SEVERE TIRE DAMAGE: CAR ON FIRE

(Lyrics by: Bill Coates, Music by: Bill Coates and Dexter Kozen)


Do you have your Disaster Fan ID card? Driving down the freeway, you see a car in flames wrecked on the shoulder. As you slow down to gawk, you notice the driver standing over the wreckage. It isn't until after you pass that a shock of recognition hits you that you just passed your best friend.


Steve sez:
This song was originally written (music and lyrics) by Bill Coates. It was back when we were in the punk band "Snail Death". You see, we actually watched a car burn from the comfort of our own office windows one day. It inspired Bill.

Years later, our sometimes-drop-in-when-he's-in-town member Dexter Kozen grabbed a whole pile of lyrics and wrote music for them. This song, as well as "Carcinoma" (another Bill Coates piece) got new music. We present them to you this way.

But wait! Inspired by Corinne Reich-Weiser, Mark Manasse decided to rewrite the music to "Car On Fire" a bit (hey, everyone's doing it) He ended up changing the vocal line and he proves his point by singing it twice! This version is our alternate and you can listen to it if you like. Steve sez: check it out.


Listen (normal):

 

Listen (Mark):

intro   [A D]x2
verse   [A D]x4
chorus  [F C]x3 B E
bridge=chorus
solo    verse, chorus, drum solo 2 bars


Smile and watch her scream You could be a thousand places Safe inside a dream You can wear a thousand faces Light the fuse and run Broken bodies in your sleep that Vanish in the sun Still the flame you bury deep is Burning like a star Burning like a star Burning like a star And someone said they saw a car on fire Are you just like me Do you hide the fire inside you When you turn the key Do your engines override you Never take the blame Living life so far above but When you see the flame Can you tell me that it's love that Makes you stop and stare Makes you stop and stare Makes you stop and stare So surprised to see me there on fire Singing (We don't care) Cause life's a bore (We don't care) If you get yours (We don't care) Much who you are (We just wanna watch your car on fire) Guitar Solo Do you still deny Nothing drives you like disaster When you close your eyes Hear your heart, it's pumping faster Standing in the crowd You'll be on TV tomorrow Genie in a cloud Do you wish to stop the sorrow Don't you wish you knew Don't you wish you knew Don't you wish you knew Feel the answer burning through like fire Singing (We don't care) Cause life's a bore (We don't care) If you get yours (We don't care) Much who you are (We just wanna watch your car) Singing (We don't care) Cause life's a bore (We don't care) If you get yours (We don't care) Much who you are (We just wanna watch your car on fire)

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