"Smooth Rider" as written by David John Matthews, Mark Christopher Batson, Carter A. Beauford, Stefan K. Lessard, Leroi H. Moore and Boyd C. Tinsley....
Last night no way
I was gonna be left hungry
Then your daddy caught me sneaking out your bed
It's just a game I play
Its just a roll that way
These things sweet baby,
Are messing with your head

I'm a smooth rider baby
You know I just keep moving on
Don't know why I like to carry on
The way i do
It's just that I'm in love with you

If you see me out there runnin'
And you hear the sheriffs comin'
Your daddy's crazy with that gun in his hand
If you know they're comin' for me
And you know they're runnin' for me
You my love won't let them keep me away

I'm a smooth rider baby
You know I just keep movin' on
Don't know why I like to carry on
The way I do
It's just that I'm in love with you

If you see me out there runnin'
And you hear the sheriffs comin'
Your daddy's crazy with that gun in his hand
If you know they're comin' for me
And you know they're runnin' for me
You my love won't let them keep me away

I'm a smooth rider baby


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"Smooth Rider" as written by Carter A. Beauford Boyd C. Tinsley

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    General CommentOMG I LOVE THIS SONG TO DEATH. It's one of those songs that I'd be cussing or swearing on and on about how much I love it. And Dave has a great voice when singing it.
    innocence14son May 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is hot. i wish it was longer . but this is hot.
    DMBgurl4141on May 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentman this song has such a nice groove to it. im definitely diggin this one along with every song from Stand Up...
    mebechinamanon May 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love Dave's vocals in this song it's so horse yet smooth, fitting perfectly with the song
    Just1_BigEyedFishon May 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song too. But is kind of like the song oh (some devil) because it is such a good song and the only thing wrong with it is that its so short. But I bet the live version will be jamming and long!! So have no fear concert goers!!! LOL


    But i mean seriously, this song i think is about well you know sex. so if your daughter was doing dave matthews (and she was older than 18) would u put a stop to it??
    americanbaby05on May 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI took a double take when I hear the sensual songs dave writes..but then theres the context and the key words..

    mankind has two tempters in their heads. the carnal and spiritual. the first is the carnal drawing attention to the flesh..but dave mentions messing with the girls HEAD..her mind..and then theres the other smooth rider that later comes along in mankinds life..that of the spiritual rider..jesus christ...and the gun in daddys head...his bible and orthodox religion,,,the police...

    whos the smooth rider? ..try thinking of the holy spirit.. dave loves to mess with our heads...
    Me2on May 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentStill chasing the fantasy (re: Dreamgirl, Stand Up), the guy has some strange circumstances to deal with. His sensual dreamgirl is dancing the seven veils and delivering mind sex but she has her daddy, her angel, with her and he is enormously protective.
    I think the line is ... Things, sweet baby, are messing with your head ... suggesting that her dad or perspectives surrounding her are making her feel like the guy doesn't love her. This is also indicated by the "game he plays" and "Don't know why I like to carry on the way I do." He does this because he is so entranced by her he can't see straight. Her transmission is one way, she's not getting any feedback, she feels uncomfortable and unsteady and wants her angel to take her away.
    I think the line is ... And you hear the sheriff's comin'.
    You see me out there running'
    If you know they're comin' for me
    And you know they're running for me
    All these lines suggest her angel is hell bent on snatching him for the peace mission but he would prefer that the guy keep his paws off his lure, his baby, the dreamgirl. The guy is trying to tell the dreamgirl that he's a smooth rider.
    sillybunnyon June 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThat's HOT. Dave is SEXY. Nough said.
    karmamamaon January 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with karmamama.....this song is hot and so is Dave. And yes, I would stop my daughter from doing Dave, but only because I would want him for myself.

    Besides, I'm only 21 and don't have a daughter.

    So therefore, I just want Dave for myself.
    IheartDaveon January 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with karmamama.....this song is hot and so is Dave. And yes, I would stop my daughter from doing Dave, but only because I would want him for myself.

    Besides, I'm only 21 and don't have a daughter.

    So therefore, I just want Dave for myself.
    IheartDaveon January 26, 2006   Link

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