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Gary Numan – Cars

http://www.numan.co.uk/

Singer-songwriter, musician, producer and pilot.

*** LYRICS ***

Here in my car
I feel safest of all
I can lock all my doors
It’s the only way to live
In cars

Here in my car
I can only receive
I can listen to you
It keeps me stable for days
In cars

Here in my car
Where the image breaks down
Will you visit me please?
If I open my door
In cars

Here in my car
I know I’ve started to think
About leaving tonight
Although nothing seems right
In cars

*** Released : August 1979 ***

According to Gary Numan, the song’s lyrics were inspired by an incident of road rage: “I was in traffic in London once and had a problem with some people in front. They tried to beat me up and get me out of the car. I locked the doors and eventually drove up on the pavement and got away from them. It’s kind of to do with that. It explains how you can feel safe inside a car in the modern world… When you’re in it, your whole mentality is different… It’s like your own little personal empire with four wheels on it”.

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Gary Numan (born Gary Anthony James Webb on 8 March 1958) is an English singer, composer, and musician. He is considered to be one of the pioneers of commercial electronic music and has been described as the “King of synthpop.” Gary is widely known for his chart-topping 1979 hits “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?” (with Tubeway Army) and “Cars”. His signature style combines gloomy themes of depersonalisation and alienation accompanied by energetic synthesizer work.

Early life.

Born in Hammersmith, West London, Gary Webb’s father was a British Airways bus driver based at Heathrow Airport. Gary was educated at Town Farm Junior School Stanwell, Ashford County Grammar School, Middlesex, Slough Grammar School and Brooklands Technical College. He had an early ambition to be an airline pilot, but did not gain any academic qualifications; however, he did go on to join the Air Training Corps as a teenager. He then briefly did various jobs including fork lift truck driver, air conditioning ventilator fitter and clerk in an accounts department. A guitar was purchased for him at an early age and he began writing songs when he was about 15 years old. He played in various bands, including Mean Street and The Lasers, before forming Tubeway Army with his uncle, Jess Lidyard, and Paul Gardiner. His initial pseudonym was “Valerian”, probably in reference to the hero in French science fiction comic series Valérian and Laureline Later he picked the name “Numan” from an advert in the “Yellow Pages”.

Personal life.

Gary married a member of his own fan club, Gemma O’Neill. In 2003, after some pregnancy difficulties, the couple had their first child, Raven. In 2005 they had a second daughter, Persia. In 2007 the couple had their third child, Echo. He published his autobiography, Praying to the Aliens, in 1997 (updated edition 1998), in collaboration with Steve Malins (Malins also wrote the liner notes for most of the CD reissues of Numan’s albums in the late 1990s, as well as executive producing the Hybrid album in 2003). Gary has recently moved to East Sussex from Essex.

Gary is also known for his love of flying, a passion which has featured in some of his music videos (“Warriors”, “I Can’t Stop”). He has owned several small aircraft. He is one of a very small handful of flyers with the credentials and qualifications to train aerobatic instructor pilots. Gary guest-starred in “The Power of the Crimp”, an episode of the BBC TV series The Mighty Boosh, where a major character, Vince Noir, is a huge Numan fan. Gary recently stated that he likes to go sailing from time to time. Gary was also a member of the Air Training Corps. Numan’s brother is also an accomplished pilot.

Gary has Asperger syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder which causes restricted social and communication skills. In a 2001 interview, he said: “Polite conversation has never been one of my strong points. Just recently I actually found out that I’d got a mild form of Asperger’s syndrome which basically means I have trouble interacting with people. For years, I couldn’t understand why people thought I was arrogant, but now it all makes more sense.”

Gary Numan – Crazier http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pca85HaAn6Q&feature=response_watch

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48 Comments

  1. Years later I still love this song.

    And it still reminds me of Saturday nights, eating chips, drinking coke and watching MTV.

  2. Music is just not fun like this anymore

  3. 0:00 The Outer Limits! The CommonWEALTH! What! The First Song To Play of It’s Embassy! yes so very cool to me! no claim.

  4. Whip it good.

  5. This is the guy to thank for all of the electronic music in the background of today’s "beloved" music

  6. for such a good song, the video is cringey as fuck

  7. His car sounds like it’s on a roller coaster. That’s why it keeps him "Stable for days.’

  8. What Do You Think! as were The Designs of the Nuclear Weapon that did not Continue Secret to The former Communist Soviet Socialist Republic..Would There If Ever Be A Bust of Our Dependence Upon..the fossil fuels for TRANSPORTATION/WORLD/PLANET/EARTH!…I’m so glad that Nikola Tesla is named also as being in communion with The Living Sons of God! The Overseers of The Humanity Jesus Christ! 9/11..What an Evil World Inside Job!

