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Title: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 20, 2019, 11:24:10 AM
One of my favorite lyrics from two of my favorite bands.

KISS/Gene Simmons-

War Machine-1982

Want to bite the hand that feeds me, want to turn the tides
Set the demons free and watch 'em fly
Strike down the one who leads me, I'm gonna take his place
Gonna vindicate the human race

Better watch out 'cause I'm a war machine
Better watch out 'cause I'm a war machine

Take the reins of power and seize them, draw the battle lines
Armageddon's just a matter of time
Tear down the voice of reason, let the arrows fly
Your freedom's just a state of mind, yeah

Better watch out 'cause I'm a war machine
You better watch out 'cause I'm a war machine


The MISFITS/Glen Danzig

Vampira-1981/1982

Hey
Black dress moves in a blue movie
Graverobbers from outer space
Well, your pulmonary trembles in your outstretched arm
Tremble so wicked

Two inch nails
Micro waist
With a pale white feline face
Inclination eyebrows to there

Mistress to the horror kid
cemetery of the white love ghoul, well
Take off your shabby dress
Come and lay beside me

Come a little bit closer
Come a little bit closer
Come a little bit closer
Come a little bit closer to this

Vampira, Vampira, Vampira

Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: Mike Scott on August 20, 2019, 02:10:36 PM
"Surfin' Bird".  It always gets me, right here!  :'(
Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 20, 2019, 02:29:50 PM
"Surfin' Bird".  It always gets me, right here!  :'(

I guess no need to post the lyrics. Lol!👀
Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: Mike Scott on August 20, 2019, 02:51:32 PM
I guess no need to post the lyrics.

Everybody knows . . . the lyrics.
Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 20, 2019, 03:02:41 PM
Everybody knows . . . the lyrics.

Hopefully by now.🏄‍♂️🐦
Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: Mord on August 20, 2019, 10:01:44 PM
 Tequila....um, that's it.
Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: geezer butler on August 21, 2019, 12:41:21 AM
Great topic mars. Wow, so many themes to think of---best drug lyrics, most punk lyrics, most evil lyrics, best hip hop rhymes . . .
I'm a big metal guy so I'll start with some of my fav metal lyrics

From Black Sabbath "Symptom of the Universe"

Take me through the centuries to supersonic years
Electrifying enemy is drowning in his tears
All I have to give you is a love that never dies
The symptom of the universe is written in your eyes

Mother moon she's calling me back to her silver womb
Father of creation takes me from my stolen tomb
Seven hundredth unicorn is waiting in the skies
A symptom of the universe, a love that never dies

Take my hand, my child of love come step inside my tears
Swim the magic ocean I've been crying all these years
With our love we'll ride away into eternal skies
A symptom of the universe, a love that never dies

 >:D
Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: geezer butler on August 21, 2019, 12:42:44 AM
and for metal i like this from Deep Purple "Burn"

... didn't believe she was devil's sperm
She said, "Curse you all, you'll never learn!
When I leave there's no return "
The people laughed till she said, "Burn!"

Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 21, 2019, 07:17:35 AM
Mord. The Tequila song, classic.
Geezer. Great lyrics from two classic Bands.
Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 21, 2019, 11:51:10 AM
Iron Maiden-Remember Tomorrow

Unchain the colors before my eyes,
Yesterday's sorrows, tomorrow's white lies.
Scan the horizon, the clouds take me higher,
I shall return from out of fire.

Tears for remembrance, and tears for joy,
Tears for somebody and this lonely boy.
Out in the madness, the all seeing eye,
Flickers above us, to light up the sky.

Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: geezer butler on August 22, 2019, 01:31:12 PM
Iron Maiden-Remember Tomorrow

Unchain the colors before my eyes,
Yesterday's sorrows, tomorrow's white lies.
Scan the horizon, the clouds take me higher,
I shall return from out of fire.

Tears for remembrance, and tears for joy,
Tears for somebody and this lonely boy.
Out in the madness, the all seeing eye,
Flickers above us, to light up the sky.


Great Maiden song/lyrics. Have you heard Metallica's version?

Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: geezer butler on August 22, 2019, 01:33:38 PM
My favorite lyrics celebrating the Coca-Cola company  :laugh:

Pat Travers from "Snortin' Whiskey"

I'm a fast movin' baby I can show you around
I got so much cocaine ain't never comin' down
Snortin' whiskey and drinkin' cocaine
Got this feelin' I'm gonna drive that girl insane

Black Sabbath from "Snow Blind"

Something blowing in my head
Winter's ice, it soon will spread
Death would freeze my very soul
Makes me happy, makes me cold

Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: Wicked Lester on August 22, 2019, 02:07:06 PM
One of my all time fave bad ass songs.   Carnivore - Pete Steel, Jesus Hitler. Interesting concept.

