Ben’s 10 Volume XLVIII: Great Lines from “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car”

After hearing Billy Ocean’s 1988 hit “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car” recently, I decided to focus on the lyrics for this article. The hit single was written by Ocean and his producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange, and appeared on Ocean’s seventh album, Tear Down These Walls.

The track reached number one on charts all over the world, including the United States. It also topped the “Hot Black Singles” charts. Yes, from 1982 to 1990 there was a Billboard category called “Hot Black Singles.” Go ahead and Google search “Hot Black Singles” and see what you come up with.

 Who’s that lady / Coming down the road

 Who’s that woman / Walking through my door

 Lady driver / Let me take your wheel

 Smooth operator / Touch my bumper (bumper)

 Like a road runner / Coming after you

 I’ll be your non-stop lover / Get it while you can

 Your non-stop miracle / I’m your man

 Get outta my dreams / Get in to my car

 Get outta my dreams / Get in the back seat baby

 Get in to my car / Beep beep, yeah


About Ben Allen

Our music editor Ben Allen was born one stormy evening in a quaint Northern California coastal village. Upon birth he was immediately exposed to the soothing analog sounds of artists such as Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, Paul Simon, Captain Beefheart and Santana. As the lad grew, so did his appreciation for an assortment of abrasive hard rock. A pubescent flirtation with butt metal was shattered in the early 1990’s by exposure to Nirvana and other so-called “Alternative” bands. While in college, our protagonist became a DJ on a local station, and began work as a freelance music journalist. During this period he became entranced with artists such as Tortoise, Slint, Modest Mouse, Guided By Voices and Pavement. Currently Allen resides in Arcata, CA where he continues to obsess and salivate over new recordings by his favorite artists. He works with music industry people to ensure that Savage Henry’s contributors receive music and other promotional materials. He also writes a silly monthly list titled “Ben’s 10.”

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