Speeder's Rock

(Chorus)
Beggin’ for a rock through your window today
Speeder, Speeder
Beggin’ for a rock through your window today
Speedin’ through my neighborhood

You’re drivin’ way to fast
You’re gonna kill some cats
There’s a woman with a stroller and a kid on a bike
Your speedin’ is hard to like

Chorus

You’re drivin’ way to fast
I made a run for the grass
Walkin’ my dog and the night was calm
You hit the scene like a bomb

Chorus

You’re drivin’ way to fast
Your life is flyin’ past
The birds are singin’ and the flowers are sweet
It’s time to meet the world from your feet

Speeder's Rock

SiriusPutsch

Kirkland, United States

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Artist's Description

…just a little cathartic piece (car-tharsis!) to keep me from acting out the chorus. I got rid of my car 11 years ago to see what life on the outside was really like.

If I could sum up the pedestrian experience in one word it would be “vulnerable”. Vulnerable to fumes, to noise (ugh! squeaky brakes, loose belts, big engines, horns), and to being hit or even the suggestion of being hit by having people drive too close to my body, as though I were little more than a curb, a shrub, or even some other obstacle with the advantage of possessing a bumber.

Most of my friends drive, and most of them drive faster than is respectful of the neighborhoods they drive through. I know people would have a different attitude if they spent more time on the outside of their car.

I’m not as militant, aggressive, or naive as some of my more in-your-face pieces would suggest. I don’t tell my friends and family how to drive, but wouldn’t that be poetic if I was hit by a rock thrown from an irritated pedestrian while riding as a passenger in one of my friends’ cars?

See these other pieces if you’re not too disturbed by my negative take on the automobile and what it’s done to community, neighborhood, health, culture, and planet.

The Space in between
Shielded
Sacred Spaces
Love is the Mother of Invention

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