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Drive All Night

from Still Loving You [1986] by Tom Robinson

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Met Paul in Utrecht in '97 running bootleg
tetracyclin with a supercharged Skoda.
Doorlocks, chrome trim, hubcaps - all missing


Got a pre-war hotrodded Super Estelle
She been fitted with the four wheel drive
And she flies like a rocket if the octane's hot
And the time and the lights are right
Well we took the old road from Rostock
In the moonshine clear and bright
Where you can make180 on the straight
When the radar's off for the night

The Northbound carriageway's covered in cars
There's a couple of bridges down
But you figure out the sliproads soon enough
When you know your way around

Drive all night, drive all day
Trying to drive my worries away

We crossed the border 'bout a quarter to four
As my brain began to ache
With the checkpoints empty and the turnpike clear
As the day began to break
Well we had a few packs of vaccine
And a crateful of Duracell Two's
So we tanked her up and took a couple of cans
At a backstreet depot in Bruges

We ran into a lone control point
And it could have been the end of the line
But they recognised Eddie and they waved us on
And they took apart the car behind

Drive all night, drive all day
Trying to drive my worries away

There were gasoline robbers at Salzburg
And we only had a couple of rounds
It was touch and go for an hour or so
But we shook 'em with our foot right down

Drive all night, drive all day
Trying to drive my worries away


from Still Loving You [1986], released January 31, 2013
Written by Tom Robinson and Paul Harvey

Tom Robinson - vocals
Paul Harvey - guitar/bass/Juno 60
Steve Laurie - percussion/drum kit
Mark Ramsden - alto/sporano sax
Coin Baldry - fretless bass

Backing Vocals: Frank Collins, Dyan Birch, Ebo Ross


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Tom Robinson London, UK

Tom Robinson (b.1950) is a UK songwriter & broadcaster first known in the 70s as an anti-racist and LGBT campaigner. He released 19 albums between 1975-2001 with various bands and has co-written songs with Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Dan Hartman and Manu Katché. He's an award-winning presenter at BBC Radio 6 Music, and released Only The Now (his first album in 19 years) in October 2015. ... more

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