EINS, ZWEI, DREI, VIER!

Jesus Hitler!
Adolf Christ!
Is this the Second Coming
Or the Fourth Reich?

His mother, a nun, raped by a Nazi
At the end of the Second Great War
Gave birth to a son who would change the future
For better or worse? He's not sure
I am what should never have been
The ultimate abomination!
Have I returned to save the Jews...
Or to destroy them?

Hear thee, my fellow Nazolics!
Come, join the Neo-theofascists!
Keep the race pure, practice eugenics!
And swear to the holy swazafix

Jesus Hitler!
Adolf Christ!
Is this the Second Coming
Or the Fourth Reich?

I have returned!
Schweinhund!
REICH UND ROLL!

Achtung!

Jesus Hitler!
Adolf Christ!
Is this the Second Coming
Or the Fourth Reich?

Hess to my left, and Peter on right
Will it be war or peace?
Totalitarian on His throne of blood
Commands both man and beast
A pair of souls, trapped in the body of one
Both prisoners of reincarnation
Torn between good and evil
I have returned for salva... ELIMINATION!
Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 22, 2019, 02:54:19 PM

Great Maiden song/lyrics. Have you heard Metallica's version?

Yes. It was an okay version. No one beats Maiden's.
Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 23, 2019, 11:17:10 AM
Alice Cooper-No More Mr. Nice Guy

I used to be such a sweet, sweet thing
'Til they got a hold of me.
I opened doors for little old ladies,
I helped the blind to see.
I got no friends 'cause they read the papers.
They can't be seen with me and I'm gettin' real shot down
And I'm feeling mean.

No more Mister Nice Guy,
No more Mister Clean,
No more Mister Nice Guy,
They say he's sick, he's obscene.

I got no friends 'cause they read the papers.
They can't be seen with me and I'm feelin' real shot down
And I'm gettin' mean.

No more Mister Nice Guy,
No more Mister Clean,
No more Mister Nice Guy,
They say he's sick, he's obscene.

My dog bit me on the leg today.
My cat clawed my eyes.
Ma's been thrown out of the social circle,
And dad has to hide.
I went to church incognito.
When everybody rose, the Reverend Smith,
He recognized me,
And punched me in the nose, he said.

No more Mister Nice Guy,
No more Mister Clean,

Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: tomdidntwait on August 23, 2019, 11:55:53 AM
We don't need your democracy.
Execute them kindly for me.
Take them by their filthy nostrils
Put them up in doggy hostels.

We don't need your hypocrisy
Execute real democracy.
Post-industrial society
The unthinking majority

Anti-depressants
Controlling tools of your system
Making life more tolerable
Making life more tolerable


I believe that you're wrong
Insinuating that they hold the bomb
Clearing the way for the oil brigade
Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: Mord on August 23, 2019, 02:49:24 PM
We don't need your democracy.
Execute them kindly for me.
Take them by their filthy nostrils
Put them up in doggy hostels.

We don't need your hypocrisy
Execute real democracy.
Post-industrial society
The unthinking majority

Anti-depressants
Controlling tools of your system
Making life more tolerable
Making life more tolerable


I believe that you're wrong
Insinuating that they hold the bomb
Clearing the way for the oil brigade

Nice and angry...who is this?
Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 23, 2019, 02:53:43 PM
I think it is the singer from System of the Down
Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: Mord on August 23, 2019, 03:52:02 PM
I think it is the singer from System of the Down
Thanks, that makes sense.
Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 23, 2019, 04:18:02 PM
Thanks, that makes sense.


🤘👁
Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: geezer butler on August 24, 2019, 01:03:41 PM
Ok, I'll jump in with some of my fav politically charged lyrics too:

The Clash "Guns of Brixton"

When they kick at your front door
How you gonna come?
With your hands on your head
Or on the trigger of your gun?

