"Your Daddy's Car" as written by and Neil Hannon....
We took your Daddy's car
And drove it to the sea
We fooled around for hours
And then when we got tired and it got dark
We found a place to park
And we watched the sun set fire to the sea

Can you feel the sadness in our love?
It's the only kind we're worthy of
Can you feel the madness in our hearts
As the key turns and the engine starts?

We took your Daddy's car
And drove it into town
We steamed into a bar
And we bought the biggest bottle of champagne
And driving through the rain we sang
'God bless this car, and all who sail in her!'

Can you feel the sadness in our love?
It's the only kind we're worthy of
Can you feel the madness in our hearts
As the key turns and the engine starts?

We took your Daddy's car
And wrapped it round a tree
We didn't know what for
We didn't feel like driving any more
It was so good we got bored
And we are driving from the day we are born

Can you feel the sadness in our love?
Well it's the only kind we're worthy of
Can you feel the madness in our hearts
As the key turns and the engine starts?

Can you feel the engine start?
The engine
The engine
Engine start?


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"Your Daddy's Car" as written by Neil Hannon

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    General CommentThis song is so pretty and gentle, yet there is a feeling of despair to it. It is like an "eat drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die" feeling. It starts of as a story about a couple going to the beach, but there seems to be an unspoken sadness, and a feeling of "what is the point? " I get the feeling of the character wanting more from life but being content with a second rate love, and that he feels there is nothing more in life, so it doesn't matter what we do at all, and it didn't matter that they wrapped her Daddy's car round a tree. I also get the feeling that the good things in life are unfulfilling and not what they seem. (We didn't feel like driving any more, It was so good we got bored). There seems to be an underlying feeling of "there must be more to life than this."
    monkfluenceon June 09, 2006   Link
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    General Comment^i couldn't agree more
    neils voice is so sweet in this song, he has an amazing range
    sedderson December 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThey live in the sheltered, shadow of their parentage as passengers in life and though their lives are free and easy a truth inside they can't explain to themselves frustrates their spirits. Buying bottles of champagne and driving through life in daddy's car.
    Jacktheladon May 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this is a ´coming of age´ song , just like "Birds of Paradise Farm" and "Middle Class Heroes".
    caralhovoadoron March 18, 2011   Link

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