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Rank this week: 35 (↑6)
Duration: 3:30 (Dave AuJus) 
Release Date: 1979  (CapSuper) 
Lyrics By: Robert White 
Music By: Rick Davies/Roger Hodgson (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Produced By: Peter Langford (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Released By: Epic (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Published By: Rondor Music (London) Ltd. (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Licensing: ASCAP  #500288639 
  • There Is A British Version With Different Lyrics (kahnman)
  • Parody of "The Logical Song" by Supertramp. (peterpuck9)
  • Song Lyrics:

    When I was young
    All the gas was so plentiful
    Bountiful, oh, liberal
    My tank was full

    And all the pumps on the street
    They would dangle so happily
    Joyfully, oh, playfully filling me

    And then a shortage arose
    And I tried to be sensible
    Logical, economical, responsible

    And now they doubled the price
    Filling up can be ludicrous
    Ridiculous, I get furious

    There are lines that
    Stretch across the land
    How much can we withstand
    They're holding back the fuel

    So instead, in traffic jams I fight
    Crouched on my sister's bike
    I really look the fool

    I said watch where you park
    Cause they siphon it after dark
    What a lark,
    Oh, and when you start
    There's just a spark

    And if you run out in line
    You'll be pushed out in double time
    And soon you'll find,
    oh, you'll be behind the last car sign

    Oh, pump it, pump it, pump it, yeah

    Don't you think
    It's getting out of hand
    Pumping out with a gas can
    Don't tell me it's all gone

    They say odds and evens will see a few
    Please tell me what to do
    The lines are far too long

    They're so long
    They're so long
    They're so long

    (Dave AuJus)
    Current Rating 7.9 (2 votes)
    Song Images:
    Messages about the song: "The Topical Song (U.S. version)"
    kahnman   Offline  -  Podcast D.J.  -  11-13-17 04:15 PM  -  2 years ago
    Thanks Dave
    Dave AuJus   Offline  -  Artist & D.J.  -  11-13-17 02:40 PM  -  2 years ago

    This version is now correct as the U.S. version.

    Thanks kahnman for pointing this out.

    Dave AuJus   Offline  -  Artist & D.J.  -  11-13-17 01:21 AM  -  2 years ago

    The following shows played the British version: (fixed)



    Stavro Arrgolus   Offline  -  Editor, MP3  -  11-09-17 01:59 PM  -  2 years ago
    Just add a separate page with the correct mp3 & tag the title with the version and I'll tag the other page's version. If the versions aren't marked that way, someone will want them merged.
    kahnman   Offline  -  Podcast D.J.  -  11-09-17 02:13 AM  -  2 years ago
    This Is the British Version And Not the American version of the Song
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