Drive My Car The Beatles The engine was combustible, just like I felt. Whether it was an old beater or a red GTO, it was going to take me away from the house and out of my parent’s clutches. At the time, life in suburbia was all about cars.
Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett
Gas was cheap, cars were big, and the road went on forever. I didn’t care if we went around in circles or up and down the strip. The window was rolled down, my arm sticking out, and the wind was in my face. We went to places my parents couldn’t imagine – Lake Street, 4th Street, an unopened stretch of freeway, dancing at the Legion Hall, girl’s houses, deserted roads.
I’m a Road Runner Jr. Walker
450 horsepower, backseats bigger than a bedroom, and no seatbelts. It sounded like a rocket and I was the astronaut. Inside those four doors, anything could happen. It was a separate world, a new life. There was a soundtrack to the whole thing and it wasn’t background music, it was as essential as the gas.
I’m dancing, though seated. I swing the wheel to the right, to the left, my foot’s to the floor, and I’m twirling the knobs, turning it up! I’m young, I’m alive, and I’m livin’ in the USA.
Push Button Automobile Vernon Green and the Medallions
Chuck Berry is singing about no particular place to go and no money down. Motown, Beach Boys, Mustang Sally, Baby, you can drive my car, Get your kicks on Route 66, first gear, it’s all right, at the drive-in, drag races, hot rods, fun, fun, fun.
Fun Fun Fun The Beach Boys
Faster, it’s all right