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  • Round round get around I get around
    Yeah! Get around round round I get around
    I get around Get around round round I get around
    From town to town Get around round round I get around
    I'm a real cool head Get around round round I get around
    I'm makin' real good bread
    I'm gettin' bugged driving up and down the same old strip
    I gotta find a new place where the kids are hip
    My buddies and me are getting real well known
    Yeah, the bad guys know us and they leave us alone

    The Beach Boys, "I Get Around"

    Oh you beautiful tangerine flake streamlined Baby
    You turbo charged Formula One steely steed
    You symbol of our national addiction to cars, gone AWOL
    You midnight crawler down the main streets of the West
    You perfectly chromed, polished, buffed magnificence
    You hydraulic leaper and jumper, airborn wonder
    You sleek, shining, chariot, painted lady,
    You artifact, idol, embodiment of elegance,
    You with the gold plated chain tiny steering wheel
    You with the plush velvet purple seats
    You with an engine so clean you could serve nachos on it
    You who reflects the Sun God, flashing bright
    You modern vimana, flying sorcerer, magic carpet:

    We who stand here admiring your curves, your hot hot soul
    Stand in awe of you, honk our love: honk, honk!
    We beg for just one flicker of your halogen headlights,
    One rev rev rev of your cylinders, one airy leap!
    Just some small sign that you see us, waving, waving!

    (Photograph by Alex at the Wheels and Waves County Fair Hot Rod Show)
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