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Title: Audax song titles
Post by: simonp on November 09, 2009, 11:19:23 am
Two that work for me:

Consoler Of The Lonely - The Raconteurs
The Mountains Win Again - Blues Traveler
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Post by: hellymedic on November 09, 2009, 12:00:24 pm
I Made It Through The Rain...
 :sick:
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Post by: Rimnod on November 09, 2009, 12:24:08 pm
The long and winding road - Beatles

All of the day and all of the night - The Kinks

Comfortably numb -     Pink Floyd
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Post by: aregister on November 09, 2009, 12:28:06 pm
baby let me follow you down
i should have known better
idiot wind
shattered
you win again
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Post by: nightrider on November 09, 2009, 12:31:01 pm
W'ere on a road to nowhere.Talking Heads.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on November 09, 2009, 12:40:57 pm
Rolling English Road ~ Kimberley Rew
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Post by: Uncle Eric on November 09, 2009, 12:44:14 pm
Bitter sweet Symphony - The Verve

Here I go again on my own - Whitesnake

The dark is rising - Mercury Rev
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Post by: Riggers on November 09, 2009, 12:46:21 pm
"We're all a bunch of twats" (never released) The Beatles
"Does my bag look big on this?" Amy Winehouse

Have I got the right idea?
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Post by: dasmoth on November 09, 2009, 12:52:32 pm
Walking Up That Hill - Kate Bush before she decided that "running" sounded better.
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Post by: GrahamG on November 09, 2009, 01:05:19 pm
'A quick prayer to the patron saint of dirty rest area bathrooms and clean getaways' - Drowningman
'These boots are made for walkin' (up 1 in 5's) - Nancy Sinatra

..and then umpteen from the cheery hardcorethrashpunkrocknoise band Converge:
'Hellbound'
'Bare my teeth'
'Distance and Meaning'
'Fault and Fracture'
'First Light'
'Last Light'
'Black Cloud'
'Hanging Moon'
'Losing Battle'
..and then an album called 'Petitioning the Empty Sky'
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on November 09, 2009, 01:44:12 pm
He Aint Heavy, He's My Brother - The Hollies

OK, so the title isn't up to much but consider the opening lyrics.

The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
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Post by: Hot Flatus on November 09, 2009, 01:46:52 pm
Creep by Radiohead

(click to show/hide)

 ;)
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Post by: plug on November 09, 2009, 01:47:29 pm
Levellers - 'The Road'

Well its headlights, and white lights, and Black Tar Rivers
They're dragging me around this country as it withers
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Post by: Really Ancien on November 09, 2009, 02:11:37 pm
I thought we'd sorted this one out, it's 'Just a Ride' by Jem.

Quote
Life, it's ever so strange
It's so full of change
Think that you've worked it out
Then BANG
Right out of the blue
Something happens to you
To throw you off course
And then you

Breakdown
Yeah you breakdown
Well don't you breakdown
Listen to me
Because

It's just a ride, it's just a ride
No need to run, no need to hide
It'll take you round and round
Sometimes you're up
Sometimes you're down
It's just a ride, it's just a ride
Don't be scared
Don't hide your eyes
It may feel so real inside
But don't forget it's just a ride

Truth, we don't wanna hear
It's too much to take
Don't like to feel out of control
So we make our plans
Ten times a day
And when they don't go
Our way we

Breakdown
Yeah we breakdown
Well don't you breakdown
Listen to me
Because

It's just a ride, it's just a ride
No need to run, no need to hide
It'll take you round and round
Sometimes you're up
Sometimes you're down
It's just a ride, it's just a ride
Don't be scared
Don't hide your eyes
It may feel so real inside
But don't forget it's just a ride

Slowly, oh so very slowly
Accept that
There's no getting off
So live it, just gotta go with it
Coz this ride's, never gonna stop

Breakdown
Don't you breakdown
No need to breakdown
No need at all
Because

It's just a ride, it's just a ride
No need to run, no need to hide
It'll take you all around
Sometimes you're up
Sometimes you're down
It's just a ride, it's just a ride
Don't be scared now
Dry your eyes
It may feel so real inside
But don't forget enjoy the ride

There's a film and everything.
London Edinburgh London, It's Just a Ride. on Vimeo (http://www.vimeo.com/6122379)

Damon.
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Post by: megajoules expenditure on November 09, 2009, 02:18:54 pm
Some really retro one's ;)

Back on the chaingang - Pretenders

Always look on the bright side of life- To the Monty Python tune

Riders on the Storm- The Doors

Born to be Wild - Steppenwolf (Head out on the highway,looking for adventure in whatever come's our way)
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Post by: border-rider on November 09, 2009, 02:44:16 pm
Turin Brakes - Painkiller

Quote
Summer rain, dripping down your face again
Summer rain, praying someone feels the same
Take the pain killer, cycle on your bicycle
Leave all this misery behind

Didn't Rob have this as his sig line onna forum far, far away once ?
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Post by: Weirdy Biker on November 09, 2009, 02:51:43 pm
Audax Powder - by Aphex Twin (in one of his alter egos)
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Post by: TOBY on November 09, 2009, 02:59:07 pm
Black Box - Ride on time
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Post by: Paul D on November 09, 2009, 03:12:27 pm
Depressed beyond tablets - Half Man Half Biscuit

Wash in the rain - the Bees

Thank God It's Monday - NOFX
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Post by: sbseven on November 09, 2009, 03:28:15 pm
Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead or Alive
(My remix version, I sing this alot on the road...)

It's all the same only the town will change,
ev'ry day it seems I'm riding away.
Another place where the air is oh so cold,
I'd ride all night just to get back home.

I'm a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride,
I'm wanted dead or alive.

Sometimes I sleep,
Sometimes it's not for days,
The people I meet,
They just go their separate ways,
Sometimes you tell the day
By the flavour of your drink,
Sometimes when you're alone
All you do is think.

I'm a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride,
I'm wanted dead or alive.

And I ride these streets
With a loaded camera on my back
I ride for kicks
'Cause I might not make it back.
I've been everywhere
And still I'm standing tall
I've seen a millon faces
And I've passed them all

I'm a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride,
I'm wanted dead or alive.

 :)

Shaun

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Post by: Manotea on November 09, 2009, 04:02:10 pm
Only the lonely.

Horse with no name.
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Post by: clarion on November 09, 2009, 04:29:26 pm
Ride like the wind, but Saxon rather than Christopher Cross

Quote from: Lyrics
It is the night. My body's weak.
I'm on the run. No time to sleep.
I've got to ride.

Ride like the wind to be free again.
And I got such a long way to go.
To make it to the border of Mexico.
So I'll ride like the wind.

I was born the son of a lawless man.
Always spoke my mind with a gun in my hand.
Lived nine lives
gunned down ten.
Gonna ride like the wind.

And I got such a long way to go.
To make it to the border of Mexico.
So I'll ride like the wind.
Ride like the wind.
Ride like the wind.

Accused and tried and told to hang
I was no where in sight
when the church bells rang.
Never was the kind to do as I was told.
Gonna ride like the wind before I get old.

It is the night. My body's weak.
I'm on the run. No time to sleep.
I've got to ride.
Ride like the wind to be free again.

And I got such a long way to go.
To make it to the border of Mexico.
So I'll ride like the wind.
Ride like the wind.

And I got such a long way to go.
To make it to the border of Mexico.
So I'll ride like the wind.
Gonna run like the wind.
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Post by: toontra on November 09, 2009, 04:33:06 pm
Grounds for Divorce - Elbow
Around the Bend - Asteroids Galaxy Tour
Born Too Slow - The Crystal Method
Hurt - Johnny Cash
Sneakin' Around - Suicide
Hell Is Round The Corner - Tricky
Slow Rider - Julian Cope
Halfway Home - TV on the Radio
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Post by: alan on November 09, 2009, 04:34:41 pm
She Sells Sanctuary
Run to the Hills
Bring Your Daughter to the Slaughter
She Got Legs
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Post by: nicknack on November 09, 2009, 04:42:50 pm
Heart Attack in a Layby - Porcupine Tree
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Post by: arvid on November 09, 2009, 06:27:43 pm
Metallica - Wherever I may roam
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Post by: dasmoth on November 09, 2009, 07:14:03 pm
For the better moments :):

Joyride - Roxette
Night Ride Across the Caucasus - Loreena McKennitt

Also... quite a lot by Show of Hands, but especially:

Quote
Don't tempt fate
Never eat late
And keep away from Yeovil Town.
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Post by: Pip on November 09, 2009, 07:41:20 pm
.....to the melody of Skippy.

Schmidty the hub dymanooooo....

and

Schmidty you can light my road

The Doors
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Post by: Deano on November 09, 2009, 07:47:38 pm
I Believe In Travellin' Light - Belle & Sebastian

Out of Control - Super Furry Animals
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Post by: Greenbank on November 09, 2009, 08:02:32 pm
Turin Brakes - Painkiller

And the lyrics are far from innocent.

I'll add:-

Turin Brakes - Long Distance

(The "vulture" is clearly a reference to the Holsworthy Buzzard.)
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Post by: NHRC Chris on November 09, 2009, 10:35:48 pm
Why  -  Annie Lennox
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Post by: MSeries on November 09, 2009, 10:37:54 pm
We're gonna win - M. Pumpe
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Post by: simonp on November 09, 2009, 10:42:23 pm
Man on a Mission - Van Halen
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Post by: Simonb on November 10, 2009, 12:12:05 am
Happy Cycling -- Boards of Canada
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Post by: simonp on November 10, 2009, 12:22:27 am
On The Road Again - Katie Melua (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPNaOt646_M)

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Post by: Martin on November 10, 2009, 12:28:21 am
Happy Cycling -- Boards of Canada

Is this the way to Amersham Tesco's? (inna Tony Christie stylee)

ps hello stranger  :thumbsup:

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Post by: iakobski on November 10, 2009, 12:35:11 am
Someone left the cake out in the rain
i don't think that I can take it....


etc.,
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Post by: Riggers on November 10, 2009, 08:03:19 am
D.I.V.O.R.C.E.  Tammy Wynette
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Post by: Gus on November 10, 2009, 01:37:19 pm

60 revolutions   Gogol bordello

Into the valley   Skids

It's a long way to the top   AC/DC

Deathrider   Anthrax 

I Am The Highway  Audioslave
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Post by: megajoules expenditure on November 10, 2009, 02:31:11 pm
More corny one's :facepalm:

Time is on my side - Rolling stones

Oh we're halfway there,Oh oh living on a prayer.- Bon Jovi

Been through the desert on a bike with no name.It felt good to be out of the rain- America

But to drive you totally mad during night rides try this one sent to me quite some long time ago by another kind AUK :o

Badger Badger Badger.com! The Original Dancing Badgers! (http://www.badgerbadgerbadger.com/)


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Post by: mattc on November 10, 2009, 03:20:48 pm

Badger Badger Badger.com! The Original Dancing Badgers! (http://www.badgerbadgerbadger.com/)

_Personally_ , I always preferred this one to the badgers:
kenya - Weebl's Stuff (http://www.weebls-stuff.com/toons/kenya/)

(haunts me at night from time to time. in a good way.)
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Post by: megajoules expenditure on November 10, 2009, 05:07:13 pm
Excellent! Another staying awake tune for the small hours.

Any more?


