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Old 06-22-2007, 02:57   #1 (permalink)
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Would This Make Sense In A Song

Hi-

I'm a songwriter but I don't know much about cars. I'm working on a song called
"My Baby Drives A Mustang," It's about this girl and her 65 mustang. Does this lyric make sense "it's got four on the floor she like to drop it into overdrive."

I know it's an odd question but I appreciate the help-
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Old 06-22-2007, 14:20   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Would This Make Sense In A Song

Yes it does make sense from a car point of veiw but I'm not certain if a 65 Mustang came with overdrive if the facts worry you.

Whats the rest of the song like
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Old 06-22-2007, 15:46   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Would This Make Sense In A Song

Thank for the response, I'm glad to know it makes sense. I'd like it to be historically correct if at possible. So I am curious to know if a 65 came with overdrive. Feel free to drop anymore things that are unique to 65 mustangs, things like type of engine, I've seen some with the stripe on them, is there a name for that?

As far as the song it's pretty much a blues song-

So two lines repeated and the third to rhyme with the first two.

First verse is:

My baby drives a Mustang it's a 1965 - 2x
It's got four on the floor she like to drop it into overdrive

Second Verse is:

When I feel her wheels spinnin' under me - 2x
There ain't no doubt in my mind she's the one for me

It needs a bridge which will go along the lines of :

Her Daddy don't like it when she runs around guys like me and so on.

That's all I have so far just need to tighten up the bridge and write a 3rd verse.

I can give you an idea of what it sounds like without the words if you're interested- I can send you an instrumental MP3 to an e-mail address

I sincerely appreciate your help.
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Old 06-22-2007, 21:22   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Would This Make Sense In A Song

Cool.

The ones with the stripes that went over the hood were called a Shelby Mustang and had a V8 engine.

Some of the body styles were Fastback , Convertible and Hardtop if any of those things help.

I'm still not sure if overdrive was an option on any but hopefully someone else may be able to tell us.
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Old 06-22-2007, 22:37   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Would This Make Sense In A Song

Nope - no overdrive - most 4 on the floor will be 1:1 top gear...

It will sound naff to a Mustang fan if you put overdrive in there

Check out the lyrics for:

Little Deuce Coupe Lyrics

Little deuce Coupe
You don't know what I got
Little deuce Coupe
You don't know what I got

Well I'm not braggin' babe so don't put me down
But I've got the fastest set of wheels in town
When something comes up to me he don't even try
Cause if (it) had a set of wings man I know she could fly
She's my little deuce coupe
You don't know what I got
(My little deuce coupe)
(You don't know what I got)

Just a little deuce coupe with a flat head mill
But she'll walk a Thunderbird like (she's) it's standin' still
She's ported and relieved and she's stroked and bored.
She'll do a hundred and forty in the top end floored
She's my little deuce coupe
You don't know what I got
(My little deuce coupe)
(You don't know what I got)

She's got a competition clutch with the four on the floor
And she purrs like a kitten till the Lake pipes roar
And if that aint enough to make you flip your lid
There's one more thing, I got the pink slip, Daddy

And comin' off the line when the light turns green
Well she blows 'em outta the water like you never seen
I get pushed out of shape and it's hard to steer
When I get rubber in all four gears

She's my little deuce coupe
You don't know what I got
(My little deuce coupe)
(You don't know what I got)
She's my little deuce coupe
You don't know what I got
(My little deuce coupe)
(You don't know what I got)
She's my little deuce coupe
You don't know what I got


Maybelline

As I was motivatin' over the hill
I saw Maybelline in a Coupe deVille
Cadillac rollin' on an open road
But nothin' out-run my V8 Ford
Cadillac doin' about ninety-five
Bumper to bumper rollin' side to side

Maybelline, why can't you be true
Oh Maybelline, why can't you be true
You've started back doin' the things you used to do

Well the Cadillac pulled up ahead of the Ford
The Ford got hot and wouldn't do no more
It done got cloudy and started to rain
I tooted my horn for the passing lane
The rain water poured up under my motor hood
I knew that were doin' my motor good

Maybelline, why can't you be true
Oh Maybelline, why can't you be true
You done started back doin' the things you used to do

------ harmonica ------

Well now, the heat went down and the motor cooled down
And that's when I heard that highway sound
Cadillac lookin' like a ton of lead
A hundred and ten a half-a-mile ahead
Cadillac lookin' like it's sittin' still
I caught Maybelline at the top of the hill

Maybelline, why can't you be true
Oh Maybelline, why can't you be true
You done started back doin' the things you used to do


Hot Rod Lincoln - Song Lyrics

My pappy said, 'Son, you're gonna drive me t' drinkin' ...
If you don't quit drivin' that - Hot ... Rod ... Lincoln!'

Well, you've heard the story of the hot rod race,
When the Ford and the Mercury were settin' the pace.
That story's true I'm here to say,
Cause I was a'drivin' that Model A.

It's got a Lincoln motor and it's really souped up;
That Model A body makes it look like a pup.
It's got 12 cylinders and uses them all;
And an overdrive that just won't stall.

It's got a 4-barrel carb and dual exhausts,
4:11 gears that really get lost -
Safety tubes and I'm not scared,
The brakes are good and the tires are fair.

We left San Pedro late one night;
The moon and the stars were shinin' bright.
We were drivin' up Grapevine Hill,
Passin' cars like they were standin' still.

Then, all of a sudden, in the wink of an eye,
a Cadillac sedan passed us by.
The remark was made, "That's the car for me."
But, by then, the taillights wuz all you could see.

Well, the fellers ribbed me for bein' behind,
So I started to make that Lincoln unwind.
Took my foot off the gas and, man alive,
I shoved it down into overdrive.

Well, I wound it up to 110;
Twisted the speedometer cable right off the end.
Had my foot glued right to the floor;
I said, "That's all there is - there ain't no more."

Now the fellas thought I'd lost all sense;
The telephone poles looked like a picket fence.
They said, "Slow down, I see spots."
The lines on the road just looked like dots.

Went around a corner and passed a truck;
I crossed my fingers just for luck -
The fenders clickin' the guard rail post;
The guy beside me was white as a ghost.

Smoke was rollin' outta the back
When I started to gain on that Cadillac
I knew I could catch him and hoped I could pass
But when I did I'd be short on gas.

There were flames comin' from out of the side;
You could feel the tension; man, what a ride.
I said, "Look out, boys, I've got a license to fly"
And the Cadillac pulled over and let me by.

All of a sudden a rod started knockin';
Down in the depths she started a rockin'.
I looked in the mirror and a red light was blinkin';
The cops was after my Hot Rod Lincoln.

Well they arrested me and put me in jail.
I called my pop to make my bail.
He said, "Son, you're gonna drive me t' drinkin',
If you don't quit drivin' that - Hot ... Rod ... Lincoln!"
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Old 08-01-2007, 16:49   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Would This Make Sense In A Song

gotta love the beach boys, but the hot rod lincoln song is a little different from the song i have.
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