saturday light shows
playing your love you don't have so predicab[le]
thinking of ever going long i stop
play it out they begun smoke gots a big game

how's it rolling
swing it up up a day
play like it always did hey
and always something we bring here
so in love love as they come hey

funny still game close your eyes
toys and gasoline we could save the world
nothing's obscene if you close your eyes
boys and girls let's do this joyride

:scatting:

hey you're so like swine
swine only one more time stay

money is clean if you scrub it good
guns and gasoline we will save the world
nothing's obscene if you close your eyes
boys and girls welcome to this joyride

ride
ride
this ride

:scatting:

i got a bobblehead jesus
do my thing

yeah yeah yeah yeah
yeah yeah yeah yeah

oh i'm supposed to go say things
say things to go by
don't play it like i do do do coochie pie
a run it like we're running ? you're gon' die

money is filthy so we scrub it good
guns and gasoline we will save the world
nothing's obscene if we just close our eyes
boys and girls welcome to your joyride

ride
oh ride
oh this ride
this joyride


6.18.04 -

:scatting:

i got a bobblehead jesus
keep me
keep me safe from harm
suck it all day

money is clean if you scrub it good
guns and gasoline we will save the world
nothing's obscene if we just close our eyes
boys and girls welcome to this joyride

:scatting:

money is clean if we scrub it good
guns and gasoline who could save the world
nothing's obscene if we just close our eyes
boys and girls welcome to this joyride

ride
ride
ride

:scatting:

yeah yeah yeah yeah
yeah yeah yeah yeah

:scatting:

money is clean if you scrub it good
with guns and gasoline we will save the world
nothing's obscene if we just close our eyes
boys and girls welcome to your joyride

ride
ride
ride


Lyrics submitted by jfleming40

Joy Ride song meanings
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    General Commentah beautiful.
    DMBgurl4141on September 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe new warehouse woo!
    DMBgurl4141on September 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe new warehouse woo!
    DMBgurl4141on September 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is a little bit about bashin bush, but i'm not even gonna begin to talk about that. i believe this song is about how there is much chaos in the world right now and how that people believe money and religion can solve everything, but it can't. song rocks, new warehouse woo indeed.
    bryantsmith41on October 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti definitely agree with bryantsmith41. dave is one of the most prolific bush-haters in the country and his participation in the vote for change tour proves that even further. in the versions ive heard, he says:
    "my name is clean cause i scrub it good
    guns and gasoline can save the world
    nothing to see if we only close our eyes
    boys and girls welcome to this joyride"

    its obvious that hes talking about the "joyride" that bush has our country in. the wars and the corruption are what he talks about in the refrain. the meaning is just another reason for me to love this song though. i cant wait to hear it live again. WOO!
    DMBFan418on October 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love to listen to Dave bust out the scat. He's really damn good at it and busts it out like a mad man.
    Squeegeon October 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentDMBFan418,
    I am glad you posted this. I kept thinking I was hearing Dave say my name is clean; but all of the lyrics say money is clean. The Golden Gate Park version of Joy Ride really sounds like "My Name is clean". I definately think they are talking about the current war.

    Julie
    purplejuliedon January 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSome better lines in the recent version are: Lock the door with the television on, / Staring blankly at the screen the way you do. / I’ll keep you there, and your money too.
    The song basically is sarcastically welcoming the childlike masses of america (boys and girls) to this neo-conservative joy ride over everything else. it mocks the idea of "saving the world" with war and oil, and pretending it's legit. also, it points out how people are brainwashed by religion and the media to the point of being oblivious to the issues. instead, they just sit there enjoying this "god bless america, support our troops" joy ride. well put, can't wait for this on the album.
    GoochyLittlePigon January 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSome better lines in the recent version are: Lock the door with the television on, / Staring blankly at the screen the way you do. / I’ll keep you there, and your money too.
    The song basically is sarcastically welcoming the childlike masses of america (boys and girls) to this neo-conservative joy ride over everything else. it mocks the idea of "saving the world" with war and oil, and pretending it's legit. also, it points out how people are brainwashed by religion and the media to the point of being oblivious to the issues. instead, they just sit there enjoying this "god bless america, support our troops" joy ride. well put, can't wait for this on the album.
    GoochyLittlePigon January 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSome better lines in the recent version are: Lock the door with the television on, / Staring blankly at the screen the way you do. / I’ll keep you there, and your money too.
    The song basically is sarcastically welcoming the childlike masses of america (boys and girls) to this neo-conservative joy ride over everything else. it mocks the idea of "saving the world" with war and oil, and pretending it's legit. also, it points out how people are brainwashed by religion and the media to the point of being oblivious to the issues. instead, they just sit there enjoying this "god bless america, support our troops" joy ride. well put, can't wait for this on the album.
    GoochyLittlePigon January 23, 2005   Link

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