"Burn Rubber (Simon Joyner cover)" as written by and Russell Simmons Jonathan Smith....
Well if you turn the porch light off and let the marble night withdraw you can smoke a cigarette on the wooden steps mosquitoes are not vampires the moon is not your mother and if she is preparing for a total eclipse, get behind the wheel stay in front of the storm. Get behind the wheel stay in front of the storm. The clouds dream disorder they make faces they make mud on some ancient order which is no longer enforced the sugar bowl is full of ants your sister is a dumpy mess and we're cutting off your head despite your shoulders. Get behind the wheel stay in front of the storm. Just get behind the wheel stay in front of the storm. Just get behind the wheel stay in front of the storm.

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"Burn Rubber" as written by James Moore Harry Palmer


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    General CommentThis is a Simon Joyner cover. Joyner is from Omaha like the band Bright Eyes and Oberst i guess listens listens to him a lot. if you like bright eyes so much you should listen to Mr. Joyner, he's a talented man. This was played on the KCRW performance along with four new songs.
    aniotaon June 18, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is my new years resolution.
    woodwellon January 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe line 'the moon is not your mother' reminds me of that poem by sylvia plath, The Moon and The Yew Tree- "the moon is my mother."
    Just thought I'd add that in.
    promisexkepton January 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the " clouds dream disorder. They make faces . they make mud" part

    That makes sense that it was Simon Joyners song, i thought the lyrics and everything were a bit different from the usual, i couldn't see him saying some of the things in the song.
    asongtopassthetimeon October 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe version he did on KCRW is pretty neat. He says that it's the best driving song ever (or something like that) and actually makes a strong effort to duplicate that feel.

    The version on the Take it Easy single, on the other hand, is just dumb. The music and the vocals don't really have anything to do with each other (yes, I'm aware that it's mostly car doors slamming), and any effect that one aspect of the song creates is destroyed by the other. Oh well, that's what B-sides are for.
    avuncularon October 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe chorus on this song rocks. i really like that ep.
    drunk.kid.catholicon November 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a great song-i like it a lot.what is this KCRW that everyone gets music from?im going to end up feeling like an idiot shortly,but im curious.
    promisexkepton December 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti suggest that those who dislike this song, force themselves to listen to it. i hated it at first (i'm more a fan of simpler bright eyes), but after listening to it a few times, i really grew to enjoy it!
    c0mpanycallson December 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentits "cutting off your head to spite your shoulders" i think.

    and...i absolutely love so few words can describe such a pressing need for freedom and survival.

    "get behind the wheel, stay in front of the storm"
    hey.lushon April 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyou can tell it's not written by conor.

    you can always tell, on every cover.
    not sure why
    i guess just doesn't sound like someone he'd write
    charcoalsketchon May 23, 2006   Link

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