Late at night in summer heat
Expensive car in an empty street
There's a wire in my jacket
For this is my trade
It only takes a moment, don't be afraid
I can hotwire an ignition like some kind of star
I'm just a poor boy in a rich man's car

Et le moteur s'allume enfin
Nos vies s'enlacent
And we drive into the night
Oh le cuir doux s'en mêle
Affole ton imagination
Je te vois déjà
Dans une autre situation
Tu es company director
Une vie de famille
J'ai ce feeling qu'il y a bien plus de choses à dire

There's some kind of complication

Il lui dit

He's alone
Spends the night with his lover

Il y a des traces

Of her cologne

Tous les mots de sa maîtresse
A l'oreille sans détour
Comme une chanson d'amour

Please take me dancing tonight I've been all on my own
Les promesses d'un jour d'un soir, je les entends comme un psaume
I'm just a prisoner of love
Prisonnières de mes failles
Take me dancing, please take me dancing tonight
Please take me dancing tonight
Please take me dancing tonight


Imagine ta femme
Sa vie glisse entre ses doigts
Il y a une règle, être chasseur ou bien la proie
Il lui dira je rentre tard ses affaires partirera

But there's more than a suspicion
In this lingering cologne

Et les enfants feront la tete

And she runs a traffic light
And she drives into the night

Please take me dancing tonight I've been all on my own
Les promesses d'un jour d'un soir, je les entends comme un psaume
I'm just a prisoner of love
Prisonnières de mes failles
Take me dancing, please take me dancing tonight
Please take me dancing tonight
Please take me dancing tonight


Lyrics submitted by U2takemehigher, edited by songdyr

Stolen Car Lyrics as written by Mylene Farmer Gordon Sumner

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    General Commentsting says this song is about some kind of car thief that can sense the owner of the car and all about his/her life.
    U2takemehigheron April 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about 3 ladies that are wronged. One lady, a car, is stolen. The story of the other two ladies is sensed/imagined by the thief as he drives the stolen car. One woman is wronged by her husband because he decieves her with a mistress. The mistress is wronged by the man because of his empty promises to her about offering more to her than the stolen moments of intimacy. The real criminal in this song is the man between a wife and a mistress. The car thief is merely the teller of the tale. The stealing of the car is merely a side-not in the story.
    dagger29on June 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI heard Sting said that this song is not about stealing cars at all (that's what my local radio said). Sting was supposed to have said that the car is a metaphore for love, and Love is stolen; the girl is somewhat the car. I can' fugure it out all that well.
    AprilMoon1991on July 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRapper Twista is featured on the current remix of Sting's latest single, "Stolen Car." MTV.com reports that the rapper was star-struck while recently shooting a video for the song. He said, "For one of the scenes he (Sting) was singing his part and I'm doing my part in the car next to him. It was real exciting to me. I'm sitting there like, 'Look where we came from. I'm doing this? This guy was in the Police. We're doing a record together.' It's off the chain."

    The rapper also explained how he came up with his lyrics for the remix. He said, "I basically rewrote the lyrics for 'Stolen Car.' I described his same story about the young guy stealing the car and he's having visions about the guy whose car he stole. It turns out to be a businessman, and the rich businessman is doing a few things he shouldn't be doing."
    sillybunnyon August 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRobert Creeley

    As I said to my friend
    Because I am always talking …
    John, I said
    Which is not his name
    The darkness surrounds us
    What can we do about it?
    Or else—shall we? And why not?
    Buy a goddamn big car?

    Drive, he said
    And for crissake, look out where you’re going.
    sillybunnyon September 02, 2006   Link

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