ELton John Stevie Nicks

Stolen Car (2021)


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“Stolen Car” (5:37) is Track 15 on The Lockdown Sessions, an album of musical collaborations between Elton John and different artists. Stevie Nicks sings with Elton on the track.

The Lockdown Sessions was released on October 22, 2021, reaching No. 10 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart.

About the Song

In the documentary Inside The Lockdown Sessions (on Apple Music), Elton said the following about his performance with Stevie Nicks:  “What we sound like, on this record, is Thelma and Louise.” Stevie responded likewise: “You’re in the backseat with Stevie and Elton, going down the PCH (Pacific Coast Highway)… If it’s a good duet and it’s the right song, it’s always magical.”

Lyrics

We broke the rules together
I’m guilty for the crime
You call me up at 3 a.m.
To kill me one more time
We’re dancing in slow motion
The house is set on fire
We hurt the ones we love the most
Tempted by desire

Smoke rings, tattoos, warning signs
Sink your teeth in, babe, be mine

Our love was like a stolen car
Racing down the freeway
Drinking for a new day
Wasted in an old dive bar
Nobody knew our names
Damn, those were the good days
Oh, we knew it wouldn’t last
But we did it to remember
Our love was like a stolen car
Pulled over on the freeway
‘Cause it was never ours

The night knows every secret
The morning never tells
I’m not ready to leave yet
But you need somebody else
You kiss me on the forehead
As distance fills the room
Like holding on to water
You’re always gone too soon

Smoke rings, tattoos, warning signs
Sink your teeth in, babe, be mine

Our love was like a stolen car
Racing down the freeway
Drinking for a new day
Wasted in an old dive bar
Nobody knew our names
Damn, those were the good days
Oh, we knew it wouldn’t last
But we did it to remember
Our love was like a stolen car
Pulled over on the freeway
‘Cause it was never ours

Our love was like a stolen car
Racing down the freeway
Drinking for a new day
Wasted in an old dive bar
Nobody knew our names
Damn, those were the good days
Well we knew it wouldn’t last
But we did it to remember

Our love was like a stolen car
Our love was like a stolen car
Our love was like a stolen car
Our love was like a stolen car, yeah, yeah
Pulled over on the freeway
‘Cause it was never ours
Pulled over on the freeway
‘Cause it was never ours

It was never ours
It was never ours

(Elton John/Andrew Wotman/Alexandra Leah Tamposi) 

Producer: Andrew Wolf
Engineer: Paul LaMalfa.
Additional engineering: Marco Sonzini
Assistant engineer: Gabe Burch
Mixer: Serban Ghenea, MixStar Studios (Virginia Beach, VA)
Mix engineer: Johne Hanes
Vocals: Elton John and Stevie Nicks
Piano: Elton John
Guitar and bass: Andrew Watt
Keyboards: Andrew Watt and Josh Klinghoffer
Organ: Benmont Tench
Background vocals: Stevie Nicks, Andrew Watt, and Ali Tamposi
 
Recorded and tracked at Gold Tooth Music (Beverly  Hills, CA) and The Village Studios (Los Angeles, CA). ℗ 2021 HST Global Limited under exclusive license to Mercury Records Limited.