I look great!
I punctured through the gate!
Today is fine!
I’m done!
I won!
Swimming in a koi aquarium.

Damn that man!
Shake my hand.
Smoking’s stripped, beer’s banned,
And the rain feels good on my skin,
I swagger down the road with a confident grin.

Come here and I’ll show ya,
I’m happy to know ya,
I’ll catch ya then throw ya,
I, I, I, I’m happy to know ya.

I look in the mirror and the mirror looks back,
This time last week I was feeling crap,
Made a wish in a well,
“End this hell!”
Helped to my feet, and then I fell.

Now, who’s this stranger rattling a tin?
I grabbed some change and threw some coppers in,
And the rain feels good on my skin,
Continue down the road with a confident grin.

Come here and I’ll show ya,
I’m happy to know ya,
I’ll catch ya then throw ya,
I, I, I, I’m happy to know ya.

I didn’t wear glasses ‘cos I thought it might rain,
Now I can’t see anything again,
Put this case to the vote,
It’s worthy to note,
I haven’t come here just to rock your boat.

Now I can’t say I’m free of all sin,
Before you greet me inform your next of kin,
‘Cos the rain’s still caressing my skin,
Soon arrived in Memphis with a confident grin.

Come here and I’ll show ya,
I’m happy to know ya,
I’ll catch ya then throw ya,
I, I, I, I’m happy to know ya.
I, I, I, I’m happy to know ya.
I, I, I, I’m happy to know ya.


Lyrics submitted by driver08uk

Big American Cars (You Ain't Never Gonna Make It In Memphis) song meanings
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    General CommentThis song is so much fun. A real happy little number. It proves what a diversive band GHM are! No idea what it's about but it's plenty of fun!
    HorseWhispereron March 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIts bloody brilliant!!
    driver08ukon May 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe music is so happy- the lyrics seem quite happy as well, but take a closer look. Some of the lines, thrown in at random, it would appear, are very dark and have underrtones of sadness. "Damn that man," ; "This time last week I was feeling crap"; "End this hell!" I think it is about a manic depressive on an "upper". Big American Cars are large and shiny, but "you ain't never gonna make it in Memphis" - home of Elvis. Contrasting ideals, so maybe shizophrenia coukld be involved in someway.
    ghmfanon May 27, 2005   Link

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