Singing about racetracks isn’t cool

Singing about racetracks isn’t cool

I like motor racing, but I’m not a motor racing nerd. I don’t talk about it obsessively. I don’t even belong to a car club any more because all those guys want to do is talk about cars, and I read and write about them all day already. Anyway, I thought the epitome of motor racing nerdishness would be to write or sing a song about a racetrack, so I went in search of evidence of racetracks used in lyrics. There is a whole song about the Nurburgring (cheese-tastic), but I can’t find it online, but what I have found is a sampling of lyrics from other artist’s songs.

Canibus, Behind Enemy Rhymes

Blistering speeds fools the eyes wit’ fast rhymes, set world records for Nürburgring’s fastest lap times,
Get checkered flags for 48 tracks of rhymes, 100 times wit’ vocal signature too complex to sign

Bottle Rockets, Stuck in Indianapolis

Can’t go west, can’t go east

I’m stuck in Indianapolis with a fuel pump that’s deceased

Ten days on the road now I’m four hours from my home town

Is this hell or Indianapolis with no way to get around

Black Sabbath, Trashed

The crowd was roaring I was at Brands Hatch
In my imagination
But at the canal turn I hit an oily patch
Inebriation

Bands named after racetracks

Then, there are bands and artists named after racetracks, such as Laguna Seca, and Silverstone (Alicia Silverstone)

Common sense at last

Perhaps the most sensible of all, though, was Chris Rea. He wrote a song called Le Mans. It was an instrumental.

I like motor racing, but I’m not a motor racing nerd. I don’t talk about it obsessively. I don’t even belong to a car club any more because all those guys want to do is talk about cars, and I read and write about them all day already. Anyway, I thought the epitome of motor racing nerdishness would be to write or sing a song about a racetrack, so I went in search of evidence of racetracks used in lyrics. There is a whole song about the Nurburgring (cheese-tastic), but I can’t find it online, but what I have found is a sampling of lyrics from other artist’s songs.

Canibus, Behind Enemy Rhymes

Blistering speeds fools the eyes wit’ fast rhymes, set world records for Nürburgring’s fastest lap times,
Get checkered flags for 48 tracks of rhymes, 100 times wit’ vocal signature too complex to sign

Bottle Rockets, Stuck in Indianapolis

Can’t go west, can’t go east

I’m stuck in Indianapolis with a fuel pump that’s deceased

Ten days on the road now I’m four hours from my home town

Is this hell or Indianapolis with no way to get around

Black Sabbath, Trashed

The crowd was roaring I was at Brands Hatch
In my imagination
But at the canal turn I hit an oily patch
Inebriation

Bands named after racetracks

Then, there are bands and artists named after racetracks, such as Laguna Seca, and Silverstone (Alicia Silverstone)

Common sense at last

Perhaps the most sensible of all, though, was Chris Rea. He wrote a song called Le Mans. It was an instrumental.

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