Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 02/09/2018

img_1345-3My immediate thought with Helen’s theme of “Car(s)” this week was to head towards The Beatles Rubber Soul album, and “Drive my car.”

I resisted the temptation but you can still listen to it here if you wish!

Instead I have chosen to offer you the Madness track “Driving in My Car.”

Madness formed in 1976, and are still performing today. I hope you enjoy them!

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

Driving In My Car lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

13 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 02/09/2018

  1. I look forward to your “Song Sunday” presentations Peter, and I thoroughly enjoy the music today, I’ve never heard of them, well I suppose Geelong is a long way to drive a car to….

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  2. The day after passing my test, having just had my hair done, I drove my 10th hand mini in the pouring rain across town to my best friend’s house, where I was to be her bridesmaid. The electrics packed up, no indicators and no wipers. I gave hand signals and kept stopping to wipe the windscreen. I arrived at my friend’s house soaking wet. Her mother re-did my hair. Shortly after this, the passenger door fell off. My dad who never wanted me to learn to drive and had nothing to do with my choice of first car, eventually took pity on me and handed me the keys to a new car for my 21st birthday!

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      1. I think , though not certain that I passed my test in one of those. Graham had a yellow triumph spitfire.

        I bought the banger myself. As you know not many women drove back then and I think my dad was concerned about my safety especially after seeing the car I’d bought, it was hidden away on Graham’s parent’s driveway! The one from dad was a two tone grey Wolesley Hornet. Later, I sold it to provide the deposit for our first house, with my dad’s blessing of course, I think he saw the house as a safer option! Notice here whose car was sold for the deposit! As you say good old days!

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