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  1. Fancy Cars

From the recording So Much Love

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Ever since I was young riding in the back of my mom's car I thought cars were a crazy invention. Why do we have to move so fast through this beautiful world of ours?

Or course, I recognize the convenience of cars and their supposed essential place and role in our society. Could we re-design our world and society to rely on a more energy efficient technology for moving goods and people around? Sail/wind power, bicycles, human power? Do we really NEED to have cars? Isn't it just insane to be on the freeway in rush hour traffic going five miles an hour? You look around and see everyone alone in their cars and the carpool lane empty. It's an illustration of how backward and crazy our society is. It's all about the personal and we have lost our concept of the communal and cooperation. It's all about me me me. What happened to us?

If life is going to survive and thrive and continue on this planet, we all need to brainstorm and come up with ways we can live in simplicity and share the bounty and gift that is this earth. It's not ours. We're borrowing it from our progeny. What kind of world are we going to leave them?

Lyrics

Well we wanna get there faster but we’re slaves and cars are master
Now we take it to the shop and there’s one for every cop
They paved over dreams for expensive machines
And if you couldn’t tell we’re livin’ in automobile hell
Fire and brimstone in every engine
Now hang on could I get your attention
Cars’ll kill you quick so you better drive with care
You know speed is a trick and the tortoise beats the hare
Cars’ll kill you quick so you better drive with care
You know speed is a trick and the tortoise beats the hare

I see you driving in your truck
You don’t even give a hoot
We’re stuck in traffic
I take a breath and I feel sick..because of
Fancy cars
We’re driving Fancy cars
While there’s starving kids in lands afar
You know soon we’ll be buying our air by the jar
Or maybe we’ll fly a spaceship and go colonize mars
(overtone singing)

Everyday I almost die I’m choking on fumes and I begin to cry
What happened to this place? How did we get stuck in this rat race?
Where we drive to work, but we work to drive
We drive to work, but we work to drive
We drive to work, but we work to drive
We drive to work, but we work to drive

Well you gotta pay the bills so a lot of oil spills
You gotta pay the bills so a lot of oil spills
You gotta pay the bills so a lot of oil spills
And you gotta pay the bills so a lot of oil spills

Say yeah say whoa
Say yeah whoa
Vroom vroom
Vroom vroom vroom
Vroom vroom
Vroom vroom vroom

I see you driving in your truck
You don’t even give a hoot
We’re stuck in traffic
I take a breath and I feel sick..because of
Fancy cars
We’re driving Fancy cars
While there’s starving kids in lands afar
You know soon we’ll be buying our air by the jar
Or maybe we’ll fly a spaceship and go colonize mars
(overtone singing)
(throat singing)

Please drive safely
Don’t drive crazy
Please drive safely (or not at all)
Don’t drive crazy (ride a bike)
Please drive safely (or not at all)
Don’t drive crazy (ride a bike)
Please drive safely (or not at all)
Don’t drive crazy (ride a bike)
Please drive safely (or not at all)
Don’t drive crazy (ride a bike)
Please drive safely (or not at all)
Don’t drive crazy (ride a bike)
Please drive safely (or not at all)
Don’t drive crazy (ride a bike)
Please drive safely (or not at all)
Don’t drive crazy