Public Enemy "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos"

I got a letter from the government
The other day
I opened and read it
It said they were suckers

Bad Brains "FVK"

The bourgeoisie had better watch out for me
All throughout this so called nation
We don't want your filthy money
We don't need your innocent bloodshed
We just wanna end your world
Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 24, 2019, 01:31:25 PM
Borrowing from Geezer


The Clash-White Riot-1977

White riot, I want to riot
White riot, a riot of our own
White riot, I want to riot
White riot, a riot of our own

Black man gotta lotta problems
But they don't mind throwing a brick
White people go to school
Where they teach you how to be thick

And everybody's doing
Just what they're told to
And nobody wants
To go to jail

White riot, I want to riot
White riot, a riot of our own
White riot, I want to riot
White riot, a riot of our own

All the power's in the hands
Of people rich enough to buy it
While we walk the street
Too chicken to even try it

And everybody's doing
Just what they're told to
And nobody wants
To go to jail

White riot, I want to riot
White riot, a riot of our own
White riot, I want to riot
White riot, a riot of our own

Hey, you, standing in line
Are we gonna sign an agreement?


Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: Mord on August 24, 2019, 01:33:40 PM
Two classics, Geezer. "Guns of Brixton" is one of the best songs on "London Calling". Though, it might have sounded better if Strummer had sang it
Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: Wicked Lester on August 26, 2019, 03:18:59 PM
No more Mr NIce Guy. Easy one of his best top 5 songs!
Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 26, 2019, 04:38:45 PM
Alice Cooper-The Black Widow

These words he speaks are true, we're all humanary stew if,
We don't pledge allegiance to The Black Widow.
The horror that he brings, the horror of his sting,
The unholiest of kings, the Black Widow.
Our minds will be his toy,
And every girl and boy will learn to be employed by the Black Widow.

Love him, yes, we love him, love him, yes, we love him.

He sits upon his throne and picks at all the bones of his,
Husbands and his wives he's devoured.
He stares with a gleam, with a laugh so obscene,
At the virgins and the children he's deflowered.

Love him, yes, we love him, love him, yes, we love him.

Our thoughts are hot and crazed, our brains are webbed in haze,
Of mindless senseless daze, the Black Widow.
These words he speaks are true, we're all humanary stew,
If we don't pledge allegiance to the Black Widow.

Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: Mord on August 28, 2019, 02:58:19 PM
   RED RIGHT HAND

 Take a little walk to the edge of town
 And go across the tracks
 Where the viaduct looms like a bird of doom
 As it shifts and cracks
 Where secrets lie in the border fires, in the humming wires
 Hey man, you know you're never coming back
 Past the square, past the bridge, past the mills, past the stacks
 On a gathering storm comes a tall handsome man
 In a dusty red coat with a right red hand

 He'll wrap you up in his arms, tell you that you've been a good boy
 He'll rekindle all those dreams it took you a lifetime to destroy
 He'll reach deep in the hole, heal your shrinking soul
 Hey buddy, you know you're never coming back
 He's a ghost, he's a god, he's a man, he's a guru
 They're whispering his name across this disappearing land
 But hidden in his coat is a red right hand

 You got no money? He'll get you some
 You ain't got no car? He'll get you one
 You ain't got no self respect, you feel like an insect
 Well, don't you worry, buddy, 'cause here he comes
 Through the ghetto and the barrio and the bowery and the slum
 A shadow is cast wherever he stands
 Stacks of green paper in his red right hand

  You'll see him in your nightmares, you'll meet him in your dreams
 He'll appear out of nowhere but he ain't what he seems
  You'll see him in your head, on the T.V.  screen
  Hey buddy, I'm warning you to turn it off
 He's a ghost, he's a god, he's a man, he's a guru
 You're one microscopic cog in his catastrophic plan
  Designed and directed by his red right hand
Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: geezer butler on August 31, 2019, 04:44:31 PM
EPMD: "Don't act too cool cuz you might get shot."

Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: geezer butler on September 07, 2019, 12:57:57 AM
You wanna talk about some of the best lyrics ever . . .

He looked a lot like Che Guevara, drove a diesel van
Kept his gun in quiet seclusion, such a humble man
The only survivor of the National People's Gang
Panic in Detroit, I asked for an autograph
He wanted to stay home, I wish someone would phone
Panic in Detroit
He laughed at accidental sirens that broke the evening gloom
The police had warned of repercussions
They followed none too soon
A trickle of strangers were all that were left alive
Panic in Detroit, I asked for an autograph
He wanted to stay home, I wish someone would phone
Panic in Detroit
Putting on some clothes I made my way to school
And I found my teacher crouching in his overalls
I screamed and ran to smash my favorite slot machine
And jumped the silent cars that slept at traffic lights
Having scored a trillion dollars, made a run back home
Found him slumped across the table a gun and me alone
I ran to the window looked for a plane or two
Panic in Detroit he'd left me an autograph
Let me collect dust I wish someone would phone
Panic in Detroit
Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: marsattacks666 on September 07, 2019, 06:59:37 AM
You wanna talk about some of the best lyrics ever . . .

