Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Rusty Old Car

I happen to love all rusty old cars, at one time someone's pride and joy.  When I came across these lyrics,  I remembered the photos I took of this old car.


Artist: Pat Green
Lyrics to Rusty Old American Dream

I don't look all that ragged
For all the time it's been,
But I'm weakened underneath me 
Where my frame has rusted thin,
And this here state inspection,
I just barely passed.
Won't you drive me 'cross the country, boy?
This year could be my last.

I'm a tail-fin road locomotive
From the days of cheap gasoline.
For sale on the side of the road,
Goin' nowhere.
Rusty old American Dream.

I rolled off the line of Detroit in 1958.
Spent two days on the show room floor,
That's all I had to wait.
I've been good to all who've owned me,
So have no fear.
Come on, boy, put your money down,
And get me outta here.

I'm a tail-fin road locomotive
From the days of cheap gasoline.
For sale on the side of the road,
Goin' nowhere.
Rusty old American Dream.

This car needs a young man to own him,
One who will polish the chrome.
I'll give you the rest of my lifetime,
But don't let me die here alone.
Just jump me some juice to my battery,
Give that old starter a spin.
Hear me whir, sputter, 
Backfire to the carburetor
And roar into life once again.

I'm a tail-fin road locomotive
From the days of cheap gasoline.
For sale on the side of the road,
Goin' nowhere.
Rusty old American dream.
Still runnin', rusty old American dream.


16 comments:

Country Gal said...

Nice post and photo ! I love Vintage pick up trucks ! Have a good day !

Jane and Chris said...

I should have chickens in it...like old cars on farms in the UK when I was little!
Jane x

Gail said...

Love this classics. Wish more people recycled. These were beautiful cars.
The lyrics are sad.

Don Wood said...

LOL I am with Country Gal in loving old pick up's I like all old things I used to sell old furniture some called them antiques I used to tell peope "I buy junk and sell antiques"

Susan, a Sometimes Blogger said...

A beaut post Denise. Love the sign on the window... it Runs!
Poor old car, all worn out.
Cheers :D)

Cloudia said...

how we love them



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Kerri said...

I see that the GOOD was marked out .... I guess that means it runs - but maybe not so good :) What a find!

Debbie said...

What a fun entry and it still "runs"! Very cool old car!

eileeninmd said...

Fun son and photo, Denise! I like Pat Green's singing. Have a lovley evening.

TexWisGirl said...

i love that they crossed out 'good'. :)

Out on the prairie said...

an old Rambler I had a 62

Janie said...

I love how the Good is crossed out in "runs good." Rusty old cars do have a certain air of nostalgia.

Linda Gross said...

I love how the "Good" is crossed out in "Runs Good".

The Elephant's Child said...

I hope a young man doesn't buy it. Those old cars could be death on wheels. They have charm - but they are often not safe.

Kathie Brown said...

Oh my. What a cute poem. Ah-h-h, nostalgia!

Marie said...

Such a fun post, Denise! :-)