Satan Is My Motor
by Cake

Album: Prolonging The Magic (1998)
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  • I've got wheels of polished steel
    I've got tires that grab the road
    I've got seats that selflessly hold my friends
    And a trunk that can carry the heaviest of loads

    I've got a mind that can steer me to your house
    And a heart that can bring you red flowers
    My intentions are good and earnest and true
    But under my hood is internal combustion power

    And Satan is my motor (Satan is my motor)
    Hear my motor purr
    Satan is my motor, motor (Satan is my motor)
    Hear my motor purr
    Satan is the only one who seems to understand

    I've got brakes, I'm wide awake
    I can stop this car at any time
    At the very last second I can change direction
    Turn completely around if I feel so inclined

    I've got a mind that can steer me to your house
    And a heart that can bring you red flowers
    My intentions are good and earnest and true
    But under my hood is internal combustion power

    And Satan is my motor (Satan is my motor)
    Hear my motor purr
    And Satan is my motor, motor (Satan is my motor)
    Hear my motor purr

    And Satan is the only one who seems to understand
    And Satan is my motor
    Satan is my motor
    Satan is my motor
    Satan is my motor
    Satan is my motor
    Satan is my motor (hear my motor)
    Satan is my motor
    Satan is the only one who seems to understand Writer/s: CHRISTOPHER GABRIEL NELSON, DOUGLAS TYLER POPE, JOHN M MCCREA
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Stamen Music
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • J from Syracuse, NyThe song is about the human condition, using a car as a metaphor. We all have these nice shiny parts, we are caring, we aim to please, we act with the best intentions, we perform like a well oiled machine, we have feelings of love, we have all these good qualities, all these gret things that seem to be what makes up our being ... but underneath it all, what really powers us and our actions? We are driven by greed, lust, envy. We are a shiny new car, but "satan" is our motor. It is all the bad, dark stuff just below the surface that keeps us going. Hear my motor purr...
  • Andrew from Stl, MoAside from theflawedleadershipofsomeonewithtoomuchpower (for them to handle, in seeming ways)...this song makes me think of the 3rd rock from the sun, and its unique and diverse characteristics--and perhaps some age-old views (of aspects) of it versus newer views of it.
  • Raymond from Sydney , AustraliaThis song is about the evils of worshiping power -- which is symbolized as internal combustion power: the common motor. That is, the song is about the folly of worshiping power as opposed to worshiping precision -- our only other choice. Find me. I like 'going the distance' too.
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