Ride The Line

Ride The Line

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I was listening to some Ginuwine, and I just got this ridiculous idea about taking the amazing Pony song (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbnoG2dsUk0) and writing one thats specifically about a bus driver. Don't ask how my brain works, I dont question it I just take the creative surge and roll with it.

Lyrics: 

(Verse)
They call me Mr. Nine To Five
Bus driver on the city line
But the night's when I come alive
And baby you know it's genuine

Shift gears, I'm all ears
Whisper your destination
And I promise I'll get you there
Before we pull into the station

(Chorus)x2
So you wanna
Ride the line
But it's way past
Closing time

So you wanna
Watch me open those doors
I'm just a bus driver
But I gotta little something more

So you wanna
Pay the fare
Driving underneath the bridge
Under where?

(Verse)
Its gonna be a bumpy ride
But with this bus
You'll be safe inside
No need to fuss

Slowing down for the lights
Not a single car in sight
Ain't no rush hour at night
So why don't we do this right

(Chorus)x2
So you wanna
Ride the line
But it's way past
Closing time

So you wanna
Watch me open those doors
I'm just a bus driver
But I gotta little something more

So you wanna
Pay the fare
Driving underneath the bridge
Under where?

(Bridge)
Looks like the bus has broken down
Couple miles from the next town
Emergency lights all dim
Looks like I'm going in
You're giving me that look alright
Whispered words in the night
They call me Mr. 9 to Five
But the nights when I feel alive

(Chorus)x3
So you wanna
Ride the line
But it's way past
Closing time

So you wanna
Watch me open those doors
I'm just a bus driver
But I gotta little something more

So you wanna
Pay the fare
Driving underneath the bridge
Under where?



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sph's picture

Wonderful play with words. I can understand that you want this set of lyrics set to music.

Susan Cantey's picture

Truly unique and well written. I would grab it, but I think it needs a male voice.

Chip Withrow's picture

That is a good set of words, ready-made for music! (And there's a bawdy songs challenge in the forums - this one works.)
Checked out the video, too - I dig the soul/hip hop groove. If I did these lyrics musically, it would be a blues song. (If no one picks it up, maybe I'll give it a go.)

jcollins's picture

Looking at the lyrics...nice opening verse with storytelling and great message and rhymes. Nice chorus. Second verse pretty good as well. Bus breakdown in the bridge is nice. Yeah, the lyrics are pretty good, I like it. I can do this song but I can't play music like that in the video so I have to pass. Still, I liked your lyrics.

phoenixash's picture

I love how it seems to be about something else but the bus, but about the driver and how and what he drives. Cool