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Drive-In Picture Show
Tim Mueting © Copyright, All Rights Reserved


It’s a Saturday night on the outskirts of town
The cars line up, they come from miles around
The neon lights they flash and they glow
Pointing the way to the nights big show

And here comes Jimmy with his dad’s Cadillac
He’s got Julie beside him, they’ll park in the back
And the Thompson’s are here with the twins in tow
They’ll catch fire flies in a jar and watch them glow

And dad’s got a six pack iced up in the trunk
Mom brought the popcorn just to save a few bucks
Cuz money’s been tight, since the plant had to close
But tonight they’ll have a time at the drive-in picture show

And here comes Jimmy in his dad’s Cadillac
He’s got Linda beside him, they’ll park in the back
And the gang’s all here from the college down the road
It’s Saturday night at the drive-in picture show

Well here comes Frank with his new wife Jolene
He works at the station, pumping gasoline
He’ll wash your windows, check the air in your tires
Buy a round at the tavern every once in a while

And Jolene cuts hair at the solon in town
She dreams of a family, lots of kids all around
But that’ll have to wait, there’s a recession you know
But tonight they can dream at the drive-in picture show

And here comes Jimmy in his dad’s Cadillac
He’s got Brenda beside him, they’ll park in the back
And the gang’s all here from the college down the road
It’s Saturday night at the drive-in picture show

Everybody get ready the sun’s goin’ down
Get back in the car turn up the sound
Grab that blanket from the back, there’s a chill in the air
Snuggle up close, there’s no time to spare

Cuz’ in a few years this place will be gone
Boarded up windows and weeds overgrown
We’ll have movies eight, sixteen and twenty four
Cell phones and itunes, progress for sure


We’ll have internet cafes twenty-four seven
We’ll all be connected, Hell, it’ll be heaven
No more movies out under the stars
No more time to catch fire flies in a jar

Cuz time is money so surely you know
There’s no more time for the drive-in picture show