i've got wheels of polished steel
i've got tires that grab the road
i've got seats that selflessly hold my friends
and a trunk that can carry the heaviest of loads

i've got a mind that can steer me to your house
and a heart that can bring you red flowers
my intentions are good and earnest and true
but under my hood is internal combustion
satan is my motor
hear my motor purr
satan is my motor
hear my motor purr
satan is the only one who seems to understand
satan is my motor

i've got brakes, i'm wide awake
i can stop this car at any time
at the very last second i can change directions
turn completely around if i feel so inclined

i've got a mind that can steer me to your house
and a heart that can bring you red flowers
my intentions are good and earnest and true
but under my hood is internal combustion

satan is my motor
hear my motor purr
satan is my motor
hear my motor purr
satan is the only one who seems to understand
satan is my motor
satan is the only one who seems to understand


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    My InterpretationHeres my take and only because Im going through it right now.

    Its about a guy who goes all out for his friends, one in particuler a girl
    He listens to everything they say, always there for them and for her more than any
    he takes on there burdens to "lighten the load" so to speak.
    But for her this has a special significence.

    He loves her, and it burns inside of him,
    his intentions are good, he wants to be a good friend but hwe wants her and lusts after here.

    Only Satan understands. That lust for something you cant have.

    justmehereon January 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about the contradictions between who we want to be and what we actually end up being/doing. It can be pretty depressing sometimes...When I first heard this song I thought it was about a model citizen who wanted to break free and be "bad", so to speak. But I like XKillerX's interpretation, too.
    malachiteon April 21, 2003   Link
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    General Comment


    SATAN IS EVERYTHING FUCKED UP IN THE WORLD . AN A MOTOR IS a nonspecific agent that imparts motion

    the car is a metaphor for a misguided kid going through life. the car looks fine on the outside drives fine helps out dudes friends . BUT under his hood is internal combustion . in other words hes going through a interior conflict on weather or not to do the right thing.. whatever that might be.





    anonymous245on December 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAlright, this is just what I think this song is about: It's about a guy who has good intentions, but in the end, he does bad things because it "drives" him, so to speak. He's telling this girl that he's trouble.
    XKillerXon October 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy mom took my Cake CD away from me when she heard this song.
    Thunderbolton April 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI know how you feel, Thunderbolt. When my mom heard this, and "nugget" she took my mp3 player and threw to the back of the car. But a very good song. Their new cd should be out in july/august hopefully. I wish they would tour more. Their shows are great.
    Guitar2k1on April 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI see this song as a very humorous joke, making fun of everyone who brags about how cool their car is, to me it's like saying, "Oh yeah? Well, Satan is MY motor!"
    ThePythonon May 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commentburningflamingfire makes a good point.. no, not that he's always right. it's saying "i may be a knight in shining armor, and do chivalrous things, but remember that i have needs too". another great song, i think it could have used an incredible bass line like some other ones have.
    pakistanimanon June 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song has always bothered me a little bit.
    JustJulieon October 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song has always bothered me a little bit.
    JustJulieon October 02, 2004   Link

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