"'65 Mustang" as written by and John Ondrasik....
She's my time machine
She's my rolling memory
She's my family
And I love her so

She knows my secrets well
But her back seat won't ever tell
She's no Jezebel

My ?65 Mustang rides along
Every mile's another song
And what I don't remember
She never forgets
That little girl ain't let me down yet
It all comes back to me
When I turn that horse's key
I'm 17 or 23
Or bringing home my first baby
Like Dad did when the ?65 was three

She's been four colors
We've broken forty laws
She goes where she wants
No matter what the cost

No power nothing here
AC's 2 by 75
Yea you got it man
You roll em down and drive

My 65 Mustang rides along
Every mile's another song
And what I don't remember
She never forgets
That little girl ain't let me down yet
It all comes back to me
When I turn that horse's key
I'm 17 or 23
Or bringing home my first baby
Like Dad did when the ?65 was three

Don't need to play no new CD's
She's enough music for me
I Don't need no new AC
Cause she's cooler than I'll ever be

My wild Mustang
She's waiting on me
Ready to take us away
Sail across the sea

When I'm on her back
I'm the boy each man should be
She's My Family Tree

My 65 Mustang rides along
Every mile's another song
And what I don't remember
She never forgets
That little girl ain't let me down yet
It all comes back to me
When I turn that horse's key
And she roars to me...I'm 23
Or bringing home my first baby
Like Dad did when the '65 was three

She's my family


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"65 Mustang" as written by John Ondrasik

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  • +2
    General CommentThis is a wonderful song that any car lover can relate to. First of all, the man in the song who has had the car passed down to him is NOT insane as Occams_Harmony wrongly stated. This song is just about how a lifetime of memories are tied to a car that has been in a family for generations.

    John Ondrasik, the lead singer of Five for Fighting actually owns the blue 65 Mustang fastback that this song is written about and which appears in the music video for "the riddle." John basically writes how everytime pulls the pony out of the garage he can relieve all the great memories of his youth and life. Such a great song :-P
    Antigravityon December 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI totally agree with Antigravity...a car that was in the family can have a lot of memories. Besides, Mustangs, and other cars of time....just reflect that time, they were built different, and are just so much simpler. it's just you, the car, and the road. Cars can have personalities of thereselves sometimes....(My dad has a '68 Coupe, and a '69 Mach 1, so i have a lot of memories from these cars) this song also has a catchy tune. I love it :)
    groupshrinkon June 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about someone who has a car, which he has had for a long time. He thinks of his car as a "person" and stores all his emotions into a lump of metal with wheels. The man is obviously insane, but he loves his car, and it has been with him when he was 17, 23, when he was brining home his very first child. It also states that when the car was only three years old 1968, his father owned the car and brought him home in it.

    All in all, about one man's insane obession about his car.
    Occams_Harmonyon September 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's about someone who has a car, which he has had for a long time. He thinks of his car as a "person" and stores all his emotions into a lump of metal with wheels. The man is obviously insane, but he loves his car, and it has been with him when he was 17, 23, when he was brining home his very first child. It also states that when the car was only three years old 1968, his father owned the car and brought him home in it.

    All in all, about one man's insane obession about his car.
    Occams_Harmonyon September 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen i first got this album i didn't like this song that much i skipped over it when it came up but overtime you really get it stuck in your brain. Its just a catchy tune and i run it through my head all the time. I can't really relate to the whole car thing but still very cool song.
    careysenton December 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe song is about a 65 mustang that his father owned, and brought him home from the hospital in when he was born, when John was old enough to drive, his father gave him the car, years later when John got his first record deal he had the car completely restored and gave it to his father.
    runcxcon October 25, 2008   Link

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