That Old Car

When I was two months shy of birthday number six
My new baby brother appeared
No one had the time to play
I felt like I was in the way
So I ran away to the back seat of Dad's Chevrolet

If I could just get that old car started
I could drive until the heartache disappeared
Just me and Raggedy Ann
And a kitten we called Sam
Mom and Dad would miss us when we'd parted
If I could just that old car started

That Fairlane parked in our backyard
Would be mine come graduation in June
When Mom complained I didn't pull my weight
And Dad didn't like the boys I'd date
The window facing that Ford was my favorite view

If I could just get that old car started
I could drive until the heartache disappeared
I knew a winding country road
That could lighten any load
Behind the wheel I wouldn't feel so brokenhearted
If I could just that old car started

With the radio on and the wind in my hair
I could drive away my cares

I do the best that I can now
Two kids, too many bills, too little time
Got a Chrysler filled with rust and rot
My mechanic says the rings are shot
But this prayer's been my saving grace since I was a child

If I could just get that old car started
I could drive until the heartache disappeared
When I'm feeling so unsure
The highway holds the cure
When I get back I'll face the world stronghearted
If I could just that old car started

C.Asher/D.Lindgren
©1999 Crazy Wisdom Music(SESAC)

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