Cars Lyrics by Gary Numan


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Gary Numan

Cars Lyrics
Here in my car
I feel safest of all
I can lock all my doors
It's the only way to live
In cars

Here in my car
I can only receive
I can listen to you
It keeps me stable for days
In cars


Here in my car
Where the image breaks down
Will you visit me please?
If I open my door
In cars


Here in my car
I know I've started to think
About leaving tonight
Although nothing seems right
In cars
Writer: WEBB, GARY ANTHONY JAMES
Copyright: Lyrics Universal Music Publishing Group

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Cars Info:

• This song is about how people use technology and material goods to isolate themselves from human contact. Numan has stated that he has Asperger Syndrome, which is a mild form of autism, but until he was diagnosed, he had a lot of trouble relating to other people.

• He explained the inspiration for the song: "I was in traffic in London once and had a problem with some people in front. They tried to beat me up and get me out of the car. I locked the doors and eventually drove up on the pavement and got away from them... It explains how you can feel safe inside a car in the modern world... When you're in it, your whole mentality is different... It's like your own little personal empire with four wheels on it."

• Car makers Nissan and Oldsmobile have used it in ads. It was also used by Diehard batteries.

Released: August 21st, 1979


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