Might Have To Be Going Down To California To Get Me A Compliance Car

Might Have To Be Going Down To California To Get Me A Compliance Car

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Song 25, halfway thru 5090 with 31 or so days to go. Piece of cake, song-a-day-in-September right. So its time to get down some of these ideas as-is. @Adnama17 suggested I do more blues. Well, my frustration with legacy automakers compliance cars seemed like the right topic so I pretended a little. No too much since the only two local choices earlier this year were expensive Teslas and two-seater Smart fortwos (but that is another song). Now there are a few Leafs and Bolts around. But the reality is that California is a long way to go from Florida for warranty service.

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Might Have To Be Going Down To California To Get Me A Compliance Car
12 bar blues format A B A C B A

Might have to be going down to California to get me a compliance car (2x)
Feel the burning urge to drive electric
Can’t find one brand new hardly any used in southwest Florida

See California created themselves an Air Resources Board, back in the 70’s before the EPA (2x)
If the automakers want to sell there
There’s a credit game they have to play

Along comes the 1990’s electric cars (EV-1) and California requiring a percentage of cars sold that had zero emissions (2x)
But the automakers fought back with their lobbyists and lawyers
To influence their decisions (for the profit angle)

The lobbyists and lawyers were successful in getting the percentage repealed (by the California Air Resources Board) (2x)
and the smog started rolling again
Choked any hope of makin a deal (some said it was shady)

A B A C B A

Then technology advanced
gas prices went up
and the smog built up all over again
Kids were coughing
and walking slow
In the Los Angeles Air Basin

California Air Resources Board established a higher gas mileage (So the automakers concentrate their electric compliance cars in California) (2x)
It’s still not easy to buy an electric car today
I’m here to warn ya (but I hope it’ll get better)

Till then I might be going down to California to get me a compliance car (2x)
If I want a new all electric Focus, B250E, Soll, Ioniq, or 500e
California is the place to be



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metalfoot's picture

Oh, I love this chord progression. I might be stealing it, Andy. This is GREAT.

And I love the storytelling you do here. Even when the lines get a little long and threaten to break the groove you hold it all together here! Wonderful. Love it.