Monday, 17 December 2007

John Cooper Clarke- Hire Car

Here is a poem by the great John Cooper Clarke about hire cars.

HIRE CAR By John Cooper Clarke

double park - don't lock the door
push the pedals through the floor
give it loads and then some more
it's a hire-car baby

with the stick - grind the gears
watch that distance disappear
never yours in a thousand years
it's a hire-car baby

hire-car, hire-car
why would anybody buy a car?
bang it, prang it, say ta ta
it's a hire-car baby

by the way, you're on the streets
save yourself a couple of sheets
collision rate will keep it sweet
it's a hire-car baby

show this motor no respect
bump it, dump it, call collect
what else do the firm expect
it's a hire-car baby

drive the motherfucker anywhere
just like you don't care
put it down to wear and tear
it's a hire-car baby

pray the person who hired it last
didn't drive it quite so fast
this dakarum dodgem doesn't last
it's a hire-car baby

try not to kill yourself
or injure anybody else
don't forget to fasten your belts
rent it, dent it, bang it, prang it
bump it, dump it, scorch it, torch it
crash 'n' burn it, don't return it
lost deposit, let 'em earn it
who cares, it's on the firm's a hire-car baby