Songs You May Have Missed #132

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Todd Rundgren: “Emperor of the Highway” (1983)

Wherein Todd, ever restless with pop form, casts his ode to arrogant drivers as Operatic Duet:

I am the Emperor of the Highway/I wield the Universal Will/One might chance to overlook my Divineness/Unless I’m sitting in the Imperial Poupe de Ville

I am the Emperor of the Highway/Strapped with foolish mortals such as these/ I need never indicate my intentions /I can stop and go and turn just as I please/For I am the Emperor of the Highway!

Hold! Methinks that thou hast driven too far/I am the Royal Prince of Foreign Sports Cars/Better that I should drive a wheelchair or jog/Than to be blown off by a Regal Road Hog

I am the Emperor of the Highway (Where did you ever get that gas sucking pig of a car?)/This time my friend, you are outclassed (Any real man would drive a stick shift)/For my uncle is the Duke of the State Police (Cut me off again and I will punch your lights out)/And he will place his Royal Boot upon your Ass (This is my exit, we shall meet another day)

Don’t forget who’s Emperor of the Highway/For I am the Emperor of the Highway!

See also: https://edcyphers.com/2013/03/06/songs-you-may-have-missed-354/

See also: https://edcyphers.com/2013/10/06/songs-you-may-have-missed-485/

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  1. Trackback: Songs You May Have Missed #354 | Ed Cyphers

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