"Burn Rubber" as written by and Russell Simmons Jonathan Smith....
But if you turn the porch light out
And let the marble night withdraw
You can smoke a cigarette on the wooden steps
The mosquitos are not vampires
The moon is not your mother
Even if she is preparing for a total eclipse

Get behind the wheel
Stay in front of the storm
Get behind the wheel
Stay in front of the storm

The clouds they dream disorder
They make faces they make mud
On some ancient order which is no longer in force

The sugar bowl is full of ants
And your sister is a dumpy mess
And you're cutting off your head to spite your shoulders

Get behind the wheel
Stay in front of the storm
Get behind the wheel
Stay in front of the storm

Get behind the wheel
Stay in front of the storm
Get behind the wheel
Stay in front of the storm


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"Burn Rubber" as written by James Moore Harry Palmer

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    General CommentGreat song. I always saw the lyrics as Simon making fun of metaphorical lyrics, the way he speaks of mosquitos not being vampires and your mother not being the moon.
    off_the_pathon December 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song.
    I'm looking forward to go to the bus stop while listening to it.
    I'm sure I'll miss the bus. :)
    vission April 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBright Eyes works magic on this track. The version released on 'love nothing' is kind of Digital Ash esque, but if you can find the live acoustic performance he does of it is truly stunning. His verion is just under a minute. It's obvious listening to Simon Joyner's work that he has profoundly influenced the songwriting of Conor Oberst.
    gu13on May 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with "off the path". But it is inevitable for any lyricist to use metaphoric references in their work. I am very satisfied with Bright eyes' version of this song. They totally made it their own. Love them both though.
    yssim63on June 18, 2007   Link

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