In The Car...

Album: Saturn's Pattern (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is an ode to London's orbital motorway, the M25. Weller explained to The Sun: "I was thinking about a guy who was so isolated, so removed from society, that he would just go and spend the end of his days in a car."

    "The title comes from a Roy Lichtenstein picture and I also loved the film Locke with Tom Hardy," he continued. "It's really intense and shot in real time. Basically, he's driving from the Midlands to London and the whole film is just in the car, but has plenty of plot."
  • Pop art pioneer Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) has been an influence on Paul Weller for a long time. Back in 1979 Weller borrowed the title from a Lichtenstein pop-art painting called "Girl On The Phone" for a Jam song.

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