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The Cars — Keep On Knocking
Album: Move Like This
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Released: 2011
Length: 3:48
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Oh well the long street goes
For miles and miles
And it's picking up some strangers
And it's picking up some smiles
And the half breeds holler
They're educated guesses
And they got a lot of cheers
You guessed it, you guessed it

They keep you in follow mode
They keep you in follow mode
Take the streets you never rode
They keep you-

They keep on knocking
Like the party's on
They keep on knocking
Like the party's gone

I got some friends
In random places
All kinds of ideas
And all kinds of faces
They keep their ready shoes on
They keep their shirts on ice

And they're looking to the future
To loosen the vice

They keep you in follow mode
They hold up their signs
They keep you in follow mode
Most of the time

They keep on knocking
Like the party's on
They keep on knocking
Yeah from dark till dawn

They keep you in follow mode
They hold up their signs
They keep you in follow mode
All of the time

They keep on knocking
Like the party's on
They keep on knocking
Yeah from dark till dawn
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 BCarn wrote:

I'll bet you hear that a lot. Post-coitus.
 

Wouldn't  inter-coitus or quandiu-coitus be a better dig? (i.e., during coitus)

I really can't believe half of this band is gone. Pretty good, crunchy tune that didn't sound at all familiar.
Gosh, I was SOOO excited when 'Move Like This' came out. Rick Ocasek always sounds good. He will be missed....
 vandal wrote:
yawn
 
I'll bet you hear that a lot. Post-coitus.
 MiracleDrug wrote:
Elliot really is a brilliantly understated player... {#Bananajam}
 
You've got that right!
As my good friend Metal Dave put it in the 70's, synth-pop-diddlers...
 black321 wrote:
Takes an 80s band to put out a current song with a decent guitar riff.
 
No, that would be, "...it takes a 70's band...".

 Blzrd wrote:
Sounds too dated.
 
Yeah, Daddy-o. Only the cool, NEW-sounding music is worth listening to.

Sounds too dated.
Oh, you haters!  I don't even want to know what's in your musical libraries. All I know is that I have this CD in my vehicle, and I just can't stop listening to it. This is, to me, the very best of what The Cars can preview - and I'm betting there's better stuff they'll provide live.
You're all I've got tonight with the lyrics changed
Why, oh why, ONLY this song from the new album??!!!  There are other good ones and this is getting over-played....  Bill?!  Ok, my rant is over - promise no more comments on this topic - just thought a little reminder might do the trick?!  Apparently not.{#Rolleyes}


 aspicer wrote:
Please Bill how about other tracks from the album?! 
 
Oh they're just as bad. 
I have this in my vehicle's CD changer, and with the exception of one song, I absolutely love the whole thing. I'll probably listen to it until it won't play anymore... 
 daveesh wrote:
time has stood still for these guys... gotta wonder what this WOULD have sounded like if benjamin orr was still around.
 
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Elliot really is a brilliantly understated player... {#Bananajam}
time has stood still for these guys... gotta wonder what this WOULD have sounded like if benjamin orr was still around.
yawn
This is definitely on my list of music when I can afford to spend a little money.  Every time I hear the opening chords, I perk up and do that whole "oooo-ooo-gotta-turn-this-UP" dance. (It's very unattractive to witness, so be grateful all I did was mention it and not go into detail.)

Meet the new Cars - NOT the same as the old Cars...

EDIT:  I caved. I bought. Can't wait to hear the rest of the CD. YAY CARS!

It's like it's 1979 all over again. Love it!
The Cars have a flat

Time to drop the cars from the playlist. Nothing new here.
too simple...lacking substance
would've been cool if they had put an 'older' fashion model on the cover, sprawled on the hood of a sportscar.

I can't get over how much FUN these guys are having playing again — and it showed when they did this jammer on The Colbert Report — and DIG Mr. Easton's killer solo runs; forever wildly inspired yet always lively and crisp...  There are some other real tasty gems on this record, too.  Can't wait to see what they pull out of the garage next!
Please Bill how about other tracks from the album?! 
 jagdriver wrote:
Tired. Very, very tired.
 
Maybe you should take a long vacation...


"This song is good for the ears..."  Yes ! Indeed it is. So nice to see/hear such a great sound still 
kicking ass.. Still putting down great rock after all these years.


Tired. Very, very tired.

you've got your nuclear boots and your drip dry glove...  {#Dancingbanana_2}


It is funny the two song they are playing are my two least favorite from this CD.  The other one is,  Drag on Forever.  
Takes an 80s band to put out a current song with a decent guitar riff.


This song is good for the ears...

 
Yeah!
Ok, twice I've come to this page to make sure I'd rated this song, since it was undoubtedly an  "old" Cars tune that I didn't recognize (or remember) from the day.  {#Lol} Good stuff.  Maybe it's just me but it seems RP has been rockin' a little more and a little harder lately.  That's always good in my corner.

Not bad on first listen.  I loved the Cars when they first hit big.  "New Wave" was a breath of fresh air amongst all the disco and crap that was current.  I got to see them live in Philly just after Candy-O was released.  Probably at their prime right then.  It won't quite be the same without Ben Orr, but still nice to hear something new from them.
So often when a band comes back from the past like this they tend to over-produce their music to make up for ... what I don't know. Maybe the slower, more fallow members. I think of any pop-rock from the Stones to Peter Gabriel. They all fall into it. It doesn't seem like the Cars have though. Like somebody said in another comment, the sound is almost too jagged.
CRANK IT UP AND LET THE GOOD ROCK ROLL!
Have been rocking this since not long after it came out, and am PSYCHED to say that having a head full of jamming zingers like this makes the crazy world FUN again...
Nobody can work so much going on into such tight, well-crafted, catchy, power-infused MAGIC like these guys, and yeah, Ben, you'll live forever in spirit through the ongoing legacy, DIG IT. 
KEEP ON ROCKIN'!
I saw the Cars on tour a couple of years ago or so. At that time, Ric Ocasek opted out of the tour and Todd Rundgren filled in as the front man. Although I like Todd, it just wasn't the Cars without Ric. Great to hear them playing together again with new material that makes them viably 'the Cars' once again.
wow, this may be the surprise of the year. the only question is who's more frail and gaunt Ric Ocasek or Mick Jagger.
Blast from the... ah... present!
 Cynaera wrote:
I really like this new sound from The Cars - it has a harder edge to it, but the same quirky musicianship, and Rik Ocasek's vocals are strong as ever.  I'm seriously going to have to buy this CD. 
 

Needs more sweetness, the hard edge is a bit brittle...

Still, nice to see them back... 
I really like this new sound from The Cars - it has a harder edge to it, but the same quirky musicianship, and Rik Ocasek's vocals are strong as ever.  I'm seriously going to have to buy this CD. 
Nice to see them back....  I think.