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Song Lyric Sunday – SS 396

The prompt from Jim:

Our theme this week is Automobile, Car, Jalopy, Vehicle suggested by Melanie B Cee of Sparks From A Combustible Mind.


When I saw the prompt for today I immediately thought of the song “Thunder Road” but the song itself wasn’t really about the car. I felt it still applied, but then I knew I would easily go down a rabbit hole with the movie, Robert Mitchum, the history of moonshinin’, and how this region of the country was part of the history of that time. I think it may morph into a blog post all on its own sometime in the future.

Instead, I decided to give a shout out to hubby’s favorite car with the song “SS 396” recorded by Paul Revere and the Raiders. The song had little if any airplay as it was a promotional song requested by Chevrolet to promote the 1966 Chevelle SS 396 (hubby’s was a ‘67).

The flip side of this record is “Camaro” by the English group The Cyrkle (“Red Rubber Ball”). I would say it is pretty unusual to have two bands featured on one 45. And both promo songs about cars!

SS 396
Lyrics from Genius Lyrics

Forget about your Hemi’s and your GTO’s
I’ve got a new machine, and she really gos
When I pass you up on the drag strip you’ll know darn well
You’ve been beat by a porcupine V8 Chevelle

Taching it up now, you better be quick
Cus’ nothing can outrun my SS 396

There’s lots of chrome goodies sitting under the hood
She looks real pretty, like a tough one should
On the redline tires, she sits real mean
She’s the coolest hot one… you’ve ever seen
Crusing the highways, getting my kicks
Everyone’s checking out my SS 396

Look at her go (look at her go)
She sits real low (she sits real low)
Dealer tires grip the road
Her deep breathing fours (deep breathing fours)
And they’ll never settle short (never settle short)
Feel the rear end grab the load

Take you for a ride man, it’s really a treat
Strap yourself into a bucket seat
The four speed tranny is starting to whine
You’ll know about the Super Sport
Once we get off the line

Crusing the highway, getting my kicks
Nothing can match my…SS 396

Look at her go (look at her go)
She sits real low (she sits real low)
Dealer tires grip the road
Her deep breathing fours (deep breathing fours)
And they’ll never settle short (never settle short)
Feel the rear end grab the load

Take you for a ride man, it’s really a treat
Strap yourself into a bucket seat
The four speed tranny is starting to whine
You’ll know about the Super Sport
Once we get off the line

Nothing can match my…SS 396
SS 396
SS 396
SS 396


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