Lyrics: In Circles

In Circles by Benjamin Orr (written by Benjamin Orr and Diane Grey Page ©1983)

 

Give me one good reason, tell me how you feel

Well is it just a teaser, or is it all too real?

You slip and I start thinking, not a lot to say

Well show me something different, new along the way

 

Just spinning me in circles, never get the fix I need

Oh oh, down around in circles, it’s always you and never me

 

First you tell me one thing, then you tell me two

If someone here is crazy, I base the bet on you

 

Just spinning me in circles, never get the fix I need

Ho ho, down around in circles, it’s always you and never me no, no

 

Why do you refuse (refuse) to play it by the rules all the time?

You know (you know) it really drives me wild.

 

You slip and I start thinking, not a lot to say

Well show me something different, new along the way

 

Just spinning me in circles, never get the fix I need

Ho ho, down around in circles, it’s always you and never me, no, no

 

Why do you refuse (you choose) to play it by the rules all the time?

You know (you know) it really drives me wild.

 

Give me one good reason, tell me how you feel

Well is it just a teaser, or is it all too real?

 

Just spinning me in circles, never get the fix I need

Ho ho, down around in circles, it’s always you and never me, yeah yeah

 

How you love me like crazy and you could never see

And you love me like crazy

 

How you love me like crazy and you could never see

And I want you like crazy, only you talk to me

 

And you love me like crazy, but you could never see

Always you can’t be beat, yeah

 

And I want you like crazy and you could never see it

Talk to me, no no no

 

And you love me like crazy and you could never see

But you could never see it

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Quoting Benjamin

“There’s no maximum number of times you can sing a song. We’ve been doing ‘Just What I Needed’ for about eight years now, and I still get the same charge out of doing it.” — The Boston Herald, October 12, 1986

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Episode 30: The Cars on Film!

Episode30Though it’s been over 40 years since Ric, Ben, Elliot, David and Greg committed to giving The Cars a go, their music is still relevant in today’s culture. Being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is surely an acknowledgement of the band’s long and continuing influence, but even more telling is the prevalence of timeless Cars’ tunes in movies and television over the years.

In this episode, Dave and Donna highlight ‘the good, the bad, and the ugly’ of The Cars on film from 1978 to 2018 using this list as a launching pad:

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This show is more than just chatter, though… Dave discovers the comedic value of slowing down the podcast audio on iTunes, spends money at the drop of a hat, and tweets Adam Sandler. The Midnight Scroll sparks some great discussion with letters from Christopher and Judi. And best of all? The world premiere of “Dry Nights in White Satin” produced by Dave, because he underestimated the appetite for foolishness hidden within the Fanorama. Haha! Seriously, folks, do NOT miss this.

Heading into summer, summer, summer… Need some cool Cars beach garb? Check out our unique designs for tees and totes on our page at Tee Public:  https://www.teepublic.com/user/nightthoughts. And don’t miss out on Chris Morris’ iconic 2018 Rock Hall artwork featuring The Cars on a rocking beach towel! Visit https://chrismorrisillustration.com/product-tag/the-cars/.

And since we’re posting links, here are a few more. There are plenty of ways to get in touch with NiGHT THOUGHTS:

  1. Follow the podcast on Twitter! @TheCarsPodcast. If you’re looking for the hosts individually, Dave goes by @night_spots and Donna is @sweetpurplejune.
  2. Join the action on Facebook:  http://www.facebook/groups/nightthoughtspodcast/. Lots of fun stuff going on over there!
  3. Drop us a line for the Midnight Scroll! Send it to nightthoughtspodcast@gmail.com. We love to get mail!
  4. Subscribe and write a review of the show on iTunes: bit.do/itunesnightthoughts
  5. Take a listen through Soundcloud: bit.do/soundcloudnightthoughts
  6. And of course… youtube! Subscribe and comment –we love it! bit.do/nightthoughts

Enjoy!

