"Hot Rod James" as written by and Gregory J Macainsh....
Life is just a V8 with extractors plated in chrome
It helps you get there faster
But it's no help if you're alone
Life is like a hot rod with a custom built front end
But you'll spin out on the corners if you don't have a friend

James was working in his garage
Late one summers night
On a chopped 32 three window coupe
That machine was such a beautiful sight

It had a 392 Chrysler V8
Injected and chromed all over
Four inch tubes and Cragar mags
It's a pity that James never drove her

Hot Rod James Hot Rod James
The road is waiting for you
Spent all your money on an automobile
But no one ever knew

James never thought about girls
He only thought about cars
Never went to the drive in
Or worried about singles bars
So it was after midnight
When he finally put down his wrench
Then in the dim light he saw her
Leaning against the bench

She said "James I have been waiting
For you to finish this car
It's taken you six years
To even get this far
All those nights I sat at home
Hopin' that you'd call
And take me to the movies
But now I have to crawl
On my hands and knees to make you see
That life is passing us by
Come on press the starter James
Come on give it a try"

Hot Rod James Hot Rod James
The road is waiting for you
The freeway wants to see you
And the girl in the chopped 32

James he was speechless
As he turned the key
And the motor purred so sweetly
Her hand was on his knee
He leaned back in those bucket seats
And saw those city lights
And thought about the girl
And those long hot summer nights

Hot Rod James Hot Rod James
The world is waiting for you
Life cries out to meet you
And the girl in the chopped 32

Life is like a camshaft
It has its ups and downs
Now James and the girl are happy
And they go out on the town
Now life may be a tune up
For the real thing
But James and the girl are happy
'Cause you can hear them sing

Hot Rod James Hot Rod James
The road is waiting for you
The freeway wants to see you
And that three window chopped 32


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"Hot Rod James" as written by Gregory J Macainsh

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