Here They Roll Down

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"Here They Roll Down"
AMC-UK.jpg
United Kingdom cover
Song by American Music Club from the album United Kingdom
Released 1989
Format LP / CD
Length 4:10
Label Demon Records
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Tom Mallon
United Kingdom track listing
  1. "Here They Roll Down"
  2. "Dreamers Of The Dream"
  3. "Never Mind"
  4. "United Kingdom"
  5. "Dream Is Gone"
  6. "Heaven Of Your Hands"
  7. "Kathleen"
  8. "The Hula Maiden"
  9. "Animal Pen"

"Here They Roll Down" is the 1st song on American Music Club's fourth album, 1989’s United Kingdom. Mark Eitzel re-recorded the song with Manolis Famellos and a group of Greek traditional musicians for 2003's The Ugly American.

Puncture asked Eitzel about where the car sounds at the start of the song were recorded, which Eitzel said, "By the freeway right outside the studio. That song started out with the freeway noise. I wrote it for that on-ramp. I was going to write a whole album of those songs, site-specific songs which would give you an impression of each place, like on top of a fifteen-story building. But I only wrote four of them..."[1]

Lyrics

Here they roll down
Like a miracle that's over
Here they slow down
Like a miracle that's over

Tell them for me, as you see them speeding by,
That their lights don't light the way
Tell them for me, if you can catch their eye,
That I'd never stand in their way

Here they roll down
Like a miracle that's over
Here they slow down
Like a miracle that's over

You can't find as you're speeding by
Anywhere you want to stop
You can't find as you're speeding by
Anyone to raise you up

Here they roll down
Like a miracle that's over
Hey you slow down
Like the miracle was over

If your broken face can find a lover
Give away your chance to fly
Give away your will power

Hey look at me I'm free

You can hear them fall out
You can see them toss it up
You can be caught in their lights as they flash by
You can go with them without knowing why

Video

American Music Club performing "Here They Roll Down" in October of 1988 at Hotel Utah in San Francisco, CA, US.

Personnel

American Music Club

Others

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References

  1. Steve Connell (February 1990). "American Music Club". Puncture. Retrieved March 27, 2018.