Song Lyric Sunday: Cars

How on earth did it get to be Sunday again so quickly? Another week has just flown by and here we are again ready to put on our musical thinking caps for Song Lyric Sunday. If you love music and love meeting new blogger friends this is for you! The brainchild of the lovely Helen over at This thing called life one word at a time, SLS requires us to share our favourite songs in response to a one word prompt; this week it’s ‘Cars’.

How on earth did it get to be Sunday again so quickly? Another week has just flown by and here we are again ready to put on our musical thinking caps for Song Lyric Sunday. If you love music and love meeting new blogger friends this is for you! The brainchild of the lovely Helen over at This thing called life one word at a time, SLS requires us to share our favourite songs in response to a one word prompt; this week it’s ‘Cars’.

If you’d like to play along, here are the rules:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due and it’s honestly just a simple Google search
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song
  • Ping back to this post or my own Song Lyric Sunday post
  • Read at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process

Little rebel that I am, I’ve decided to change things up just a little and share with you the song I most like to listen to while I am driving (in my car so not too far away from the prompt).

“Freebird”

If I leave here tomorrow
Would you still remember me?
For I must be traveling on now
‘Cause there’s too many places I’ve got to see.

But if I stayed here with you, girl,
Things just couldn’t be the same.
‘Cause I’m as free as a bird now,
And this bird you cannot change.
And this bird you cannot change.
And this bird you cannot change.
Lord knows I can’t change.

Bye, bye, baby, it’s been a sweet love, yeah,
Though this feeling I can’t change.
But please don’t take it so badly,
‘Cause Lord knows I’m to blame.

But if I stayed here with you, girl,
Things just couldn’t be the same.
‘Cause I’m as free as a bird now,
And this bird you’ll never change.
And the bird you cannot change.
And this bird you cannot change.
Lord knows, I can’t change.
Lord, help me, I can’t change.

Lord, I can’t change.
Won’t you fly high, free bird, yeah?

Songwriter(s): Allen Collins; Ronnie Van Zant
If you are someone who likes a song that just builds and builds to an earth shattering crescendo, this is for you. It starts off as a really beautiful ballad and ends in a truly awe inspiring guitar solo which absolutely blew my mind the first time that I heard it; think Stairway to Heaven or Sweet Child O’ Mine!
So, why is it my favourite driving song? Well, I love speed and, when I’m driving and listening to Free Bird, the longer that the song goes on, the harder my right foot presses down on the go pedal. The thrill of handling a car at speed and the excitement that this song generates is a heady mix! When I was back in the UK I drove a V8 convertible and the combination of this guitar solo and the sound of that engine could keep a smile on my face all day :O)
The roads where I live now are too narrow and winding for my preferred style of automobile but, with this song, I still have the same sense of freedom whizzing along in my little Fiat Abarth as I did with the V8, especially when I am driving around, what becomes, once a year, a Formula 1 track ;O)
I hope that you enjoy the song and your Sunday
Lisa x