"I like smokin' lightning,"--Not Mars Bonfire
So I used to not really know all the lyrics of the Steppenwolf song "Born to Be Wild". I knew most of them, and I knew most of the verbs and nouns, and almost all of the vowell sounds--more important, really, in the game of telephone I was playing with myself. That was enough for me, because what I ended up doing was extrapolating a new set of lyrics.
Here's how my thinking went: verse one is about getting out on the highway, and going fast.
So my verse two went:
I like smokin' lightning, [outrunning it]
Stay ahead of thunder,
Racin' with the wind,
And the pyramid I'm under. [I didn't and don't know what this line means. I thought maybe it was a reference to creating a draft by going really fast.]
If you look up the lyrics, you find they don't say this.
Yeah. Brains are strange. I kind of like my lyrics better. Although "Heavy Metal Thunder" would make a good band name...