i wish i was a volkswagen beetle

by Gideon Conn

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celebrating the 21st anniversary of my first ever song written in Israel in august 1996

previously unreleased!

My cousin in Haifa had an orange beetle with beaded driver seat cover.

the 3rd verse was added in 2005

apologies to fat people for the ice cream lyric. you are not bastards or necessarily greedy. i was young and misguided.

Volkswagen Beetle also gets mentioned in my track 'The Modern Age' from 2010 album 'Hip Hop Original'

lyrics

i wish i was a Volkswagen Beetle
i wish that i could get above 100 miles per hour
i wish i was a Volkswagen Beetle
i wish that i could get above 100 miles per hour

i wish i was an elevator
i wish someone would push my emergency button
and i wish i was an ice-cream maker
and some fat bastard woud try every flavour and puke
cos that would be so amusing
if a little confusing at first
yeah that would be so amusing
if a little confusing at first

i wish i was a Volkswagen Beetle
i wish that i could get above 100 miles per hour
i wish i was a Volkswagen Beetle
i wish that i could get above 100 miles per hour

i wish i was a bag of concrete
i wish someone would stand on me before i'm set
and i wish i was Wembley stadium
i wish someone would streak naked right across me
and get caught by the police
cos that would be so amusing
if a little confusing at first
yeah that would be so amusing
if a little confusing at first

I wish i was a Volkswagen Beetle
I wish i was a Volkswagen Beetle

i wish i was a box of fireworks
i wish someone would light me and get out the way
i wish i was subterranean
i wish that i could have the floor of the ocean as my burial place
cos that'd be such an improvement
on the cemeteries round my way
and i'm thinking of starting a movement called the Dead Underwater Cabaret.

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released August 12, 2017
written by Gideon Conn 1996
recorded 2010 by John Hughes and Wil Hesketh
with Jon Donohue on guitar and JJ Lees on cornet

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