Sheryl Crow – Steve McQueen

This is my contribution to Song Lyric Sunday for Jim Adams blog. This weeks theme is famous people mentioned in songs… https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2019/08/10/such-an-honor/

From her 2002 album C’ mon C’ mon, The song peaked at #88 on Billboards Hot 100 chart and #13 on Billboards Adult Top 40 chart.

From songfacts.

Steve McQueen is an actor famous for his cool persona and attitude that the lyrics allude to. In the video, Crow recreates the car chase scene from McQueen’s movie Bullitt and the motorcycle chase from his film The Great Escape.
Sheryl Crow won a Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for this song.

 

 

Steve McQueen

Well I went to bed in Memphis
And I woke up in Hollywood
I got a quarter in my pocket
And I’d call you if I could
But I don’t know why
I gotta fly
I want to rock and roll this party
I still want to have some fun
I want to leave you feeling breathless
Show you how the west was won
But I gotta fly
I gotta fly
Like Steve McQueen
All I need’s a fast machine
And I’m gonna make it all right
Like Steve McQueen
Underneath your radar screen
You’ll never catch me tonight
I ain’t takin’ shit off no one
Baby that was yesterday
I’m an all American rebel
Making my big getaway
Yeah you know it’s time
I gotta fly
Like Steve McQueen
All I need’s a fast machine
And I’m gonna make it all right
Like Steve McQueen
Underneath your radar screen
You’ll never catch me tonight
Like Steve McQueen
Like Steve McQueen
We got rock stars in the White House
All our pop stars look like porn
All my heroes hit the highway
They don’t hang out here no more
You can try me on my cell phone
You can page me all night long
But you won’t catch this free bird
I’ll already be long gone
Like Steve McQueen
All we need’s a fast machine
And we’re gonna make it all right
Like Steve McQueen
Underneath your radar screen
You’ll never catch us tonight
Like Steve McQueen
All we need’s a fast machine
And we’re gonna make it all right
Like Steve McQueen
Underneath your radar screen
You’ll never catch me tonight
Source:Β LyricFind
Songwriters: John Shanks / Sheryl Crow

 

 

 

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