You could call me a car lover
'Cause I love it in a motor
And the way it feels
To ride around on new wheels.

I hardly know you
But I think I'm going to
Let's go siesta
In your Ford Fiesta

Here we go again
I'm riding in your car
Let me count to ten
'Cause it's gone way too far
Up my street to nowhere
You know what detours are
Here we go again
And it's gone way too far

Sometimes I just can't function
My heart's spaghetti junction
Every shining bonnet
Makes me think of my back on it.

I just can't escape the feeling
That I'd rather be free wheeling
In every little Honda
There may lurk a Peter Fonda, ho

Here we go again
I'm riding in your car
Let me count to ten
'Cause it's gone way too far
Up my street to nowhere
You know what detours are
Here we go again
And it's gone way too far


Lyrics submitted by BrownBabu84

Car Song Lyrics as written by JUSTINE ELINOR FRISCHMANN

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

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    General Comment

    Clearly about having sex in a car haha.

    Squidcakeson August 23, 2005   Link
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    General Comment

    Yeah, that was what I got out of it too.

    TheSilverNobleon February 24, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    Definitely about sex in cars. I love the line "Up my street to nowhere/You know what detours are".

    Justine clearly had a wild youth. Although not overtly, most of Elastica's songs deal with sex in some capacity.

    Elasticatedon January 31, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    the best line is every shing bonnet makes me think of my back on it

    just drrty.

    DebbieNxCon August 05, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretation

    I see this song as a response to the Beatles "Day Tripper".

    tetsuo29on February 15, 2009   Link
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    General Comment

    Random sex in a car- like a hooker

    awsome song

    AcidAliceon October 27, 2009   Link
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    General Comment

    Only difference is that they do it on the left side of the road..

    caucasianon March 12, 2010   Link
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    General Comment

    it's also about having sex ON a car. go look up what a bonnet is in england.

    freebobafetton November 16, 2010   Link

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