Watched it coming up Winslow Down South Park Boulevard Yeah it was looking good from tail to hood Great big fins and painted steel Man it looked just like the Batmobile With my old man behind the wheel
Well you could hardly even see him In all of that chrome The man with the plan and the pocket comb But every night it carried him home And I could hear him sayin'...
Don't gimme no Buick Son you must take my word If there's a God in heaven He's got a Silver Thunderbird
You can keep your Eldorados And the foreign car's absurd Me I want to go down In a Silver Thunderbird
He got up every morning While i was still asleep But I remember the sound of him shuffling around Then right before the crack of dawn I heard him turn the motor on But when I got up they were gone
Down the road in the rain and snow The man and his machine would go Oh the secrets that old car would know Sometimes I hear him sayin'...
Writer/s: MARC COHN
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Cary from Walhalla, ScWhere is Winslow and South park Bl?
Volker from HamburgIn a song called "Listening to Levon", Marc Cohn sings "I was sitting with Mary in my dad's blue Valiant". Now wait a minute – was it a blue Valiant or a silver Thunderbird (or both)? Later in the song Cohn sings "I might have even lied about the car" and before playing "Listening to Levon" in a concert in Eddie's Attic, Decatur, GA, 7/9/14 he explained "… in this case I lied and I called it a blue Valiant".
Volker from HamburgBesides the cover version by Jo Dee Messina you can find cover versions of "Silver Thunderbird" by Charlie Barker, The Legal Tender Band and Slizzy Bob on Spotify. A really remarkable version is the one by The Duke's Men (from their 2011 album "What a Trip", also on Spotify), because it is performed a cappella. The Duke's Men of Yale are an all-male a cappella singing group at Yale University.
"Abracadabra" was inspired by Diana Ross and The Supremes. Steve Miller first met the girl group when they performed together on NBC's Hullabaloo in 1966, and he wrote the lyrics after spotting Diana Ross skiing in the mountains years later.