Experimental Electric Car

Experimental Electric Car

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Loosely inspired by the movie "Who Killed The Electric Car?" I started out writing about an ego battle between car company leaders (may be a different song). Then I wrote from the point of view of one of the car research and development team members in the 1980's and 1990's that worked for a major automaker on one of the first electric car projects.

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Experimental Electric Car
12-string guitar tuned down a step DGCFAD
Guitar chords: F(G) - 32ooo3; D(E4) - o222oo; G(A4) - xo223o; D#(F) - 133211; D(E) - o221oo; D#add11(F#add11) - 1332oo; F6(G6) - 3554oo; Gadd9(Aadd9) - 5776oo; D#7(F7) - xxx545; D7(E7) - xxx434; C#7(D#7) - xxx323; C7(D7) - xxx212;

[F(G)] Sitting under the pale blue blend of fluorescence
[D(E4)] Even the shadows feel wrong
[G(A4)] Innovative ideas are an unwanted presence
[D#(F)] Been years since I felt like I belonged

[F(G)] Investment for cars of the future turned to hemorraging losses
[D(E4)] Customer service turned to managing the message
[G(A4)] I set it all loose in that bottle adrift in blue and green goo
[D#(F)] The reason I stayed is all because

Chorus 1
[D(E)] I wanted to drive that experimental electric car
[D#add11(F#add11)] Drive it around every day till I retire
[F6(G6)] Weekends taking my tent and guitar stop at the first park
[Gadd9(Aadd9)] With a power outlet, and set up for an overnight charge

[F(G)] Once I dreamed I was helping the public
[D(E)] Developing a more efficient way to get around
[G(A)] Now I see I just helped pad the one percent’s pockets
[D#(F)] Burying myself even deeper in a black oil hole in the ground

[D#7(F7)] Forty years is a [D7(E7)] long time in one career
[C#7(D#7)] Shits on the way to [C7(D7)] hit the fan where do I go but

Chorus 2
[D(E)] For a long ride in that experimental electric car
[D#add11(F#add11)] One day I’ll just say that I retired
[F6(G6)] Pack a few bags with my tent and guitar stop at the first park
[Gadd9(Aadd9)] With a power outlet, and set up for an overnight charge

[D#7(F7)] Now I dream to a return to [D7(E7)] being one of the masses
[C#7(D#7)] Stop worrying about [C7(D7)] pleasing the upper classes

Chorus 3
[D(E)] Till then I dream I ride in my experimental electric car
[D#add11(F#add11)] One day I’ll just say that I retired
[F6(G6)] Pack a few bags with my tent and guitar stop at the first park
[Gadd9(Aadd9)] With a power outlet, and set up for an overnight charge

[D(E)] Dreaming I’m riding in my experimental electric car



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metalfoot's picture

I like the angle of the narrative on this song, and of course the weird chords are awesomeness.