The Car Song
The Cat Empire Lyrics


The weekend is the weekend
And it’s sunny in the park
I’ll stay here with my beer and fish and chips till it gets dark
I’ve got a lot of homework
But homework he can wait
I never start my homework till its already too late
My parents say think about your future and my teachers say the same
But it’s hard
When there’s a basketball game at the park
It’s 1998
And everybody’s saying:
“Harry, you’re going to be a lawyer some day…”

It’s Monday bloody Monday
And there’s two things I forgot
I forgot to do my homework
And I’ve only got one sock
I’m halfway through a test
But I just can’t concentrate
I’m sitting next to Fontaine
I want to ask her on a date
I really want to start a conversation
But each time she walks past
I start choking on my pencil
And fall flat on my ass
I need to concentrate
If I don't get this grade
Then I might fail to be a lawyer someday

But just right now
Can’ think of anything better to do
Than just sit down at the piano and a write this tune
And maybe later
Maybe later in the afternoon
I’ll sit back and relax
And think of all the things I’m going to do…

Someday…
I’ll buy an old car
Someday…
I’ll get that car to start
Someday…
I’ll learn how to drive too
And then Someday…
Imagine all the things I could do.

(That was 1998 now
Bring it forward to the present day now
Cause some things have changed
but some things (some things)
never change (never change)
check it out (check it out))

The weekend is the weekend
And it’s sunny in the park
I’ll stay here with my beer and fish ‘n’ chips till it gets dark
I just saw Peter Parsons
Who used to be in my class
I always gave him wedgies cause I thought he worked too hard
He said, “Harry, life is great –
I feel so happy these days –
I’m a litigation lawyer –
So I got it made
I’m going out with Fontaine
Rememer her from tenth grade?
I drive a Porsche so I can’t complain…”

sh**! And look at me can’t think of anything better to do
That just sit down at the piano and a write this tune
And maybe later
Maybe later in the afternoon
I’ll sit back and relax and think of all the things I’m going to do…

Someday…
I’ll buy an old car
Someday…
I’ll get that car to start
Someday…
I’ll learn how to drive too
And then Someday…
Imagine all the things I could do.

(Break)

But just right now
Can’ think of anything better to do
Than just sit down at the piano and a write this tune
And maybe later
Maybe later in the afternoon
I’ll sit back and relax
And think of all the things I’m going to do…

Someday…
I’ll buy an old car
Someday…
I’ll get that car to start
Someday…
I’ll learn how to drive too
And then Someday…
Imagine all the things I could do.

Contributed by Makayla R. Suggest a correction in the comments below.
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Comments from YouTube:

skmarimba

what an amazing band. they're so versatile--it seems like they can take any genre and go in any direction with it. funny video too!

Rainer Hilland

Man this band kicks all kinds of ass. They have a groove that's really hard to create. Buy their albums! And easily the most entertaining and creative video I've seen :P

D B

This song brings me back to when I was 5 or 6. My dad has just bought a brand new Ford Falcon BA XR6 turbo. We jammed to this on our first road trip in it with me telling him to floor it every 5 minutes and getting thrown back in my seat. Good times.

Werebilby J

I'm here because this song came up on my weekly discovery list on Spotify and we loved it! Absolutely brilliant! Stuff Harry Styles or whatever, pfft. I will keep any eye out for more of these dudes' music as it 's brilliant.

Terry Wallis

Love this song and so many others. So sad to hear they recently broke up. There music will live and inspire and invigorate forever. TYVM guys😍

Hannah Gately

these guys make being an Australian sooo much better for me. i love them!!!

The Adobe Empire

Man, I've seen this video so many times and it just never gets old.

angelovexx

love these guys! this song's been stuck in my head all day, haha.

Shane Fell

Imagine if Harry HAD become a lawyer. We wouldn’t have the Cat Empire

Speckled10

words cant describe how much I love The Cat Empire .. their incredible music is just whats good about life ..

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