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ROLLO — Heyday of the Automobile

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Published on Apr 11, 2012

Arranged and performed by ROLLO
More about ROLLO at http://www.rollorocks.com/
Buy the 45 rpm vinyl record at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/rollo2

Words and music by Dan Smullyan copyright 1980
Produced by Kurt Ochshorn
Recorded at A-1 Sound Studios, NYC c. 1981
Engineered by Robbie Norris and Kurt Ochshorn
Video recorded on a low-resolution Flip camcorder and edited on Final Cut Express by Jonathan Ochshorn, March-April 2012

Dan Smullyan: lead vocals
Jonathan Ochshorn: Yamaha CS-60 (polyphonic synthesizer) and background vocals
Kurt Ochshorn: guitar, background vocals
Julius Braunschweig: Fender bass
Ira Grable: drums

Lyrics:
We used to love to make her honey of an engine moan
She was too good to be real
Power, speed, and sex appeal
Dressed to kill in paint and chrome
What a home away from home

[Chorus] Oh, oh yeah, we used to ride
We used to ride
In the heyday of the automobile

We used to raise some hell on Main Street on the Fourth of July
Honk our horns with drunken zeal
Kiss the girls and make them squeal
It was great to be alive
Long as we had cars to drive [chorus]

[Bridge] We drove everywhere without a care
Mountains were mole hills for oil and steel
In the heyday of the automobile

These days I love to go and open up the old garage
Sit behind the steering wheel
Dream of how it used to feel
Driving to the lakeside lodge
In a Chevy, Ford, or Dodge [chorus]

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