"Slow Ride" as written by Bradley James Nowell, Eric John Wilson and Floyd I. Gaugh Iv....
She takes her time when it's time to get ready.
Always has her way.
Always leaves me waiting by the phone.
She told me more than once to take it slow
And I said OK.
But lately I've been sleeping all alone.
I'm not breaking up inside
I'm much to proud to moan.
Baby please come home.

I feel a little lucky so I try to play it cool.
I think she laughs inside.
With the words that burn like fire in my mouth.
Try to be a man like I got the master plan, night out on the town.
Drink and dance and we can turn it out.

Whoa, maybe it's how your body moves I just don't know,
Maybe it's just the way you move so slow.

[Hello?]
[Hi it's me]
[I thought I told you not to call me here]
[I know I just really needed to talk to you]
[Get a clue babe, there's nothing to talk about.]

(Click!)

Ask me why I play myself play myself for a fool.
Swear I would do most anything.
Walk a mile to see her smile.
Walk a mile just to rock for a while.
Babe I'm thinking with my ding-a-ling.

Whoa, I've been doing some thinking,
Now I just don't know.
Maybe just the way you move so slow.
Maybe 'cause you move so slow.
Maybe 'cause you move so slow.

But sitting on the verge of tears does not become my twenty two years.
You took my shame, and you took my pride,
And now you gonna take me for a slow ride.

But uh, uh. Waiting, waiting on the phone.
Got the words that burn like fire in my mouth.
Come on down reggae style,
Wind up your body like a bass line wild,
Drink and dance and we can turn it out.

Whoa, I'm not going crazy but I just don't know,

Maybe 'cause you move so slow. [Repeat x3]

Like love,
Move nice and low.

Slowride! [Repeat x3]


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"Slowride" as written by Eric John Wilson Bradley James Nowell

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    General CommentThis really is one of Sublime's best and I've heard them all. It's just so damn smooth and has one of the best beats. I don't think this girl was interested in Brad as much as he was, though. I'm really surprised this never got on one of their real albums. It was thrown on SHS, which is a great CD, but you'd think this would have been a song that would have been put in place of say, I Don't Care Too Much For Reggae Dub on Robbin the Hood.
    komickazeon September 04, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWords that burn like fire in my mouth for some guys I LOVE YOU.
    Badfish64on May 06, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI thought the words that burn like fire in his mouth were "Come on down reggae style,
    wind up your body like a bass line wild,
    drink and dance and we can turn it out." but he couldn't because he didnt want to freak her out or rush her
    replica8715on June 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDon't know too much about Sublime lyrics, but knowing Nowell's fate, this song may be about Heroin. SLOW RIDE; this could probably be argued for most songs about women. The similarities of women and drugs make them almost synonymous.
    amjes87on April 24, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou fuckers this song is the best you fuckers
    skennedy97on June 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this
    incubus421on July 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou fucker that's a cocky way to express your opinion..
    guitarist_10on April 19, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentya.. this song is way groovy! love the feel of it.. it's great :)
    onelostgurlon May 01, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of the best sublime songs...i can't believe there's not more comments.
    anyone can relate to wanting someone who isn't ready to settle down but you find them completely irresistable, and even though you know you're gonna get screwed over, it's worth it
    fallonmarie813on October 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commentany man in this world should be able to relate to these lyrics. He's geeked about a girl, wants to take her home and is getting way too wound up about her... she's not so eager and shuts him down.

    Have to love Sublime's story-telling style. Brad was a hell of a poet.
    Likwuid_Iceon September 16, 2005   Link

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