in it for my job, the governor calls me a slob
    But I don’t really care, give me some gas and the open air
    It’s a bit old but it’s mine, I mend it in my spare time
    Just last week I changed the oil, the rocker valves and the coil
    Just last week I changed the oil
    Last week it went round the clock, I also had a little knock
    I dented somebody’s fender, he learnt not to park on a bender, ha ha ha
    I’ve been driving in my car, it don’t look much but I’ve been far
    I drive up to Muswell Hill, I’ve even been to Selsey Bill
    I drove along the A45, I had her up to 58
    This copper stopped me the other day, you’re mistaken what could I say
    The tyres were a little worn, they were O.K., I could have sworn
    I like driving in my car, I’m satisfied I’ve got this far
    I like driving in my car, it don’t look much but I’ve been far
    I like driving in my car, even with a flat tyre
    I like driving in my car, it’s not quite a Jaguar
    I like driving in my car, I’m satisfied I’ve got this far
    Songwriters: Cathal Joseph Smyth / Christopher John Foreman / Daniel Mark Woodgate / Graham Mcpherson / Lee Jay Thompson / Mark William Bedford / Michael Barson

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