He looked a lot like Che Guevara, drove a diesel van
Kept his gun in quiet seclusion, such a humble man
The only survivor of the National People's Gang
Panic in Detroit, I asked for an autograph
He wanted to stay home, I wish someone would phone
Panic in Detroit
He laughed at accidental sirens that broke the evening gloom
The police had warned of repercussions
They followed none too soon
A trickle of strangers were all that were left alive
Panic in Detroit, I asked for an autograph
He wanted to stay home, I wish someone would phone
Panic in Detroit
Putting on some clothes I made my way to school
And I found my teacher crouching in his overalls
I screamed and ran to smash my favorite slot machine
And jumped the silent cars that slept at traffic lights
Having scored a trillion dollars, made a run back home
Found him slumped across the table a gun and me alone
I ran to the window looked for a plane or two
Panic in Detroit he'd left me an autograph
Let me collect dust I wish someone would phone
Panic in Detroit

Great song, great album( Aladdin Sane) from a great and legendary performer and talent. The Late, Great, Mr. David Bowie.
Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: marsattacks666 on September 07, 2019, 07:01:10 AM
Tool- Prison Sex

It took so long to remember just what happened
I was so young and vestal then you know it hurt me
But I'm breathing so I guess I'm still alive
Even if signs seem to tell me otherwise

I've got my hands bound
And my head down,
And my eyes closed
My throat's wide open

I do unto others what has been done to me
Do unto others what has been done to you

I'm treading water
I need to sleep a while
My lamb and martyr,
You look so precious

Won't youówon't you come on a bit closer
Close enough so I can smell you

I need you to feel this
I can't stand to burn too long
Released in sodomy
For one sweet moment I am whole

I do unto you now what has been done to me
Do unto you now what has been done

You're breathing so I guess you're still alive
Even if signs seem to tell me otherwise

Won't youówon't you come on a bit closer
Close enough so I can smell you

I need you to feel this
I need this to make me whole
Released in sodomy
Have you witnessed that blood and flesh can't be trusted
Have you witnessed that blood and flesh can't be trusted
And only this one holy medium brings me peace of mind

Got your hands bound,
And your head down
And your eyes closed
You look so precious now

I have found some kind of temporary sanity in this
crap blood and cum on my hands
I've come round full circle

My lamb and martyr,
This will be over soon

You look so precious
Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: Mord on September 07, 2019, 04:54:54 PM
Great song, great album( Aladdin Sane) from a great and legendary performer and talent. The Late, Great, Mr. David Bowie.

Aladdin Sane is my favorite Bowie album. I walked 6 miles to get it the day it came out. There was only one store in town that carried imports, and this came out in England first. I never felt the same passion for Bowie when he broke up the Spiders. I guess Ronson was getting too much press for David's ego.
Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: Wicked Lester on September 08, 2019, 12:15:36 AM
Murder Dolls
Strong language


Album Beyond the Valley of the Murderdolls

I hate your voice and I hate your face
Exterminate you from the human race
Lifeís a joke and the joke is on you
Hey you, itís true, you suck, f&*% you

I hope and pray every day
Iíll get the news that you passed away
So take your life and turn it off
Goodbye, so long, get lost, f&*% off

I donít care, motherf&*%er I donít care
I donít care motherf&*%er

Suicides the only choice for you
To see you dead would be a dream come true
Slit your wrist and show God whoís boss
Goodbye, so long, get lost, f&*% off

Why donít you do the whole world a favor
Connect your throat to the nearest razor
Or do you need it spelled out for you
Well F.U.C.K.Y.O.U

I donít care, motherf&*%er I donít care
I donít care motherf&*%er

Motherf&*%er I donít care
Motherf&*%er I donít care

I donít care, motherf&*%er I donít care
I donít care motherf&*%er
Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: marsattacks666 on September 08, 2019, 08:28:34 AM
Ashtabula and the Mucky-Mucks-2001(local band and their lyrics)



You say your Stinkhole is Wet
You say your Stinkhole is Wet
You say your Stinkhole is Wet
You say your Stinkhole is Wet

Well......call me when you need to be Jammed
Like a Christmas Ham
Or A Salty SPAM

You say your Canyon is Dry
You say your Canyon is Dry
You say your Canyon is Dry
You say your Canyon is Dry

Well call me when you need to try
Slurping and rubbing you need to try
Moaning and squirting you finally cry

Bad!
Bad!
Bad!