Badger Badger Badger.com! The Original Dancing Badgers! (http://www.badgerbadgerbadger.com/)

_Personally_ , I always preferred this one to the badgers:
kenya - Weebl's Stuff (http://www.weebls-stuff.com/toons/kenya/)

(haunts me at night from time to time. in a good way.)
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Post by: slowfen on November 10, 2009, 05:28:01 pm


March or die   Motorhead
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Post by: megajoules expenditure on November 10, 2009, 07:32:02 pm
Yes I think that would stave off even the worst case of early morning drowsies 8)



March or die   Motorhead
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Post by: Jaded on November 10, 2009, 07:40:52 pm
The only way is up. Yaowwww.
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Post by: eck on November 10, 2009, 08:07:53 pm
"Ain't no stoppin' us now."

Fromage!  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Rig of Jarkness on November 10, 2009, 08:20:03 pm
Road to Nowhere, Talking Heads

Highway to Hell, ACDC
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Post by: Fab Foodie on November 10, 2009, 08:38:10 pm
Maybe not so Audax specific but...

Down inner-tube station at midnight - The Jam.
Sprocket man - Elton John.
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Post by: mr endon on November 10, 2009, 08:59:02 pm
I'm Bored: Iggy Pop
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Post by: Uncle Eric on November 10, 2009, 09:14:00 pm
Up the hill backwards - David Bowie
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Post by: Rig of Jarkness on November 10, 2009, 09:38:19 pm
Two from The Doors -

Light my Fire - for the drum-up (ok, more for clubruns than for audax),

The End - for when it all gets too much, you're miles from home, all you want to do is curl up and die by the side of the road.  The End, my only friend indeed !     (nb. some of the other lyrics here best glossed over for this thread !)

And how about an audax poem -

I remember a Robert Frost piece from school with the line 'and miles to go before I sleep'.  (Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening).
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Post by: L Hedley on November 10, 2009, 09:53:02 pm
Hey, no one has chosen 'The Road to Hell' of should that be LEL?
or nine million bicycles in Bejing!  and one or two in my shed!!!!
And for the girls, when the men are out on the road...there is always.."The sound of Silence"!
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Post by: recumbentim on November 10, 2009, 09:58:13 pm
Any Zappa cheery ones , jewish princess,bobby brown,dancin fool,valley girl.
And he never took drugs??
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Post by: pizzicatooff on November 10, 2009, 10:08:38 pm
I'd like to offer an early Neil Young song:

Round & Round (It Won't be Long)

Round and round and round we spin,
To weave a wall to hem us in,
It won't be long, it won't be long
How slow and slow and slow it goes,
To mend the tear that always shows.
It won't be long, it won't be long.

It's hard enough losin'
the paper illusion
you've hidden inside,
Without the confusion
of findin' you're usin'
the crutch of the lie
To shelter your pride when you cry.

Round and round and round we spin,
To weave a wall to hem us in,
It won't be long, it won't be long
How slow and slow and slow it goes,
To mend the tear that always shows.
It won't be long, it won't be long.

Now you're movin' too slow
and wherever you go
there's another beside.
It's so hard to say no
to yourself and it shows
that you're losing inside,
When you step on your pride and you cry.

Round and round and round we spin,
To weave a wall to hem us in,
It won't be long, it won't be long
How slow and slow and slow it goes,
To mend the tear that always shows.
It won't be long, it won't be long.

How the hours will bend
through the time that you spend
till you turn to your eyes,
And you see your best friend
looking over the end
and you turn to see why,
And he looks in your eyes and he cries.

Round and round and round we spin,
To weave a wall to hem us in,
It won't be long, it won't be long
How slow and slow and slow it goes,
To mend the tear that always shows.
It won't be long, it won't be long.
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Post by: eck on November 10, 2009, 10:18:16 pm
Ok, not Strictly Audax (hey BBC, there's an idea for you), but Damon's choice of "Let's Go Round Again" for background to his video of the Mersey Roads 24hr was truly inspired.
http://www.vimeo.com/1422942 (http://www.vimeo.com/1422942)

I couldn't get it out of my head for the whole ride this year.  >:( ;D
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Post by: valkyrie on November 10, 2009, 10:48:09 pm
Bob Dylan's ode to cafe controls - "One More Cup of Coffee"

Goldfrapp - "Road to Somewhere"

Depeche Mode - "Dream On"

and my favourite -

Yes - "Long Distance Runaround"
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Post by: Pingu on November 10, 2009, 11:07:17 pm
I'd like to offer an early Neil Young song:

Round & Round (It Won't be Long)

Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
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Post by: Martin on November 11, 2009, 12:26:08 am
I had this on my ipod (style) at the beginning and end of PBP; mercilessly edited...

"Lose Yourself" (Eminem)

Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted-One moment
Would you capture it or just let it slip?

His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy
There's vomit on his sweater already, mom's spaghetti
He's nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready
To drop bombs, but he keeps on forgettin
What he wrote down, the whole crowd goes so loud

You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo

I've got to formulate a plot fore I end up in jail or shot
Success is my only motherfucking option, failure's not
Mom, I love you, but this trailer's got to go
I cannot grow old in Salem's lot
So here I go is my shot.
Feet fail me not cause maybe the only opportunity that I got

You can do anything you set your mind to, man
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Post by: simonp on November 11, 2009, 08:47:17 pm
Tu es Foutu - In-Grid
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Post by: rogerzilla on November 11, 2009, 09:02:04 pm
Echo and the Bunnymen: The Killing Moon
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Post by: nightrider on November 12, 2009, 07:10:51 pm
Riders on the storm.The Doors.
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Post by: Hummers on November 13, 2009, 12:37:38 am
2007 - Zero7 - the albums , misc
2009 - Bent - the albulm, Programmed to love.

H
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Post by: LindaG on November 13, 2009, 01:12:37 am
I can't believe no-one's posted this:

The day began with a rainbow in the sand as I cycled into Kerry
Cattle  grazing on a steep hillside looked well fed, well balanced
Close to the edge

Pedal on, pedal on, pedal on for miles, pedal on

etc

The Acoustic Motorbike - Luca Bloom
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Post by: Keith on November 13, 2009, 08:13:23 am
I'm a randonneur and I'm alright,
I ride all day and I ride all night.

Monty Python (attrib.)

As sung (interminably) by one of the Brit teams on the 1990 Fleche Velocio
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Post by: Salvatore on November 13, 2009, 08:49:36 am
I'm a randonneur and I'm alright,
I ride all day and I ride all night.

Monty Python (attrib.)

As sung (interminably) by one of the Brit teams on the 1990 Fleche Velocio

In another place Liz (as Julian was then) produced a full version, with rhyme, scansion and stuff. I'm sure she'll reproduce it here if we ask her nicely.
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Post by: MattH on November 13, 2009, 02:10:28 pm
I'm a randonneur and I'm alright,
I ride all day and I ride all night.

Monty Python (attrib.)

As sung (interminably) by one of the Brit teams on the 1990 Fleche Velocio

In another place Liz (as Julian was then) produced a full version, with rhyme, scansion and stuff. I'm sure she'll reproduce it here if we ask her nicely.

I saved it from elsewhere:-

I'm a randonneur, and I'm alright,
I ride all day and I ride all night.

I ride in the rain, I ride in the sun
I ride in sleet and hail
On Wednesdays I go fettling
Though something still will fail

Yes, I'm a randonneur and I'm alright
I ride all day and I ride all night

I ride past fields, I ride through fords
My chamois sometimes chaffs
I put on lycra bib-tights
And hang around in caffs.

I'm a randonneur and I'm alright
I ride all day and I ride all night

I ride my bike, I get quite lost
I sleep in any field
I'll pee in any hedgerow
And hope that I'm concealed

Yes, I'm a randonneur and I'm alright
I ride all day and I ride all night

My knees are sore, my tyre's flat
I've lost my bloody way.
So I am truly grateful
When I see that arrivee.

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Post by: MattH on November 13, 2009, 02:17:22 pm
Headlights - Runrig. Brings to mind long overnight rides, travelling through the tranquil darkness with short blasts through the oasis of light and sound of small towns at pub throwing out time.

The headlights swing across the
naked heath. Through the silent
miles the empty spaces. With the
drinking boys. The dancing wine.
Somewhere outside the laughing
glass burns in your eye.
Elvis is still the king. The long road home.
The flushed caress the trembling
heart. She's in your arms.
Electric chords. Accordian bands.
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Post by: MattH on November 13, 2009, 02:29:22 pm
Here comes the rain again - Eurythmics
The Chain - Fleetwood Mac
Back in the saddle - Aerosmith
And, for the Ti riders
Silver Dream Machine - David Essex
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Post by: clarion on November 13, 2009, 02:34:52 pm
Twilight Zone - Golden Earring

It's two a.m.  Teh Fear has gone
I'm sitting here waiting; the bgun still warm
Maybe my connection's tired of taking chances

There's a storm on the loose; sirens in my head
Wrapped up in silence all circuits are dead
Cannot reload; my whole life spins into a frenzy

Help I'm slipping into the Twilight Zone
Place is a madhouse; feels like being stoned
My beacon's been moved over sea and star
Where am I to go now that I've come so far?
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Post by: TOBY on November 13, 2009, 03:30:49 pm
Hole in My Shoe - Traffic
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Post by: mattc on November 13, 2009, 04:22:21 pm
Hole in My Shoe - Traffic
Genius :D
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Post by: slowfen on November 13, 2009, 05:22:16 pm


silver machine   hawkwind
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Post by: MSeries on November 13, 2009, 05:26:11 pm
hold back the rain - duran duran
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Post by: Rig of Jarkness on November 13, 2009, 05:36:45 pm
Headlights - Runrig. Brings to mind long overnight rides, travelling through the tranquil darkness with short blasts through the oasis of light and sound of small towns at pub throwing out time.

Mrs C is very keen that I add another Runrig title to this thread, which practically serves as a route sheet for the Sutherland audaxes organised by Steve & Denise Carroll -

And its up by the Shin
And up by the Naver
And the long winding shores of Loch Maree
By Ben Hope and Ben Loyal
By Stack and by Arkle
The road reaches long now the summer is here


(From The Summer Walkers, The Stamping Ground)
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Post by: Really Ancien on November 13, 2009, 05:43:54 pm
Waiting for the break of day
Searching for something to say
Flashing lights against the sky
Giving up I close my eyes
Sitting cross-legged on the floor
Twenty-five or six to four

Staring blindly into space
Getting up to splash my face
Wanting just to stay awake
Wond'ring how much I can take
Should I try to do some more
Twenty-five or six to four

(solo)

Feeling like I ought to sleep
Spinning room is sinking deep
Searching for something to say
Waiting for the break of day
Twenty-five or six to four
Twenty-five or six to four


Damon.
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Post by: Pete Mas on November 14, 2009, 12:13:04 am
Love that song, Damon, Chicago I think?
There are so many song titles, appropriate to audax and cycling once you start to think about them. A current fave of mine, Richard Hawley, has on his current cd:- As the Dawn Breaks, Soldier On, For your lover give some time (ie cancel a ride?...) and on his last one:-Tonight the streets are ours, Lady Solitude, Dark Road (Its a long dark road that I call my own, its a long dark road that I'm cursed to roam...), I'm looking for someone to find me (GPS battery run out?),Our Darkness, The sun refused to shine. Maybe he should take up audax?

For those epic rides:- Six Days on the Road (Asleep at the Wheel version) The Sun Rising (The Beloved). Bike, Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd) Dazed and Confused (Led Zep) Pretty Vacant (Sex Pistols) I Lost Control again (Joy Division- or should that be I've lost THE control again.. Out of Time (Chris Farlowe), Wake me up before you go go (Wham), Lost in France (Bonnie Tyler), Can't find my way home (Blind Faith), Go You're Own Way (Fleetwood Mac) We gotta get outta this place (The Animals), Take it to the limit (The Eagles), Knocking on Heaven's Door (Dylan), Feeling Single, Seein Double (George Jones) Slow Rider (Foghat), Why does it always rain on me? (Travis).Raining in my heart (Buddy Holly).I can see clearly now (Johnny Nash) I Can see for miles (The Who), Ain't no Mountain High Enough (Diana Ross..) Its a long way to the top (If you wanna rock n roll) (AC/DC). Into the Valley (The Skids). Long Distance Love (Little Feat) 24 hours from Tulsa (Gene Pitney). All Day and All of the Night (The Kinks) Rambling on My Mind (Robert Johnson) Dust my Broom (Elmore James - or should that have been pass the sudocreme?)

