Paul Revere & The Raiders - SS 396 Lyrics




Forget about your Hemi's and your GTO's
I've got a new machine, and she really gos.
When I pass you up on the drag strip you'll know darn well
You've been beat by a porcupine V8 Chevelle

Taching it up now, you better be quick
Cus' nothing can outrun my SS 396.

There's lots of chrome goodies sitting under the hood
She looks real pretty, like a tough one should.
On the redline tires, she sits real mean
She's the coolest hot one... you've ever seen
Crusing the highways, getting my kicks
Everyone's checking out my SS 396

Look at her go (look at her go)
She sits real low (she sits real low)
Dealer tires grip the road
Her deep breathing fours (deep breathing fours)
And they'll never settle short (never settle short)
Feel the rear end grab the load

Take you for a ride man, it's really a treat
Strap yourself into a bucket seat.
The four speed tranny is starting to whine
You'll know about the Super Sport
Once we get off the line

Crusing the highway, getting my kicks
Nothing can match my...SS 396

Look at her go (look at her go)
She sits real low (she sits real low)
Dealer tires grip the road
Her deep breathing fours (deep breathing fours)
And they'll never settle short (never settle short)
Feel the rear end grab the load

Take you for a ride man, it's really a treat
Strap yourself into a bucket seat.
The four speed tranny is starting to whine
You'll know about the Super Sport
Once we get off the line

Nothing can match my...SS 396
SS 396
SS 396
SS 396
SS 396





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Paul Revere & The Raiders SS 396 Comments
  1. Mike

    Feel her tires...not Dealer tires. Lol . Great song!

  2. Jim Kinkade

    😡WHY DONT THEY MAKE ROCK SONGS ABOUT CARS ANYMORE?

  3. Ronnie Smith

    I have this 45. This song is one side 1, side 2 has Corvair Baby.

  4. Mary Lou

    First time I was introduced to the Raiders. My grandfather owned a Chevy dealership and was given this record as a promo. My aunt thought I would like it...............sure did..........played it all.the.time. I think I was about 11.

  5. Mark Simoneau

    Back in the 60s we didn't have the internet but we sure had badass cars and had more fun!

  6. Dan Gilliam

    I love my 66 SS 396 Impala

  7. Ron Cole

    A neighbor when I was a kid was a Chevy dealer. They played this 45 in their dealership as a promo. When the promo was over, he brought the 45 home and gave it to me, knowing I had a decent collection of 45s.

    Ron Cole

    The B-side was a song named "Camaro"

    Raymond Kitchen

    B-side was by Cyrkle (Red Rubber Ball/Turn Down Day)

    Ron Cole

    @Raymond Kitchen Thanks, Raymond. Wasn't sure who it was, just remember the song. Fun times.

  8. Deputy276

    Bill...please change the lyrics BACK to "feel her tires". There is no such thing as "dealer tires".

    Dan Gilliam

    Yes, but not in a good way. Dealer tires are made cheap to drive the price of the car down another 100 bucks or so.

  9. John Volkman

    The first time I listened to this I heard, "Feel her tires grip the road, Her deep breathin' ports" (not fours). I'm not a gearhead so would that even make sense?

  10. Beatle Bob

    Nice video accept you should have put a 1966 picture of Paul Revere and the Raders and their classic lineup and not the line-up uou had pictured above

  11. binchey

    try this ss 396-425

    william taylor

    In a 65 Corvette? That's the car I remember them in from the factory.

  12. roppi

    LOOK AT HER GO

  13. Herr Oberst

    Ah yes, the 375 HP solid-lifter "porcupine" 396.  Mated with a Muncie M20 or 22 it was a bit of heaven.  Signed, Old Phart....

    william taylor

    That was my first car in the summer of '74. It was a '68 with the 4 spd console. Loved it when I had to give two girls a ride home from work from my job at Burger Chef. Back then the girls were tiny, and I had the smallest of the two sit on the console when she was wearing her traditional mini white uniform dress. The 375 version I had sounded like it had 16 tiny hammers under the hood when I was idling at traffic lights.

    Stephen Gaydos

    mom had a 65Buick Gran Sport. 401 nail head with 325 horses, bamboo creme. did the quarter mile in 15.5/96mph. buried the needle a few times on Rt 80.

    Mike

    The L78!

  14. Hans Gruber

    Had a Gold 1970 SS 396.

    Herr Oberst

    Yes, Hans, your '70 Chevelle was 'badged' as a "396," however it was actually a 402 CI with either the 330/350 HP.  I read this in Forbes.  "When he saw the breadth of his domain he wept, as there were no worlds left to conquer."(Benefits of a classical education)  Herr Oberst

    Hans Gruber

    Correct, mine was 350HP

  15. Jeff Hill

    "Feel her tires grip the road" is actually "Dealer Tires Grip the road."

    AJ Sgro

    Jeff I still think they say Feel her tires grip the road. this song was a promotional thing that GM hired PR & and the raiders for. you went to the dealer for a "test' drive they gave you a 45 RPM record. hoping you would come back and buy one for a mere $3000.

    wolfattack402000

    It's "feel her tires grip the road"

    Jim Phillips

    It IS Feel her tires

    william taylor

    Dealer Tires? Huh? Were the tires optional from the factory?

    Deputy276

    What the heck are "dealer tiers"? It's FEEL her tires. Don't change something that isn't wrong. There is no such thing as "dealer tires".

  16. JD FERRO

    Memories !!!!