Damn the Speed Limit Lyrics Video

Graphic for Jerry Boutot Music single Damn the Speed Limit

The story behind the creation of this song is really a pretty crazy tale. My friends and I had just come off of an all-nighter with the help of some “electric koolaid”, ganja, and lots of beer. These kinds of nights always ended up with a second day “after-glow” that kept us up riding the wave of awesomeness all day into the next night. It was early in the afternoon when we were all hanging out at my friend Bruce’s parents house in the back yard. I remember it like it was yesterday. A small group of really, super close friends. The sun was shining and it was either fall or spring in Connecticut: crystal blue skies and brisk air. Not cold, just invigorating. We were playing frisbee. Bruce bent the frisbee in half and then tried to throw it. The frisbee flew really funny – kinda wobbling and tilting back and forth. This was around the time that the Star Wars movies were big, and I want to say that it may have been around the time the 2nd or 3rd movie came out. So it was natural for me to look up and comment on the Frisbee’s flight.

I was sitting on the grass cross-legged – when we were kids we called it “Indian Style”. I saw Bruce bend the frisbee and throw it, and we all laughed at the pathetic way it flew, and I said to Bruce, “hey that’s like Luke Skywalker drunk driving”. He laughed, and I stood up and said “get a notebook!!!” The rest is history.

I literally sat down and wrote out these lyrics in one sitting, on the grass in the sun on a beautiful day in New England, riding the afterglow of a really fun night with the best bunch of friends I’ve ever had in my entire life. God, I miss those guys.

I should think about getting everybody together for a reunion…

Damn the Speed Limit


Love and Prosperity to you ALL! Have an AWESOME Day!