Chain Gang (Sam Cooke) Leader of the Pack (shangri-Las), Ride Like the Wind (Chris Cross) Don't Stop Til You Get Enough (late great Michael Jackson). Honking Down the Highway (Beach Boys) Gordon Lightfoot sang;-Early Morning Rain, Care-free highway, Rainyday People, Restless. Bob Dylan's 2nd LP was the Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, but on his first he sang an old Blues called Fixin to die (so maybe he started out fixed wheel?) Of Course, Freewheelin' started out with Blowing in the Wind. If the storms get worse then Like a Hurricane (Neil Young) might be an appropriate soundtrack.

Finally, a few Beatles tunes are appropriate:-
The long and Winding Road
When I get home
Tomorrow Never Comes
You Wont See me (fast cyclist?)
Help!
I'm Down
Fool on the Hill
I'm so tired
I'ts all too much
I've got a feeling
Lucy in the sky with Diamonds ( for those PBP 'visionary moments in the rain?')
Good day Sunshine

Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: L Hedley on November 14, 2009, 08:05:51 am
Sounds like the Beatles must have ridden audax too!
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: audave on November 14, 2009, 06:50:48 pm
"It Might as well rain until September" Carol King

"The sun ain't gonna shine any more" Walker Brothers

"Festering home with a pong in the air" Scottish traditional

"Leader of the Pack" The Shangri-Las (can be sung in the event of success or failure)

"Back to the start" Cold Play

"We gotta get out of this place" The animals

"Ring of Fire" Johnny Cash (One for Mrs Miles' problem page possibly)



Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Manotea on November 14, 2009, 07:03:18 pm
California Dreaming...

all the leaves are brown
and the sky is grey
I've been for a ride
on a winter's day

I'd be safe and warm
if I was in L.A
California Dreamin'
on such a winter's day

stopped into a church
I passed along the way
well, I got down on my knees
and I pretend to pray

you know the preacher likes the cold
he knows I'm gonna stay
California Dreamin'
on such a winter's day

all the leaves are brown
and the sky is grey
I've been for a ride
on a winter's day

if I didn't tell her
I could leave today
California Dreamin'
on such a winter's day
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: clarion on November 14, 2009, 09:46:30 pm
Let It Rain
Diesel In The Dust
Rock Bottom
Time On My Hands
Built for Comfort
Let It Roll
Out In The Street
Highway Lady
On With The Action
Do It If You Can
Gone In The Night
No Place to Run
Long Gone
The Wild, The Willing & The Innocent
It's Killing Me
We Belong To The Night
The Way The Wild Wind Blows
No Getaway
Push, It's Love
Night Run
Meanstreets
The Only Ones
Wreckless
Between A Rock & A Hard Place
Another Saturday Night
At War With The World
Hunger In The Night
Running Up The Highway
One Of Those Nights
Pushed To The Limit
Darker Days
Running On Empty
Knock Knock
Dreaming of Summer
I Will Be There
Unravelled
In The Middle of Madness
Rise Again
Quicksilver Rider
Deadman Walking
Someone's Gonna Have to Pay
Perfect View  [obscured by mist/night]
Daylight Goes To Town
Black Cold Coffee
The Wild One
Give It Up
Slipping Away
Mr Freeze
Hard being Me
Black & Blue
Who's Fooling Who?
Rolling Man
Saving Me
Hell Driver
Stop Breaking Down
Forsaken

 - All by UFO
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: dasmoth on November 14, 2009, 10:00:34 pm
Imagine this sung by Eddi Reader....


Change down quick
Before you turn L sp. Ipsden
I nearly packed on the Quiet Lane

But then you
Dropped me hard
Power bar, take a breather.
For a while, I was somewhere flat.

I'm over it now...
I was climbing that hill
Pushing my granny ring.
But I'm over it now.

The boy who takes
The money
At the cafe
Winked at me
I said keep the change.

And then I
Smiled at you
A second hand info-card response
For a while, I was somewhere flat.

I'm over it now &c.



Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Really Ancien on November 15, 2009, 08:40:50 pm
One about route sheets.

Quote
I could be wrong I could be right
I could be wrong I could be right
I could be wrong I could be right
I could be black I could be white
I could be black I could be white
I could be white I could be black
Your time has come your second skin
The cost so high the gain so low
Walk through the valley
The written word is a lie

May the road rise with you
May the road rise with you
May the road rise with you
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Weirdy Biker on November 17, 2009, 07:50:25 am
By coincidence, I took delivery of a randomly ordered CD that has a song that seems to summarise audaxing both in mood (folksy, simple, relentless) and content.

It's called "Lonesome Traveller" (http://www.video4viet.com/watchvideo.html?id=Q5ywcLXv-SA&title=Lonesome%20Traveler%20-%20The%20Weavers%20(1950)) by the Weavers.

Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: eck on November 17, 2009, 08:08:48 am
For some reason, the chorus from the Beach Boys' "Sloop John B" often comes into my head:
"Let me go home, I wanna go home,
This is the worst trip I've ever been on."

 ;D

Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Gus on November 25, 2009, 03:33:13 pm
How can we forget :

Queen :  I'm going slightly mad 
                Bicycle race
               Don't Stop Me Now
               Pain Is So Close To Pleasure

Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: clarion on November 25, 2009, 03:36:52 pm
Who Wants To Live Forever? ;D
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Post by: Gus on November 25, 2009, 03:44:15 pm
Who Wants To Live Forever? ;D

I thought that was for  the daily commute   ;D
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Post by: jogler on January 21, 2010, 11:14:28 pm
Homeward Bound : Simon & Garfunkel
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Post by: Jules on January 21, 2010, 11:37:51 pm
Homeward Bound : Simon & Garfunkel

A song to pack by....


"I'm sitting on a railway station"
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: jogler on January 22, 2010, 12:04:05 am
or
I'm sitting onna Brooks creation
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: jogler on January 22, 2010, 12:04:54 am
gotta route sheet to my destination
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Post by: mattc on January 22, 2010, 11:15:15 am
... ran out of time 'n'lumination ...
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Post by: hellymedic on January 22, 2010, 11:19:47 am
and every stop is neatly planned
with my pen and brevet card in hand
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Nuncio on January 22, 2010, 11:36:53 am
I'm sitting onna Brooks creation
Gotta route sheet for my destination
On a tour of hot dog stands my brevet card and pen in hand
And each control is neatly planned whether info stop or checkpoint manned,
Arrivee bound,
I wish I was,
Arrivee bound,
Home where my thought's escaping,
Home where my music's playing,
Home where my spreadsheet’s waiting
Silently for me.
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: jogler on January 22, 2010, 02:51:42 pm
Could that become an audax anthem? ;D

I think that will be in my head the next time I ride an audax
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Jules on January 22, 2010, 03:59:46 pm
We might have something here!

69th St Bridge song - not sure it needs any changes


Slow down, you move too fast.
You got to make the morning last.
Just kicking down the cobble stones.
Looking for fun and feelin' groovy.
Ba da, Ba da, Ba da, Ba da...Feelin' Groovy.
Hello lamp-post,
What cha knowin'?
I've come to watch your flowers growin'.
Ain't cha got no rhymes for me?
Doot-in' doo-doo,
Feelin' groovy.
I've got no deeds to do,
No promises to keep.
I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep.
Let the morning time drop all its petals on me.
Life, I love you,
All is groovy.

Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Moloko on January 22, 2010, 04:02:17 pm
We might have something here!

69th St Bridge song - not sure it needs any changes


Slow down, you move too fast.
You got to make the morning last.
Just kicking down the cobble stones.
Looking for fun and feelin' groovy.
Ba da, Ba da, Ba da, Ba da...Feelin' Groovy.
Hello lamp-post,
What cha knowin'?
I've come to watch your flowers growin'.
Ain't cha got no rhymes for me?
Doot-in' doo-doo,
Feelin' groovy.
I've got no deeds to do,
No promises to keep.
I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep.
Let the morning time drop all its petals on me.
Life, I love you,
All is groovy.



It's 59th.  You've been pedaling far too fast and overshot it.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: jogler on January 22, 2010, 04:04:11 pm
a Freudian slip of the tonge?
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: jogler on January 22, 2010, 04:06:33 pm
I wonder if Simon & Garfunkle wrote some of their stuff with audax in mind?Was "Diamonds in the Sole of Her Shoes" alluding to spds?
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Jules on January 22, 2010, 04:08:50 pm
We might have something here!

69th St Bridge song - not sure it needs any changes


Slow down, you move too fast.
You got to make the morning last.
Just kicking down the cobble stones.
Looking for fun and feelin' groovy.
Ba da, Ba da, Ba da, Ba da...Feelin' Groovy.
Hello lamp-post,
What cha knowin'?
I've come to watch your flowers growin'.
Ain't cha got no rhymes for me?
Doot-in' doo-doo,
Feelin' groovy.
I've got no deeds to do,
No promises to keep.
I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep.
Let the morning time drop all its petals on me.
Life, I love you,
All is groovy.



It's 59th.  You've been pedaling far too fast and overshot it.  :thumbsup:

Damn New York - all looks the same!
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: hellymedic on January 22, 2010, 04:28:06 pm
Hello darkness, my old friend....
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Jules on January 22, 2010, 09:14:23 pm
Hello darkness, my old friend....

Slip sliding away, slip sliding away
You know the nearer your destination, the more you slip sliding away
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: eck on January 22, 2010, 11:08:20 pm
I get all the news I need from the weather report....
I got nothin' to do today but smile, smile, smile....  :) :) :)


Not to mention >>>

Flying my bike past the gates of the factories...   ;)
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Halloween on January 23, 2010, 11:17:14 am
I still rememver singing this

...And where do we go from here
Which is the way that's clear...

(Rock On - David Essex)

at 3.00 am in the morning thinking I was lost in an unknown French village on PBP, and being greeted by 'bon courage' from an upstairs window.
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Billy Weir on June 18, 2011, 04:52:01 pm
Audax buddy song

When I wake up, well I know i'm gonna be,
I'm gonna be the man who wakes up next you
When I go out, yeah I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who goes along with you
If I drink tea, well I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who drinks tea next to you
And if I haver up, Yeah I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who's havering to you

But I would ride 100 miles
Then I would ride 100 more
Just to be the man who rode 200 miles
To kip down on your floor...
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on June 18, 2011, 05:46:09 pm
Oh well, I'm the type of guy who likes to ride aroun'
I ride from place to place, I ride from town to town
I just pedal right through 'em, 'cause to me they're all the same
The drunks a'gawping at me, they don't even know my name

They call me the randonneur
Yeah, the randonneur
I ride around, around, around

Oh well, Menai's on my left and Chepstow's on my right
And Kings is the place that I'll be in tonight
And when somebody asks, which ride I love the best?
I tell 'em about the one between Paris and Brest

'Cause I'm a randonneur
Yeah, a randonneur
I ride around, around, around

Oh well, I ride from town to town
I go through life without a care
And I'm as happy as a clown
I got my two legs of iron and I'm going nowhere

I'm the type of guy that likes to ride around
I'm never in one place, I ride from town to town
And when I find myself fallin' for some girl
I hop right onto that bike of mine and ride around the world

Yeah, I'm a randonneur
Oui, un randonneur
I ride around, around, around

(tweaked from a Larry Midura adaption of a Dion song)
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: jogler on June 18, 2011, 05:47:44 pm
^^^^^
 ;D
10 out of 10 :thumbsup:
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Post by: tonyh on June 18, 2011, 05:53:51 pm

+1   (makes it 11/10)
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: clarion on June 18, 2011, 06:11:25 pm
Bravo!
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Post by: Angstbremser on June 18, 2011, 06:11:49 pm
Good evening!

