The song “Ride My Bike” is a song for all bike riders but it goes further than that. We have recorded two versions: An acoustic and an electric version. But we also are asking other bands to participate.
We have already asked friends to help, The most prominent bicycle pedal power artists Ginger Ninjas to do a more Latin version and Bike Rapper Fossil Fool to make a rap version. All using the same song, but with a different interpretation each time. We want to splice these versions together to make one song that speaks for bike riding enthusiasts.
The chorus is something everybody can sing:
I’m going to ride my bike – up the hillBob T and CBATFOW - Ride My Bike
I’m going to ride my bike – over the hill
I’m going to ride my bike – down the hill
And far, far away.
When writing a song like “Ride my Bike” it is easy to try and make a political song that turns people off. The idea of this song was to write a hopeful, but fragile song about feelings, lost love and the positive energy of bicycles. We have been playing this song at bike festivals with our pedal power PA system. Four bicycles and riders provide enough electricity to power a small d&b PA.
A song about the beauty of bicycles.
i rode my bike to that place on the river
where we spoke in silence about the truth in our hearts
we took the wrong track and ended in solitude
but i still love that bike
i rode my bike to that bar near the highway
where sons and daughters complain about the noise
she was a beauty and she left to go solo
but i still have that bike
i’m gonna ride my bike – up that hill
i’m gonna carry that load – over the hill
i’m gonna ride my bike – down that hill
Now everything is better – when i ride my bike (alt.: its a heavy road but i’ll ride my bike)
you’re gone in a whisper, you’re gone in a dream
you’re gone where the songs have been sung
and i’m on the ground rolling the rubber
and i know two wheels are better than none
i rode my bike to the edge of a rainbow
where you sat somewhere between indigo and blue
and i tried to hold on to an illusion
but at least i still have that bike
© 2014 Bob T and CBATFOW
First demo of the bridge, this is how a song evolves. This is as naked as it gets.
© 2014 CBATFOW