COTD: I Shall Play You The Song Of My People EditionS

A person at Red Bull told me (right before giving me earplugs) that while an F1 car is loud, it actually produces noise on such frequencies to give you serious hearing damage if you listen for too long without earplugs. I took mine off anyway.

Why? Because it sounded too good to hear it muted. I mean, it started to hurt so I put them back on, I'm no moron, but at times, cars sound so good you could listen to them like music. It's an essential part of car culture.

We celebrated the noise of cars after we saw a near-silent electric car eat a wild boar this morning. Let us now play you the song of our people.

RamblinRover

All my cells are packed, I'm ready to go, I'm creeping round, no engine roar, I hate for you to hear before you die.

'Round the corner creeping, it's early morn, electric vehicle, not blowing my horn, such an ecologically friendly smack goodbye....

Brian1321

Now the time has come to drive you
One more time let me charge you
Dim the lights, turn off the A/C I'll be on my way
Dream about the miles to come
When I won't have a place to charge
To increase my miles, I won't have a way

RamblinRover

So drift me, high-mile for me
Charge me as you brake for me
Hoon me as my motors start to slow...

'Cause I'm a-Leafing, on a slow drain,
Don't know when I'll be charged again
Oh shit, it's getting slow.....

Brian1321

There are places I remember
All my life, though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their stations
With leafs plugged in I still can recall
Some are dead and some are still driving
In my life I've charged them all

RamblinRover

But of all EVs and hybrids
There is no one, compares with you
And economy loses meaning
When I can't emit some CO2
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For golf carts and toys, that went before
I know I'll often stop and have to charge them
In my life, it's such a chore.

Brian1321

Charge up
(That's an invitation)
Charge up for the Mystery Tour
Charge up
(To make a reservation)
Charge up for the Mystery Tour
The Magical Mystery Tour
Is coming to take you away
Coming to take you away
The Magical Mystery Tour
Is dying so hurry on your way
Dying so hurry okay
Forgot to charge it today

RambinRover

Day after day
Alone on a hill
A discharged electric car is keeping perfectly still
But nobody wants to drive it
They can see it just isn't cool
And it never drives endurance
But the LEAF on the hill sees the sun going down
And the solar and wind see the charge going round

Brian1321

I was gonna go to work
but then my Leaf died
I was gonna go early and start my day
but then my Leaf died
Now I'm selling crack and I know why (why man?)
Yeeeaaheeaaa cause my Leaf died, Because my leaf died, because my leaf diiiied.

RamblinRover

I get run down, but get charged up again, you're never gonna keep me down
I get run down, but get charged up again, you're never gonna keep me down
Leafing the drive away
Leafing the drive away
It drinks a hydro tap, it drinks a coal tap, it drinks a gas tap, it drinks a nukie tap. It sells a cult that believes in the wind farms, it sells a cult that believes in the solar farms.
Oh, ManBearPig, ManBearPig, ManBearPig...

Brian1321

Leafing is a lot like love, it's all a feeling
And it fills the car, from the floor to the ceiling
I see miracles all around me
Stop and look around, it's all astounding
Gasoline, fire, air and soot
Fucking Internal combustion engines, how do they work?

Now is the time on Jalopnik when we dance.

Photo Credit: Jozef Stazka