Song Lyric Sunday: Cars – ‘Fun, Fun, Fun’

This week for her Song Lyric Sunday challenge, Helen is looking for something on the theme of ‘Car/Cars’. Obviously – as with ‘driving’, which came up about a month ago – there’s no shortage of potential candidates.

There’s always Gary Numan’s ‘Cars’, of course, but my first thought was Dylan’s ‘From A Buick 6’. However, Dylan is no stranger to this particular thread and that particular song is certainly not the stand-out track on ‘Highway 61 Revisited’.

So instead, as we’re now into September, here’s a little bit of summer to hang on to from the Beach Boys:

Well she got her daddy’s car
And she’s cruisin’ through the hamburger stand now
Seems she forgot all about the library
Like she told her old man now
And with the radio blasting
Goes cruising just as fast as she can now

And she’ll have fun fun fun
‘Til her daddy takes the T-Bird away
(Fun fun fun ’til her daddy takes the T-Bird away)

Well the girls can’t stand her
‘Cause she walks looks and drives like an ace now
(You walk like an ace now you walk like an ace)
She makes the Indy 500 look like a Roman chariot race now
(You look like an ace now you look like an ace)
A lotta guys try to catch her
But she leads them on a wild goose chase now
(You drive like an ace now you drive like an ace)

And she’ll have fun fun fun
‘Til her daddy takes the T-Bird away
(Fun fun fun ’til her daddy takes the T-Bird away)

Well you knew all along
That your dad was gettin’ wise to you now
(You shouldn’t have lied now you shouldn’t have lied)
And since he took your set of keys
You’ve been thinking that your fun is all through now
(You shouldn’t have lied now you shouldn’t have lied)

But you can come along with me
‘Cause we gotta a lot of things to do now
(You shouldn’t have lied now you shouldn’t have lied)

And we’ll have fun fun fun now that daddy took the T-Bird away
(Fun fun fun now that daddy took the T-Bird away)
And we’ll have fun fun fun now that daddy took the T-Bird away

Written by Mike Love and Brian Wilson

Song Lyric Sunday 2 September 2018

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