Ride Away

Lyrics

(1)

As we travel through hill and valley
Ridin' away don't know what you do when you accuse me
You're talking about yourself
You think you're a giant
You think you're a nothing hey hey
(You drive them away)
(You drive them away)

You spread lies and discontent I wish you could see yourself
You drive them away
Through hill and valley
Ridin', ridin', ridin', ridin'
A-hey-hey
(You drive them away)
(You drive them away)

You think you're a giant you know you're nothing hey
Nothing to do with me
You're gone ridin', ridin', ridin'
You spread lies and discontent
I wish you could see yourself
(You drive them away)
(You drive them away)

Drivin'
As you travel through hill and valley
Ridin' away
Ridin' away
A-hey-hey
You drive them away
A-hey-hey
(You drive them away)
(You drive them away)

Well you accuse me you talk about yourself you think you're a giant but you're nothing
You're talking to yourself
And no one else
A-hey-hey
(You drive them away)
(You drive them away)

Buster
I wish you could see yourself you drive them away
No matter what I say
Hey hey
As you travel through hill and valley drive them away
That's what I say
(You drive them away)
(You drive them away)

You think you're a giant you think you're a giant hey
As you travel through hill and valley listen what I say
Nothing to do with me
Just ride away
(You drive them away)
(You drive them away)

While you're ridin' away you remember everything
That I say
Hey hey
Hear what I say
You drive them away
Hey hey
What I say
(You drive them away)
(You drive them away)
(You drive them away)
(You drive them away)


Notes

1. A very straightforward song, lyrically. The melody is heavily indebted to "I'm Gonna Run Away From You" by Tami Lynn, which was a Top Ten hit in Britain in 1971, and was big among the Northern Soul crowd at the time. ^

Comments (2)

joincey
  • 1. joincey | 04/03/2019
is there any way that the lyrics to this could have been written by Bec Walker as well? i know it's credited to Eleni and MES . Might we presume (assume?) EP wrote the words ? They don't sound like MES . Well not to me they don't .
dannyno
  • 2. dannyno | 05/03/2019
There are not many examples (but not none) of MES singing lyrics he didn't write (covers notwithstanding). So I don't think it's safe to assume Eleni wrote these lyrics.

So, in Bonkers in Phoenix, Brix sings her original lyrics. She also sings those parts of Hotel Bloedel and Vixen that she wrote. Neville Wilding mainly leads on Hands Up Billy. Eleni sings Happi Song.

However MES is the only writing credit on I've Been Duped, which Eleni sings.

On the other hand, MES sings Bec Walker's lyrics on Breaking the Rules, Una's words on Dresden Dolls, and Kay Carroll's words on Muzorewi's Daughter.

Anyway I think the sentiment here is not un-MES-like. There are other songs not unlike it.

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