I have been watching this thread for two years now and am simply astonished that some of the most obvious choices have never been named (please correct me if I am wrong about this):


During night rides I am also often reminded of New Order's "We all stand" (Three miles to go, three miles to go, at the end of the road, where all futures go...).

And then there is, of course, the ultimate in high quality lyrics:

"Die Straße ist ein graues Band -
  weiße Streifen, grüner Rand."


Ciao, Gernot
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: BlackSheep on June 18, 2011, 06:15:33 pm
Nice one LWAB

Ernie Maresca wouold be touched, I'm sure
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Redlight on June 18, 2011, 06:19:45 pm
Perhaps the AGM this year could be a concert instead
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: jogler on June 18, 2011, 06:22:31 pm
& there may then be a concerted effort by the membership to attend

IGMC
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: MattH on June 18, 2011, 06:23:06 pm
On my way to the start of BCM,  I'm not alone (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8TPXFoXO5A) by Calvin Harris came on. I think maybe he has ridden this, seen blinking tail lights in the distance on a lonely night crossing of Snowdonia, and tried sleeping in the common room at Kings whilst cold, wet and exhausted.


Can you stay up for the weekend
And blame God for looking too old
Can we find all that you stand for
Has been replaced with mountains of gold

You cannot dream yourself to notice
To feel pain and swallow fear
But can you stay up for the weekend
Till next year

God I can't do this any more
Though I'll be laid down on the floor
As many feet walk through the door
I'm not alone

If I see a light flashing
Could this mean that I'm coming home
If I see a man waving
Does this mean that I'm not alone

If I see a light flashing
Could this mean that I'm coming home
If I see a man waving
Does this mean that I'm not alone
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on June 18, 2011, 06:26:11 pm
Ernie Maresca wouold be touched, I'm sure

I couldn't afford the lawsuit.  Luckily most of the hard work was done by Mr Midura, a New York randonneur, in the 1990s.
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: LEE on June 18, 2011, 06:31:20 pm
Where the Streets Have no Name (or "No SP" in route sheet parlance)
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Wobbly on June 18, 2011, 08:16:00 pm
+1 to LWAB
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: BlackSheep on June 18, 2011, 08:26:55 pm
Whilst on many rides in the pricipality I've often listened to "no money down", rather fittingly by Dave Edmunds, and even more fittingly early on a Saturday morning passing through Rockfield.

A cyclists version would go rather like :-



....................................................................................

This will be removed in ten minutes, because (although 84), Chuck Berry would still start a lawsuit, and continue it through his estate.



EDIT 8:37 it's gone now
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Peter on June 18, 2011, 09:22:58 pm
LWAB, that's wonderful!  (All of you, try and have a look at Dion on YouTube; he's still just as good now.)

In the same vein, I'd like to offer a pastiche of "That'll Be The Day"

Saddle-sore today, you're making me cry
Saddle sore today, will you say "goodbye"
You say you're gonna leave, you know it's a lie
Saddle sore will stay-ay-ay, till I die

I give you all my rubbin' and a
Shed-load of dubbin
Need load of Sudo just to get me through
But, just like Miss Maroney
My bum's extremely bony
And my shorts are wearing through

Saddle-sore today, you're making me cry
Saddle sore today, will you say "goodbye"
You say you're gonna leave, you know it's a lie
Saddle sore will stay-ay-ay, till I die

When cupid shot his dart
He got me in the part
That rhymes with broken hearts, so now I'm blue
The pain will never pass, 'cos
He got me in the Ass-os
Guess my cycling days are through

Saddle-sore today, you're making me cry
Saddle sore today, will you say "goodbye"
You say you're gonna leave, you know it's a lie
Saddle sore will stay-ay-ay, till I die

With apologies and many thanks to Buddy Holly and Jerry Allison for two minutes of pop perfection
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on June 18, 2011, 10:14:25 pm
Clever and very cool. HK told me to stop singing it though.
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Peter on June 18, 2011, 10:17:57 pm
Glad you liked it!
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Post by: TrevA on June 18, 2011, 10:49:59 pm
King of the Mountain by Redline



King of the Mountain

Bullet fast, tear down Bray, The twisting serpent waits
Spittin? victory or cruel defeat, she deals the cards of fate

Rolling thunder, I hear them roar, Heroes never age,
Still they ride, Snow mountain high, spirits of the brave

King of the Mountain

Quarterbridge, all shiftin? gears, nail it on to Ballacraine
Screamin? thru? the mountain gate and climbing to the sky

Rolling thunder, I hear them roar, Heroes never age,
Still they ride, Snow mountain high, spirits of the brave

King of the Mountain


It's actually all abot the IOM TT but has some relevance to Audax
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Peter on June 18, 2011, 10:56:35 pm
Wouldn't it be Snae Mountain?  Or maybe Snae Fell means Snow Mountain, in which case, hush my mouth!

'Snae fool like an auld fool!  Snae Fell like an auld fell?
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Hummers on June 19, 2011, 05:23:55 pm
"We're all a bunch of twats" (never released) The Beatles
"Does my bag look big on this?" Amy Winehouse

Have I got the right idea?

 ;D

You complete queen Riggers, you made I larf until I weed a little bit.

H
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Post by: Mad Jack on December 19, 2014, 10:00:24 pm
Just found this, really made me LOL ^^^^^   :thumbsup:

Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: IanDG on December 19, 2014, 10:19:29 pm
Ride Like the Wind - Chris Cross
Over the Hills and Far Away - Led Zeppelin
The Road- The Levellers
Road to Nowhere - Talking heads
The Road Les Travelled - George Strait

There's a road a winding road that never ends
Full of curves lessons learned at every bend
Goin's rough unlike the straight and narrow
It's for those who go against the grain
Have no fear dare to dream of a change
live to march to the beat of a different drummer
And it all might come together
And it all might unraveled
On the road less traveled

For the road less traveled ain't for the faint of heart
For those who choose to play it safe and never stray too far
Me I want to live my life and one day leave my mark
And it all might come together
And it all come unraveled
On the road less traveled

I've chosen a pathway I may not endure
One thing's for certain nothing's for sure
And it all might come together
And it all might come unraveled
On the road less traveled

For the road less traveled ain't for the faint of heart
For those who choose to play it safe and never stray too far
Me I want to live my life and one day leave my mark
And it all might come together
And it all come unraveled
On the road less traveled

There's a road winding road that never ends

Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Big Saxon on December 19, 2014, 10:28:30 pm
I talk to the trees, but they don't listen to me.

Sung by Clint Eastwood in Paint your wagon
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: TrevA on December 19, 2014, 10:34:48 pm
Yes - Heart of the Sunrise
Yes - The Gates of Delirium
Yes - Close to the Edge
Yes - Machine Messiah
Yes - On the Silent Wings of Freedom
Yes - Wonderous Stories
Supertramp - Take the Long Way Home
Motorhead - No sleep til Hammersmith
The Proclaimers - 500 miles
The Smiths - This Charming Man (Punctured bicycle on a hillside, desolate, will nature make a man of me yet?)

Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: IanN on December 19, 2014, 10:42:32 pm
The Smiths - This Charming Man (Punctured bicycle on a hillside, desolate, will nature make a man of me yet?)

Why pamper life's complexities while the leather rubs smooth on a B17?
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: IanDG on December 19, 2014, 10:51:17 pm
I talk to the trees, but they don't listen to me.

Sung by Clint Eastwood in Paint your wagon

I love Paint Your Waggon - The Best Things in Life are Dirty for Cyclo cross and Wanderin' Star is a cyclists song :)
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: TrevA on December 19, 2014, 10:58:22 pm
Flyleaf - In the Dark
Genesis - Watcher of the Skies
Killswitch Engage - As Daylight Dies
Rush - Between the Wheels
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Jonah on December 19, 2014, 11:12:29 pm
Info Freako - Jesus Jones
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Post by: La Tortue on December 20, 2014, 01:41:13 am
Why no portfolio is complete without the Moose Song.  http://teammooseisloose.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/and-now-the-moose-song/ (http://teammooseisloose.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/and-now-the-moose-song/)
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Bairdy on December 20, 2014, 05:30:54 am
AC/DC - Highway To Hell
             Ride On

Black Sabbath - Hard Road

Canned Heat - On The Road Again

Judas Priest - Living After Midnight
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Post by: Aunt Maud on December 20, 2014, 07:43:34 am
Instantly got a good idea of what your record collection looks like Bairdy.


The tyre with a thorn in its side - The Smiths (well not quite)

Anywhere I Lay My Head  - Tom Waites (Raindogs)

Please Wake Me Up  -  Tom Waites (Franks Wild Years)

Slowly Goes the Night - Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds (Tender Prey)

We Came Along This Road - Nick Cave (No More Shall We Part)

How Far Can Too Far Go? - The Cramps ( A Date With Elvis)
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Post by: Mad Jack on December 20, 2014, 08:06:48 am
I can see for miles and miles... Who! (Dam Pete's already bagged this one back thread....)

RD lives jusuprd like..
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: T42 on December 20, 2014, 08:55:33 am
I'm a long way from home
And so all alone
Homesick like I never thought I'd be...   Waylon Jennings

Someone left the CAEK out in the rain - Gene godawful Pitney

Wake up little Susie - Everly Bros.

Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: IanDG on December 20, 2014, 09:01:46 am
My personal soundtrack would have to be 'Call me the Breeze' by JJ Cale :)
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Manotea on December 20, 2014, 09:19:21 am
24 Hours from Tulsa

A sad tale of an AUK arriving at Dolgellau and spotting the bike of his dreams parked outside the Youth Hostel...
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Mr Larrington on December 20, 2014, 11:17:17 am
Busted Bicycle ~ Leo Kottke
Are We There Yet ~ Ludes
Dérailleur ~ HangedUp

Exhaust's eponymous album had a picture of a rear sprocket on the cover.
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Tull924 on December 20, 2014, 12:48:08 pm
Half man, Half Biscuit - Excavating Rita ("I'm on Shimano Ultegra now, aint you heard?")
Half man, Half Biscuit - A Lilac Harry Quinn
Johnny Cash - I've been everywhere (man)! (http://www.johnnycashhasbeeneverywhere.com/)
Iron Maiden - Chains of Misery
Jethro Tull - Rare and Precious Chain (obviously Dura Ace)
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: TrevA on December 20, 2014, 03:19:25 pm
To the tune of Aqualung - Jethro Tull

Sitting on the Charge Spoon
Eyeing up the route sheet, he'll be there soon.
Snot running down his nose
Freezing fingers feeling sweaty clothes

Oh Randonneur!

Sun streaked with clouds, an old man wandering lonely
Taking time the only way he knows
Legs hurting bad as he climbs up to the Worlds End
And he drops down to the café to warm his feet.

Randonneur, my friend, don't you start away uneasy.
You poor old sod, you see, it's only me.
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: IanN on December 20, 2014, 03:34:26 pm
every CD I take off the shelf seems to have relevant titles
From one SonVolt album : Down to the wire, Roll on, When the wheels don't move, No turning back, Pushed too far, Strength and doubt.
I'll go for

Whiskeytown - Waiting to Derail
Jayhawks : What led me to this town
Jayhawks : Stumbling through the dark
Lucinda Williams : Car   wheels on a gravel road
Neil Young : What did you do to my life?

