The Cat Empire Car Song in Music Video

The Cat Empire, Melbourne pastiche band, performs in the The Car Song, set in the context of a basketball game known as The Guilt Resolution Cup. The band, led by Harry Angus, walks onto the court to face their opponents, Their Sordid Past. The promo is full of references to high school life, the conflict between past, present and future aspirations. Cheer leaders, high school band, childhood crush, mascot and teachers all cheer the players on.

The Guilt Resolution Cup

I’ll buy an old car
I’ll get that car to start
I’ll learn how to drive too
And then Someday…
Imagine all the things I could do.

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Filming was shot by director Ben Quinn, now signed with Serious Pictures, London. Animation was by David Hayes. Digital editor Donald Clarke, sound engineer Andy Baldwin.

Lyrics for The Car Song

The weekend is the weekend
And it’s sunny in the park
I’ll stay here with my beer and fish and chips till it gets dark
I’ve got a lot of homework
But homework it can wait
I never start my homework till its already too late
My parents say think about your future and my teachers say the same
But it’s hard
When there’s a basketball game in the park
It’s 1998
And everybody’s saying:
“Harry, you’re going to be a lawyer some day…”

It’s Monday bloody Monday
And there’s two things I forgot
I forgot to do my homework
And I’ve only got one sock
I’m halfway through a test
But I just can’t concentrate
I’m sitting next to Fontaine
I want to ask her on a date
I really want to start a conversation
But each time she walks past
I start choking on my pencil
And fall flat on my ass
I need to concentrate
I have to get this grade
Or I might fail to be

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