Jason Isbell sings on this period piece of a single mom from the first half of the 20th century who spurns the help of a man in favor of riding in fancy automobiles. He told The Sun the song is about "an independent lady who loves cars."
The Hudson Motor Car Company was formed in Detroit on February 20, 1909. It took its name from Joseph L. Hudson, a Detroit department store entrepreneur and founder of Hudson's department store, who provided the seed capital for the venture.
The Hudson Commodore was manufactured by the Hudson Motor Car Company between 1941 and 1952. Named after the naval rank used in many navies that is superior to a navy captain, but below a rear admiral, the Commodore represented the largest and most luxurious Hudson model. A commodore is also the title of the president of a yacht club.
Whilst we're on the subject of Commodores – apparently the Lionel Richie-led group of that name obtained their moniker after taking a dictionary, throwing it up in the air and picking a word from the opened page after it landed.
"St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" was not written for the movie, but for Rick Hanson, a wheelchair athlete whose 1985 "Man In Motion" tour logged 24,856 miles on his wheelchair in 34 countries while raising $26 million for spinal cord research.
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.
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