(random Americana much in evidence in my music collection)


Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Mad Jack on December 20, 2014, 03:53:49 pm
PETER GABRIEL
"Solsbury Hill"

Climbing up on Solsbury Hill
I could see the city light
Wind was blowing, time stood still
Eagle flew out of the night
He was something to observe
Came in close, I heard a voice
Standing stretching every nerve
Had to listen had no choice
I did not believe the information
(I) just had to trust imagination
My heart going boom boom boom
"Son," he said "Grab your things,
I've come to take you home."

To keep in silence I resigned
My friends would think I was a nut
Turning water into wine
Open doors would soon be shut
So I went from day to day
Tho' my life was in a rut
"Till I thought of what I'd say
Which connection I should cut
I was feeling part of the scenery
I walked right out of the machinery
My heart going boom boom boom
"Hey" he said "Grab your things
I've come to take you home."
(Back home.)

When illusion spin her net
I'm never where I want to be
And liberty she pirouette
When I think that I am free
Watched by empty silhouettes
Who close their eyes but still can see
No one taught them etiquette
I will show another me
Today I don't need a replacement
I'll tell them what the smile on my face meant
My heart going boom boom boom
"Hey" I said "You can keep my things,
they've come to take me home."




Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Mad Jack on December 20, 2014, 04:12:42 pm
Matt Monro on days like these.

Questi giorni quando vieni il belle sole
la la la la la-la-la-la la la la la

On days like these when skies are blue and fields are green
I look around and think about what might have been
and then I hear sweet music float around my head
as I recall the many things we left unsaid
it's on days like these that I remember
singing songs and drinking wine
while your eyes played games with mine

on days like these I wonder what became of you
maybe today you are singing songs with someone new
I’d like to think you're walking by those willow trees
remembering the love we knew on days like these
it's on days like these that I remember
singing songs and drinking wine
while your eyes played games with mine

on days like these I wonder what became of you
maybe today you are singing songs with someone new

Questi giorni quando vieni il belle sole


Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Tull924 on December 20, 2014, 05:45:06 pm
To the tune of Aqualung - Jethro Tull

Sitting on the Charge Spoon....

Very good

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: teethgrinder on December 20, 2014, 06:44:07 pm
To the tune of Aqualung - Jethro Tull

Sitting on the Charge Spoon
Eyeing up the route sheet, he'll be there soon.
Snot running down his nose
Freezing fingers feeling sweaty clothes

Oh Randonneur!

Sun streaked with clouds, an old man wandering lonely
Taking time the only way he knows
Legs hurting bad as he climbs up to the Worlds End
And he drops down to the café to warm his feet.

Randonneur, my friend, don't you start away uneasy.
You poor old sod, you see, it's only me.


John Evans of Jethro Tull has actually ridden quite a lot of Audax and quite a bit of that on fixed wheel. I think he lives in Australia now.
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on December 20, 2014, 07:13:15 pm
I've always been amused that he never enters brevets less than 600km because his average brevet distance is 590-something km.

Mine is only just over half that but I rode my first ECE in 2014 and I'm uncertain whether it is more appropriate to count it as 2 x 100 or as 1 x 200.
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Bairdy on December 21, 2014, 02:39:06 am
Instantly got a good idea of what your record collection looks like Bairdy.


The tyre with a thorn in its side - The Smiths (well not quite)

Anywhere I Lay My Head  - Tom Waites (Raindogs)

Please Wake Me Up  -  Tom Waites (Franks Wild Years)

Slowly Goes the Night - Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds (Tender Prey)

We Came Along This Road - Nick Cave (No More Shall We Part)

How Far Can Too Far Go? - The Cramps ( A Date With Elvis)

Likewise -  ;)

I quite like Nick Caves Murder ballads.

Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Ningishzidda on December 21, 2014, 07:27:55 am
Matt Monro on days like these.

Questi giorni quando vieni il belle sole
la la la la la-la-la-la la la la la

On days like these when skies are blue and fields are green
I look around and think about what might have been
and then I hear sweet music float around my head
as I recall the many things we left unsaid
it's on days like these that I remember
singing songs and drinking wine
while your eyes played games with mine

on days like these I wonder what became of you
maybe today you are singing songs with someone new
I’d like to think you're walking by those willow trees
remembering the love we knew on days like these
it's on days like these that I remember
singing songs and drinking wine
while your eyes played games with mine

on days like these I wonder what became of you
maybe today you are singing songs with someone new

Questi giorni quando vieni il belle sole

From The Italian Job.


My choices,

Fleetwood Mac  -  Go your own way.
Mike and the mechanics  - Looking back over my shoulder
Manfred Mann - Blinded by the light
Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band  - Urban spaceman
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Jonah on December 21, 2014, 08:46:44 am
Dark and Long - Underworld
Krakpot - Plasticman
Red Morning Light - Kings of Leon
Mens Needs - The Cribs

... and just so you don't think I'm sexist...

Anything by The Flamming Lips
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Bairdy on December 21, 2014, 05:15:49 pm
ZZ Top - Legs, Sure Got Cold After The Rain Fell

Aerosmith - Back In The Saddle

Rolling Stones - Shine A Light, Torn and Frayed, Time Is On My Side, You Gotta Move

Black Sabbath - Behind The Wall Of Sleep

Blind Faith - Can't Find My Way Home

The Black Crowes - Hotel Illness

Robert Johnson - Walkin' Blues, Cross Road Blues, Hellhound On My Trail, From Four Till Late.

Turbonegro - Ride With Us

The Who - I'm Free

Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: madcow on December 21, 2014, 06:55:21 pm
Time is running out - Muse.
Apart from the obvious title, some of the lyrics seem quite appropriate in my experience.


I think I'm drowning, asphyxiated
I wanna break this spell that you've created
You're something beautiful, a contradiction
I wanna play the game, I want the friction

You will be the death of me
Yeah, you will be the death of me
Bury it, I won't let you bury it
I won't let you smother it
I won't let you murder it

Our time is running out
Our time is running out
You can't push it underground
You can't stop it screaming out

I wanted freedom, bound and restricted
I tried to give you up but I'm addicted
Now that you know I'm trapped, sense of elation
You'd never dream of breaking this fixation

You will squeeze the life out of me
Bury it, I won't let you bury it
I won't let you smother it
I won't let you murder it

Our time is running out
Our time is running out
You can't push it underground
You can't stop it screaming out

How did it come to this?



Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Deano on December 21, 2014, 06:58:04 pm
Dark and Long - Underworld
Krakpot - Plasticman
Red Morning Light - Kings of Leon
Mens Needs - The Cribs

... and just so you don't think I'm sexist...

Anything by The Flamming Lips

How about The Flaming Lips - She Don't Use Jelly (She Uses Assos Chamois Cream)?
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Deano on December 21, 2014, 07:07:09 pm
Actually, I'm suddenly convinced that the Flaming Lips' A Soft Bulletin is a concept album about audaxing. Check out these titles:

Race for the Prize
Slow Motion
Feeling Yourself Disintegrate
Sleeping on the Roof
Race for the Prize (again)
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: madcow on December 21, 2014, 07:12:18 pm
Add some  Red Hot Chilli Peppers to your Flaming Lips

Taste the Pain
Skinny Sweaty Man
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: IanDG on December 21, 2014, 07:18:57 pm
Idiot Wind - Bob Dylan

Quote
One day you'll be in the ditch, flies buzzing around your eyes
Blood on your saddle.
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Exit Stage Left on December 21, 2014, 08:53:35 pm
For international events.

Any Audax in Flanders;' Pack all your troubles in your old kit bag'.

Audax Ireland; 'It's a long way to Tipperary'.

For an Arrow in the US Midwest; '24 Hours from Tulsa'.
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Huff n Puff on December 21, 2014, 09:00:32 pm
Interesting, not sure I'd ever want to attend an Audax UK Disco though  ;)

Scotty - 'Draw your brakes' is my choice (Reggae / Rock Steady tune from The Harder They Come Soundtrack), it's not actually the title that does it for me, it's the 'Stop That Train, I wanna get on, I can't even hold the back of the train' lyrics that resonate as those faster riders disappear in to the distance.

Towards the end of a ride I always end up with Edwin Starr's '25 Miles' in  my head. It's actually about a guy walking, but it counts the miles down.

Finally, one of the earlier suggestions was Black Box, 'Ride on Time'.....not wishing to sound picky, oh hell, yes I am being picky, but that record is a sample of Loleatta Holloway's 'Love Sensation' and she's actually singing 'Right on Time'.

Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: IanDG on December 21, 2014, 09:13:22 pm
6 Days on the Road - Taj Mahal
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Mad Jack on December 21, 2014, 09:15:16 pm
LEE MARVIN WAND'RIN' STAR

I was born under a wandrin' star
I was born under a wandrin' star
Wheels are made for rolling, mules are made to pack
I've never seen a sight that didn't look better looking back
I was born under a wandrin' star
Life can make you prisoner and the plains can bake you dry
Snow can burn your eyes, but only people make you cry
Home is made for coming from, for dreams of going to
Which with any luck will never come true
I was born under a wandrin' star
I was born under a wandrin' star
Do I know where hell is, hell is in hello
Heaven is goodbye forever, its time for me to go
I was born under a wandrin' star
A wandrin' wandrin' star
(Life can make you prisoner and the plains can bake you dry)
(Snow can burn your eyes, but only people make you cry)
(Home is made for coming from, for dreams of going to)
(Which with any luck will never come true)
(I was born under a wandrin' star)
(I was born under a wandrin' star)
When I get to heaven, tie me to a tree
For I'll begin to roam and soon you'll know where I will be
I was born under a wandrin' star
A wandrin' wandrin' star
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: IanDG on December 21, 2014, 09:21:14 pm
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Hedgebanger on December 21, 2014, 09:22:07 pm
 Ah Edwin Starr; '25 miles'. This song came into my head at the last control on my first ever audax 200k. The controller signed my card and said "You're ok now you've only 40k left, 25 miles to go to the finish."
So I set off on the last leg singing to my self ; "Come on feet start moving, 25 miles to go now ." Seemed apt at the time.!
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Exit Stage Left on December 21, 2014, 09:24:05 pm
I first used '25 Miles' in a video in 2003 in a film about the Daylight 600, about 5.17 in, 'Roadrunner' as well and the intro to 'Trouble Man'.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRb6T6bxykU

I've always liked 'They call the Wind Maria'. This is actual footage from the Eskdalemuir control on LEL 2009. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByqYEzugleE
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: The Bonk on December 21, 2014, 09:24:43 pm

Phill Collins - Another Day With Carradice

Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Mad Jack on December 21, 2014, 09:25:17 pm
GRANDMASTER FLASH (& the furious five)

White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)

Aaah, aaah, aaah, aaah)
Uhraah!
Bass!

Ooh White, White
Ooh White, White
Ooh White, White

(Ooh White Lines) Vision dreams of passion
(Blowin' through my mind) and all the while I think of you
(High fry) a very strange reaction
(For us to unwind) the more I see, the more I do
(Something like a phenomenon) Baby!
(Tellin your body to come along, but white lines blow away)
(Blow! Rock it! Blow!)

Ticket to ride, white line highway
Tell all your friends, they can go my way
Pay your toll, sell your soul
Pound for pound costs more than gold
The longer you stay, the more you pay
My white lines go a long way
Either up your nose or through your vein
With nothin to gain except killin' your brain

(Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock!)
(Blow!)

