"Mercedes Benz" is an a cappella song written by the American singer Janis Joplin with Bob Neuwirth, and the poet Michael McClure. The song was originally. Janis Joplin in Janis Joplin's “Mercedes Benz” was an accident. The song's lyrics were written at a Port Chester, N.Y., bar in August. Listen to Mercedes Benz on Spotify. Janis Joplin · Song · “Mercedes Benz” a blues tune about the search for happiness by the pursuit of worldly goods. It's a classic hippie rejection of the consumerism that was already. Listen to Mercedes Benz by Janis Joplin, Shazams, featuring on Classic Rock Deep Cuts, and Janis Joplin Essentials Apple Music playlists. Janis Joplin never got a Mercedes Benz, but she did have a Porsche that was painted to become a piece of hippie art. Janis Joplin - Mercedes Benz (Letras y canción para escuchar) - Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes-Benz? / My friends all drive Porsches / I must make. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of "Mercedes Benz" on Discogs. Video clip and lyrics Mercedes Benz by Janis Joplin. Oh Lord, won't you buy me a color TV? Dialing For Dollars is trying to find me. Janis Joplin performed an impromptu version of Mercedes Benz on Oct. 1, , just three days before she died of an overdose.