you weren't the girl i had planned
to share my love with but you came in strongly with
your ships and planes
you took me down

and i went in quietly
you had me strapped, but you would promise honesty
and like clock-ridden hands
i'd come around

but you'll be captive in this town
and i'll be back out on the road
well if you wanna hear us out
then let it ride, let it ride, let it
ride, but baby i've got so much more in this life
and we could never quite get it
right, and baby i'm not looking out from inside
and i could never quite give you
what you need, what you want
you can take what you get
but it just wont amount to much i'm sure
i guess this boy is not for loving after all, all, after all

i put myself in between
treason that i hadn't seen naivety would conquer me
as i thought all the buzz was fake

but you'd prove me wrong
but right from the start, well i've been proven so much smarter
and yeah, some nights you were worth the mistake

now you can call me from the town
and i can tell you about the road
no i don't wanna hear you out
let it die, let it die, let it
die, cause baby i've got
so much more in this life
and we could never quite get it
right, and baby i'm not
looking out from inside
and i will never ever give you
what you need, what you want
you can take what you get
but it just wont amount to much i'm sure
i guess this girl is not for loving after all, all, after all, all

but you know that you're my hero, yeah yeah
cause despite your indiscretions i'm a ten times better man
and you know that you're my hero, yeah yeah
cause you saved me from the next one and her not-so-secret hand
yeah you know that you're my hero, yeah yeah
cause somehow you had me trying to break my back and give you
what you need, what you want
you can take what you get but it just wont amount to much i know
what you need, what you want
you can take what you get but it just wont amount to much i know
what you need, what you want
you can take what you get but it just wont amount to much i'm sure

yeah you know that you're my hero, because i know now
i know some girls are not for loving after all
after all


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Let It Ride song meanings
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    General Commenttune tune tune. I love a lot of the lines from this song =)
    lovelyboneson April 01, 2009   Link
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    General Commentlove this song, its gotta be the best off their new album. I hope they keep making more like this!

    Its a good song about things not working out between them, i think she wanted him to fall for her and he did but then he just couldn't give her what she wanted and needed. i can relate to that last part a lot. and then he expresses that their just not meant to be together, but i like it how first he admits that hes not right for her:
    "i guess this boy is not for loving after all, all, after all, all"

    and then he also says how shes not right for him:
    "i guess this girl is not for loving after all, all, after all, all"

    And I just love it how he still thinks of her as his hero. I can relate to that so much i had the most perfect girl, she was perfect in every single way but things just fell apart and as much as i wanted to i just didnt love her anymore. and ill never understand why. but she will always be my hero too
    LeighMahoney90on October 25, 2011   Link

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