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Killer Cars is the fifth song from the High & Dry / Planet Telex single. A remixed version also appears on the Just single named Killer Cars (Mogadon Version).

History

The inspiration for Killer Cars was a car crash that Thom Yorke was involved in when he was younger, which left him unharmed, and damaged his girlfriend's cervix. This incident gave Thom a lasting fear of cars, which has also inspired some of Radiohead's other songs, such as Stupid Car, and Airbag.

Lyrics

[Intro]
Killer cars, cars
Killer cars...

[Verse 1]
Too hard on the brakes again
What if these brakes just give in?
What if they don't get out of the way?
What if there's someone overtaking?
I'm going out for a little drive
And it could be the last time you see me alive
There could be an idiot on the road
The only kick in life is pumping his steel

[Chorus]
Wrap me up in the back of the trunk
Packed with foam and blind drunk
They won't ever take me alive
Cause they all drive-

[Verse 2]
Don't die on the motorway
The moon would freeze, the plants would die
I couldn't cope if you crashed today
All the things I forgot to say
I'm going out for a little drive
And it could be the last time you see me alive
What if the car loses control?
What if there's someone overtaking?

[Chorus]
Wrap me up in the back of the trunk
Packed with foam and blind drunk
They won't ever take me alive
Cause they all drive killer cars

[Instrumental]

[Chorus]
Wrap me up in the back of the trunk
Packed with foam and blind drunk
No they won't ever take me alive
Cause they all drive killer cars
They all drive killer cars
They all drive killer cars