Every time we’re stuck sitting in rush hour traffic, it’s good to stop and take stock of the situation. Hovering in a standstill in front of you are other drivers, each alone in his or her car desperately trying to get home or to a better destination than their current situation. Even the people ensconced in the supple leather of luxury SUVs share more at this moment with their compact car, vinyl seat cousins than either would care to admit – both just want to GET OUT OF TRAFFIC.
In honor of these unwillingly shared moments of bonding, I Hate Houston Traffic offers you the ultimate traffic mix tape. Let’s jam…
All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
Choice lyric: “There’s no where you can be that isn’t where you weren’t to be.”
Comment: This is hard to sing along with “love, love, love” after a rear-numbing 45 minutes in traffic, but the Fab Four would never steer you wrong.
Movin’ Right Along – The Muppets
Choice lyric: “Movin’ right along, we’re truly birds of a feather, We’re in this together and you know where you’re going.”
Comment: If you can’t smile at the thought of Fozzie Bear and Kermit driving and singing this, you might be a lost cause.
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John
Choice lyric: “I’ve finally decided my future lies, beyond the yellow brick road.”
Comment: Why take the beautifully paved freeways, when side roads offer more scenery with just a few more traffic lights? (Or something to that effect).
Road to Nowhere – Talking Heads
Choice lyric: “Takin’ that ride to nowhere, we’ll take that ride.”
Comment: It feels like you’re going nowhere – especially when you’re stuck on US 290.