I actually managed to hear this one on the drive home from Walmart on the Interstate. It always seems that when this one pops up I’m stuck in traffic or on town streets with stop signs and stoplights. There’s a CD by a former front man to a country-but-not-really-country band that was around nearly a decade ago that is the best driving disc ever. In fact, when not in a car, I am lukewarm on the CD. It never fails that when Clancy and I are listening to it on the open road, we’re about to hit snow, traffic, or something else to slow us down.
I’d never actually seen the video for this classic and am actually pretty impressed with it. I used to get into sorta-debates with some people who called this a “racing song”. Well yeah, it’s a racing song if you completely disregard the metaphor. The video, to its credit, doesn’t.
Of course, even knowing it’s not about racing exactly, it sure feels that way when behind the wheel of a car when it comes on.
For those of you that got sick of the song way back when, here’s another Cake song that you may be less familiar with if you’re not a fan about pretentious music scene people:
And lastly, here’s a song associated with someone else. Their version doesn’t stack up with the original, but it’s still fun.
The video is not particularly relevant to the song.