Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Somewhere down that Crazy River


(Original lyrics: Somewhere down that Crazy River by Robbie Robertson)

Yea! , I can see it now
(A single, consolidated Open Wheel Racing series)

The sycamore shriveling in the winter cold
I was feeling like a stranger in a strange land

You know where people play games with the few remaining fans

But, it was too hot to sleep

So I followed the call of a lone Open Wheel reporter (Robin Miller) warily poundin’ away at his keyboard in the dead ‘O night
All of a sudden I could hear somebody whistling Dixie

From right behind meI turned around and she said"

Why do you always end up reading SPEED TV in the middle of the night?
I said "I don't know, I just keep hopin’ there’ll finally be a
REALLY- REALLY-REALLY BIG ANNOUNCEMENT…”
She said "Hang the RICH!"

And catch the blue train

To places you’ve never been before,
Darling, You should just really
Come back to bed
‘Cause I’ve been having crazy dreams about going

Somewhere down a crazy river

Somewhere down a crazy river
So perhaps we should Just hop the blue train

All the way to 16th Street and Georgetown

Before we end up

Somewhere down the crazy river

Somewhere down the crazy river


Quick! Take a picture of this

The grandstands are full at PIR,
Lola, Reynard, Swift, Truesport, AAR and Penske chassis abound
While I listen to Elton John beltin’ out
“Saturday Nite’s alright for fighting”
But hey, back in ‘dem Good ‘Ol Days
When Bloody Nige drove for Newman Haas,
That's when time stood still


You know, Tony George once went
Down to Madam X’s

To let her read his palm

She said if you build it
(Your own racing series)
They’ll come
(Or was that Bill France Jr?)
And Tony said good ‘cause
I'm a man with a clear destination

I'm a man with a broad imagination


But he had clouded visions ‘O grandeur
While his counterparts at CCWS
Promised to stir our souls
With the rebirth of Champ Car
Yet, I can't find them anywhere on the Disney World Networks
Quick pass me that remote control

Gotta run, because it’s almost time to
Catch that blue train to places I’ve never been before

But look for me

Somewhere down that crazy river

Somewhere down that crazy river

'Cause I’m catchin’ that blue train

All the way to 16th Street and Georgetown
Unless the merger talks once again
End up

Somewhere down that crazy river

Somewhere down that crazy river


Wait, did you hear that?
There’s gonna be a press conference

Which is sure stirring up some ghosts for me

As Tony George said, Son; "There's one thing you've got to learn Not to be afraid of!

"I said "No, I like it, I like it, (Geez, what did you think I meant?)
I really like Open Wheel Racing, ‘cause its good!"
(Beats the HELL outta RASSCAR!!!)


That’s good boy
‘Cause if "You like it nowThen you'll learn to love it later."
(Watchin’ us pound around those “Bull Ring” Ovals…)

As I’ll bet you’ll become dizzy
Watching us race at places like Iowa and Kansas City
Damn, Tony! All that Oval talk is enough To give me shivers - chills and fever
Which makes me wonder if it’s just all a

Bizarre dream of going
somewhere down a crazy river…

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