"Death Trap" as written by Dave Brock and Robert Newton Calvert....
In the back of my neck I feel a strange sensation
Feels like I'm heading for the crisis of all creation
Only those with death wish understand my situation
Feels like Jesus Christ heading for the stations

All across, in my death trap, death trap
Running in my death trap, death trap
Chicken running in my death trap, death trap
Heading for the crossroads of fiery crucifixion

Lighting up the night sky with bitterness distinction
While I hold a wheel of fate, smell of burning friction
I feel like a hero heading for extinction
It's the smell of burning plastic

Monkey on elastic, going up and down
Crank shaft cracking up
Brake drums blowing out
Tires on fire now

Detrimental seize up, oil blast cam shaft
Worn out pistons rings, brake fade, brake
Hydraulic leak out, radiator overheat
Monkey on elastic, going up and down

Smell of burning plastic,
It's the smell of burning plastic,
Monkey on elastic, going up and down


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"Death Trap" as written by Robert Newton Calvert Dave Brock

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    General CommentHawkwind's best punk track, inspired by J G Ballard's novel 'Crash'.
    Wyrmon July 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree that it is their best punk track, but Hawkwind as the Sonic Assassins live (check 2009 reissue of 25 Years On) or the remake found on Alien 4 are, I believe, more powerful than the original studio version and do it justice as they say, and hey, they be's always saying a lot to me, Tommy honey.
    FearingImpairedon December 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAnother thing...if you have yet to view David Cronenberg's film Crash, do it.
    FearingImpairedon December 10, 2009   Link

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