"Motormorphosis" is a play about people who turn themselves into automobiles. It was written by Vaclav Havel in 1961, when he was only 24. This song was written as the theme music for a puppet theater production of the play created for the Havel Festival in New York in 2006 by Barry Weil and Tanya Khordoc.




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Songs for Vaclav Havel




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When You're an Automobile

(Theme for "Motormorphosis")




Life has so much appeal

when you're an automobile.

I tell you things can be quite surreal

when you are an automobile:

a Cadillac, a Pontiac,

a Chevrolet, a Hummer in a cul-de-sac.

Trade your heart in for steel,

and you'll be an automobile.


You will get the best deal

when you're an automobile,

and you'll have no emotions to feel

when you are an automobile:

an Isuzu, a Subaru,

an S.U.V. for cruising Second Avenue.

You won't know what is real

till you're an automobile.


Why should we to be human beings,

with their human appetites.

Better to be well-oiled machines

with grills and fins and cool taillights.


Put your shoulder to the wheel,

now you're an automobile

I tell you life won't be an ordeal

when you are an automobile:

a Mercury, a Cherokee, an Oldsmobile

with a money-back guarantee.

What could be more ideal

than to be an automobile?