(Ahhh) Higher, baby
(Ahhh) Get higher, baby!
(Ahhh) Get higher, baby!
And don't ever come down! (Freebase!)

Rang dang diggedy dang di-dang
Rang dang diggedy dang di-dang
Rang dang diggedy dang di-dang
Diggedy dang di-dang diggedy dang di-dang

(Pipeline) pure as the driven snow
(Connected to my mind) and now I'm havin' fun, baby!
(High fry) it's getting kinda low
(Cause it makes you feel so nice) I need some one-on-one, baby!
(Don't let it blow your mind away) Baby!
(And go into your little hideaway 'cause white lines blow away)
(Blow! )

A billion magic crystals, painted pure and white
A multi-million dollars almost overnight
Twice as sweet as sugar, twice as pretty as salt
And if you get hooked, baby, it's nobody else's fault, so don't do it!

(Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock!)
Raah! (Blow!)

(Ahhh) Higher, baby
(Ahhh) Get higher, baby!
(Ahhh) Get higher, baby!
And don't ever come down! (Freebase!)

(Don't you get too high) don't you get too high baby!
(Turns you on) you really turn me on and on
(When you gonna come down) my temperature is risin'
(When the thrill is gone) no, I don't want you to go

A street kid gets arrested, gonna do some time
He got out three years from now just to commit more crime
A businessman is caught with 24 kilos
He's out on bail and out of jail
And that's the way it goes
Raah!

(Kane! Sugar! Kane! Sugar! Kane!)

Athletes rejected, governors corrected
Gangsters, thugs and smugglers are thoroughly respected
The money gets divided
The women get excited
Now I'm broke and it's no joke
It's hard as hell to fight it, don't buy it!

(Freeze! Haha ha ha! Rock! Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock!)
Raah! (Blow!)

(Ahhh) Get higher, baby
(Ahhh) Get higher, girl!
(Ahhh) Get higher, baby!
C'mon!
Raah!

(White Lines) Vision dreams of passion
(Blowin' through my mind) and all the while I think of you
(High Fry) a very strange reaction
(For us to unwind) the more I see, the more I do
(Something like a phenomenon) Baby!
(Tellin your body to come along, but white lines blow away)

Little Jack Horner sitting on the corner
With no shoes and clothes
This aint funny, but he took his money
And sniffed it up his nose

(Hey man, you wanna cop some blow?)
(Sure, what you got, dust, flakes or rocks?)
(I got China White, Mother of Pearl, Ivory Flake, What you need?)
(Well yeah, well let me check it out man, just let me get a freeze)
(Go ahead man, stuff I got should kill ya!)
(Yeah man th-that's that's raw, wuh)

(Freeze! Haha ha ha! Rock! Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock!
Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock! Freeze! Rock!)



Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Bairn Again on December 21, 2014, 09:48:27 pm
I tend to default to The Levellers "Beautiful Day" when out on an audax, especially if the weather is rotten. 

A song that makes me think of 400km events instantly when I hear it is "Bend & Break" by Keane. 

If only I don't bend and break
I'll meet you on the other side
I'll meet you in the light
If only I don't suffocate
I'll meet you in the morning when you wake



 
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Mad Jack on December 21, 2014, 10:06:14 pm
Step aside Grand Master and take a chill pill!  :o
Next tune to calm it all down fellow Audax disco fans is...

CAT STEVENS   Natasha Marsh

Morning has broken

Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for the springing fresh from the world

Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven
Like the first dewfall, on the first grass
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
Sprung in completeness where his feet pass

Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
Born of the one light, eden saw play
Praise with elation, praise every morning
God's recreation of the new day

( at the top of Cheddar Gorge- Brimstone 600 ) ;)
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Exit Stage Left on December 21, 2014, 10:14:37 pm
I'm sure Yusuf Islam would want a proper attribution.
Quote
"Morning Has Broken" is a popular and well-known Christian hymn first published in 1931. It has words by English author Eleanor Farjeon and is set to a traditional Scottish Gaelic tune known as "Bunessan"
The Rick Wakeman piano part is original.
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Mad Jack on December 21, 2014, 10:48:00 pm
I'm sure Yusuf Islam would want a proper attribution.
Quote
"Morning Has Broken" is a popular and well-known Christian hymn first published in 1931. It has words by English author Eleanor Farjeon and is set to a traditional Scottish Gaelic tune known as "Bunessan"
The Rick Wakeman piano part is original.

I'll change to the Natasha Marsh version, (throws the needle across the record)  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Exit Stage Left on December 22, 2014, 09:58:11 am
Just a warning that you've now opened a portal to the whole religious and classical repertoire.
Lord Behold us with Thy Blessing, being ideal for the start of a long ride. We've got a few clerics around, so we may be subjected to hymn numbers. That one was 333 at school.

Quote
Lord, behold us with thy blessing,
once again assembled here;
onward be our footsteps pressing,
in thy love and faith and fear;
|: still protect us, :|
|: by thy presence ever near. :|

For thy mercy we adore thee,
for this rest upon our way;
Lord, again we bow before thee,
speed our labors day by day;
|: mind and spirit, :|
|: with thy choicest gifts array. :|

Keep the spell of home affection
still alive in every heart;
may its power, with mild direction,
draw our love from self apart,
|: till thy children, :|
|: feel that thou their Father art. :|

Schiller via Beethoven might be more inclusive to the non-religious.

Quote
47 Laufet, Brueder, eure Bahn,          
48 Freudig wie ein Held zum Siegen.   
49 Aus der Wahrheit Feuerspiegel   
50 Laechelt sie den Forscher an.          
51 Zu der Tugend steilem Huegel   
52 Leitet sie des Dulders Bahn.          
53 Auf des Glaubens Sonnenberge   
54 Sieht man ihre Fahnen wehn,          
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Exit Stage Left on December 22, 2014, 10:13:13 am
Some songs suggest a specific narrative. This one seems to be about a 400 in Kent, he's been dropped early on, possibly a mechanical. His partner has gone on with the main group, and he's now considering using google maps to answer the information control question.

Quote
Many rivers to cross
But I can't seem to find my way over
Wandering I am lost
As I travel along the white cliffs of dover

Many rivers to cross
And it's only my will that keeps me alive
I've been licked, washed up for years
And I merely survive because of my pride

And this loneliness won't leave me alone
It's such a drag to be on your own
My woman left me and she didn't say why
Well, I guess I'll have to cry

Many rivers to cross

But just where to begin I'm playing for time
There have been times I find myself
Thinking of committing some dreadful crime

Yes, I've got many rivers to cross
But I can't seem to find my way over
Wandering, I am lost
As I travel along the white cliffs of Dover

Yes, I've got many rivers to cross
And I merely survive because of my will...
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Peter on December 22, 2014, 10:24:59 am
That song might suit the confused state of mind of the tired rider off course - I don't think there are many (if any) rivers that come out on the white cliffs of Dover.  A case of the words written for the sound rather than their sense - like most pop music!
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Exit Stage Left on December 22, 2014, 10:31:01 am
I was thinking that there might be an information control at the White Cliffs of Dover visitor centre. Which he's missed, but doesn't want to retrace.
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Deal,+Kent/@51.1314535,1.3376572,3a,75y,17.37h,91.87t/data=!3m5!1e1!3m3!1sV6BXxuhzb3rHnxBEzIafsg!2e0!3e5!4m2!3m1!1s0x47deadd0cbcd5c07:0x4029973b4f238310?hl=en

He might have been distracted by the view of Dover Castle from Upper Road, and missed the turning.
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Deal,+Kent/@51.1300475,1.3327283,3a,75y,283.6h,75.91t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s1bv5bJX2bddJV57Bfegwkg!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x47deadd0cbcd5c07:0x4029973b4f238310?hl=en
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Mr Larrington on December 22, 2014, 12:10:27 pm
I know there's a Half Man Half Biscuitbreference somewhere in this thread but Google search cannot find it, because Google search is a big pile of poo.  Anyway, I offer the first verse of "Our Tune".

Quote from: nb10
You said you’d found me helpless on the A47
Shouting at the passers by that Alan Brazil
Seems to be the singer in the Goombay Dance Band
And now you want to put me in the ambulance
But I don’t want to go in the ambulance

Guess which song I had stuck in my head for the first night of PBP 2007?  Go on, guess...
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: CrazyEnglishTriathlete on December 22, 2014, 01:08:19 pm
As Cambrian Series organiser - Yazz and the Plastic Population - "The only way is up".  Best sung at the foot of the Devil's Staircase or Bwlch y Groes in the early hours of the morning.

Or Motorhead's "We are the Road Crew", the first 8 lines of which can pass pretty much unaltered...

Another town another place,
 Another girl, another face,
 Another truck, another race,
 I'm eating junk, feeling bad,
 Another night, I'm going mad,
 My woman's leaving, I feel sad,
 But I just love the life I lead,
 Another beer is what I need,


All accompanied by a riff that's reminiscent of a Yad Moss headwind.
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Huff n Puff on December 22, 2014, 01:50:08 pm
Some songs suggest a specific narrative. This one seems to be about a 400 in Kent, he's been dropped early on, possibly a mechanical. His partner has gone on with the main group, and he's now considering using google maps to answer the information control question.

Quote
Many rivers to cross
But I can't seem to find my way over
Wandering I am lost
As I travel along the white cliffs of dover

Many rivers to cross
And it's only my will that keeps me alive
I've been licked, washed up for years
And I merely survive because of my pride

And this loneliness won't leave me alone
It's such a drag to be on your own
My woman left me and she didn't say why
Well, I guess I'll have to cry

Many rivers to cross

But just where to begin I'm playing for time
There have been times I find myself
Thinking of committing some dreadful crime

Yes, I've got many rivers to cross
But I can't seem to find my way over
Wandering, I am lost
As I travel along the white cliffs of Dover

Yes, I've got many rivers to cross
And I merely survive because of my will...

Jimmy Cliff, and another classic from the great 'The Harder They Come' soundtrack of course, covered by some blokes named after an Uxbridge Post Code apparently.

Whether or not Jimmy Cliff ever went to Dover, I don't know, but there is a fantastic interview with him describing his first visit to England and his disbelief that white people lived in such little houses. I have heard similar stories from many first generation West Indian immigrants. With regard to the reference to Dover, I recently saw some old, post war, West Indian school books in which British lifestyle, British icons and culture were presented in a very quaint way!
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Huff n Puff on December 22, 2014, 02:06:44 pm
That song might suit the confused state of mind of the tired rider off course - I don't think there are many (if any) rivers that come out on the white cliffs of Dover.  A case of the words written for the sound rather than their sense - like most pop music!
The words actually fit the story and, in particular, the character played by Jimmy Cliff in the film. TBH, I'm not sure about the White Cliffs of Dover, but he is wandering around as a fugitive chased by the Police at one point...maybe Jamaica has it's own version? He certainly ends up on the coast as I recall.  ;)
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Peter on December 22, 2014, 02:24:09 pm
Yes, I've seen the film but it was a long time ago.  Maybe the white cliffs was a shady bar or something!  (Or a pile of cocaine!)
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Huff n Puff on December 22, 2014, 04:50:27 pm
Yes, I've seen the film but it was a long time ago.  Maybe the white cliffs was a shady bar or something!  (Or a pile of cocaine!)

LOL. I think it's more likely to be the Charlie  :-X

Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Exit Stage Left on December 22, 2014, 04:54:13 pm
I always thought it was because he was called Cliff, and the White Cliffs are the best known cliffs.
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: paulworthington53 on December 22, 2014, 08:12:58 pm
A selection of songs which I often sing to myself as a pick me up on long rides...

