Speed Up at The Overtaking Lane

from by Andrew London

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lyrics

I like to drive, on a sunny Sunday afternoon
get out there for an easy ride, lookin’ around at the countryside
I’m cool, in the zone today, truckin’ along doing 80 ks
just slow on down if I’m in your way
never mind that line behind, get closer all the time
slow down Jack, gotta hold ‘em back ,till I see the passing sign

Speed up - at the overtaking lane,
step on the gas, don’t let ‘em by, gotta keep ahead of the other guy
Speed up - at the overtaking lane
put the pedal down, top gear at last, look at everybody going by so fast,
speed up, speed up......then

Slow down, at the other end
slide on back down through the gears, do 75 again
say what? say what you say? I don’t know why that crazy fool
behind me can’t keep his cool
Hang on now, there’s another sign, for a passing lane ahead
there’s a lotta room, it’s a double lane, and the blood rush to my head

Ah... see... I told you so
you overtake at a hundred & forty, no surprise that you got caught
he gotcha - but he didn’t get me....and if you’d’a just hung in behind
that traffic cop woulda drove on by

but wait on now, there’s another sign, for a passing lane ahead
there’s a lotta room, it’s a double lane, and the blood rush to my head

Speed Up.....

credits

from Let's Have Friends Around For Dinner, track released January 31, 2016
AL (vox & guitar), KL (bass), Wayne Mason (keys), Nils Olsen (sax) & Lance Philip (drums)

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Andrew London New Zealand

New Zealand singer/songwriter of mainly (but not exclusively) satirical original songs in a mainly (but not exclusively) 1940s swing genre.

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