Gimme a Car That Runs on Sunshine (lyrics)

By Michael Ryther and William John Wisely, Jr.

The automobile and American dream
Seem to go together like ice and cream
But what have we gotten with gasoline?
Dirty air and a planet overheating!

So gimme a car that runs on sunshine
Everybody knows it’s about time
Gimme a car that runs on sunshine
And we’ll truly be the land of the free
(gimme gimme sunshine! gimme gimme sunshine!)

Allow me to show you a beautiful place
Where animals roam in a great big space
It’d be so sad if we had to spoil
A polar bear’s home for a little oil

So gimme a car that runs on sunshine
Everybody knows it’s about time
Gimme a car that runs on sunshine
And we’ll truly be the land of the free
(gimme gimme sunshine! gimme gimme sunshine!)

The oil keeps spillin’ from offshore drillin’
No wonder why they call it crude
So give me somethin’ greener, somethin’ runnin’ cleaner
Energy we can renew, and renew and renew!

Gimme a car that runs on sunshine
Everybody knows it’s about time
Gimme a car that runs on sunshine
And we’ll truly be the land of the free
(gimme a car, sunshine!)
Home of the brave!