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Big Black Car
Gregory Alan Isakov Lyrics


You were a phonograph, I was a kid
I sat with an ear close, just listening
I was there when the rain tapped her way down you face
You were a miracle I was just holding your space

Well time has a way of throwing it all in your face
The past, she is haunted, the future is laced
Heartbreak, you know, drives a big black car
Swear I was in the back seat, just minding my own

And through the glass, the corn crows come like rain
They won't stay, they won't stay
For too long now

This could be all that we know
Of love and all

Well you were a dancer and I was a rag
The song in my head, well was all that I had
Hope was a letter I never could send
Well love was a country we couldn't defend

And through the carnival we watch them go round and round
All we knew of home was just a sunset and some clowns

Well you were a magazine, I was a plain jane
Just walking the sidewalks all covered in rain
Love to just get into some of your stories
Me and all of my plain jane glory
Just me and all of my plain jane glory

Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV

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Weyerhauser

About “Big Black Car”

Isakov is in love with a gal who is going through heartbreak with a different man. Isakov followed this relationship very closely because he was in love with the girl and was there to comfort her after her rough break up. However, the girl only thinks of him as a friend.

As time goes by Isakov supports the girl through more heartbreak and bad relationships, minding his own business, but knows he could treat the girl much much better.

His opportunity to confess his love is coming to a close as Isakov feels as if he is not as good as the girl which makes speaking up even harder.

Finally, he is too late and is nostalgic about the times he was close with her and got to spend time with her.



calicoqueen

You were a phonograph, I was a kid
I sat with an ear close, just listening
I was there when the rain tapped her way down you face
You were a miracle... I was just holdin' your space

Well time has a way of throwing it all in your face
The past, she is haunted, the future is laced
Heartbreak, ya know, drives a big black car
Swear I was in the back seat, just minding my own

And through the glass, the corn crows come like rain
They won't stay, they won't stay
For too long now

This could be all that we know...
Of love and all.

Well you were a dancer, I was a rag
The song in my head, well was all that I had
Hope was a letter I never could send
Love was a country we couldn't defend.

And through the carnival we watch them go round and round
All we knew of home was just a sunset and some clowns

Well you were a magazine, I was a plane jane
Just walking the sidewalks all covered in rain
Love to just get into one of your stories
Just me and all of my plane jane glory



Bhrigu Kansra

You were a phonograph, I was a kid
I sat with an ear close, just listening
I was there when the rain tapped her way down your face
You were a miracle, I was just holdin' your space

Well, time has a way of throwing it all in your face
The past, she is haunted, the future is laced
Heartbreak, ya know, drives a big black car
Swear I was in the back seat, just minding my own

And through the glass, the corn crows come like rain
They won't stay, they won't stay
For too long now
This could be all that we know
Of love and all.

Well, you were a dancer, I was a rag
The song in my head, well, was all that I had
Hope was a letter I never could send
Love was a country we couldn't defend.

And through the carnival we watch them go round and round
All we knew of home was just a sunset and some clowns

Well, you were a magazine, I was a plain Jane
Just walking the sidewalks all covered in rain
Love to just get into some of your stories
Me and all of my plain Jane glory,
Just me and all of my plain Jane glory



Mortaza M. qassem

Lyrics :
You were a phonograph, I was a kid
I sat with an ear close, just listening
I was there when the rain tapped her way down you face
You were a miracle. …I was just holdin' your space

Well time has a way of throwing it all in your face
The past, she is haunted, the future is laced
Heartbreak, ya know, drives a big black car
Swear I was in the back seat, just minding my own

And through the glass, the corn crows come like rain
They won't stay, they won't stay
For too long now

This could be all that we know
Of love and all.

Well you were a dancer, I was a rag
The song in my head, well was all that I had
Hope was a letter I never could send
Love was a country we couldn't defend.

And through the carnival we watch them go round and round
All we knew of home was just a sunset and some clowns

Well you were a magazine, I was a plane jane
Just walking the sidewalks all covered in rain
Love to just get into one of your stories
Just me and all of my Plain Jane glory



Jenay Jarvis

You were a phonograph, I was a kid
I sat with an ear close, just listening
I was there when the rain tapped her way down you face
You were a miracle I was just holding your space
Well time has a way of throwing it all in your face
The past, she is haunted, the future is laced
Heartbreak, you know, drives a big black car
Swear I was in the back seat, just minding my own
And through the glass, the corn crows come like rain
They won't stay, they won't stay
For too long now
This could be all that we know
Of love and all
Well you were a dancer and I was a rag
The song in my head, well was all that I had
Hope was a letter I never could send
Well love was a country we couldn't defend
And through the carnival we watch them go round and round
All we knew of home was just a sunset and some clowns
Well you were a magazine, I was a plain jane
Just walking the sidewalks all covered in rain
Love to just get into some of your stories
Me and all of my plain jane glory
Just me and all of my plain jane glory



victorn619

Lyrics:

You were a phonograph, I was a kid
I sat with an ear close, just listening
I was there when the rain tapped her way down you face
You were a miracle I was just holding your space