Open all night - Bruce Springsteen
Eastbound and down - Jerry Reed
And, if grimping, and I'm certain nobody is around, "1,2,3,4 I love marine corps..."
You'll Never Walk Alone. Being from Liverpool, this ones in the blood. I keep it for when times get tough. Not had to break that one out yet...
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Post by: StephenR on December 22, 2014, 08:29:39 pm
Booom,Blast & Ruin - Biffy Clyro
Semi Mental - Biffy Clyro
Stop when the red lights flash - Green Day
Basket Case - Green Day
Minority - Green Day
Not enough time - INXS
Wait for me - King of Leon
Cold Desert - Kings of Leon
In the Light - Led Zeppelin
Motorcycle Emptiness - Manic Street Preachers
Starlight - Muse
Come as you are - Nirvana
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Post by: mcshroom on December 22, 2014, 08:42:35 pm
I'm Alright (You Gotta Go There to Come Back) - Stereophonics
The Bike Song - Mark Ronson ("Gonna ride my bike until I get home")

or for me: -

I wasn't built to get up (at this time) - The Supernaturals
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Post by: Exit Stage Left on December 23, 2014, 12:31:56 am
I've been experimenting with late 1980s symphonic German rock as a backing for a Christmas video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muAj4Qkkmjg
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Post by: Peter on December 23, 2014, 12:47:31 am
I believe you,  Damon,  but the link is to Keeping the Dream Alive!   However, I enjoyed that, though not without some poignancy at the loss of friends and a bit of a shock at the end when you hove into view, knees first.

Have a good Christmas!


Edit - Mein Gott!  Entschuldigen Sie mich, bitte!  It's Krautrock after all and I've never heard it before.  It's good, isn't it?  Excellent McCartneyesque singing in the style of Jeff Lynne's epics.  Or am I still making a fool of myself?!

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Post by: Exit Stage Left on December 23, 2014, 01:02:47 am
Unfortunately I've chosen the one track that's not available in a wide range of territories. We can watch it though.

Quote
Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bouvet Island, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo - Democratic Republic of, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guyana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Holy See (Vatican City State), Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia - Federated States of, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norfolk Island, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, United States Minor Outlying Islands, United States Virgin Islands, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Bank, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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Post by: Exit Stage Left on December 23, 2014, 01:42:49 am
I find it curiously reassuring that a video I've made can't be seen on an entirely uninhabited Australian dependency. It renews my faith in the power of geography. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heard_Island_and_McDonald_Islands
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Post by: Mad Jack on December 23, 2014, 07:58:03 am
I've been experimenting with late 1980s symphonic German rock as a backing for a Christmas video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muAj4Qkkmjg

Doffs cap to Damon (now I know who you are)  :)
Great work Sir, excellent shot of the riders stopped on the bridge and good to see DAAAve again  O:-)
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Post by: Ningishzidda on December 23, 2014, 08:15:37 am
A selection of songs which I often sing to myself as a pick me up on long rides...

Open all night - Bruce Springsteen
Eastbound and down - Jerry Reed
And, if grimping, and I'm certain nobody is around, "1,2,3,4 I love marine corps..."
You'll Never Walk Alone. Being from Liverpool, this ones in the blood. I keep it for when times get tough. Not had to break that one out yet...

I'm from near Brum.

Sir Harry Lauder,

'Keep right on to the end of the road."


Covered by Pinky and Perky in about 1964.
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Post by: Exit Stage Left on December 24, 2014, 10:07:38 am
The almost universal youtube block on 'Keeping the Dream Alive' has sent me back to mid 70s Philadelphia, with a contemporary twist from 2 mins in. If you can call 'in the style of Chic' contemporary. Designed for dancing around the kitchen to. Over 7 mins, so you might need to pace yourself.
It's in the highest quality, so good for reviewing equipment choices on various 1200+ rides.The little sprocket at bottom right under the picture changes the settings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH_neKDxjVk
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Post by: Deano on December 31, 2014, 08:48:24 pm
How about So let Me Go Far by Dodgy. Could have been written for [name redacted]:

Quote
So in the morning I awoke
I turned my eyes towards the road
I swallowed hard and smelt the air
I cursed this world for not being fair
Oh in the morning I awoke

And through the seasons I have journeyed
Without a clue to where I'm bound
I lost my bearings long ago
I watched our heroes come and go
And since then I've heard no sound

So let me go far
So let me go far
And when I reach there let me know
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Post by: Exit Stage Left on January 01, 2015, 02:57:21 pm
One of the first songs I ever used in a film was Drowning in the Sea of Love by Joe Simon.

Quote
I've been down one time
I've been down two times
But now I'm drowning, drowning in the sea of love

Let me tell ya all about it
I've been out here so very long, I've lost all my direction
Baby when you came my way I thought I'd found my protection
But a strong wind came into my life, surely took me by surprise
& I can't seem to control these tears that's falling from my eyes

Listen to me
Baby I depended on you, for a love & affection
But now you gone and deserted me, can't you see that I'm in desperation
I'm in the middle of a bad love storm, ew yeah I just can't let it boy I
Looked around and all I could see, was water coming over me

All I do is cry, all I do is walk around and cry
But right now I'm drowning, oh I'm drowning in the sea of love

But that's alright, I don't mind drowning for your love
That's alright baby, hear me when I say it's alright
You got the kind of love that make me feel alright
You got the kind of love baby that make me cry all night long
You got the kind of love baby make me do things I don't wanna do
And it's alright

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08t_uHnm_nc
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Post by: Ningishzidda on January 02, 2015, 11:27:18 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iQl46-zIcM

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Post by: Exit Stage Left on January 02, 2015, 09:16:17 pm
I heard something on the radio today that I just had to to a film for.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkglbHXh1-o
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Post by: MattH on January 03, 2015, 10:18:32 am
Suzanne Vega must be an audaxer, who prefers riding in Primary, avoiding the gravelly corners and the slippy centre line, getting questioned by non-riders who think she's a bit potty.

Left of Centre

If you want me you can find me
Left of center off of the strip
In the outskirts and in the fringes
In the corner out of the grip

When they ask me, "What are you looking at?"
I always answer, "Nothing much, not much"
I think they know that, I'm looking at them
I think they think I must be out of touch

But I'm only in the outskirts and in the fringes
On the edge and off the avenue
And if you want me you can find me
Left of center wondering about you
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Post by: Huff n Puff on January 03, 2015, 11:58:57 pm
This evening as I thawed out from today's Poor Student, my toes and fingertips started Tingling and I just had LL Cool J's 'Jingling baby' in my head, except with the word Tingling replacing Jingling of course.....can't say I ever expected to post that one on here!
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Post by: haffers on January 04, 2015, 12:09:21 am
Let It Go from Frozen after I too thawed out and decided to let the experience go!
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Post by: Exit Stage Left on January 06, 2015, 12:25:03 am
I used 'Life in the Fast Lane' in an LEL film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tcXblWojdM

I've never had occasion to use 'Deperado', but it might work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDNtqy0zjJA
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Post by: Ningishzidda on January 06, 2015, 07:18:36 am
You could use "The last resort."

He came from Milton Keynes
the one in North Bucks
Where his old bicycle shorts hang
heavy in the air
He packed his hopes and dreams
in his pannier pack
Just as Tommy Godwin did, all those days back.
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Post by: Moleman76 on January 23, 2015, 01:49:15 am
Night on Bald Mountain - various orchestras/performers, composed by Mussorgsky

Truckin' (or, Bikin') - Grateful Dead

Take Me Home, Country Roads -- John Denver

Get Out the Map - Indigo Girls (for the non-GPS users)

Crosstown Traffic -- Jimi Hendrix
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Post by: Datameister on January 23, 2015, 12:00:09 pm
Especially for Mr Teethgrinder, I would suggest "Again and Again" by Status Quo
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Post by: Argo on January 31, 2015, 11:04:16 am
King of the road - Proclaimers
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Post by: Bairdy on January 31, 2015, 01:30:27 pm
Rolling People - The Verve
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Post by: Jonah on February 01, 2015, 08:23:38 pm
Magnificent Machinerys of Joy - British Sea Power
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Post by: chrisonabike on February 06, 2015, 11:59:49 pm
Dread at the Control - Mikey Dread
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Post by: Chicane on March 16, 2015, 09:21:34 am
I like these...

Ry Cooder - Feelin Bad Blues
 https://soundcloud.com/umutdogukankanac/ry-cooder-feelin-bad-blues  (https://soundcloud.com/umutdogukankanac/ry-cooder-feelin-bad-blues)

All Along the Watchtower - a nice mix
https://soundcloud.com/thereflex/jimi-hendrix-o-watchtower-the (https://soundcloud.com/thereflex/jimi-hendrix-o-watchtower-the)

Donna Summer - I Feel Love
https://soundcloud.com/giorgiomoroder/donna-summer-i-feel-love (https://soundcloud.com/giorgiomoroder/donna-summer-i-feel-love)

Maybe the last one is just a little bit camp for a chap like me!
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Post by: JamesBradbury on August 07, 2015, 08:23:28 am
Freedom Road - The Divine Comedy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2_qshG7evg)

Not only is it a good title, but despite being about a truck driver, it captures a lot of the spirit of audax (as I see it).

* - Some people are really serious about getting proof of passage!   ;)

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It's early morning on I-19.
I ain't got much for company,
A pick-up truck, a brown Volvo,
And a couple of jokers on the radio.

I wish that it could stay like this,
But soon I'll have to put up with
The whole world and his Uncle Joe
Cluttering up my freedom road.

When I was a boy I'd fantasize
About the freedom road. I'd drive
A thousand miles before sundown,
Father a child in every town*.

But a hundred thousand miles have passed
Between me and iconoclastic images
Of the freedom road.
I want to shed this heavy load.

Well I've seen the power of the lightning storm,
I've seen the endless ears of corn,
I've seen the lakes at the break of day,
And that shit takes my breath away.

But if I were to even start
To tell them how it melts my heart,
Never more would my truck-stop friends
Look me in the eye again.

It's early morning on I-19,
A dreamer's waking from his dream,
A driver who has lost his way
Parks up his rig and walks away.
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Post by: zacklaws on August 07, 2015, 09:01:51 am
The Uncle Devil Show -  Leonardo's Bicycle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0W_oO20Wj04

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Post by: Whitedown Man on August 07, 2015, 09:46:22 am
On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night
There she stood in the doorway;
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself,
"This could be Heaven or this could be Hell".
Welcome to Audax Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
You can check-out any time you like,
But you can never leave
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Post by: Exit Stage Left on August 07, 2015, 10:40:39 am
The Uncle Devil Show -  Leonardo's Bicycle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0W_oO20Wj04

I used that in a video of the Three Coasts 600 in 2005. That was a technical rehearsal of sorts for filming LEL that year. It also features 'Sunny Road' by Emiliana Torrini.
https://youtu.be/HWX7AcoR7MU


I've been attracted by 'Keep on Movin', by Inner City. Songs that mention time a lot, work well for Audax.

https://youtu.be/LEHqOfKeabc
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Post by: IanDG on August 07, 2015, 10:49:30 am
If I could choose the life I please
I'd be an audax rider
On tarmac and the highways free
many miles I'd cover

Time limits are my only rules
and make it to open controls
If I could choose the life I please
I'd be an audax rider

If I could choose the life I please
I'd be an audax rider
And if the road was not for me
Then, I would choose another

Cross mountains and the valleys deep
Where I would pedal weary feet
If I could choose the life I please
I'd be an audax rider

Read more: Levellers - The Boatman Randonneur Lyrics | MetroLyrics
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Post by: Deano on October 12, 2015, 05:41:26 pm
One for those who, through design or otherwise, don't entirely follow the route - Long Cut by Uncle Tupelo:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdyTUUJq6f4

Quote
I've been searching and you've been gone
Out looking for the shortest path to the one that you're on
And I've already seen all I wanna see
Come on, let's take the long cut
I think that's what we need
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Post by: Jonah on October 12, 2015, 10:01:03 pm
'Carradice' by Sade

...Feels fine
Feels like
You're mine
Feels right
So fine
I'm Yours
You're mine
Like Carradise
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Post by: Peter on October 13, 2015, 10:13:48 am
This may already be here; I haven't read them all.

