May 15

Father-Son Love Expressed in “The Car” by Jeff Carson


About the Song

Penned by songwriters Gary Heyde and C. Michael Spriggs, “The Car” was recorded by American country music artist Jeff Carson. Released in October 1995, it is the third single from his self-named album, Jeff Carson.

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Jeff Carson (Youtube)

In December 1995, two months after its release, the song peaked at no. 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. In addition, “The Car” reached no. 3 and no. 13 on the Canada RPM Country Tracks and Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles, respectively.

Furthermore, the video of the song won “Video Of The Year” by the Country Music Association in 1995.

Song Background

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A picture of a father carrying his son (Photo Credits: parentingsquad.com)

There are a lot of songs that speak about a father-son relationship, one of which is this Jeff Carson hit. “The Car” is a ballad about a relationship between a son and his father. The song narrates about the son’s desire for a car specifically a Ford Mustang. However, he could not get one because his father is busy with work. Without his father’s knowledge, the son really wants the car because it will give him the chance to be with him.

Its not the car that i’m needin
Just the chance to be with him
I know once these days roll past us
They will never come again
So little time, we spend way to much apart
There will always be a part of us
Together in that car

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A Red Mustang car (Photo Credits: classicmustang.com)

Moreover, “The Car” further narrates that the son eventually lets go his dream of having a Mustang upon knowing his father died. Consequently, his father left him a note and to his surprise, along with the letter is a set of keys of a new Mustang. Finally, at the end of the song, he says

“There will always be a part of us together in that car.”

Watch and listen to Jeff Carson’s “The Car” below:

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Jeff Carson, The Car

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