Red Car

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Robert Hunter

Red car parked in the sunset
For Sale sign on the door
If I could afford that baby
I wouldn't have to walk no more
No more!

Red car, gleam in the sunset
You're my fate if I'm not wrong
If you run as fine as you look
Where could we not be by dawn?

Red car take me away
Way away to a better day
Wouldn't take more than a set of keys
To set my heart and my mind at ease

Nothing to show for the years
But a kind of lukewarm blues
Now you come shining through my tears
How can I refuse?

Red car parked in the sunset
Gleaming with a touch of gold
You and me could go somewhere
It's foretold
Foretold!

Red car take me away
Way away to a better day
Wouldn't take more than a set of keys
To set my heart and my mind at ease

Warm as flesh to my caress (note 1)
You almost seem to live
Whatever it takes to get you
That's what I'm gonna give

Red car parked in the sunset
Drive you in my dreams tonight
If you run as fine as you look
God knows you must run all right
All right? All Right!

Red car take me away
Way away to a better day
Wouldn't take more than a set of keys
To set my heart, my heart and my mind at ease

Red car parked in the sunset
Gleaming with a touch of gold
You and me could go somewhere
Red car, I know it's foretold

Red car take me away
Way away to a better day
Wouldn't take more than a set of keys
To set my heart, my heart, and my mind at ease
Take me away--away--away

Red car, gleam in the sunset
You're my fate if I'm not wrong
If you run as fine as you look
Where could we not be by dawn?

Red car take me away
Way away to a better day
Wouldn't take more than a set of keys
To set my heart and my mind at ease
Ah please!
Notes
(1) this verse is not on "Box Of Rain" but was sung in the version on "Live 85"
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1985 Live '85 Robert Hunter

Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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