In other words:

ric induction“I just want to start off with a little known fact about The Cars. When we started the band Ben was supposed to be the lead singer and I was supposed to be the good-looking guy in the band. But after the first gig that changed. I got demoted to just the songwriter.

It’s hard not to notice that Benjamin Orr is not here. He would have been elated to be on this stage, receiving this award, in his hometown. It feels quite strange to be up here without him, and we miss and love him dearly.” — Ric Ocasek, in his acceptance speech during The Cars’ induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, April 14, 2018

Episode 29: Fanorama CARS Con

The excitement of Cleveland and Rock Hall Weekend still lingers … We’re all asking, “When can we do it again???” Time to take a good hard look at what it would entail to organize an ‘official’ Cars Fanorama get-together! Join Dave and Donna as they brainstorm the various logistics involved: location, funding, merchandise, special guests, and so much more.

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We’d really love your feedback! What are YOUR ideas for the ultimate Fanorama Cars convention? Who do you think would come to represent the band? Where would you travel to attend? And entertainment events? Nothing is off limits — from cover bands and Q&A sessions with rock photographers, to interviewing band members’ neighbors, to re-enacting fan fights with a Ric lookalike… Lay it all on the table so we can tell the Woz about it when we call him for funding. (Just kidding — podcast joke! (but maybe?))

Be sure to listen to the Midnight Scroll, too; we’ve got a little photo challenge for you from our podcast friend ‘across the pond.’

There are plenty of ways to get in touch with NiGHT THOUGHTS:

  1. Follow the podcast on Twitter! @TheCarsPodcast . If you’re looking for the hosts individually, Dave goes by @night_spots and Donna is @sweetpurplejune.
  2. Join the action on Facebook: http://www.facebook/groups/nightthoughtspodcast/ . Lots of fun stuff going on over there!
  3. Write us an email for the Midnight Scroll, please! Send it to nightthoughtspodcast@gmail.com. Big shout out to Liz for writing in!
  4. Subscribe and write a review of the show on iTunes: bit.do/itunesnightthoughts
  5. Take a listen through Soundcloud: bit.do/soundcloudnightthoughts
  6. And of course… youtube! Subscribe and comment –we love it! bit.do/nightthoughts

Click below and enjoy!

Lyrics: Too Hot To Stop

Too Hot To Stop by Benjamin Orr  (written by Benjamin Orr and Diane Grey Page ©1985)

 

It’s about time you told me what you wanted
It’s about time you showed me what goes where
There’s a lot on the line, oh, it’s back to where we started
It’s about time, and maybe I don’t care

It’s about time, counted back to zero
There’s a lot on the line, time to clean the air
Keep it in mind, oh, it all goes out the window
It’s about time, well, I can’t see it but I know it’s there

Remember it’s too hot to stop
Remember well, too hot to stop

It’s about time you gotta face up the factor
It’s about time ‘cause it’s been on my mind
There’s a lot on the line, if it’s left to any question
It’s about time, well, you can call it in anytime

Remember it’s too hot to stop
Remember too hot to stop

You make it so hard getting through to ya
It’s not the time for throw away
Just like it’s all something new to ya
You can hang on or run away

It’s about time you start to get the picture
It’s about time you gotta take a look around
Keep it in mind because you’re almost over limit
It’s about time and it’s all about to come down

It’s about time you gotta wake up, smell the coffee
It’s about time you gotta open up your eyes
There’s a lot on the line, so tired of hearing ‘sorry’
It’s about time, ‘cause a part of me likes surprise

Remember well, it’s too hot to stop
Remember too hot to stop

Well, you make it so hard getting through to ya
It’s not the time for throw away
Just like it’s all something new to ya
You can hang on or run away

It’s about time you told me what you wanted
It’s about time, it’s about time, yeah
Keep it in mind, oh, it’s back to where we started
It’s about time, it’s in your mind, about time

Remember it’s too hot to stop
Remember too hot to stop…