  9. We were suppose to have robots waiting on us by the year 2000. We were suppose to be living on Mars by 2000 and be listening to this space age Music. Somebody lied to our asses

  10. this song will forever remind me of roller skating

  11. The best version of this song was recorded at the KCRW studios a few years back..

  12. This was 80’s before the 80’s.

  13. G:N is the he father of synthpop music in my eyes.

  14. Human drummer surrounded by inhumanness.

  15. The 80s was the best time for me,wasn´t it for you all too?And the 70s but I was too young for the 70s but the AMAZING 80s was fun,fun,fun ;-))))

  16. Gary numan is listening to amplified modulation frequency 1230 in Columbia, S.C.

  17. More tambourines!

  18. 50 this month but still remember like yesterday brilliant times

  19. Is Gary Au" Ar"tistic? They still play this song on the radio! Love this sound !

  20. This came out in 1979. Way ahead of its time. This whole album goes dumb too. Check out The Pleasure Principle if you like classic synthpop. Gary is a true pop innovator.

  21. I think this it what really started it all…transforming genres of music and raising the bar.  This should be noted as a masterpiece.

  22. This song is definitely part of the official soundtrack to my life.

  23. Applause bravo!!!!!!!

  24. Such a fun time to be in my 20’s! I wouldn’t change it for anything.

  25. Fox! Rock’s Czar! The Most Beautiful Woman on The Planet Earth! who is It’s Cutest Lady Queen if Ever! Pharaoh Priestess!

  26. Mighty boosh anyone?

  27. The Aspie Anthem.

  28. Fan since, in 1979 and now 2017!! Fascinated until this day, Elektro Pop, New wave, Kraftwerk always my favorites! Gary Numan pioneer of advantgarde electronic music, Jean-Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream and of course Mike Oldfield!! Amities du Allemagne (de lÒuest, Francfort du Main, Hesse)!!!

  29. Illuminati confirmed before illuminati was trendy

  30. why doe’s it sound like he got kicked in the Ball’s when he said cars

  31. how many people have seen the t.v show the mighty boosh he was on an episode and the main character Vince noir was his biggest fan

  32. Vice city!

  33. In my opinion I think Gary Numan looks like Edward (Twilight) × Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)

  34. i die you die

  35. There is more than meets the eye in this song… MK ULTRA maybe?

  36. How ridiculously cool is this song…………………!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. TO THE ASSWIPE POSTERS. GOOD LUCK GETTING TO OUR AGE.

  38. Love this damn song.

  39. Ya know somethin’?…After all these years listening to this song…I’m startin’ to think it’s not about cars at all!…Also, I’m pretty sure Gary Numan is Fez’s dad…"There is no car you son-of-a-bitch!"

  40. CHRIST in a fuck-bucket!

  41. Here in my car
    I feel safest of all
    I can lock all my doors
    It’s the only way to live
    In cars

    Here in my car
    I can only receive
    I can listen to you
    It keeps me stable for days
    In cars

    Here in my car
    Where the image breaks down
    Will you visit me please
    If I open my door
    In cars

    Here in my car
    I know I’ve started to think
    About leaving tonight
    Although nothing seems right
    In cars

    In cars, in cars, in cars
    In my car, in my car, in my car, in my car
    In cars, in cars
    In my car, in my car, in my car, in my car
    (I’ve been sittin’, I’ve been sittin’, I’ve been sittin’, I’ve been sittin’)

    In cars, in cars
    In my car, in my car, in my car, in my car
    (I’ve been sittin’, I’ve been sittin’, I’ve been sittin’, I’ve been sittin’)

    In cars, in cars
    In my car, in my car, in my car, in my car
    (I’ve been sittin’, I’ve been sittin’, I’ve been sittin’, I’ve been sittin’)

    In cars, in cars
    In my car, in my car
    (I’ve been sittin’, I’ve been sittin’)

  42. I love brandon flowers’s old stuff

  43. better dancer than Elvis

  44. If ur here from mystic timbers say i

  45. The guy is as ugly as a horses ass, but he can sing his ass off.

  46. Wow ! I didn’t knew Dr. Sheldon Cooper had a band back then ! Fantastic ! ! !

  47. Autistic Gary!

  48. One of my all time favourite songs, and it was still awesome when he teamed up with fear factory.

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