Essential Songs: Big Trucks by Pedro The Lion

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An early favorite from the seminal, controversial, influential Christian alternative band Pedro The Lion. A simple story of empathy and patience, Big Trucks is told through a conversation between a father and son.  Big Trucks is a good example of the plain talk lyrics, simple melodies and challenging messages that make the music of Pedro The Lion and David Bazan so compelling.

Big Trucks
David Bazan

dad, dad, why did you let that man push you around like that
you should’ve beat him down – down to the ground – down to the ground for that
he says, “son, you’re still young and you always jump the gun”
there are real people in the big, big trucks
that you flip off when they get in your way
you get so hacked, that you pay no mind to the great big sign that says oversized load
do you really think they can go as fast, as you in your 87 trans am
they know you’re in a terrible rush but they’re going just as fast, as fast as they can
dad, dad, i really don’t understand what driving big trucks has to do with that man
you should’ve taught him a lesson about being rude about talking to you with such an attitude
son you’re still youngand you always jump the gun
you get so hacked, that you pay no mind to the great big sign that says oversized load
do you really think they can go as fast, as you in your 87 trans am
they know you’re in a terrible rush but they’re going just as fast, as fast as they can

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