Warren Zevon - Gridlock Lyrics




It's 5:00 P.M. on a weekday, friend
There's one of me and two million of them
The whistle blows and the factories close
There's a million more commuters on the access roads
The brake lights flash--there's an RV crashed
I'm in the passing lane going nowhere fast
The traffic crawls and the engine stalls
I'm stuck on the edge of the urban sprawl

Gridlock
Up ahead
There's a line of cars as far as I can see
Gridlock
Goin' nowhere
Roll down the window, let me scream

Oh yeah, ain't it a shame
We're all jammed up at the interchange
The paramedics and the CHP
Wait impatiently for catastrophes
I'm spending half my days like this
I might as well be working on the midnight shift
The radio's tuned to the traffic news
And everybody's choking on monoxide fumes

Gridlock
Up ahead
There's a line of cars as far as I can see
Gridlock
Goin' nowhere
Roll down the window, let me scream
I can close my eyes and dream
I can close my eyes and dream
I can close my eyes and dream

It's 5:00 PM on a weekday, friend
I'm going home but I don't know when
I hate this traffic and I hate this town
Gotta honk my horn, try to get around
I feel like going on a killing spree
Tomorrow I'm going on the RTD
The traffic crawls and the engine stalls
I'm stuck on the edge of the urban sprawl

Gridlock
Up ahead
There's a line of cars as far as I can see
Gridlock
Goin' nowhere
Roll down the window, let me scream
I can close my eyes and dream





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  1. greenmanwl

    Why it wasn't in the Michael Douglass movie where he snaps and starts shooting g peps after a car jammup at the interchange is beyond me, not to mentio. That Michael Douglass is the person showing us this great vid

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    Brandon Joncas

    wat film is this?

  2. laughliketheflowers

    Looking for a song to express something about your everyday life? Where better to look than the songs of Warren Zevon. You might find just what you want, better than anyone else can say it, tucked away on some now-obscure album, like this gem on the highly underrated album called Transverse City.

    Scott Harrisohn

    down at the mall

  3. Owe Jay

    Recommend playing this on the 405 if you feel yourself about to pull a D-FENS.

    Owe Jay

    That movie tip-toes around the "diversity" issue but it tackles the horrors of urban commuting head on! :-)

  4. ldolphin34

    Zevon and Neil Young. Doesn't get much more down to earth than that.

  5. Tridian

    I used to love this movie as a kid. They should do a remake.