Stolen Car Lyrics

Beth Orton


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: William Blanchard, Sean Read, Beth Orton, Ted Barnes
album: Track 1 in album Central Reservation
release date: 1999-3-9
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/House/Lo-Fi/Downtempo
length: 5:26
producer: Victor van Vugt
drums: Will Blanchard
vocal: Beth Orton
mixer: Mark 'Spike' Stent
engineer: Giles Hall, Trevor Smith and Victor van Vugt
electric guitar: Ben Harper
recorded by: John Wood
bass: Henry Olsen
guitar: Ted Barnes and Beth Orton
percussion: Lascelles Gordon
mastering: Tim Young
piano & keyboard: Sean Read
assistant mixer: Paul 'P Dub' Walton
assistant engineer: Peter Hill
composer: Ted Barnes, Sean Read, Beth Orton, Will Blanchard
lyricist: Ted Barnes, Sean Read, Beth Orton, Will Blanchard

Cover Art

Beth Orton Central Reservation cover art
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You walked into my house last night
I couldn't help but notice
A light that was long gone
Still burning strong
You were sitting
Your fingers like fuses
Your eyes were cinnamon

You said you'd stand for every known abuse
That was ever
Threatened
To anyone but you
And why should I know better by now
When I'm old enough not to?

While every line speaks the language of love
It never held the meaning I was thinking of
And I can't decide over right or wrong
I guess sometimes you need the place where you belong

Some may sing the wrong words to the wrong melody
It's little things like this that matter to me
Others feel that you should stand
For every known abuse to hand
And all the things that they could never see

You said you stood for every known abuse
That was ever
Promised
To anyone like you
Don't you wish you knew better by now
When you're old enough not to?

When every line speaks the language of love
It never held the meaning I was thinking of
And I can't decide over right or wrong
You left the feeling that I just do not belong

(do not belong, do not belong, do not belong)

One drink too many and a joke gone too far
I see a face drive like a stolen car
Gets harder to hide when you're hitching a ride
Harder to hide what you really saw

Oh yeah, you stand for every known abuse
That I've ever seen my way through
Don't I wish I knew better by now?
Well I think I'm starting to

When every line speaks the language of love
It never held the meaning I was thinking of
And I lost the line between right or wrong
I just want to find the place where I belong

(why should you know better by now
When you're old enough not to?
I wish I knew better by now
When I'm old enough not to)


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Stolen Car
  • 2 Sweetest Decline
  • 3 Couldn't Cause Me Harm
  • 4 So Much More
  • 5 Pass in Time
  • 6 Central Reservation (original version)
  • 7 Stars All Seem to Weep
  • 8 Love Like Laughter
  • 9 Blood Red River
  • 10 Devil Song
  • 11 Feel to Believe
  • 12 Central Reservation (The Then Again version)