Beautiful Ride

Written By: Mike Viola and Dan Bern
Mike Viola Involvement: Co-Writer
 
 

Lyrics


Now that I have lived a lifetimes worth of days

Finally I see the folly of my ways
So listen when I sing of the temptations of this world
Fancy cars and needles, whiskey, flesh and pearls

And then in the end, it's family and friends
Loving yourself but not only yourself
It's about the good walk and the hard walk
And the young girls you made cry
It's about make a little music everyday till you die

It's a beautiful ride
A beautiful ride
Beautiful, beautiful ride

As I stand on the precipice of death
My perspective is enormous
Every leaf, every cloud
I see the hands which have formed us

And some days all you got
Is a night time graveyard walk
And you whistle some sweet melody
To the ghosts down at the dock

Sing in to your hand, lead the marching band
Don't you let 'em fade your colors gray
'Cause when all is said and done
When youth is spent and burned

You'll see that it's all about
Music, flowers, babies, sharing the good times
Traveling not just for business
Excepting your mortality
This is finally what I've learned

And then in the end, it's family and friends
Loving yourself but not only yourself
It's about the good walk and the hard walk
And the young girls you made cry
It's about make a little music everyday till you die

It's a beautiful ride
Beautiful ride
Beautiful, beautiful ride
Beautiful ride
Beautiful, beautiful ride

 

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