Ride e.p.

UK release date: January 15th 1990

Creation release code: crescd072

tracklist:

  1. Chelsea Girl
  2. Drive Blind
  3. All I Can See
  4. Close My Eyes

release notes: recorded at Union Studios, Oxford, England by Calvin and Alan
remixed at Arkantide Studios, London, England by James and Bill
roses by Debbie

Lyrics

Chelsea girl

Take me for a ride away from the places I have known
If I stay around I'll just remember I'm alone
There's someone in my memory making me move on
What was grey and hazy, is black and white now I have gone

Drive me up to London now it's got too dark to see
My waiting is over, there's no visitor for me
Never let me talk to you, destroy the frozen past
It's a different time now things are moving much too fast

Float by today, now it's turning to grey
Raining my doubts let my thoughts slip away
You must have something and what it is I don't know
You must have something 'cause I can't let you go

Drive blind

Can't see the lights or the blue orange signs
Can't see the road or the long white lines
Feeling the ground through the pedals on the floor
Feeling death pounding at the door

Windows all open, chaos in my hair
Driving me round and leaving me there
Cover my eyes and we'll die driving blind
Cover my trail and we'll leave this life behind

Drive blind

All at once, too much light
Captured and frozen, hear no sound
Bright flashes penetrate
Glowing, flowing, lifting off the ground

Can't see the lights or the blue orange signs
Can't see the road or the long white lines
Cover my eyes and we'll die driving blind
Cover my trail and we'll leave this life behind

Drive blind

All I can see

Lying still, staring out of the window
And all I can see is doubt
Watching as tonight moves in
Watching as the light fades out

Smokey rooms minds out of tune
Lights down on the time spent with you
Time moves into place
My memories fade
Is all I can see so true?

You treated me like a fool

Close my eyes

Last night I had such a good time
But there's a price to pay
A night full of kicks, now the sun's in my eyes
And I feel so weary today
I want to close my eyes
I want to close my eyes
I want to ride and ride and ride 'til I'm nowhere

Make your body a blanket
Let me rest my head
The world can wait for just a few minutes more
They might as well be dead