Cat Stevens Bad Brakes Lyrics

Back to Earth Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Just Another Night
  • 2 Daytime
  • 3 Bad Brakes
  • 4 Randy
  • 5 The Artist
  • 6 Last Love Song
  • 7 Nascimento
  • 8 Father
  • 9 New York Times
  • 10 Never
  • Bad brakes, whole car shakes.
    Looks like I'm heading for a breakdown.
    Black smoke, engine beginning to choke.
    I must be heading for a breakdown.

    I pulled up for a mouth of coca-cola
    Down at samuel's cafe.
    Saw a little spanish lady coming over;
    Said: "Lady are you going my way?" She said: "O-lay."

    Bad brakes, carburetor shakes.
    Looks like you're heading for a breakdown.
    Black smoke, engine beginning to choke.
    We must be heading for a breakdown.

    We hit the road at ninety miles an hour;
    Heading for 'frisco bay.
    She said: "Senor, you got cop on your shoulder."
    I said: "Oh, now we'd better not stay,
    We got to get away with our
    Bad brakes, carburetor shakes;
    Looks like we're heading for a breakdown"

    He was catching up, nose right inside our mirror
    When the motor blowed.
    We climbed out and she began to shiver.
    Oh, no, sir please let us go?
    He said: "Don't you know you got
    Bad brakes, carburetor shakes;
    Looks like you bought yourself a breakdown.
    Black smoke, engine beginning to choke,
    And you've got yourself a breakdown."

    Bad brakes, engine beginning to shake;
    Looks like we've got ourselves a breakdown.
    Black smoke, engine beginning to choke;
    We got ourselves a breakdown.

    Written by: Alun James William Davies, Yusuf Islam
    Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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