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You can hear the Good Times In the Morning radio show weekdays from 7 to 9 a.m. on WCMT, 1410 on the AM dial, featuring Paul Tinkle and Chris Brinkley.

"Shut Up and Drive!" first aired on July 20, 2010.

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Shut Up and Drive!

As heard on WCMT radio 1410 AM, Martin, Tennessee

Words and Music by Larry Holder

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[verse 1]
They're chatting in the fast lane
They're texting in the right
We're stuck on multi-tasking
Without an end in sight.

Our hands are on the wheel
But we're a thousand miles away
So busy contemplating
All the stuff we've got to say!

Shut up and drive!
Shut up and drive!
You know deep down it's really true
And I ain't talkin' jive.

I think we'd all be safer
Might even stay alive!
This world would be much better
If we'd all shut up and drive!

[verse 2]
You'll see 'em doing rolling stops
And swerving in the lane
Oblivious to what's around
Those cell phones are to blame!

And to a lone pedestrian
What a scarey sight to see:
A busy, chatting soccer mom
Turning left in an SUV!

Shut up and drive!
Shut up and drive!
You know deep down it's really true
And I ain't talkin' jive.

I think we'd all be safer
Might even stay alive!
This world would be much better
If we'd all shut up and drive!

[verse 3]
What on earth did we ever do
'Fore cell phones came our way?
How did we ever get things done
And make it through the day?

When we actually paid attention
To the things that we had planned
Instead of being captive
To that noise-box in our hand!

Shut up and drive!
Shut up and drive!
You know deep down it's really true
And I ain't talkin' jive.

I think we'd all be safer
Might even stay alive!
This world would be much better
If we'd all shut up and drive!

[verse 4]
So if you're driving past me
With that cell phone in your hand
And you see me mumbling something
That you cannot understand

Well, let me make it simple
It's not so hard to do
It's just a piece of sage advice
I'm offering to you...

Shut up and drive!
Shut up and drive!
You know deep down it's really true
And I ain't talkin' jive.

I think we'd all be safer
Might even stay alive!
This world would be much better
If we'd all shut up and drive!

Song & Recording (P) 2010 Larry Holder

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