I admit this Nexusmod game image has nothing to do with Phil Ochs’ song “My Kingdom For A Car” but it’s illustrative in its own way.

Phil wrote:

I’ve found my freedom
Her and I been flying down that highway of gold
My shirtsleeves are rolled, my Colt 45 is cold.
I go fast, till I’m going faster.
Look how far we’ve come, look how far
A car, a car, my kingdom for a car
How I love the highway
Picks me up and takes me wherever I please
I race through the trees bring space to her knees
I am master of all that’s flying past me.
Look how far we’ve come, look how far
A car, a car, my kingdom for a car
Look how far we’ve come, look how far
A car, a car, my kingdom for a car
Take me to tomorrow
Let me go on racing with the wind in my hair
There’s smoke in the air but I do not care
If you want me, you will have to pass me
Look how far we’ve come, look how far.
A car, a car, my kingdom for a car
Come to me baby,
We will leave this town it was not made for a man
We’ll find a new land, but the traffic is jammed
I went far but it’s a time for walking
Look how far we’ve come, look how far.
A car, a car, my kingdom for a car
A car, a car, my kingdom for a car
A car, a car, my kingdom for a car