"Stickshifts And Safetybelts" as written by and John Mccrea....
Stickshifts and safetybelts
Bucket seats have all got to go
When we're driving in the car
It makes my baby seem so far

I need you here with me
Not way over in a bucket seat
I need you to be here with me
Not way over in a bucket seat

But when we're driving in my Malibu
It?s easy to get right next to you
I say, "Baby, scoot over, please"
And then she's right there next to me

I need you here with me
Not way over in a bucket seat
I need you to be here with me
Not way over in a bucket seat

Alright
Well a lot of good cars are Japanese
Yeah, but when we're driving far I need my baby
I need my baby next to me

Well, stickshifts and safetybelts
Bucket seats have all got to go
When we're driving in the car
It makes my baby seem so far

I need you here with me
Not way over in a bucket seat
I need you to be here with me
Not way over in a bucket seat

Alright
Alright


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"Stickshifts and Safetybelts" as written by John Mccrea

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    General CommentThis song makes me want to dance. Nice little groove.
    DancingMellyon June 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is a classic and it's one of my favorites
    alwaystenfeettallon June 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMy boyfriends car has bucket seats. Its always a problem with the emergency brake right in the middle of us. I put this on a mix for him and we sing it whenever we're in the car. I miss him so much.. I'm at college...I even miss his bucket-seated Saturn.
    midnightzoneon September 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit sounds like these things always get in the way when sex happens in a car, they make it a lot harder than it should be, but its a great song and cake always confuses me.
    tetheron October 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentfor some reason I thought this song was a cover...it just sounds so retro...
    malachiteon April 21, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song makes me really miss my first car... an '85 Dodge Aries. Damn I had some good times in that front seat. Hah!
    opus2200on November 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHaha, I highly doubt there's ANY symbolism or hidden meanings here (if there are, Cake has yet again proven its genius). It's just about how he doesn't like cars where his girlfriend is all the way over in a bucket seat when he wants her right next to him. Just my opinion, of course. =D
    Immortal113on December 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commentsomething about visualising john mcrea in that trucker cowboy hat from the 'never there' video and hearing this song just makes me laff and laff, so obviously the anti-redneck, and yet he makes me feel justified when i wear my own ironic cowboy hat out at night with a western shirt. who says fashion can't be fun?
    j.enslowon August 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCome ON... this is an ol' 50s Rockabilly throwback.. driving in his Malibu, cuddling with his girlfriend.. shit, they're probably about to go see a Drive-In movie
    billvmc2000on September 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I agree with Immortal. No sex stuff, I really think this is just a cute song about a guy being upset because he can't cuddle with her. SOME PEOPLE still do that you know!
    TheSilverNobleon January 12, 2006   Link

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