"Washed Your Car" as written by and Mark Anthony Benny Hill....
I heard grandpa on my transistor radio,
Though he turned in his bones twenty years ago,
And he said, "Kid, there's something that I'd like to show you,
Get your things, its time for us to go"
So I grabbed my backpack, my flashlight, and a bag of caramel corn,
I got my bicycle, and the radio, and I had it on the road, I said
"I'm ready for what I'm about to see, Yup"

I headed north to rain that turned to snow
Through rusty towns and dusty gravel roads
And I said, "Grandpa, where is this thing you wanted to show me?"
He said, "Kid, you got a long way to go"
So I went through canyons, caves and catacombs, I sailed on bicycle boats
I slept in chapels and brothels, I met the nicest folks
I said, "I'm ready for what I'm about to see, Yup"

I heard grandpa on my transistor radio
He said, "Kid, its time for me to go,
And I know that there was something that I wanted to show you,
But its time for you to find it on your own."
"Let me tell you about rage when a signal died that day,
There's nothing out there and I don't care; Its to take my life away
I'm not ready and I don't want to see, Nope"

Its been years since I heard my transistor radio
Yet I keep going to where it seems I'm meant to go
And I finally realized what he wanted to show me
Where I've been, where I am, its the show
Where I've been, where I am, its the show
Where I've been, where I am, its the show



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"Washed Your Car" as written by Mark Anthony Benny Hill

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    General Commentpretty easy. do all sorts of deeds for someone you want, and get nothing in return.

    love this cd
    ChWick419on April 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it's so much do deeds and get nothing in return, but try your hardest to impress someone or make yourself important to them in total futility, nomatter WHAT you do to get their attention.
    979259on January 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it's so much do deeds and get nothing in return, but try your hardest to impress someone or make yourself important to them in total futility, nomatter WHAT you do to get their attention.
    979259on January 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI stumbled upon this song after a relationship I had, and it was like a mirror.

    I see all these "deeds" as putting yourself out there and trying to be the best that you can be for someone else, and then being totally let down by who they turn out to really be.

    It was a healing song for me at the time. That's my best interpretation of it.
    Lainasonon October 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Lainason, but everyone is kinda right.

    It's, to me, about how you like someone, so naturally you'll help them out. Not necessarily expecting something, but over time you'd think your niceties will be paid off through dating (or whatever). You're so willing to help them with everything just so they'll hopefully realize how nice you've been and return the favor somehow.
    skateboarder873on December 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis was the song that go me into Cloud Cult. it was the first one I hear anyways. and so i put it on playlists and stuff for weeks until finally listening to this entire CD, Advice from the Happy Hippopotomus and I was suprised that it's not even the best song.
    prettywhnsedatedon December 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfavorite cloud cult song, next to bobby's spacesuit. I have to mostly agree with whats been said. However, do you realize these lyrics leave out the part at the end where he sings " kill her, kill her..." i'm pretty sure those lines could be crucial to intepreting the song.
    modernaudreyon November 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it's "kill her" I just think it's just vocal effects, like the "oh oh oh"s between verses
    -cideon November 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIs it just me or does "tilled your garden with my nose" have a distinctly sexual vibe?
    pnemethon May 21, 2013   Link

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