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Old 97s — Ride
Album: Blame It On Gravity
Avg rating:
5.8

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Total ratings: 425









Released: 2008
Length: 3:15
Plays (last 30 days): 1
There is a white hot sun
And a big blue sea
From the 101
To the Tappan Zee
There is a shadow world
On the other side
And I will ride, ride, ride

I will grow impatient for your love
But you will not recognize
How I might die inside
Unless I ride

There is a hollow moon
And a big black sky
From Apollo's tomb
To the 405
There is a shadow world
On the other side
And I will ride ride ride

I will grow impatient for your love
But you will not recognize
How I might die inside
Unless I ride

I grow impatient for your love
But you will not recognize
How I might die inside
Unless I ride

I grow impatient for your love
But you will not recognize
How I might die inside
Unless I ride
Unless I ride
Unless I ride
Unless I ride
Unless I ride
Unless I ride
Unless I ride
Comments (19)add comment
Well I like this a lot! Give it an 8
I like the Old 97's and have for many years. 
I do not agree that this track is a lesser effort. 
I do believe that it is representative (in a good way) of the band.
I believe Rhett Miller has a quality, and distinctive, singing voice. 
I hope to hear more 97's, including this track, on RP in the future.
{#No}......sad.....
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
I guess people don't like Old 97s around here. Inexplicable but hey.
 
nah, i've seen a lot of positive comments for them in times past; I have to agree that this song isn't representative of their overall work but PLEASE keep the 97's coming! (except maybe not this song...)
 shellbella wrote:
BLAH
 
I'd like to build on that comment by adding:an additional "BLAH." Thank you.
BLAH
Bill... please play some of Old 97s older stuff... Peeps will then know how RAD these guys are!!!!!  This songs pretty weak.
 stevematic wrote:
this is so weird, i grew up in danville virginia, scene of the legendary "wreck of the old '97"
 
I'm stuck here in Damnville now, wish I wasn't...

 choderama wrote:
I feel like I'm watching a crappy teen movie from the 90's.
 
Now that's funny right there.

I'm a huge fan of these guys but this is pretty blah. And yes, they do put on one hell of a live show.


Their music is so cool pretty good, but Rhett's voice sets my teeth on edge.


echoes of those college bands of the mid 80s
OK, I admit that this isn't one of their best songs, but the Old 97s are a fantastic band.  They are absolutely ferocious live!  Go see them any chance you get or try their live CD set "Alive and Wired" - it's in constant rotation on my iPod.
People.  I fell in love with this band because of this album.  {#Kiss}
Hundreds of plays, People.  And this is one of the top songs.  Really, its better in context of the whole album.
I feel like I'm watching a crappy teen movie from the 90's.

booooring.
this is so weird, i grew up in danville virginia, scene of the legendary "wreck of the old '97"

Okay...and for another great song....


I guess people don't like Old 97s around here. Inexplicable but hey.
Saw these guys open up at a festival back in 1996/97 - put on a pretty good show, especially for the middle of the afternoon outside in the Houston summer... but never got any of their albums.

Decent song but nothing special imo... probably a good 6. From what I remember of the older stuff, live at least, a bit more raw, not as poppy.