"Silver Thunderbird" as written by and Cohn....
Watched it coming up Winslow
Down South Park Boulevard
Yeah it was looking good from tail to hood
Great big fins and painted steel
Man it looked just like the Batmobile
With my old man behind the wheel

Well you could hardly even see him
In all of that chrome
The man with the plan and the pocket comb
But every night it carried him home
And I could hear him sayin'...

Don't gimme no Buick
Son you must take my word
If there's a God in heaven
He's got a Silver Thunderbird

You can keep your Eldorados
And the foreign car's absurd
Me I want to go down
In a Silver Thunderbird

He got up every morning
While i was still asleep
But I remember the sound of him shuffling around
Then right before the crack of dawn
I heard him turn the motor on
But when I got up they were gone

Down the road in the rain and snow
The man and his machine would go
Oh the secrets that old car would know
Sometimes I hear him sayin'...


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"Silver Thunderbird" as written by Marc Cohn

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    General CommentWow, no posts at all? This song makes me wish that I liked my father.
    Grafton February 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy dad always wanted a Lincoln Towncar, strange dream car. A thunderbird seems like a sportier choice.
    damniceon June 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a song I remember from very early in my childhood (along with the likes of REM, and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers). It was one of the songs me and my dad used to listen to (still do) when we went out in the car. It makes me really happy. The lyrics are pretty self-explanitary, but the way it makes one person feel can differ hugely. That's what I love about this song.
    Bonnie16on August 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a song I remember from very early in my childhood (along with the likes of REM, and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers). It was one of the songs me and my dad used to listen to (still do) when we went out in the car. It makes me really happy. The lyrics are pretty self-explanitary, but the way it makes one person feel can differ hugely. That's what I love about this song.
    Bonnie16on August 19, 2006   Link
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    General Comment My dad's 'Silver Thunderbird' was a 1957 Mercury Monterey.

    Push-button automatic and power galore
    Long and low and looked like a lady
    With diamonds and rings and things

    She was pink and black and white inside
    Hot as hell and heavy as well
    And strut down the street, not drive

    Born in '57, met her in '59..let her go in '62
    He had to...nothing else he could do
    To afford the diamond rings and other things
    That she was used to
    babsdaddyon April 11, 2010   Link

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