Hot Car

from by Travis Lee Kern

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Comes in a Jewel Case. Includes 9 original songs, liner notes with song lyrics and studio photos. Cover artwork and disc artwork by Matthew Klooster. Photos by Taylor Lunsford and Colby Reasor.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Bethel Road via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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When class was slow in high school hot cars were my escape
The kind that shined when they passed by with rumbling v-8s
They could be any color but I made them pencil gray
They all had the muscle to pull me away

I was proud to be from that town, but I craved the unknown
I set my sights on a powerful ride and the places that I'd go

Someday I know I'll get away
Peddle down on the interstate
I would dream of a hot car

Years later I was working at a warehouse far from home
I ate a lot of dollar menu dinners, but I made it on my own
I had an old worn out Chevy and all it had was heat
Driving around that summer I kept a towel in my seat

I could have fixed the air in that beater but I chose to pay the rent
It kept me humble and a little sweaty everywhere I went

Someday I'll make it to a better place
Windows up, I'll have it made
I would dream from a hot car

I drive an SUV to haul around my kids
Now they're my dreams, the best thing I ever did
I want to buy them all Mustangs and shield them from heartache
But they need to space to learn from their mistakes

It's the hardest road I've ever known, helping these kids turn out alright
Like my parents I'll just do my best, and say a prayer every night

Someday I know they'll drive away
God I hope they'll be ok
As they dream of a hot car

One way or another, may they get to drive
A hot car


from Bethel Road, released August 5, 2019
Written by Travis Lee Kern


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