Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Be Careful And Drive Slower!!!

I'm always told that.
By Everyone.
With Good Cause....

Maybelline, why can't you be true?
Oh Maybelline, why can't you be true?
You've started back doing the things you used to do...

Roy and I were comin' back from Tulsa. I was drivin'....which is a rare thing. When we first bought my car, when we went somewhere HE drove.
2 reasons:
He thinks he's a better driver. And it's not that he's better.
He just not as a aggressive as me.
"Turn Signal."
"Let off the gas."
"You're too close."
There were many times I had stopped the car and let him drive.
Or kicked his ass out.
Once I drove back home and locked him out.

But this trip home I was drivin'....Down the turnpike with moderate traffic....

As I was motivatin' over the hill
I saw Maybelline in a coup de ville
A Cadillac a-rollin' on the open road
Nothin' will outrun my V8 Ford
The cadillac doin' 'bout ninety-five
She's bumper to bumber rollin' side by side....

It wasn't a Caddy.
It wasn't a V8Ford.
It was me.
And a '70 Hemi 'Cuda.
My dream cars....'69 Copo Camaro, '63 Corvette, and a '70 Hemi Cuda.
And There IT was....

The Cadillac pulled up to a hundred and four
The Ford got hot and wouldn't do no more
It then got cloudy and it started to rain
I tooted my horn for a passin' lead
The rain water blowin' all under my hood
I knew that was doin' my motor good...

I caught him.
I let him lead and caught a break when we caught up to traffic and I passed him.
We were weavin' in and out of the cars.
Roy was watchin' traffic....coachin'me I needed it.
I didn't it.
This wasn't my first Rodeo....or car race.

When we passed the last car, I slowed.
I let him catch me.
He had the biggest grin on his face.
Muscle Car People Love To Race.
I think he thought he had me.

The motor cooled down, the heat went down
And that's when I heard that highway sound
The Cadillac a-sittin' like a ton of lead
A hundred and ten a half a mile ahead
The Cadillac lookin' like it's sittin' still
And I caught Maybelline at the top of the hill....

I down shifted...And took off like a rocket.
I looked in the rearview just as the black smoke rolled outta that 'Cuda.
He was done.

I won.

I have no idea what kinda speed we were doin'.
It was more important to watch traffic.

Maybelline, why can't you be true?
Oh Maybelline, why can't you be true?
You've started back doing the things you used to...

I should be called Maybelline, instead of Nadine.
I heard this song at the gym and instantly thought of the Day I Killed A Barracuda.


ReRe said...

you go girl!

Miss Thystle said...

I am becoming ever more convinced Roy is J's long lost brother. J & I have been married 12 years. I think I've driven with him in the car a total of five times. None of them that didn't end in a fight. Not because I'm a bad driver but because he's a BAD passenger!

jenX said...

That was a fine piece of writing!

Vickie said...

Smile & wave. Smile & wave. As you blow my doors off. Love it! Peace

Katy said...

I like the song, but I could never race cars. I get nervous just reading this entry.