Monday, July 21, 2008

A Gallon of Gas

It is 6:23pm and 98 degrees. It's way too hot to blog. However, it's NOT too hot to complain about gas prices. In fact, it just makes it worse: air conditioning in the car, also uses up gas.

Here in South Carolina, a tourism-state, we've really noticed the drop-off in drivers this summer.

And so, once again, I bring you the Kinks!

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I've been waiting for years to buy a brand new cadillac
But now that I've got one, I want to send it right back
I can't afford the gas to fill my luxury limousine
But even if I had the dough
no one's got no gasoline

I went to my local dealer to see if he could set me straight
He said there's a little gas going, but I'd have to wait
But he offered some red hot speed and some really high grade hash
But a gallon of gas cant be purchased anywhere
for any amount of cash

I can score you some coke and some grade-one grass
But I can't get a gallon of gas
I've got some downers, some speed
all the drugs that you need
But I can't get a gallon of gas
There's no more left to buy or sell
There's no more oil left in the well
A gallon of gas can't be purchased anywhere
For any amount of cash

I love your body-work, but you're really no use
How can I drive you when I got no juice?
Because it's stuck in neutral and my engines got no speed
And the highways are deserted
And the air smells unnaturally clean.

It's got power-assisted overdrive and carpets on the floor,
But it's parked out front just like a dead dinosaur.
And I'll be paying off the bank for 45 years or more.
It should go 100 miles an hour,
But it's never moved away from my door.

Who needs a car and a seven-forty-seven
When you can't buy a gallon of gas
Who needs a highway, an airport or a jet
When you can't get a gallon of gas
There's no more left to buy or sell
There's no more oil left in the well
A gallon of gas can't be purchased anywhere
For any amount of cash

You can't buy a gallon of gas


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The Kinks - A Gallon Of Gas

[via FoxyTunes / The Kinks]

3 comments:

Sarah J said...

hey lady.

tattoo pics aplenty at the flickr page.

mikeb302000 said...

Great Kinks tune - I guess I only know their older stuff.

belledame222 said...

I <3 the Kinks.