Old Car

old car

Old Car

Rusted and beaten down
Like an aluminum can stomped to the ground
Still I love it
Still I love it
And I can’t get rid of this

Destruction is masked all over its case
Like a dingy baseball on a dusty base
Still I want it
Still I want it
And I can’t get rid of this

Old car
It’s taken me far
Through troubled times and dark times
When I thought I wouldn’t
Oh I just know I couldn’t survive
Without this, old car

The blue shimmer that is left behind
Still glitters well in the bright sunlight
Only someone like me
Could appreciate
Such things
Could only see
What this old car means to me

The dull headlights gleam beautifully
Like an opal cast in moonlight at the beach
Telling me, I feel the same way too
And I will be there to help you through
This life
The troubled times, what a friend of mine

Old car
It’s taken me far
Through troubled times and dark times
When I thought I wouldn’t
Oh I just know I couldn’t survive
Without this, old car

Still I love it
Still I want it
This old car
Still I love it
Still I want it
It’s taken me far
Farther than anything
This old car…

Old car
It’s taken me far
Through troubled times and dark times
When I thought I wouldn’t
Oh I just know I couldn’t survive
Without this, old car

© 2014 C. A. Barnes

2 thoughts on “Old Car

  1. I love this one! Made me think of my first car, a used-to-be-black VW Beetle automatic stick shift that had holes on the side which I’d patch with airline tape. My uncle told me not to worry about what people would say about the tape because he said if it could hold planes together, it would hold the VW together 😀

    1. There’s something about a first car that no matter how beat up it may be on the outside, it will always be perfect to the one who owns it. Thanks for sharing your story and no lie, the Beetle is one of my favorite cars (along with the Jeep)!

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