"Cool The Engines" as written by Tom Scholz, Brad Delp and Fran Sheehan....
Well I like takin' off
Don't like burnin' out
Every time you turn it on
Makes me want to shout
We keep getting hotter
Movin' way too fast
If we don't slow this fire down
We're not gonna last

Cool the engines
Red line's gettin' near
Cool the engines
Better take it out of gear

I'm no fool
Gonna keep it cool
Take it day by day
Cool the engines
We won't know where we might go
'Til we make it all the way

Oh
Yeah

Take me for a ride
Take me all the way
Take me where I've never been
Someplace I can stay
Don't get yourself too hot
Don't get yourself too high
If we don't take it easy now
We can kiss it all goodbye

Cool the engines
Slow this rocket down
Cool the engines
Why don't ya take a look around

I'm no fool
Gonna keep it cool
Take it day by day
Cool the engines
We won't know where we might go
'Til we make it all the way

Cool the engines
Cool the engines
Goin' over the line
Goin' off the dial
Runnin' out of time
And it's gettin' wild

Got flashin' lights
Goin' 'round and 'round
Until we get it right
Better cool it down
Better cool it down

Cool the engines

And now, we're on our way
No need to hurry just to get from day to day
And I, oooh, I know
We don't have to run that hard to get where we can go

Cool the engines

Cool the engines down

Cool the engines

Cool the engines down


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"Cool the Engines" as written by Fran Sheehan Brad Delp

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    General CommentI love this song; I’m actually surprised I’m the first to comment about it. It’s all about getting ahead of yourself and “burning out” too fast. I think Boston realized they were headed for greatnesses and this song shows just how humble they really were. Not like today’s modern rock groups who play one good song and think their gods on stage. They burn themselves out by taking to much credit for there shitty songs and one hit wonders. Boston however play classics and “Cool the Engines” shows that even though they knew they were a hot band: We keep getting hotter, Movin' way too fast, They realized that if they blow themselves out of proportion they were going to fade like everyone else. Moral of the story: Don’t get ahead of yourself and think that your shit smells sweeter then most. Cool your engines.
    Xanthroon December 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe whole Third Stage album was about turning 30 and to me this song was about toning down reckless youth.
    DarkPooon May 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song has so much potential for different ideals, like life in general and everyone! If we dont slow this fire down we can kiss it all goodbye! right?
    georgiaboy27on October 27, 2010   Link

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