SHINY NEW KARMA (2007)


(v1)
I was tired of my old jalopy
Of running out of gas on the 209
There was rust showing on the chassis
Fuel leaking from the line
I had clocked a lot of angry miles
Knew just what I had to do
I traded in my rusting heap
And picked up something new

(rise)
Ain’t it snazzy?
Ain’t it jazzy?
Don’t you like my

(chorus)
Shiny New Karma?
Don’t you love that new karma smell?
My shiny new karma
Is gonna keep me out of hell

(v2)
I’m much more fuel efficient
Spew out less pollution in the atmosphere
Signal when I’m turning
Yield until the coast is clear
I was tired of driving in the fast lane
Finally taking it slow
Got my Rand-McNally and won’t get lost
No matter where I go


(rise)
Ain’t it snazzy?
Ain’t it jazzy?
Don’t you like my

(chorus)
Shiny New Karma?
Don’t you love that new karma smell?
My shiny new karma
Is gonna keep me out of hell

(bridge)
You don’t see the breakdown coming
Everything’s slow to erode
One day you’re out of alignment
And weaving all over the road
When the steering drifts and the tires are flatter
The radio muffled by the engine clatter
Start taking care of the things that matter
Clean out the clutter
Throw it in the gutter
Haul your ride away and go find another

(v3)

So no more defensive driving
No cutting off folks who try to pass
No more double parking
Or being a horse’s ass
When you don’t take time to change the oil
You’re always breaking down
And when you drive in circles
Everything comes back around

It’s always coming back around…….

(rise)
Ain’t it snazzy?
Ain’t it jazzy?
Don’t you like my

(chorus)
Shiny New Karma?
Don’t you love that new karma smell?
My shiny new karma
Is gonna keep me out of hell

Simple pun idea -- take your new "soul aura" out for a spin. Fun to write -- could probably do with some editing.

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