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Asleep At The Wheel
"Hot Rod Lincoln" lyrics

Hot Rod Lincoln

My pappy said, "Son, you're gonna drive me to drinking
If you don't stop driving that hot rod Lincoln"

Have you heard the story of the hot rod race
When the Ford and the Lincolns were setting the pace?
That story's true I'm here to say
Cause I was driving that Model A

It's got a Lincoln motor and it's really souped up
And that Model A body makes it look like a pup
It's got 8 cylinders and uses them all
Got overdrive that just won't stall

With 4-barrel carbs and a dual exhaust
And 4:11 gears, you can really get lost
Got safety too but I ain't scared
The brakes are good and the tires fair

We pulled out of San Pedro late one night
The moon and the stars were shining bright
We was driving up old Grapevine Hill
Passing cars like they were standing still

All of a sudden in the wink of an eye
A Cadillac sedan passed us by
I said boys, "That's a mark for me"
By then the taillights was all you could see

Now, the fellas all ribbed me for being behind
So I thought I'd make that Lincoln unwind
Took my foot off the gas and, man alive
I shoved it on down into overdrive

Well, I wound it up to hundred and ten
My speedometer said that I'd hit top end
My foot was glued like lead to the floor
That's all there is - there ain't no more

Now the boys all thought that I'd lost my sense
And them telephone poles looked like a picket fence
They said, "Slow down, I see spots"
The lines on the road just looked like dots

We took a corner, side swiped a truck
And I crossed my fingers just for luck
And my fenders was clicking the guard rail post
The guy beside me was white as a ghost

Smoke was coming from outta the back
When I started to gain on that Cadillac
I knew I could catch him and I thought I could pass
Don't you know by then we'd be low on gas

I had flames coming from out of the side
You could feel the tension, man, what a ride
I said, "Look out boys, I've got a license to fly"
And that Caddy pulled over and let us by

All of a sudden she started a-knocking
Down in the depths she started a-rocking
I looked in the mirror and a red light was blinking
The cops was after my Hot Rod Lincoln

Well they arrested me and they put me in jail
They called my pappy to throw my bail
And he said, "Son, you're gonna drive me to drinking
If you don't stop driving that hot rod Lincoln"