Saturday, May 19, 2007

Accidents Will Happen

Although I had heard the song many times, I never really caught onto the opening lines of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "That Smell" until the other day:

Whiskey bottle
Brand new car
Oak tree, you're in my way

That's funny, and reminiscent of Humbert Humbert's description of his own mother's untimely demise: "(picnic, lightning)."


MJN said...

"Gimme Three Steps" is pretty darn amusing, too.

Kinky Paprika said...

Don't ask me how I know this, but the Skynyrd history page run by Ronnie Van Zant's widow has a picture of the wrecked car that inspired "That Smell."