Hot Rod Lincoln (Asleep At The Wheel)

My pappy said son you gonna drive me to drinkin' If you don't stop drivin' that Hot Rod Lincoln Have you heard the story about the hot rod race When the Ford and the Lincoln were settin' the pace That story's true I'm here to say Cause I was a drivin' that Model A It's got a Lincoln motor and it's really souped up That Model A body makes it look like a pup It's got eight cylinders and uses them all And an overdrive that just won't stall It's got a 4-barrel carb and dual exhausts 4:11 gears that really get lost Safety tubes and I'm not scared The brakes are good and the tires are fair We left San Pedro late one night The moon and the stars were shinin' bright We were drivin' up Grapevine Hill Passin' cars like they were standin' still Then all of a sudden, in the wink of an eye A Cadillac sedan passed us by I said boys that's the mark for me But by then the taillights was all you could see Now the fellers ribbed me for bein' behind So I started to make that Lincoln unwind Took my foot off the gas and man alive I shoved it down into overdrive Well I wound it up to hundred and ten Twisted the speedometer cable hit top end Had my foot glued right to the floor I said that's all there is there ain't no more Now the fellas thought I'd lost all sense The telephone poles looked like a picket fence They said slow down I see spots The lines on the road just looked like dots I took a corner and passed a truck I crossed my fingers just for luck The fenders clickin' the guard rail post The guy beside me was white as a ghost Smoke was comin' outta the back When I started to gain on that Cadillac I knew I could catch him and hoped I could pass But when I did I'd be short on gas Had flames comin' from out of the side You could feel the tension man what a ride I said look out boys I've got a license to fly And the Cadillac pulled over and let me by Now all of a sudden a rod started knockin' Down in the depths she started a rockin' I looked in the mirror and a red light was blinkin' The cops was after my Hot Rod Lincoln They arrested me and put me in jail. They called my pop to throw my bail. And he said son you're gonna drive me to drinkin' If you don't quit drivin' that Hot Rod Lincoln