Emotion In Motion

Album: This Side Of Paradise (1986)
Charted: 15

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about a girl who means everything to the singer. It could have been inspired by the model Paulina Porizkova, whom Ocasek met in 1984 and married in 1989.
  • This song was made into a video which depicts an enchanting fairy tale that begins with going on a quest to find an antidote for his lady love who has taken a bite from a poison apple. He makes his way through the forest to a hidden cave behind a waterfall, where he must win a sword fight, in order to recover the "magical potion" needed to bring her back to life so they can live happily ever after. The video plays like an epic film, yet is only 4 minutes long. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Ihor - Montreal, Canada
  • Ocasek was the rhythm guitarist and lead singer of The Cars. "Emotion In Motion," which he released on his second solo album, This Side Of Paradise, is his biggest hit outside of the band. At this time (1986) The Cars were slowly breaking up; they disbanded in early 1988. With this album, Ocasek was establishing himself as a solo artist; the song is similar in music and theme to The Cars 1984 hit album Heartbeat City.

Comments: 2

  • Eliseu from Canoas, BrazilThis song features Roland Orzabal on guitar.
  • Steve from Trumbull, CtOcasek was not the bass player in The Cars - he was rhythm guitar. Ben Orr was the bass player and both shared lead vocals.
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