Driving in my big black car
Nothing can go wrong
I'm going and I don't know how far
So, so long

Maybe I'll sleep in a Holiday Inn

Nothing can hurt me
Nothing can touch me
Why should I care
Driving's a gas
It ain't gonna last

Sunny day, highway
If it rains it's all the same
I can't feel a thing
I can't feel a thing

I've got a big black car

The lights above, oh yes
I see the stars above

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    General CommentI've heard someone point out that all 3 Big Star albums have "car" songs, and they all sum up the overall mood of each album. "In The Street" is all naive teenage restleness, "Back Of A Car" is some confusion starting to set in, and "Big Black Car" is pure numb depression.
    destroyalltacoson June 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure if this was released on the 1992 version, but this sounds like it's about chris bell, who was a member in the band [before he left] and died from crashing his car into a lamp post
    aptitudeon July 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's not about Chris Bell, cause he died on December 1978, while the album was recorded in 1974 and released in 1978. It is odly prophetic though.

    I believe the song might be about death though, yet the album itself is so full of it all throught that it could simply be the numbness Alex gets from everything, even driving.
    nelson325on July 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthello? never touched the stuff myself...but my guess is heroin
    thelighton July 28, 2007   Link
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    My Interpretation...Nobody has mentioned yet that a hearse is a big black car...
    now listen again.
    ouaineon April 02, 2016   Link
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    General CommentQuaaludes
    henrystewon November 21, 2017   Link

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