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Sweet Ride

(Perry Desmond-Davies)
Perry Desmond-Davies, Pea Tunes Ltd (ASCAP)

 My official NPR CAR TALK song!! 

Originally written in the hope of making it to "Car Talk" bigtime, the dream was fulfilled(and liner notes validated) when Sweet Ride was chosen for Tom and Ray's Christmas show! It's now archived for posterity on their website, a true badge of honor for this humble songwriter.

Truth be told, Sweet Ride is actually a song about my life philosophy. Keep it simple, no need for crazy stuff, and appreciate what you've got, because you never know what tomorrow will bring. 'Nuf said!

SWEET RIDE

I don't need no fancy car, 'got my little hell-on-wheels

it's rusted out and can't go too far, but it's paid for, and that's got sex appeal

 

It's a sweet ride, it's a sweet ride

got me a sweet, sweet ride right here

it's a sweet ride, I'll enjoy the ride

Cuz' you never know what's coming around the bend

 

Well, I don't need a fancy house, got a sink, a table, and a bed

big mansion just won't suit my style: just need a place to lay my head

And I don't need a stuck-up man, no, no, no; country boy's got all I need...

good lovin' and he'll fix my car, satisfaction guaranteed!

 

It's a sweet ride, it's a sweet ride

got me a sweet, sweet ride right here

It's a sweet ride, I'll enjoy the ride

cuz' you never know what's comin' around the bend

 

Well I've been high, and I've been low, and it's the simple life for me

Cuz' you never know when the winds are gonna change

Money come and money go, the less you have the less you need

Can't take it with you in the end, heeeey!

 

I don't need no leather shoes

these bare feet suit me just fine

cuz' I know I'm feelin' God's green earth

and ain't that what He had in mind?

 

It's a sweet ride, it's a sweet ride

got me a sweet, sweet ride right here!

it's a sweet ride, let's enjoy the ride

cuz' you never know what's comin' around the bend

 

Words and music:Perry Desmond Davies for Pea-Tunes, LTD (ASCAP). Copyrighted material.