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Who Killed the Electric Car?

Who killed the electric car,
Why and what's the reason for?

"Not I," says the government,
"Don't point your finger at me.
All we want is clean air,
No pollution and no sedition.
But the lobby groups would've booed,
At not gettin' their money's worth.
It's lamentable the car had to go,
But there was a pressure on me too, you know.
It wasn't me that pulled the plug.
No, you can't blame me at all."

Who killed the electric car,
Why and what's the reason for?

"Not us," say the consumers,
Whose wallets dictate supply,
"It's lamentable about the car,
But we just wanted to bear witness
To the free market in operation,
We just wanted to see some competition,
There ain't nothing wrong in that.
It wasn't us that pulled the plug.
No, you can't blame us at all."

Who killed the electric car,
Why and what's the reason for?

"Not me," says General Motors,
Puffing on a big cigar.
"It was a hard sell,
But I always thought that it'd do well.
It's lamentable for the environmentalists he's dead,
But if they knew better, they should've said.
It wasn't me that pulled the plug.
No, you can't blame me at all."

Who killed the electric car,
Why and what's the reason for?

"Not me," says the mechanical engineer,
With the plans still in his hand.
"It wasn't me that claimed limitations,
My hands had no part in the machinations.
I could have enhanced the design,
Made it a car for you and I.
It wasn't me that pulled the plug.
No, you can't blame me at all."

Who killed the electric car,
Why and what's the reason for?

"Not me," says the oil company,
Whose monopoly it had to maintain,
"No, I ain't to blame,
I was just playing the game.
Market forces are here to stay,
It's just the old American way.
It wasn't me that pulled the plug.
No, you can't blame me at all."

Who killed the electric car,
Why and what's the reason for?

"Not me," says the man who did the deed
Shredding the car in a dissonant heap,
"The car was quiet, the car was fast
The car produced no exhaust smoke.
Yes, it's true, it ran without petrol,
But what was I supposed to do?
It's just what I am paid to do."

Who killed the electric car,
Why and what's the reason for?

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