Traffic Jam

Album: Sailor (1974)
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  • From the eighteenth century's cobblestone streets
    With the horse and the carraiges to rest our feet
    To the train and city tram
    Came the birth of mechanical man
    And with mechanical man came the automobile
    Henry Ford's Model 'T' with an engine on wheels
    And a crazy race began
    With a car for every man.
    A limousine, hot rod, Beetle and a van,
    Or maybe just an old sedan.

    We're heading for a great big worldwide traffic jam
    With only red lights, green lights, yellow lights
    To be our guiding hand.
    We're heading for a great big worldwide traffic jam
    With all the hoots and the toots
    And the traffic brutes
    To fill our loving land.
    I wonder who's gonna win this great big race,
    Mechanical man or the natural pace?

    From the back seat Romeo in lover's lane
    To the family car on a highway in Spain,
    There's a car for every need,
    With the shape, the colour and speed.
    It's the twentieth century's technical toy,
    Full of buttons and dials,
    Full of comfort and joy
    But the number's going up
    I wonder where it's gonna stop
    The limousine, hot rod, Bettle and the van,
    It's gonna go way out of hand.

    We're heading for a great big worldwide traffic jam
    With only red lights, green lights, yellow lights
    To be our guiding hand.
    We're heading for a great big worldwide traffic jam
    With all the hoots and the toots
    And the traffic brutes
    To fill our loving land.
    I wonder who's gonna win this great big race,
    Mechanical man or the natural pace
    For the world's getting smaller,
    And the time's getting shorter every day.
    We're heading for a great big worldwide traffic jam...

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