I Stopped to Fill My Car Up Lyrics


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Kelly Jones, Richard Mark Jones, Stuart Cable
album: Track 13 in album Performance and Cocktails
release date: 1999-3-8
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Brit Pop/Pop Rock
length: 4:30
producer: Steve Bush and Marshall Bird
mixer: Al Clay
background vocals: Astrid Williamson
lyricist: Kelly Jones
composer: Kelly Jones, Richard Jones, Stuart Cable

Cover Art

Stereophonics Performance and Cocktails cover art
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I stopped to fill my car up
The car felt good that day
I didn't know where I was going
But it felt good for a change
A five and a pocket full of silver
I paid the lady no change
And then it started to piss down
I started driving again
And then I looked up
And looked in the mirror behind me
A man round forty in the back seat
Must have stepped in when I was empty
So why's he sat there just waiting
Likely to smash my face in
He had a bag full of money
He said 'just drive me away'
I didn't know where I was going
Yet it felt good to be strange
And still I look up
And look in the mirror behind me
Curiosity is over
He stepped down from the car
He pulled a gun from his jacket
Said I was going to die
It gives me so much satisfaction
To watch you beg and cry
Well I just made up this story
To get your attention makes me smile
I never looked up or looked
In the mirror behind me

Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Roll Up and Shine
  • 2 The Bartender and the Thief
  • 3 Hurry Up and Wait
  • 4 Pick a Part That’s New
  • 5 Just Looking
  • 6 Half the Lies You Tell Ain’t True
  • 7 I Wouldn’t Believe Your Radio
  • 8 T-Shirt Sun Tan
  • 9 Is Yesterday, Tomorrow, Today?
  • 10 A Minute Longer
  • 11 She Takes Her Clothes Off
  • 12 Plastic California
  • 13 I Stopped to Fill My Car Up