You stand there and expect the same
Dirty Shame
Secrets you naughty Dame

Bad!
Bad!
Bad!



Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: geezer butler on September 13, 2019, 10:56:54 AM
Ashtabula and the Mucky-Mucks-2001(local band and their lyrics)



You say your Stinkhole is Wet
You say your Stinkhole is Wet
You say your Stinkhole is Wet
You say your Stinkhole is Wet

Well......call me when you need to be Jammed
Like a Christmas Ham
Or A Salty SPAM

You say your Canyon is Dry
You say your Canyon is Dry
You say your Canyon is Dry
You say your Canyon is Dry

Well call me when you need to try
Slurping and rubbing you need to try
Moaning and squirting you finally cry

Bad!
Bad!
Bad!

You stand there and expect the same
Dirty Shame
Secrets you naughty Dame

Bad!
Bad!
Bad!

Oh my  :o lol
Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: geezer butler on September 13, 2019, 10:59:42 AM
love this song and lyrics from Slowdive "When the Sun Hits"

Sweet thing, I watch you
Burn so fast it scares me
My game, please don't leave me
Come so far, don't lose me
It matters where you are
As the sun hits, she'll be waiting
With the coffins under heaven
Hey hey lover, you're still burning
You're his song yeah
Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: geezer butler on September 15, 2019, 09:45:29 PM
I'm just gonna write the first line and you'll know where I'm going (especially Mars  ;) )

"My heater's broke and I'm so tired"
Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: marsattacks666 on September 20, 2019, 12:18:43 PM
I'm just gonna write the first line and you'll know where I'm going (especially Mars  ;) )

"My heater's broke and I'm so tired"

Awesome!
Cold Gin!
Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: marsattacks666 on September 20, 2019, 12:19:42 PM
The Damned-Fan Club


Well, I'm craving for a cigarette, hey give me a light
Feeling kind of thirsty, give me something that bites
Sure been hanging 'round here for much too long
All you crazy people waiting for my song, I said

Well, here I am
I'm just another one-night stand
Anyway, I don't know why I'm sad
For my fan club

Waiting for an autograph, well you must be mad
Standing in the pissing rain must be a drag
If that's what you wanna do, I won't say no
Wanna see more of me, see me after the show, I said

Well, here I am
I'm just another one-night stand
Anyway, I don't know why I'm sad
For my fan club

Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: Mord on September 21, 2019, 01:40:20 PM
 Nico - Chelsea Girl (1967)
  This was included in the Velvet Underground's mono box set. It is softer in tone than her work with the Velvets. Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Tim Hardin, and Jackson Browne help out with songwriting and instrumentation. Lovely album enhanced by her detached, cold-as-ice vocals.
Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: Mord on September 21, 2019, 02:26:15 PM
Oops, the above belongs in the "What have you been listening to?" thread.
Title: Re: Your Favorites Lyrics from an Artist(Solo) or Band, any genre.
Post by: marsattacks666 on September 29, 2019, 08:06:32 AM
RUSH- Red Barchetta

My uncle has a country place
That no one knows about
He says it used to be a farm
Before the Motor Law
And on Sundays I elude the eyes
And hop the Turbine Freight
To far outside the Wire
Where my white-haired uncle waits

Jump to the ground
As the Turbo slows to cross the borderline
Run like the wind
As excitement shivers up and down my spine
Down in his barn
My uncle preserved for me an old machine
For fifty odd years
To keep it as new has been his dearest dream

I strip away the old debris
That hides a shining car
A brilliant red Barchetta
From a better vanished time
I fire up the willing engine
Responding with a roar
Tires spitting gravel
I commit my weekly crime

Wind
In my hair
Shifting and drifting
Mechanical music
Adrenaline surge...

Well-weathered leather
Hot metal and oil
The scented country air
Sunlight on chrome
The blur of the landscape
Every nerve aware

Suddenly ahead of me
Across the mountainside
A gleaming alloy air car
Shoots towards me, two lanes wide
I spin around with shrieking tires
To run the deadly race
Go screaming through the valley
As another joins the chase

Drive like the wind
Straining the limits of machine and man
Laughing out loud with fear and hope
I've got a desperate plan
At the one-lane bridge
I leave the giants stranded at the riverside
Race back to the farm
To dream with my uncle at the fireside