I take to the line, my feet on the steady
The creature beside snarls he's ready.
A spark makes a shock and the feet start to fly
I shoot across the city with a lion by my side.
Pass lights pass lakes pass years of decay
The shoeless kids chasing our dust as they play.
We sidestep the world downshifting for speed
The lion beside me can tell what we need.
Rubber feet rolling beneath my metal cage
We tear through the streets like fire on a page.
Gripping the wheel I'm along for the ride
Pistons pump oil through the heart of this pride.
Only broken bottles bounce my headlight back
Rising ashes of industry turn the sky black
But above it all is the sound of the poor
Only my motor can drown out it's roar.
Though my rolling feet may take me away
In the motor city my heart will stay.