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JOHN CANNON: Music

The Ride

(JOHN CANNON)
John Cannon

A bit of my life in a song.  Actually, it's about meeting my future wife at The Whiskey A Go Go in 1968, my mother's advice to a friend and our love of Big Sur and family.

Was fortunate to have my neighbor and friend John Helliwell from Supertramp play sax on it.

It is truly a classic Helliwell performance.

THE RIDE

Words and Music by John Cannon

I used to be the kind of guy who could pull the chicks

The boys and I would run at night looking for our kicks

Sometimes we'd hang around with fools, it was a game we played

We used to think we were so cool, I thought I had it made

Uh huh, huuuh

 

As a man about town I'd put on the moves

The odds were so darn good I felt I could never lose.

Then one night at the Whiskey, up on Sunset Strip

I saw you in yellow chiffon, you seemed awfully hip

 

And you took me for the ride

And you took me for the ride

And you took me for the ride of my life

 

 

Now we sip Frangelico, up the coast at Big Sur

As we sing beneath the moon

What was once two has become one

 

 

 

I remember when I was young, a story my mama told

She said "When you're man gets too old to look, he's too damn old.

So If you see me out I'm a friend, but I will not touch

I know that when you don't look for trouble, there's still too much

 

And I'm already on the ride

 I'm already on the ride

I'm already on the ride of my life.

 

 

Now we sit beneath the trees

watching the sky at sunset

as the stars dance through the leaves

One that was two has become three

 

Since you took me on a ride

Yes, you took me for the ride

Yes, you took me for the ride of my life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Words and Music by John Cannon