Speedway

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Words & Music: Glazer/ Schlaks
Take a ton of bolt and steel
A whole lotta sweat, a set of wheels
On the Speedway
The flag is down, pistons pound
Plenty of engines ripping around .. on the Speedway

Go for the money and lead the pack
Push the throttle and burn the track
Curl and swirl like you doin' a dance
Speedway's comin' and now's your chance
On the Speedway, on the Speedway, on the Speedway

Stoke that pedal down to the floor
As much as you give, crowd wants more
More, more, more, more, more on the Speedway
On the Speedway

Take a spin, hit the brakes
A young little girl .. shivers and shakes
On the Speedway
Clear the way, comin' through
Kiss from your baby just pushin' you
On the Speedway

Go for the money and lead the pack
Push the throttle and burn the track
Curl and swirl like you doin' a dance
Speedway's comin' and now's your chance
On the Speedway, on the Speedway, on the Speedway

Stoke that pedal down to the floor
As much as you give, crowd wants more
More, more, more, more, more on the Speedway
On the Speedway
On the Speedway, on the Speedway, on the Speedway
On the Speedway, on the Speedway, on the Speedway
On the Speedway, on the Speedway
Recorded: 1967/06/20, first released on Speedway

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sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on May 8, 2013report abuse
I love this song. It has a great drive. Scotty Moore was not present on this sessions, but many other regulars were. The ending is great with the racing cars sound and someone screaming Aaah.
JimmyCool (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 22, 2013report abuse
Go! Go! Go! I love it! Too bad it was (and still is) badly remastered. The unedited master sounds much, MUCH better.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2013report abuse
As a title song to a movie this is one of the very best. Nice arrangement, it literally drives along with plenty of energy, gusto, and aptly as the name suggests, giving us the speedway feel - not bad at all.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 1, 2012report abuse
I too, like this song. Its a real enjoyable energetic song, and done well. But, be aware, if you listen to this song, as your driving, you will end up, drivng, much faster ! And I recommend, you play "Speedway" in the car, and not "Spinout for obvious reasons !(LOL) However both are fun songs !
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 1, 2012report abuse
A catchy little number, as Elvis does he turns a pretty average song into something much much better. Surely ripe for a remix this one?
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 1, 2012report abuse
I've always liked this song and the entire arrangement. It's not a great song, but it's a fun song and very catchy too.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 10, 2010report abuse
Not a bad song, not a great song, but a theme repeated way too often prior. By 1968, fans and the public were ready for a change and fast!
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2010report abuse
The title song from Elvis' 27th (in order of release) movie. Not a badly written song for being a song written about racing and Elvis does a good job with it. The problem is the production on the seven songs recorded for this movie. It sounds like they were recorded on a portable tape player. This song in particular.