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James Reyne – Motor's Too Fast lyrics

He's just a local boy
Modelling for magazines
Things are never quite as they seem
He's got throwing stars
He's got silver tops
Mama's grabbed her jewellery
Hidden in the bathroom
Calling the cops

Give me somewhere to go
Don't give me train rides
When the shops are all closed
Don't give me train rides

Never gave anyone the slightest notion
Never showed us that the call was cast
Mama don't want you
Daddy don't want you
Your Motor's running way too fast

Now the Mallway's shuttered
Hanging in the afternoon
Drink a little Vodka
Picking up the old man
Rolling him 'round in her room

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    This is a story about how a good looking young man with potential goes off the rails and gets into a life outside mainstream society.
    He drinks, steals, hangs out at the mall when it's closed and he's shunned by his parents. As for the reference to motor's too fast, I might even speculate he's stolen a car? Perhaps it's just a reference to his state of mind as he slips into alcoholism?
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