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PAUL MCINTOSH: Music

SUV

I farm in North Eastern Manitoba in the heart of cottage country and  there is some dispute as to just who has the right to use the highways and bridges in the region. One such dispute arose very early one morning . I had pulled an all nighter and was coming home with a John Deere 4WD tractor and an air seeder. I'll never forget the guy or the truck. He was wearing black leather driving gloves , the kind that have no fingers and he flashed me his middle one. I was out the door at highway speed  (18 miles an hour ,  wow)  waving an inch and a quarter wrench at him and steering with my foot , delirious from a lack of sleep . I never saw him or his truck again. This one wrote itself in the days that followed. If anybody wants to fund the video , I think it would be hilarious !

 

P.S. I have another version of this song (a couple actually) but one full band version with some kick-ass Nashville session players. It is on my album "Miles between the Places".  I am trying to get that album up and on sale at CD baby.

 

I saw you in my tractor  mirror comin way way back
chrome was shiny in my eyes and you was gleamin  black on black
I thought at first a Thunder bird  or a brand newfancy Lexus 
but soon I knew Ooh Ford Excess or  GM Dallas Texas
The sticker there said 4x4 a big and shiny statement
but you would only drive on level a1 flat black pavement
You see I thought  that you'd just move off and take a bit of shoulder
Cuz Strange but on the TV those things climb right over boulders
 
in your Suburban Underutilized vehicle
you nearly put my great big John Deere tractor in a pickle
Your Gucci shades were mirrors but I could see you stare
And your chubby middle finger was  a stickin in the air
SOLO
Ten miles up the road , my favorite service station
i was thinking tea and snacks but  imagine my elation
there it was your big black truck takin up 3 stalls
I pulled in real careful like and slowed down to a crawl
Just then a big old bumble bee   crawled out of some dirt
woke up with a start and took up buzzin in my shirt
just how it could have happened was a mystery to me
with a bump thud my big green John Deere squished your SUV
Your Suburban Under-utilized Vehicle
Rolled out flat beneath me and I hardly felt a wiggle
Your soup was drippin down your chin as you stared out at me
with a bump thud my big green John Deere squished your SUV
with a bump and a thud my great big green john deere squished you SUV 

I saw you in my tractor  mirror comin way way back

chrome was shiny in my eyes and you was gleamin  black on black

I thought at first a Thunder bird  or a brand new fancy Lexus

 but soon I knew Ooh Ford Excess or  GM Dallas Texas

 

The sticker there said 4x4 a big and shiny statement

but you would only drive on level a1 flat black pavement

You see I thought  that you'd just move off and take a bit of shoulder

Cuz Strange but on the TV those things climb right over boulders in

 

your Suburban Underutilized vehicle

you nearly put my great big John Deere tractor in a pickle

Your Gucci shades were mirrors but I could see you stare

And your chubby middle finger was  a stickin in the air



Ten miles up the road , my favorite service station

i was thinking Coke and snacks but  imagine my elation

there it was your big black truck takin up 3 stalls

I pulled in real careful like and slowed down to a crawl


Just then a big old bumble bee   crawled out of some dirt

woke up with a start and took up buzzin in my shirt

just how it could have happened was a mystery to me

with a bump thud my big green John Deere squished your SUV


Your Suburban Under-utilized Vehicle

Rolled out flat beneath me and I hardly felt a wiggle

Your soup was drippin down your chin as you stared out at me

with a bump thud my big green John Deere squished your SUV


with a bump and a thud my great big green john deere squished you SUV