My Red Car

Lore Constantine
Music by Lore Constantine, Lyrics by Lore Constantine, John Constantine & Nancy Paolin



It's not the right tie to buy a snazzy red car.

Times are kinda' hard and money don't go far.

Don't wanna make a statement or seem so bold.

Don't wanna impress you or be a star -

But then he said remember

It's ten years old.


Verse 1

My first car was a red Chevette.

Wouldn't've picked the color but it's all I could get.

No air, no power windoews -

But it gets me on my way.

After fifteen years of haulin' my gear

It was showin' it's age.

The end was near.


Verse 2

A Chevette may be small but it could hold a lot of stuff,

But we needed to expand, it was gettin' kind of rough.

A hatchback with the seat down

was just barely enough.

Then our neighbors said do you want our van?

We said okay.

It turned out red.


Verse 3

Then one day our other car died.

We went to see Larry for a new ride.

We drove one car, an old sedan

But it just wasn't right.

But then he says, hey man, we got something else,

Points across the lot and there's a

Shiny..., jazzy..., snazzy..., fire engine

Red car.


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