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RIDE MY BIKE

Jack Speer

August 06, 2018

Genre: Country

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A few years ago, a friend invited me to join a group of 6 other guys who rode (MWF) bicycles on trails in our general area. Not long after I joined this group, I invited my neighbor to ride with us. Shortly thereafter, my neighbor shared with the guys, “Jack’s a songwriter.” One of the guys asked, “Why don’t you write a song about us riding our bikes?” This became a real challenge, as I couldn’t imagine a storyline to go along with bike riding. But, it finally hit me. As long as I can remember, whenever I would hear a rhythmic pattern, i.e. running track, marching to the cadence of our high school band, or peddling my bike around town, I would typically get an earworm (a riff that would loop repeatedly in my head) of the flavor-of-the-month hit song.


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Leslie Wade

Hi Jack great song keep up the great work

August 08, 2018

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Jack Speer

Thank you, Leslie!  So nice of you to share such kind words!!

August 10, 2018

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Guy Michael

Jack,
Cool tune! I can tell you were having fun with this one smile
Great job in transmitting the feeling through the music, and that sitar in the bridge was a nice touch!

August 12, 2018

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Jack Speer

Thank you so much, Michael Guy!  I did enjoy the creation of this song, but I’m afraid I can’t take credit for the sitar - that was totally my producer, John D. Willis.  I did, however, try to simulate the bicycle sound at the end of the song… did you notice that?
Thanks again, Michael.  I look forward to commenting on your songs.  I listened to one this morning, but will follow up with comments tomorrow, following my bike ride!!!

August 12, 2018

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Leslie Wade

Hi Jack great song keep up the great work

August 08, 2018

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Jack Speer

Thank you, Leslie!  So nice of you to share such kind words!!

August 10, 2018

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Guy Michael

Jack,
Cool tune! I can tell you were having fun with this one smile
Great job in transmitting the feeling through the music, and that sitar in the bridge was a nice touch!

August 12, 2018

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Jack Speer

Thank you so much, Michael Guy!  I did enjoy the creation of this song, but I’m afraid I can’t take credit for the sitar - that was totally my producer, John D. Willis.  I did, however, try to simulate the bicycle sound at the end of the song… did you notice that?
Thanks again, Michael.  I look forward to commenting on your songs.  I listened to one this morning, but will follow up with comments tomorrow, following my bike ride!!!

August 12, 2018


produced by John D. Willis, vocals by Matt Dame

1st verse
IN MY EARLY YEARS I ROCKED AND ROLLED,
AS I LEARNED TO RIDE MY BIKE,
I NEVER THOUGHT AT ALL ABOUT GROWING OLD,
THAT WAS TOO FAR OUT OF SIGHT.

I RODE MY BIKE ALL AROUND MY TOWN,
ALONG WITH CHILDHOOD FRIENDS,
AND OUR TIRES WOULD MAKE THOSE RHYTHMIC SOUNDS,
EVERY TIME OUR WHEELS WOULD SPIN.

1st chorus
AS I RODE BACK THEN WHEN MY LIFE BEGAN,
I COULD FEEL THAT RUSH OF ADRENALINE,
ON A DOWNHILL PACE WITH WIND IN MY FACE,
EARWORMS SINGING TO THE RHYTHM.

MY THIGHS WOULD BURN WHILE PEDALS CHURNED,
KEEPING TIME WITH RIFFS I LIKE,
I’D RIDE ALONG AND GET SONGS STUCK IN MY HEAD,
WHEN I’D RIDE, RIDE, RIDE… RIDE MY BIKE.

2nd verse
WITH MY MIND’S EYE ON MILES GONE BY,
I’M LOOKING IN MY REARVIEW MIRROR,
AND THE KID I SEE WINKING BACK AT ME
MAKES THE DISTANCE DISAPPEAR.

AND, THOUGH I RIDE MY BIKE IN ANOTHER TOWN,
ALONG WITH ALL NEW FRIENDS,
OUR TIRES STILL MAKE THOSE RHYTHMIC SOUNDS,
WHEN OUR WHEELS BEGIN TO SPIN.

2nd chorus
WHETHER WAY BACK THEN OR ‘ROUND THE NEXT BEND,
WHO KNEW I COULD FEEL LIKE SUCH A KID AGAIN?
ON A DOWNHILL PACE WITH WIND IN MY FACE,
EARWORMS SINGING TO THE RHYTHM.

MY THIGHS STILL BURN WHILE OUR PEDALS CHURN,
KEEPING TIME WITH RIFFS I LIKE,
I RIDE ALONG AND GET SONGS STUCK IN MY HEAD,
WHEN I RIDE, RIDE, RIDE… RIDE MY BIKE.

Bridge
THE UNIVERSE IS SPINNING,
AND EVERYTHING IN IT,
IS PART OF THE RHYTHM
IN MY BIKE RIDE.

Repeat 2nd chorus & end

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