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    5 best songs about motorcycles

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    I like #1, 3#, & #5. Does this make me odd???
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    Quote Originally Posted by r11rs94 View Post
    I like #1, 3#, & #5. Does this make me odd???
    Definetly !!!

    But I digress #1 and #3
    In the end, you will regret much more those things you didn't do, than those which you did.

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    52' Vincent, the best motorcycle song, ever! Best performance of it, Reckless Kelly.
    Number 2, "My first love is a wicked twisted road" Reckless Kelly.


    1952 VINCENT BLACK LIGHTNING
    Richard Thompson


    Oh says Red Molly to James "That's a fine motorbike.
    A girl could feel special on any such like"
    Says James to Red Molly "My hat's off to you
    It's a Vincent Black Lightning, 1952.
    And I've seen you at the corners and cafes it seems
    Red hair and black leather, my favourite colour scheme"
    And he pulled her on behind and down to Boxhill they did ride
    Oh says James to Red Molly "Here's a ring for your right hand
    But I'll tell you in earnest I'm a dangerous man.
    For I've fought with the law since I was seventeen,
    I robbed many a man to get my Vincent machine.
    Now I'm 21 years, I might make 22
    And I don't mind dying, but for the love of you.
    And if fate should break my stride
    Then I'll give you my Vincent to ride"

    "Come down, come down, Red Molly" called Sergeant McRae
    "For they've taken young James Adie for armed robbery.
    Shotgun blast hit his chest, left nothing inside.
    Oh come down, Red Molly to his dying bedside"
    When she came to the hospital, there wasn't much left
    He was running out of road, he was running out of breath
    But he smiled to see her cry
    He said "I'll give you my Vincent to ride"

    Says James "In my opinion, there's nothing in this world
    Beats a 52 Vincent and a red headed girl.
    Now Nortons and Indians and Greeves won't do,
    Ah, they don't have a soul like a Vincent 52"
    Oh he reached for her hand and he slipped her the keys
    Said "I've got no further use for these.
    I see angels on Ariels in leather and chrome,
    Swooping down from heaven to carry me home"
    And he gave her one last kiss and died
    And he gave her his Vincent to ride.

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    I like all of the songs mentioned above, plus...

    ...this one by Luke Doucet: Motorbike:

    An early mid-life crisis looms, and for me to survive it
    I'll find myself a motorbike, and learn how to ride it.
    Stop out where the grass is dry and hills are tall and black.
    Sleep under the spotted veil, with the dirt against my back.

    When the western sky is blue and sparrows whisper love,
    I will make my windy way across the desert slow,
    to the cities and oases that have sin and life and hope.
    Find me a girl who looks like you,
    and dance, and drink, and smoke.

    Dance and drink and smoke with the dirt against my back.
    In the din we laugh and hope for the future, present, past.
    Rolling the dice, we come up sevens and snake eyes.
    At the end of the day, we would have stayed that way if we could.

    I wake up close to where I fell, my boots are in the fire.
    I rub my eyes and read the sky.
    The west is my desired destination, occupation, situation?
    I don't know
    Ken
    [2008 R1200RT (Biarritz Blue) - Mine]
    [2007 R1200RT (Sand Biege) - Hers]

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    A country twist on a motorcycle song. Different Kind of Cowboy by Ray Scott.

    Give it a listen.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkueYqiahLc


    YÔÇÖall listen here

    I ainÔÇÖt never lived in Texas
    Or rode across no dusty plain
    I ainÔÇÖt drank water from no cactus
    Or been inclined to rob a train

    (chorus)
    IÔÇÖm a different kind of cowboy
    A tumble weed out in the wind
    In this Carolina country boyÔÇÖs heart
    The lone ranger rides again

    I ainÔÇÖt too forward with the ladies
    Flash a smile and tip my hat
    But IÔÇÖve been findinÔÇÖ out here lately
    ThereÔÇÖs still a few thatÔÇÖs into that

    Chorus 1x

    Yeah I got a hundred horses
    Couple sprockets and a chain
    Love the sound of chrome pipes rumbling
    The smell of gasoline
    IÔÇÖm gonna ride off in that sunset yellinÔÇÖ yippee ki-yay
    Yippee ki-yay

    Yeah, IÔÇÖm a different kind of cowboy
    A tumble weed out in the wind
    Yeah, in this Carolina country boyÔÇÖs heart
    The lone ranger rides again
    Hi-ho silver
    Lonelone
    Tom
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    To this list I'd add, "My little sister's gotta motorbike",by Crazy Cavan'n'The Rhythym Rockers,from the 1969 album,Our Own Way Of Rockin. Played WFO!!
    Bought the vinyl,an import,way back when,and once in awhile,I'll blow the dust off my speakers,when I crank this one up.This band is from Wales.
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    LOL - Great Bubba - keep them coming
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    motorcycle songs

    How can you leave out Bob Segers "Roll me away"?

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    Don't forget Jethro Tull

    Remember this one?

    "Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young To Die"

    The old Rocker wore his hair too long,
    wore his trouser cuffs too tight.
    Unfashionable to the end --- drank his ale too light.
    Death's head belt buckle --- yesterday's dreams ---
    the transport caf' prophet of doom.
    Ringing no change in his double-sewn seams
    in his post-war-babe gloom.

    Now he's too old to Rock'n'Roll but he's too young to die.

    He once owned a Harley Davidson and a Triumph Bonneville.
    Counted his friends in burned-out spark plugs
    and prays that he always will.
    But he's the last of the blue blood greaser boys
    all of his mates are doing time:
    married with three kids up by the ring road
    sold their souls straight down the line.
    And some of them own little sports cars
    and meet at the tennis club do's.
    For drinks on a Sunday --- work on Monday.
    They've thrown away their blue suede shoes.

    Now they're too old to Rock'n'Roll and they're too young to die.

    So the old Rocker gets out his bike
    to make a ton before he takes his leave.
    Up on the A1 by Scotch Corner
    just like it used to be.
    And as he flies --- tears in his eyes ---
    his wind-whipped words echo the final take
    and he hits the trunk road doing around 120
    with no room left to brake.

    And he was too old to Rock'n'Roll but he was too young to die.
    No, you're never too old to Rock'n'Roll if you're too young to die.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voni View Post
    No. I could not stand to listen to songs #3-5. Song #1 is OK, but out of the lot, I'd have to choose #2. I'd like to think there's a whole bunch of other songs out there than that five to choose from.
    Jeff in W.C.
    1988 R100 RT (the other woman)
    "I got my motorcycle jacket but I'm walking all the time." Joe Strummer

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwchromehead View Post
    Definetly !!!

    But I digress #1 and #3
    So how do you really feel...
    The thing about traveling is, you never want it to end and you can't wait to get home.
    I answer to Roy, Chief, or Sarg.
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