"Ride On / Right On" as written by and Matthew Houck....
It’s going right, I hate you took me right on
It’s getting me by, I hate you took me right on
And never the heart, I hate you took me right on
The city in light, I hate you took me right on

The kids in the park, I hate you took me right on
The city of dark, I hate you took me right on
It grows in the back, I hate you took me right on
And nothing would last, I hate you took me right on

But take your greedy hands
Lay them on me
But take your greedy hands
Lay them on me

This is not my heart, I hate you took me right on
You sit at the bar, I hate you took me right on
We lay in the dark, I hate you took me right on
We wait for the core, I hate you took me right on

But take your greedy hands
Lay them on me
But take your greedy hands
Lay them on me

I’m moving too fast, I hate you took me right on
We move in the past, I hate you took me right on
And it never can last, I hate you took me right on
It grows in the back, I hate you took me right on


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"Ride On/Right On" as written by Matthew Houck

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    General CommentI think it's pretty clear that this song is about a relationship that's based on physical attraction and not very much else.
    withinyourreachon February 09, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationIt's really fun, but I think it's actually kind of a sad song about living a wild life even though it's not deeply fulfilling. The line "Take your greedy hands and lay them on me" is the one that makes me see it this way.

    All the other lines are about enjoying life in some way while also acknowledging that "it's not in the heart."

    jodallason March 22, 2013   Link
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    General CommentPretty sure the first line is "let's go for a ride", not "it's going right"
    ardnelsonon May 02, 2013   Link
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    General CommentLet’s go for a ride, hej you turn me right on
    Let’s get on the bike, hej you turn me right on
    Ain’t nothing to hide and hej you turn me right on
    The city at night, hej she turn me right on

    The kids in the park, hej they turn me right on
    The city at dark, hej it turn me right on
    Rose on the back, hej she turn me right on
    Ain’t nothing will last but hej she tell me, “Ride on”

    Take your greedy hands, lay em on me
    Take your greedy hands, honey, lay em on me

    It’s not in the heart, but hej you turn me right on
    We sit at the bar and hej you turn me right on
    We lay in the dark, honey, hej you turn me right on
    We wait for the part and hej you turn me right on

    Take your greedy hands, lay em on me
    Take your greedy hands, honey, lay em on me

    Moving too fast, hej it turn me right on
    Shifting to pass, hej it turn me right on
    I know nothing can last, but hej you turn me right on
    And Rose on the back, hej she tell me, “Ride on”
    conrizzleon January 15, 2014   Link
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    General CommentClearly Conrizzle's version is more accurate (aside from spelling 'hey' as 'hej', of course). Just sayin' ...

    Great tune, never really thought about what it 'means' though I have to say ;)
    brettjvon January 18, 2014   Link

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