I was washing antique cars
Workin' part time for my dad after school
When I got the go-ahead
To pick a car and spin around the neighborhood

It was a baby blue '52 Roadstar
It was a beautiful car

That was the night I heard the fighting
And the murder of the schoolmaster's son
Last year I asked him who he was afraid of
And he answered, "Everyone"

Well, did I even flinch a wrist?
Should I have tried to undo what had been done?
That's just the way it's gotta be
I should never have to worry myself none

It was a baby blue '52 Roadstar
It was a beautiful car

It was a beautiful car
It was a beautiful car
It was a beautiful car

Lyrics submitted by Jon11

Beautiful Car Lyrics as written by Matthew Stephen Ward

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    General CommentTo me, this song has always been about the end of innocence and how there are two sides to it. It is signaled by the wonderful things like being able to drive as well as the horrible things like people getting abused by each other.
    BlakeJustBlakeon December 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHis voice is amazing on this track. Does anyone know the story of the schoolmaster's son? Before I read the lyrics, I thought it might have been he crashed the car with the the son in the car and he died, but with the line, "That was the night I heard of fighting" it seems unlikely.
    JeffRobi62on June 05, 2004   Link

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