Matt Hopper & The Roman Candles

Matt Hopper & The Roman Candles

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Rock - Psychedelic | Hatcher Pass, Alaska, United States
Total Song Plays: 17   
Member Since: 2006
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Plays:

12

Song Description

High energy blues-rock song about a guy who gets into some trouble with the law and decides to "go for it" becoming one of the many "live car chase" scenes you see on television in Los Angeles.

Story Behind the Song

Evan Phillips and I were staying at a hotel on the Sunset Strip kitty corner from the Whiskey A-Go-Go with a Canadian music publisher who had the hotel suite and offered it up for us to relax. After rolling some fat doobs we noticed a live car chase scene on TV and laughed about how you would never see something like that on TV in Alaska...it's primarily a big city phenomenon. After a short while we start penning lyrics to a simple blues riff and the song finished itself in less than an hour.

Lyrics

high speed los angeles car chase blues
written by matt hopper & evan phillips

They tried to give me a ticket
But I'm not gonna pay
Cops got me running circles
I'm gonna give 'em something to talk about today
You'll see me live on the breaking news I've got those
High speed Los Angeles car chase blues

I've got a full tank of gas
We're on the surface streets
The gray fuzz is all around me now
Eventually they'll be on me by feet
You'll see me live on the nightly news I've got those High speed Los Angeles car chase blues

Helicopters are flying
News crews get in line
My friends call me on my cell phone but I'd don't got the time
They saw me live on the breaking news I've got these
High speed Los Angeles car chase blues

It's not like I'm running cocaine or even robbed a bank
My cars a Camry 1991
They're trying to run me to an empty gas tank
I'm here to win, I'm not here to lose I've got those High speed Los Angeles car chase blues

I'm here to win I'm not here to lose
I'm here to win I'm not here to lose
I'm here to win I'm not here to lose I've got these High Speed Los Angeles Car Chase Blues

Song Length
4:01
Genre
Blues - Rock
Tempo / Feel
Fast (151 - 170)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Frenzied, Tense

Subject Matter
Cars, Road

Similar Artists
ZZ Top, Kings Of Leon
Language
English

Lyric Credits Matt Hopper/Evan Phillips
Music Credits Matt Hopper & The Roman Candles
Producer Credits Matt Hopper
Publisher Credits Matt Hopper
Performance Credits Matt Hopper / Aaron Case / James Dommek Jr.
Label Credits Hatcher Pass Records