"Mean Machine" as written by and Charles Stanton/karges Frazier....
The only good thing that's creepin in the city
Elvis had fifty but this one's mine
Japanese cars, man, such a pity
AM radio suits me fine

Mean machine
Mean machine
My daddy said son your gonna drive me to drinkin'
Mean machine
Mean machine
Brakes are good, tires- fair
Every now and then I drive just to get away Eatin' up two lanes I gotta find Sugar Ray
Can't stop now gimme all your money

Sometimes I drive slow, sometimes I drive quick mean machine
Mean machine
My daddy said son your gonna drive me to drinkin' mean machine
Mean machine

My daddy said son your gonna drive me to drinkin'
Don't you dare mess with my mean machine
It's long and slick and olive green
Don't you dare mess with my mean machine
It's long and slick and olive green
Don't you dareess with my mean machine

A '68 coupe is all I need
So don't you dare mess with my mean machine
Jesus saves, Domi shoots and scores
I'm with stupid, caught my finger in the door
I'm wookin pa nub, like revenge of the nerds
But my ass it's a play on words

Mean machine
Mean machine
My daddy said son your gonna drive me to drinkin' mean machine
Mean machine
My daddy said son your gonna drive me to drinkin' don't you dare mess with my mean machine

It's long and slick and olive green
Don't you dare mess with my mean machine
It's long and slick and olive green
Don't you dare mess with my mean machine
A '68 coupe is all I need
So don't ya dare mess with my mean machine
Don't fuck with it


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  • +1
    General CommentThis song kicks ass! This song kicks my ass! And this song kicks your ass! I'm gonna try to forget about new Sugar Ray and that whole "Entertainment Tonight" thing.
    CollisionCourseon May 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMark has said what this song means. It's about a car that he owns and he loves it so much he wrote a song about it.
    .......on June 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentObviously. It is a great song.
    Luke the Mightyon June 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah it's pretty much a punk inspired song about his car. The best Sugar Ray song ever made.
    WildIrishRoseon March 28, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHere's how the song really goes:
    The only good thing that's creeping in city/ Elvis had fifty but this one's mine/ Japanese cars, man, such a pity/ am radio suits me fine/ mean machine x2/ my daddy said son your gonna drive me to drinkin'/ mean machine x2/ brakes are good, tires- fair/ every now and then I drive just to get away/ eatin' up two lanes I gotta find Sugar Ray/ can't stop now gimme all your money/ sometimes I drive slow, sometimes I drive quick/ mean machine x2/ my daddy said son your gonna drive me to drinkin' x2/ don't you dare mess with my mean machine it's long and slick and olive green x3/ a '68 coupe is all I need/ so don't you dare mess with my mean machine/ Jesus saves, Domi shoots and scores/ I'm with stupid, caught my finger in the door/ I'm wookin pa nub, like revenge of the nerds/ but my ass it's a play on words/ mean machine x2/ my daddy said son your gonna drive me to drinkin' x2/ don't you dare mess with my mean machine it's long and slick and olive green x3/ a '68 coupe is all I need /so don't ya dare mess with my mean machine/ don't fuck with it
    WildIrishRoseon March 28, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes mark say "tylenol" throughout the end of it?
    miss_punkon June 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalmost a year later... that question still remains....
    miss_punkon April 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHAHA!!!! This song is SOOO awesome!!!! If you want to play air guitar - play this!!!! I think this song is about taking a joy ride with a fast awesome car in the summer!!!! AWESOME SONG!!!!
    tigertour02on April 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, he does say tylenol....HAHA!!!!
    tigertour02on April 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe line "My daddy says son you're gone drive me to drinking" is a bit of an homage to the song "Hot Rod Lincoln" (or Hot Rod Race) which has been released by about three bands over the years..

    The entire lyric is:
    "My daddy said son you're gonna drive me to drinking, if you don't stop driving that hot rod lincoln"

    just in case anyone was wondering.
    SavageMadroxon May 19, 2006   Link

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