Friday, March 12, 2010

Cake - Satan Is My Motor

Sometimes, to me, the best songs are the silly ones. Sometimes, the best way to show how ridiculous some ideas are is to pretend to espouse them in a way that is beyond absurd. I think that one of the ways that this song functions is definitely in that way- it shows how silly the idea of a supreme evil is by pretending to promote the idea that Satan is the engine that drives the song's protagonist towards the object of his affection.









Satan Is My Motor

by Cake

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
satan is my motor
hear my motor purr
satan is my motor
hear my motor purr
satan is the only one who seems to understand
satan is my motor

i've got brakes, i'm wide awake
i can stop this car at any time
at the very last second i can change directions
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

satan is my motor
hear my motor purr
satan is my motor
hear my motor purr
satan is the only one who seems to understand
satan is my motor
satan is the only one who seems to understand

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