"Rent-A-Wreck" as written by and Johan Hedberg Peter Gunnarsson....
All these rocky mountains
To play five songs and drink some more
And fall asleep
Getting taped by locals
Don't have the nerve to ask for food
And die of thirst in the backseats of rented wrecks
Let's hope these wheels got what it takes to carry us home

Backdrops made in denim
Teeshirt salesmen and the followers it gets
Single package systems
Soul dj's and you know the riot that that brings
I wanna turn all their dancefloors into a burning inferno of ba ba ba

I've played the piano
And I've played the guitar
I've played it in clubs
And I've it in bars
I visit your city and I've slept on your floor
I've borrowed your swings and I've heard you're hardcore
All the scores
Of the see to the a and the youth of today
And it's beautiful!

Still I can't get enough of it
Did you see me eating frosties from your fridge?
And the rice cookies that you never ate
Were all gone when you went into the kitchen


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"Rent a Wreck" as written by Peter Gunnarsson Johan Hedberg

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    General CommentSo I listened to this song for about 3 months without even really listening to the words. I just liked the tune. Then I decided I should try to, you know, sing the actual lyrics rather than ba-ba-ba-ing along. It seems to me that this song is about trying to make it in the music industry. To me, the writer is saying that even though we have no money, can't afford food, and have to sleep on strangers' floors while we tour, we love doing this so much that it's wonderful.

    I guess.

    My favorite line is, "I wanna turn all your dancefloors into a burning inferno of ba-ba."

    Also, I'm sure there are mistakes in these lyrics since I really wasn't sure what he was singing at some points but I couldn't find lyrics elsewhere. So let me know if you see an error. (I'm pretty sure "Backdrops made of Dannon" is wrong.)
    catnamedzaneon January 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCorrections!

    "rented wrecks", "soul DJs" and "I borrowed your strings
    and I've heard all your scores of the C to the A"

    This is an anthem.. should be the soundtrack of every band's tour!
    vb7000on May 13, 2007   Link

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