"The Pontiac" as written by and Kathleen Brennan Tom Waits....
[Spoken Word]

Well, let's see we had the Fairlane
And then the u-joints went out on that
And the bushings, then your Mother
Wanted to trade it in on the Tornado, so
We got the Tornado -- god I hated
The color of that sonufa bitch, and the dog
Destroyed the upholstery in the Ford, boy,
That was long before you were born. We
Called it the Yellow Bird -- two-door, three on the tree
Tight little mother threw a rod
Sold it to Jacobs for a hundred dollars
Now the special four holer you've never
Seen body panels line up like that
Overhead cam dual exhaust, hell I had, see… I had
Four Buicks -- loved em all. Now your Uncle Emmett
Well he drives the Thunderbird now, it used to
Belong to your Aunt Evelyn -- she ruined
It -- drove it to Indiana with no gear oil
That was the end of that! Sold that Cadillac
To your Mom, your Mom loved that Caddy
Independent rear suspension landau top
Good tires, gas hog. Swear it had the
Power to repair itself.
I love the Olds, Dan Steel used to
Give em to me at a discount – show
Room models then there was the Pontiac
God I loved that Pontiac, well it was kind
Of an oxblood god but it handled so
Beautifully. Yeah I miss that car
That was a long time ago.


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