Let’s Ride

Considered quitting but it just won’t sit
Knocked on the canvas but I won’t submit
Pushed to my limits and I almost cracked
This tide is turning and I’m fighting back

Let’s ride
Leaving behind all we know (woa, ooh, oh, oh)
Tonight
I will set your heart aglow (woa, ooh, oh, oh)

Don’t let them tell you that it can’t be done
I learned to pay no heed to anyone
It flies right off me when they criticise
I keep my mind fixated on the prize

Let’s ride
Leaving behind all we know (woa, ooh, oh, oh)
Tonight
I will set your heart aglow (woa, ooh, oh, oh)

In a hole the darkest chasm
Black as night too deep to fathom
Felt the pressure take it’s toll And it got out of my control
At the edge of desperation
When I felt your inspiration
The point of no return
It’s time to let it roll

Let’s ride
Leaving behind all we know (woa, ooh, oh, oh)
Tonight
I will set your heart at glow (woa, ooh, oh, oh)
Let’s ride
Leaving behind all we know (woa, ooh, oh, oh)
Tonight
I will set your heart at glow (woa, ooh, oh, oh)

Song Notes

In a track by track breakdown of Kablammo! with culturecollide.com, the band had the following to say about the track:

Tim: “Let’s Ride” is another upbeat pop song. More of a rolling feel to it but still pretty uptempo. It’s one of our fight back songs, about coming back. It starts with “Considered quitting but it just wouldn’t sit.” We put out a Greatest Hits a couple of years ago, and there was one snide review I read that seemed to assume because we were putting out a Greatest Hits we were about to announce we were splitting up. That kind of thing just drives you on, I mean how important are reviews anymore? Probably not very.

Mark: When we first started we were in a band in Downpatrick called Vietnam. I honestly think the drive to succeed was because we were so slated by everyone in the town as being the worst band around. It made us want to prove everyone wrong. Sometimes that’s good because it does fire you up.

Tim: Another element to that, I’ve been doing quite a lot of Mui Thai kickboxing training and being in an environment of fighters, with their talk about hard work and commitment and pushing yourself through discomfort. It’s very inspiring. That definitely seeped into the lyrics and also Go! Fight! Win!

Rick: I think when you’re put in positions like that it is a test of who you are. When you’re having a rough time, it’s the way you get through those things that count. I think it’s a theme in quite a lot of songs in recent years as well. It’s kind of part of who we are.