The Fifty Cent Tour

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

dark green eldorado

Dark Green Eldorado
brings me back
1978
you'd pick me up
after workin' late
and we'd drive
to the lake and park


Dark Green Eldorado
talkin' 'bout
our plans and dreams
making out like
movie scenes
in the belly of a great
green whale.

Dark Green Eldorado
a tank of gas
would get you
to the corner store
dig for change
in the seats and floor
that's all you'd need
to fill 'er up.

Dark Green Eldorado
bench seats for sitting
shoulder to shoulder
long before
dvd's and cupholders
ashtrays with lighters
kept the kids entertained

Dark Green Eldorado
miles of pearl white
leather interior
made me feel
so much more superior
than my friends
in their compact cars

Dark Green Eldorado
now you're sitting in
the dead car lot
been thinking of you
quite a lot
and my plans
to bring you home.

Dark Green Eldorado
gonna bring you to
your former glory
gonna tell my kids
about your story.
from the belly of a great
green whale.



17 comments:

  1. Good one...it also leaves me of a mind to listen to Pablo Picasso by Burning Sensations...

    ...when he'd drive down the street in his El Dorado...:)

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  2. I can relate. I drove a '77 midnight blue Chevy Impala! Wrote a poem about her too.

    Loved that belly of a great green whale-line, Rene!

    Kat

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  3. ...although my El Dorado was actually a '77 Chevy Nova, silver paint and red pleather interior...sweeet riiiiiide (hehheh)

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  4. heck yeah go get her...there are still stories in her...nice one shot!

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  5. talkin' 'bout
    our plans and dreams
    making out like
    movie scenes

    smooth... what ride to restore——more than a car, a piece of personal history. Nice poem!

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  6. great oneshot i have an old 4 whell friend just like that ....

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  7. pablo picasso was never called an asshole! ha!!
    i spent some time in a canary yellow corvair, at the drive-in. yeah bench seat!
    love it, rene.

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  8. :-) One of my favorite things to do was the plans and kissing in my 78 Ford LTD.

    What excellent memories you've brought back for me!

    Pearl

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  9. Show them a movie called True Romance. Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette are running across the country from a drug boss in a purple El Dorado.

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  10. Felt the same about my grandpa's 5O's DeSoto--green, too, with a white interior and fascinating forbidden huge glowing cigarette lighter. A great resurrection in this piece even if she never sits in the driveway.

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  11. Aww..that's such a lovely tribute to an awesome set of wheels! Old really is gold, isn't it?! I vote for bringing it back to its glory.. and soon too!! :)

    Best luck, Rene!!
    And kudos on this sweet, memory-filled one shot!!

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  12. I'm substituting green for brown~that was the color of Rick's El Dorado...;)
    Love the Snow Angels
    and your new look here, Rene!

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  13. Love the memories made on those old bench seats - classic times

    Great One Shot

    Moonie Smiles

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  14. That would love a guitar and a group of voices around a campfire. Wonderful.

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  15. Great one shot here.. and I liked it very much.. thanks for sharing..


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  16. oh nice one! bring her back to former glory - yes..

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