"Steve Mcqueen" as written by Sheryl Crow and John Shanks....
Well I went to bed in Memphis
And I woke up in Hollywood
I got a quarter in my pocket
And I'd call you if I could
But I don't know why
I gotta fly

I want to rock and roll this party
I still want to have some fun
I want to leave you feeling breathless
Show you how the west was won
But I gotta fly
I gotta fly

Like Steve McQueen
All I need's a fast machine
And I'm gonna make it all right
Like Steve McQueen
Underneath your radar screen
You'll never catch me tonight

I ain't takin' shit off no one
Baby that was yesterday
I'm an all American rebel
Making my big getaway
Yeah you know it's time
I gotta fly

Like Steve McQueen
All I need's a fast machine
And I'm gonna make it all right
Like Steve McQueen
Underneath your radar screen
You'll never catch me tonight

Like Steve McQueen
Like Steve McQueen

We got rock stars in the White House
All our pop stars look like porn
All my heroes hit the highway
They don't hang out here no more

You can try me on my cell phone
You can page me all night long
But you won't catch this free bird
I'll already be long gone

Like Steve McQueen
All we need's a fast machine
And we're gonna make it all right
Like Steve McQueen
Underneath your radar screen
You'll never catch us tonight

Like Steve McQueen
All we need's a fast machine
And we're gonna make it all right
Like Steve McQueen
Underneath your radar screen
You'll never catch me tonight


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"Steve McQueen" as written by Sheryl Crow John Shanks

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    General CommentI can't stand her other latest song.. the Soak up the Sun one.. But this one is great.
    :)
    anna118kon August 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is a great song i love it to pieces i love the part about pop stars lookin like porn this is a great song to listen to wen ur driving around aimlessly ive been a fan of crows for a long time and this song is the sh*t
    redsox129on August 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song because it is sooo cool i love sheryl crows old work it is sooo great im not so crazy about the 1st cut is the deepest and soak up the sun though but they r still good songs i guess
    ilikegnomeson October 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI had to look up who Steve McQueen is. I'm not old enough to have heard of him. Turns out he is just another old-time Hollywood actor. I guess he has a persona similar to Jimmy Dean's, that is, Mr. Hollywood Cool. So that's some useful background information.

    To be honest, I don't like this song. The chorus is too in-your-face, the song is a bit too kitschy for me. But yeah, it's OK...
    stoolhardyon January 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHe's the coolest movie star of all time...best movie he did was Bullitt...this song plays off the cool persona...this lady is cool and probably too cool for her man

    This is my favorite Sheryl Crow song...
    OpinionHeadon January 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentfirst and foremost she should never have done first cut is the deepest or sweet child of mine, those are sung to girls from guys, it's just how it works. other than that, steve mcqueen was a great actor who died before his time. the video has cut scenes from bthe chase in bullit(with sheryl as steve) and the motorcycle chase in great escape. only problem is they used dirt bikes instead of old ww2 german harleys.
    fastfingerzon September 13, 2005   Link

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