"I Stopped To Fill My Car Up" as written by Kelly Jones, Stuart Cable and Richard Mark Jones....
I stopped to fill my car up
The car felt good that day
I didn't know where I was going
But it felt good for a change
A five and a pocket full of silver
I paid the lady no change
And then it started to piss down
I started driving again
And then I looked up
And looked in the mirror behind me
A man round forty in the back seat
Must have stepped in when I was empty
So why's he sat there just waiting
Likely to smash my face in
He had a bag full of money
He said 'just drive me away'
I didn't know where I was going
Yet it felt good to be strange
And still I look up
And look in the mirror behind me
Curiosity is over
He stepped down from the car
He pulled a gun from his jacket
Said I was going to die
It gives me so much satisfaction
To watch you beg and cry
Well I just made up this story
To get your attention makes me smile
I never looked up or looked
In the mirror behind me


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"I Stopped to Fill My Car Up" as written by Richard Mark Jones Kelly Jones

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    General Commentawesome voice and music.

    a wonderful song that builds up a strange image in my head. it always reminds me of a kind of kidnapping or so. when i first listened to this song, i was really scared and afraid somehow. but "well i just made up this story, to get your attention makes me smile" makes quite clear, that kelly (i think, he himself wrote this lyrics) isn't serious about this. nice point.
    holyzarquonon May 31, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis was my ex-girlfriend's and my song...yeah, so that realtionship didn't last too long.
    teaspoonerooon July 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentkelly jones really has the greatest power to make us wanna cry. This one and billy davey's daughter... Do you think he is that sad himself?
    desperado_88on July 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, i'd neverheard any stereophonics before i heard this and everything else after this sounded poor. this song is amazing. i love the part "well i just made up this story, to get your attention makes me smile"
    this shows how unless something like this is written listeners take songs seriously.
    setting_sun_69on August 31, 2002   Link
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    General CommentA great song fullstop. but check it out on the "A Day at the Races" video or n e of their live vids for a great outro.superb
    songbirdon September 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentA great song fullstop. but check it out on the "A Day at the Races" video or n e of their live vids for a great outro.superb
    songbirdon September 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is cool. I love the way it sounds, and I love how it makes you think!
    RockOn333on June 25, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt's a cool song true, but Kelly's get-out clause leaves you feeling short changed. It makes you wonder if it's more about self indulgence. Maybe it has a greater context in the album.... which I need to listen to more.
    Poolman99on December 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis maybe is a bit like "The Emporers New Clothes" about music, well at the end anyway. Great song anyway.
    prickly_gorgeon July 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSaw The Phonics at Nottingham last week and Kelly introduced this song, and said it was about a time they stopped to fill up the car and when they got back in there was a man with a gun in the back of the car. Id always assumed due to the afforementioned get-out at the end that this didnt actually happen. But the way Kelly was talking this really did happen
    pablo_honey1981on December 24, 2008   Link

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