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Marc Cohn: Silver Thunderbird Meaning


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Silver Thunderbird Lyrics

Watched him comin' up Winslow
Down South Park Boulevard
Lookin' good from tail to hood
Great big fins and painted steel
Man, it looked just like the Batmobile
With my old man behind the wheel
Well, you could hardly even see him
In all of that...

  1. anonymous
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    Jan 20th 2019 report

    I get emotional when I hear this song. It reminds me of my father who died when I was 17. I think it speaks to something about the way our cars are an expression of who we are or want to be. While some of this has been lost in the homogenization of modern cars, it was still in full swing when I was a kid. This child seems like he did not know much about his father, but thought of him as a super hero (as many boys do). My father was a Lincoln man. Nothing else would do. I often wondered about what he did all day at work. He choice of car came to be part of the way I defined him. When he died, he left in his will money to get a car. Not enough to buy a Lincoln, but enough to buy a Silver/Blue Thunderbird. Superhero to the end.

  2. anonymous
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    Oct 31st 2015 report

    Winslow and South Park Boulevard are streets in Shaker Heights Ohio where he lived in his youth.

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