Men Without Hats Lyrics

Artist: Men Without Hats
Song: Freeways, this is a be-Side on several singles.
German lyrics transcribed and commented by: (Henning Schmiedehausen)
English lyrics transcribed by
Oh ah oh oh ah ahhh
Ah ahhh
Oh ah oh oh ah ahhh
Ah haaa
On the freeways, freeways
On the freeways, freeways
On the freeways,
On the freeways,
Oh ah oh oh ah ahhh
Oh ah oh oh ah ahhh
Oh ah oh oh ah ahhh
American Radio in your homes and bars
It's music to my ears in a foreign car
Pop radio stars [ABBA, Roxy, T-Rex]
My seatbelt's fastened tight, I feel secure
Both hands upon the wheel, My life's insured
If you're feeling low, driving's the cure
Oh ah oh oh ah ahhh
Oh ah oh oh ah ahhh
Oh ah oh oh ah ahhh
Spiralkurve - spiral curve 1)
Hundert Kilometer Geschwindigkeit - 100 kph speed
Radio M F - radio M F
Pop Musik - pop music
Lastwagen vorn - truck in front
Es ist ein Uhr - it's one o'clock
Chromierte Stossstange - chromed bumper
Jodscheinwerfer - iodine headlights 2)
Die Nacht verschwindet - The night disappears
Ich trete durch - I put the pedal down
Es ist drei Uhr - it's three o'clock
Drehe nach links - Making a left turn
Europa 8 - Europa 8 3)
Gegen Sueden - southbound
Leichter Nebel - light fog (light opposite to dense)
Vorn Zollstelle - Toll station ahead
Schalte zurueck - I retrograde
Niemand da - no one there
Bogenlichter 4) - Lights above
Rot und blau - Red and blue
Blinkend - blinking
Bin nicht allein - I'm not alone
Werde beobachtet - I'm observed
Werde belauscht - I'm overheard
Eine Gerade - A straight lane
Spiralkurve - spiral curve 1)
Ich trete durch - I put the pedal down
Gegen Sueden - southbound
Letzte Zollstelle vor der Ausfahrt - last toll station before the exit
Es ist sechs Uhr - It is six o'clock
1) This should IMHO mean 'S-Kurve', because in the french lyrics it is
'virage en S' which means 'S turn' in english. IMHO the translator had
Either a bad dictionary or got the meaning of german 'Spiralkurve' wrong.
German 'Spirale' means the same as english 'spiral' which is something
2) This one describes lamps which use iodine gas to produce light. They're
Often used as car headlights. It could also refer to the color of the
Headlights of cars in France, which use yellow headlights.
3) This is a road name. Europa route 8
4) Could also be 'Oben Lichter', which means the same. I never really figured
Out, because Ivan's french accent while speaking german doesn't give it
Clearly. :-)
There are big similarities to the french lyrics, many of the french
Lines translate to the same english words. At first these words seemed
Quite meaningless to me, but IMHO they describe *great* the feelings
And things you have in your head, when you're driving at night.

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Comments from YouTube:

daniel blanchet

I just love this song, it must be Men Without Hats's best song. Words are in french, german and english, which makes it international, it is brilliant. it is one of Montreal's best band, if not the best.

33 ph

You forgot April Wine.....although MWH was in there own style one of the best.

abc evo

No for me Best MWH best song was "Where do the boys go"

abc evo

@Andrew JS The Box was as good as Men Without Hats even better. Martha & The Muffins was Toronto suburbs area. Basically it's the Canadian 80's New Wave movement that was kicking it!

Andrew JS

Best band from Montreal. The only other Canadian band as good as they were was Martha and the Muffins.


They've been playing shows lately and recording new stuff. I saw them at the Greek on Friday night (8/30/13) and it was awesome. They played a track off the new album and it's at least as good as their classic synth stuff. You can hear it on the youtubes it's called Head Above Water.

daniel blanchet

One of their best songs and they had a few, it rocked my youth, I still love it now that I've reached my 60's.


Excellent tune, Ivan is simply fantastic :)

Vaughan Green

I listened to this on a pirate cassette when I was working in Oman 83 to 84. Was a kind of 'best of' compilation, had Antarctica and I Got The Message on it.

I learned a lot of French and German from this.


Vaughan Green

@Marty's Welt hahahahahahaaaaa

Aber nicht alleine

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