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It's Not About The Bike

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Acoustic blues. Recorded in 2005. I was trying to record something else, can’t remember what, and the missus was going out. She had cyclist Lance Armstong’s book, or was talking about it. Sounded like a great title for a song as well as his book…

I’d written and recorded this 20 minutes after she’d gone. Always meant to do a better version, it was a one-take demo with one mic once I’d scribbled out the lyrics, but I never got round to it. I kinda like the feel it ended up with.


It’s Not About The Bike - A A J Russe

It’s not about the bike
It’s about the ride
It’s a long long journey without you by my side

It’s not about the wheels
It’s the way you make me feel
It’s a long long journey without you to make it real

It’s not about the brakes
It’s the risk I have to take
It’s a long long journey if it’s not made for your sake

It’s not about the gears
It’s the fear that drives me on
It’s a long long journey I’ve lost all sense of right or wrong

It’s not about the bike
It’s about the ride
It’s a long long journey without you by my side

Copyright (c) 2005 A A J Russe. All Rights Reserved.

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Sister Savage said

Authentic and shamelessly cool.

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kirklynch said

Damn fine blues!

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Howard R Music said

Great MC song. I ride myself, so I can definitely relate.

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Jason Earls said

wow, fantastic guitar and great lyrics...

Guest said

I like this. Thank you. Good words. Classic slide guitar. Original??

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stoman said

You tell me I can handle different styles? It's you who really can! Great guitar playing!

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