"the ride" as written by Edward Joel Kowalczyk, Chad David Taylor, Patrick Dahlheimer and Chad Alan Gracey....
Starting now the wait is over
As long as you jump the ride
'cause I won't highway-walk forever
As long as you jump the ride

As long as you follow me
This is what I do, like I do
I've been on the ride before
It never stops at all
It never stops at all

You'll start your engines like a virgin
As long as you jump the ride
We'll cut the whip and lose the anchor
As long as you jump the ride

As long as you follow me
This is what I do, like I do
I've been on the ride before
It never stops at all
It never stops at all

As long as you follow me
This is what I do, like I do
I've been on the ride before
It never stops at all
It never stops at all


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"The Ride" as written by Chad David Taylor Chad Alan Gracey

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    General Commenti like this song, but i'm not really sure what the lyricist intended. i imagine it deals with the pain of being trapped in a bad relationship, where the same problems keep coming up over and over. there's enough emotion in the song that that loose interpretation is enough to get me listening to it on repeat.
    rooibos76on September 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI was at a Joan as Police Woman concert (Summer 2007) and she commented before she performed this song that when she wrote it, it was about Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown. But then she saw just a few seconds of the "reality tv show" featuring the couple, so now it's officially "not about them!"
    cathalmaguson October 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWow, this song is so beautiful. I can't believe more people haven't commented on it.

    I interpret the lyrics as when you're starting to know a guy you like a lot and you know he's someone you could easily fall in love with. You know he does like you but you're not sure if he wants to get involved in a relationship. You're talking straight with him, about what you want, and that it might not be easy, but at the same time (especially in the third paragraph) you're kinda trying to convince him to do it. The ride is in my opinion the relationship.

    starting now the wait is over (it's like you've been alone for so long, or maybe with somebody but not the person or the kind of relationship you really wanted)
    as long as you jump the ride (but that relationship it's of course conditioned to the other person also wanting it)

    as long as you follow me this is what i do, like i do
    i've been on the ride before it never stops at all
    (my life is complicated, are you willing to accept me? i know for experience, relationships are difficult, are you willing to endure all that?)

    you'll start your engines like a virgin(of course, at the beginning everything's new and exciting)
    as long as you jump the ride
    we'll cut the whip and lose the anchor (if you do decide to start the relationship with me, we'll both let go our restraints and inhibitions and be freely together )
    as long as you jump the ride
    melibabyloveon June 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. To me this song is about her life and those who are willing or not willing to be w/ her.
    ew78on April 06, 2009   Link

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