Ride it on out like a bird in the sky way,
Ride it on out like you were a bird,
Fly it all out like an eagle in a sunbeam
Ride it all out like you were a bird.
Wear a tall hat like a Druid in the old days,
Wear a tall hat and a tattooed gown,
Ride a white swan like the people of the Beltane,
Wear your hair long babe, you can't go wrong
Catch a bright star and place it on you forehead,
Say a few spells and there you go.
Take a black cat and sit it on you shoulder
And in the morning you'll know all you know.

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    General CommentI love it the rhythm is beautiful. It changes my mood to happy when I hear it. The lyrics sound like Tolkien.
    flower_girlon November 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it needs to mean anything, think we have our own meaning to this song,

    Great song though, i love it and makes me want to dance!
    Rachie84on August 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI've always interpreted this as gentle teasing of the hippies who were playing around with Druidism/Wiccan etc. in the late 60s and early 70s. You get the feeling Marc thought they were harmless kooks and their activities were of no consequence ("you can't go wrong", "there you go", "you'll know all you'll know").
    JimmyJazz68on September 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great song,and it is very easy to listen to,saying as it is only a couple of minutes long.Very good!
    Razormasticatoron April 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI wanna ride a white swan! This song Rocks!
    Coney_island_babyon January 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's almost like a Pagan anthem! Black cat on the shoulder, tall hats of the druids (wizards, lawmakers and general know it alls!), talk of Beltane (the celtic pagan may day), and one of Marc's favourits: a star on the forehead! Wonderful bouncy simple song... da da dee dee da, boyo.
    ted-macon July 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat song, at his funeral they had a huge white swan made of flowers. I believe his record company sent it to pay respects.
    RiversideGuitariston July 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. one of my davs by good old T. rex.
    rawr-im-a-tigeron November 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentanyone know the significance of beltane?
    bolan always references it and as far as i know its like, some celtic festival..
    he was kinda tolkein influenced too, if that helps.
    AladdinInsaneon August 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentby "kinda Tolkien influenced" do you mean the original other band member had the name of a character from The Lord of the Rings? - Steve Peregrine Took.... ;)
    RabbitFighteron November 06, 2007   Link

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