"Gimme the Car" as written by and Gordon Gano....
Come on dad gimme the car tonight

Come on dad gimme the car tonight

I got this girl I wanna....

Come on dad gimme the car

Come on dad gimme the car tonight

I tell'ya what I'm gonna do

I'm gonna pick her up

I'm gonna get her drunk

i'm gonna make her cry

I'm gonna get her high

I'm gonna make her laugh

I'm gonna make her...shh

woman, woman, woman

she gotta knows she's it

cause I'm gonna touch her

all over her body

gonna touch her

all over her body

gonna touch her

all over her body

gonna touch her

all over her body

and she can touch me

all over my body

she can touch me

all over my body

she can touch me

all over my body

she can touch me

all over my body

time goes by I can feel myself growing old

burning inside makin' this boy turn out cold

What's wrong, What's right

I don't care when I hate my life

What's wrong, What's right

why'know people don't care when they hate their life

but how can I explain personal pain

how can I explain personal pain

how can I explain my voice is in vain

how can I explain the deep down

driving, driving, driving,

weredriving, weredriving, weredriving

hey dad speaking of driving

come on dad gimme the car tonight

so much he don't understand

just might never make it to a man

Come on dad gimme the car

I ain't no runt

come on girl gimme your...

cause I ain't had much to live for

I ain't had much to live for

why'know I ain't had much to live for

why'know I ain't had much to live for


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"Gimme the Car" as written by Gordon James Gano

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  • +2
    General CommentDoes anybody else find the first half of the song very disturbing and attractive at the same time? =P It's everything a parent doesn't want to hear, even when they know it's the truth. "I'm gonna get her drunk, I'm gonna make her cry"... "I'm gonna touch her all over her body." It sounds like the kid's totally cracked up... to me, anyway.

    Killer song. :]
    Cancerous Adversaryon February 10, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentNot attractive at all; just despairingly pathetic.

    I totally get the creeper vibe from this song. Teen angst has a lot to do with sexual frustration, but not this bad. This kid sounds like he's had a shitty life and some definite loose screws and wants to date rape. Idk about killing anyone though. I think he feels disgusted in himself for his chemical and sexual indulgences, but questions morality because he hasn't seen any good examples of morality in his upbringing. Therefore, is going to try anyway he can to get in this poor girl's pants, bless her soul.

    God, reminds me of a creep who totally tried to pull that stuff on me in early college. *Shudders*
    mbdingoson March 22, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song, but, it's far more disturbing than what's been said. The subject of this song is planning on taking his father's car, raping a girl, then killing them both

    "What's wrong, What's right
    Y'know people don't care when they hate their life"

    "I'm gonna get her drunk
    i'm gonna make her cry
    I'm gonna get her high
    I'm gonna make her laugh
    I'm gonna make her...shh"


    I had to listen to the song and analyze it. I'm not complaining though, it's amazing, and so are the Femmes in general.
    myboatissinkinon November 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about teenage angst. If you can't figure that out from reading the lyrics, you're inept. This song is actually pretty insightful, reflecting back on my teens...dad refusing to give you the car on the night of something that is important... sexually charged frustration, etc.
    master_debateron March 27, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe best part is

    "Come on Dad, gimme the car tonight, i got this girl i wanna *boing!*"

    haha. i love this song. its angsty and very macho in the sense that Dad's can never understand. blah.
    juneosong88on January 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*boing*! indeed! And I agree with the Master_deabater... You would have to be totally out of touch with the angst-filled teen in you not to realise what this song is about... The desperation of trying to 'get some' while you live with your folks... Not having a car of your own... Having to practically beg permission to have a life.... And they're supposed to be the best years of your life? SO glad I made it to my 20's, I assure you it all get's better!
    partofthiswasmineon March 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^ i hope you're right, i'm kinda banking on that. this song is like modest mouse's song 'the good times are killin' me' which is so true....best fuckin' years of my life. what the hell are they all talkin' about? no fuckin' freedom. i can't even choose my own religion. (which would be none, but that's just too liberal.)
    lost_in_twlighton April 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is really funny... I imagine a teenager staring at his father, crossing his finger and thinking to himself "CMON Dad, gimme the car...". It makes me smile every time I hear it.
    E_mon June 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is really funny... I imagine a teenager staring at his father, crossing his finger and thinking to himself "CMON Dad, gimme the car...". It makes me smile every time I hear it.
    E_mon June 09, 2006   Link

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