My reaction after learning that Blue Rider Press, a reputable, if somewhat eclectic imprint of Penguin, planned to publish the collected lyrics of Ric Ocasek, the principal singer-songwriter of the Cars, was why. Was someone clamoring to see the words to “Shake It Up” and “Dangerous Type” together in one volume?
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