"Cars & History." as written by Neilson Hubbard and Matthew Ryan....

December 31st,
11:59,
I think I'm happy now,
At least from time to time.
I had to let it go,
I had to let it slip,
Funny how it all works out,
When you're given up on it.

Rooftops and stars above,
The smell of cold, dead leaves.
Our skin was all in knots,
You were moving under me.

Cars and history turn to rust.
Cars and history turn to rust.
Cars and history turn to rust.
Cars and history turn to rust.

December 31st,
11:59,
Come a little closer girl,
It's time to rise and shine.
I had to let it go,
We had to let it slip,
Funny how it all works out,
When you've given up on it.

Rooftops and stars above,
(cold war is gone)
The smell of cold, dead leaves,
Our skin was all in knots,
(cold war is over, dear)
You were moving under me.

Cars and history turn to rust.
(satellites, dirty bombs and fear)
Cars and history turn to rust.
Cars and history turn to rust.
Cars and history turn to rust.

I want you.
Oh, I want you.

December 31st, --this frozen hand
11:59, --has turned to rain
Come a little closer girl, --it's dark again
It's time to rise and shine. --it goes that way
I had to let it go, --it's on the prowl
We had to let it slip, --it's latest junk
Funny how it all works out, --teeth broken shells
When you've given up on it. --to be someone

Rooftops and stars above, --this little tick
(cold war is gone)
The smell of cold, dead leaves, --up every night
(cold war is over, dead)
Our skin was all in knots, --the only war
You were moving under me. --we televise

Cars and history turn to rust. --we televise
(satellites, dirty bombs and fear)
Cars and history turn to rust. --we televise
Cars and history turn to rust. --those little lies
Cars and history turn to rust.

I want you.
Oh, I want you.

Cars and history turn to rust. --those little lies
(cold war is gone)
Cars and history turn to rust. --those little lies
(cold war is over, dear)
Cars and history turn to rust. --those little lies
(satellites, dirty bombs and fear)
Cars and history turn to rust. --we televise
Who will win? (cold war is gone)
Cars and history turn to rust. --we televise
Who will win? (cold war is over dear)
Cars and history turn to rust. --we televise
Who will win? (satellites, dirty bombs and fear)
Cars and history turn to rust. --we televise
Who will win? (cold war is gone)
Cars and history turn to rust. --we televise
Who will win? (cold war is over, dear)
Cars and history turn to rust. --those little lies
Who will win? (satellites, dirty bombs and fear)





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    General CommentTo me, this song is someone looking back on an old relationship..one that may have been romantic, but could have just been a friendship too. The speaker doesn't want to let go, but knows he has too..and he's just sitting there, remembering everything that happened between them.
    amarie270on March 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis and "for blue skies" are my two favorite songs. but, i like this one the most. the imagery is amazing and i feel like i can relate so much.
    electric2000_100on May 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis reminds me of christmas. such beautiful imagery, "the smell of cold dead leaves"
    fastmotion123on October 13, 2007   Link

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