Carburetor Man (written March 2009)

Photo from the music video 'Born to Die,' by Lana Del Rey

Photo from the music video 'Born to Die,' by Lana Del Rey

Originally posted October 24, 2012

arburetor Man

Mixed tape blastin’ over busted speakers

Me and my carburetor man rumble down the road

He thrusts the pedal hard to the floor

A one-two-three-four pump

Gets my engine revved up

(Fuel injection is for lazy pussies

Addicted to cruise control and automatics)

Take a firm grip

On a sleek stick

And let’s shift gears

Rolling over lush peaks

Or just idling at a drive-in

Squeezed in the backseat

Black vinyl sticking to my thighs

Hershey lips caressing my face

Make me feel like I’m sixteen again

And in the stroke of a finger

We’re back on I-95

Soaring over that sweet ravine

Together