Well time has a way of throwing it all in your face
The past, she is haunted, the future is laced
Heartbreak, you know, drives a big black car
Swear I was in the back seat, just minding my own

And through the glass, the corn crows come like rain
They won't stay, they won't stay
For too long now

This could be all that we know
Of love and all

Well you were a dancer and I was a rag
The song in my head, well was all that I had
Hope was a letter I never could send
Well love was a country we couldn't defend

And through the carnival we watch them go round and round
All we knew of home was just a sunset and some clowns

Well you were a magazine, I was a plain jane
Just walking the sidewalks all covered in rain
Love to just get into some of your stories
Me and all of my plain jane glory
Just me and all of my plain jane glory



Eike Kern

You were a phonograph, I was a kid
I sat with an ear close, just listening
I was there when the rain tapped her way down your face
You were a miracle, I was just holdin your space
Well time has a way of throwing it all in your face
The past, she is haunted, the future is laced
Heartbreak, you know, drives a big black car
Swear I was in the back seat, just minding my own
And through the glass, the corn crows come like rain
They won't stay, they won't stay
For too long now
This could be all that we know
Of love and all
Well you were a dancer and I was a rag
The song in my head, well, was all that I had
Hope was a letter I never could send
Well love was a country we couldn't defend
And through the carnival we watch them go round and round
All we knew of home was just a sunset and some clowns
Well you were a magazine, I was a Plain Jane
Just walking the sidewalks all covered in rain
Love to just get into some of your stories
Me, all of my Plain Jane glory
Just me and all of my Plain Jane glory



Hafsa Safdar

You were a phonograph, I was a kid
I sat with an ear close, just listening
I was there when the rain tapped her way down your face
You were a miracle, I was just holding your space

Well time has a way of throwing it all in your face
The past, she is haunted, the future is laced;
Heartbreak, you know, drives a big black car
Swear I was in the back seat, just minding my own

And through the glass, the corn crows come like rain
They won’t stay, they won’t stay
For too long now

This could be all that we know
Of love and all

Well you were a dancer and I was a rag
The song in my head, well, was all that I had
Hope was a letter I never could send
Love was a country we couldn’t defend

And through the carnival we watch them go round and round
All we knew of home was just a sunset and some clowns

Well you were a magazine, I was a plain Jane
Just walking the sidewalks all covered in rain
Love to just get into some of your stories
Me and all of my plain Jane glory



Tauri Landess

You were a phonograph, I was a kid
I sat with an ear close, just listening
I was there when the rain tapped her way down your face
You were a miracle, I was just holdin your space

Well time has a way of throwing it all in your face
The past, she is haunted, the future is laced
Heartbreak, you know, drives a big black car
Swear I was in the back seat, just minding my own

And through the glass, the corn crows come like rain
They won't stay, they won't stay
For too long now
This could be all that we know
Of love and all

Well you were a dancer and I was a rag
The song in my head, well, was all that I had
Hope was a letter I never could send
Well love was a country we couldn't defend

And through the carnival we watch them go round and round
All we knew of home was just a sunset and some clowns

Well you were a magazine, I was a Plain Jane
Just walking the sidewalks all covered in rain
Love to just get into some of your stories
Me, all of my Plain Jane glory
Just me and all of my Plain Jane glory



All comments from YouTube:

Lauren Keller

It still amazes me how much this song makes me feel...awakened. Its hard to describe. The harmony and the melody. How it all works so well just speaks to me in such away that my heart aches for more out of life. Not romantically nesicerialy just...more.

Nikola

well said

JS

you explained it just perfectly. the way it just makes me wish for more than my life as it is now, it's beautiful, and sincere.

Kylie Perron

The second the song starts I can't help but smile, I catch myself everytime. It makes me feel like I'm in the mountains or something but alone but happy

Mirian Maldonado

I agree with you @Laurenkeller

Gert Stronkhorst

It's like some songs just help you understand life a little better.

Voo

There are songwriters and there are poets...........but omg when a poet writes a song!!!!! It makes life worth living. amazing.

Julian Boutwell

I can't express how much Poetry in Music means to me. Like you say, it truly makes life worth living. I wouldn't be the person I know without this beautifully cathartic music. ✨❤️ I dream to be a poet as deep. Just to feel so deep as that. Such blissful existence to feel so much and be able to express it perfectly in words and then sing it the exact way it feels inside. True Art <3

Exactly..

Weyerhauser

About “Big Black Car”

Isakov is in love with a gal who is going through heartbreak with a different man. Isakov followed this relationship very closely because he was in love with the girl and was there to comfort her after her rough break up. However, the girl only thinks of him as a friend.

As time goes by Isakov supports the girl through more heartbreak and bad relationships, minding his own business, but knows he could treat the girl much much better.

His opportunity to confess his love is coming to a close as Isakov feels as if he is not as good as the girl which makes speaking up even harder.

Finally, he is too late and is nostalgic about the times he was close with her and got to spend time with her.

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