Song Lyric Sunday: Automobiles – ‘Cars Hiss By My Window’

Song Lyric Sunday this week is all about automobiles, be they limousines, jalopies or anything in between.

Or, in this case, any that happen to be passing by outside a cheap motel room. From the ‘L.A. Woman’ album and with writing credits for all four band members, this is just a very simple, traditional 12-bar blues about what appears to be a rather troubled relationship.

The cars hiss by my window
Like the waves down on the beach
The cars hiss by my window
Like the waves down on the beach
I got this girl beside me
But she’s out of reach

Headlight through my window
Shinin’ on the wall
Headlight through my window
Shinin’ on the wall
Can’t hear my baby
Though I called and called

Yeah, right
Woo!

Windows started tremblin’
With a sonic boom
Windows started tremblin’
With a sonic boom, boom
A cold girl’ll kill you
In a darkened room

Yeah, woo
Ride
Ride on

Written by Jim Morrison / John Densmore / Ray Manzarek / Robby Krieger

Song Lyric Sunday 25 July 2021

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