"Motorcade" as written by and Robert/devoto Dickinson....
I believe all that I read now
Night has come off the corners
Shadows flicker sweet and tame
Dancing like crazy mourners

The man with the hotdog sells lemonade
Someone over there needs first aid
While me and the rest of the world
Await the touch of the motorcade

No one finds time to turn a blind eye
You can't be too careful nowadays
And my friend says "Listen
To the stupid things they're making you say"

Here comes the motorcade
Moving so slow and hard
Like a snake in a closet
Holding the sway in the boulevard

Here is your man
All faces turn unanimously
The small fry who sizzle in his veins
In all security

Here is your man
All faces turn unanimously
The small fry who sizzle in his veins
In all security

In the back of his car
Into the null and void he shoots
The man at the centre of the motorcade
Has learnt to tie his boots

In the back of his car
In the null and void he sees
The man at the centre of the motorcade
Can choose between coffee and tea
In the boulevard, the motorcade holds sway
In the boulevard, the motorcade holds sway
In the boulevard, the motorcade holds sway
In the boulevard, the motorcade holds sway


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"Motorcade" as written by Robert Dickinson Howard Devoto

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    General Commentfavorite song so far. although i have no clue as to what it is about, it's incredibly haunting.
    dalaraon January 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me it sounds like it's about the assassination of a politician. "into the null and void he shoots." "someone over there needs first aid."
    razorgrrlon April 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit is about the murder of JFK indeed.
    carcrashkisson June 11, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis is from the 2007 Real Life remaster booklet:-

    Of Motorcade, Devoto said that "some of the idea for the song came from reading an article about a south American dictator who threw money out of the window of his limousine. [John F.] Kennedy was never in my mind".

    Hope that clears some things up.
    The_bolshy_bratchnyon January 26, 2013   Link

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