Carradice and Lunch - Ry Cooder
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Post by: T42 on October 13, 2015, 10:43:56 am
Waylon Jennings for that mournful four o'clock (a.m.) feeling:

I'm a long way from home and so all alone
Homesick like I never thought I'd be
I'm a long way from home, everything is wrong
Someone please watch over me.

I'm not acustomed to this feeling
Loneliness is burning in my soul
Sometimes the mind is so mistreating
I wish I'd stayed at home like I was told.

I wish I knew the force within me
That keeps my mind out of control
What makes me reach for things that I can't see
I wish I'd stayed at home like I was told.

I'm a long way from home and so all alone
Homesick like I never thought I'd be
I'm a long way from home, everything is wrong
Someone please watch over me...
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Post by: paulworthington53 on October 13, 2015, 07:22:47 pm
Found this today...

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost (more of a solo artist...)


Whose woods these are I think I know.   
His house is in the village though;   
He will not see me stopping here   
To watch his woods fill up with snow.   

My little horse must think it queer   
To stop without a farmhouse near   
Between the woods and frozen lake   
The darkest evening of the year.   

He gives his harness bells a shake   
To ask if there is some mistake.   
The only other sound’s the sweep   
Of easy wind and downy flake.   

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,   
But I have promises to keep,   
And miles to go before I sleep,   
And miles to go before I sleep.
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Post by: mattc on October 13, 2015, 11:07:46 pm
That one's got a place in my heart Paul :) https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=35735.msg1140627#msg1140627

The final line certainly resonates with the ( slightly too ) long audaxes.

(But surely a poem, not a song? I think ... )
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Post by: Peter on October 14, 2015, 05:45:42 pm
Halfway To Carradice - Billy Fury
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Post by: SR Steve on October 14, 2015, 10:52:28 pm
Three songs from Nick Lowe: -

"I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass" - Not a sound you want to hear whilst audaxing.
"Endless Grey Ribbon"                      - The long road ahead.
"Cruel to Be Kind"                            - Reminds me of the organisers of some of the hillier rides on the calendar.
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Post by: Deano on October 14, 2015, 11:00:09 pm
That one's got a place in my heart Paul :) https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=35735.msg1140627#msg1140627

The final line certainly resonates with the ( slightly too ) long audaxes.

(But surely a poem, not a song? I think ... )

These lot had a go (well, they nicked the last lines for the last few lines of the song - the rest of it owes less to Robert Frost):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYl2RfUge1w
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Post by: Pichy on October 14, 2015, 11:23:08 pm


These lot had a go (well, they nicked the last lines for the last few lines of the song - the rest of it owes less to Robert Frost):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYl2RfUge1w
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Ah... that take's me back. Saw them on the same bill as Aberfeldy about a decade ago but can't remember who was warming up for who. Ballboy were probably headlining. In the now deceased Venue. Boo hoo!
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Post by: Man of the Mountains on October 15, 2015, 08:26:49 am
Down the highway, down the tracks
Down the road to Exeter..
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Post by: T42 on October 15, 2015, 08:43:44 am
Then there's Chesterton, as quoted by Clarion a couple of years ago. 3rd verse particularly appropriate.

Actually, on reflection, I most prefer rolling roads.

Quote from: GK Chesterton
    Before the Roman came to Rye or out to Severn strode,
    The rolling English drunkard made the rolling English road.
    A reeling road, a rolling road, that rambles round the shire,
    And after him the parson ran, the sexton and the squire;
    A merry road, a mazy road, and such as we did tread
    The night we went to Birmingham by way of Beachy Head.

    I knew no harm of Bonaparte and plenty of the Squire,
    And for to fight the Frenchman I did not much desire;
    But I did bash their baggonets because they came arrayed
    To straighten out the crooked road an English drunkard made,
    Where you and I went down the lane with ale-mugs in our hands,
    The night we went to Glastonbury by way of Goodwin Sands.

    His sins they were forgiven him; or why do flowers run
    Behind him; and the hedges all strengthening in the sun?
    The wild thing went from left to right and knew not which was which,
    But the wild rose was above him when they found him in the ditch.
    God pardon us, nor harden us; we did not see so clear
    The night we went to Bannockburn by way of Brighton Pier.

    My friends, we will not go again or ape an ancient rage,
    Or stretch the folly of our youth to be the shame of age,
    But walk with clearer eyes and ears this path that wandereth,
    And see undrugged in evening light the decent inn of death;
    For there is good news yet to hear and fine things to be seen,
    Before we go to Paradise by way of Kensal Green.
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Post by: tornandfrayed on October 15, 2015, 01:08:17 pm
Instantly got a good idea of what your record collection looks like Bairdy.


The tyre with a thorn in its side - The Smiths (well not quite)

or possibly 'The Boy with a Thorn as his ride'

Anywhere I Lay My Head  - Tom Waites (Raindogs)

Please Wake Me Up  -  Tom Waites (Franks Wild Years)

Slowly Goes the Night - Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds (Tender Prey)

We Came Along This Road - Nick Cave (No More Shall We Part)

How Far Can Too Far Go? - The Cramps ( A Date With Elvis)
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Post by: api on October 16, 2015, 09:56:55 am
Take me down to the Paris city
Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty
Take me home, yeah yeah
Take me down to the Paris city
Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty
Oh won't you please take me home, yeah

So far away
So far away
So far away
So far away

Captain America's been torn apart
Now he's a Brest jester with a broken heart
He said "turn me around and take me back to the start"
I must be losing my mind "are you blind?"
I've seen it all a million times

Take me down to the Paris city
Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty
Take me home, yeah yeah
Take me down to the Paris city
Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty
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Post by: Jonah on October 16, 2015, 09:55:13 pm
Sven Väth - Accident In Carradice
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Post by: Jonah on October 16, 2015, 10:01:08 pm
If Carradice is half as Nice - Bay City Rollers
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Post by: Deano on October 19, 2015, 03:53:49 pm
Or how about:

Carradice by the Dynamo Light - Malt Loaf

(sorry)
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Post by: Jonah on October 19, 2015, 08:46:57 pm
I see what you've done there  ;)
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Post by: Jonah on October 19, 2015, 08:52:13 pm
You're no SON of mine - Genesis

Things were never easy for me
peace of mind was hard to find
and I needed a place where I could hide
somewhere I could call mine

I didn't think much about it
til it started happening all the time
soon I was living with the fear everyday
of what might happen at night

he said:

You're no SON, you're no SON of mine
You're no SON, you're no SON of mine
You walked out, you left us behind
and you're no SON no SON of mine
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Post by: Aunt Maud on October 19, 2015, 09:42:40 pm
"You Dream Flat Tires" - Joni Mitchell
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Post by: Jonah on February 14, 2016, 01:19:53 pm
'Your no (Schmidt) SON of mine' - Phil Collins/Genesis
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Post by: Jonah on February 14, 2016, 01:23:52 pm
Just looked up-thread for fear of repeating myself... :facepalm:
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Post by: Deano on March 28, 2016, 02:29:21 pm
We were talking about audax songs on the Arrow, and I was trying to remember this one, Lovin' Arms by Millie Jackson:

Quote
I've been too long in the wind
Too long in the rain
Taking any comfort that I can
Looking back and longing for
The freedom of my chains
And lying in your loving arms again

Great song anyway!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xbpCvV9dAs
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Post by: paulworthington53 on March 28, 2016, 07:53:06 pm
This one came on in the car the other day... Willing by Little Feat

https://youtu.be/yb5xyLLgKbU

I been warped by the rain
Driven by the snow
I'm drunk and dirty, don't ya know
And I'm still, oh, I'm still
I'm out on the road late at night
I see my pretty Alice in every headlight
Alice, Dallas Alice
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Post by: Deano on March 28, 2016, 10:46:14 pm
Someone must've mentioned Willin' before, surely?

Rumour is, Lowell George was in Frank Zappa's band and showed the song to Zappa, at which point Frank chucked him out and told him he was far too good to play a bit-part in someone else's band.

Truth is, Lowell was an audaxer:

Quote

I been warped by the rain
Driven by the snow
I'm drunk and dirty, don't ya know
And I'm still, I'm still - willin'
I'm out on the road late at night
I see flapjack in every headlight
flapjack, blessed flapjack

I've been from Comrie to Combeinteignhead
Castleton to Cullercoats
Ridden every kind of frame that's ever been made
Ridden the back roads so I wouldn't get waylaid
And if you give me wheels, whites, and cake
And you show me an arrivee sign
I'll be willin' to be movin'
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Ruthie on June 17, 2016, 03:56:29 pm
Le Monde est Stone by Martha Wainwright

J'ai la tête qui éclate
Je voudrais seulement dormir
M'étendre sur l'asphalte
Et me laisser mourir

Stone
Le monde est stone
Je cherche le soleil
Au milieu de la nuit

(I've a head about to burst
I'd like only to sleep
To stretch myself on the asphalt
And let myself die

Stone
The world is stone
I'm looking for the sun
In the middle of the night)
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Legs on June 17, 2016, 04:01:50 pm
Someone must've mentioned Willin' before, surely?

Rumour is, Lowell George was in Frank Zappa's band and showed the song to Zappa, at which point Frank chucked him out and told him he was far too good to play a bit-part in someone else's band.

Truth is, Lowell was an audaxer:

Quote

I been warped by the rain
Driven by the snow
I'm drunk and dirty, don't ya know
And I'm still, I'm still - willin'
I'm out on the road late at night
I see flapjack in every headlight
flapjack, blessed flapjack

I've been from Comrie to Combeinteignhead
Castleton to Cullercoats
Ridden every kind of frame that's ever been made
Ridden the back roads so I wouldn't get waylaid
And if you give me wheels, whites, and cake
And you show me an arrivee sign
I'll be willin' to be movin'
If this was not a Post of the Day, there is no justice in the world.

PS I love Willin'.
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: marylogic on November 14, 2016, 08:25:51 pm
I heard the uplifting ditty "Sucker for pain" by Imagine Dragons etc and it reminded me of this thread...
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Bianchi Boy on November 17, 2016, 09:14:10 pm
Has anybody done "I'm on the road to nowhere" Talking Heads.
Every audax I have done takes hours and you end up where you started.

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Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Somnolent on November 17, 2016, 10:22:02 pm
Doesnt even need to be an Audax for that one.

One of my enduring memories is from somewhere near here (https://goo.gl/maps/RDyzL9qe6rs)
Small voice from 9 y.o. on back of tandem: "Dad?"
"Yes"
"Is this the road to the middle of nowhere?"
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: T42 on November 18, 2016, 10:42:52 am
"Someone left the CAEK out in the rain..." - that inane Pitney thing.
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Alismed on November 19, 2016, 01:23:06 pm
'Top of the World' often features after a long climb. Also 'Itsa kind of magic' and countless earworms too ridiculous to mention! On a recent ride (alone) I wrote a song in my head to the tune of 'Drunken Sailor' along the lines of'

What do you do when your mojo's waning? (x3)
Early in the winter

Wrap her up in wool until she's cosy (x3)
Early in the winter

Way hey and up she cycles (x3)
Early in the winter

Feed her up with cakes and soups and chocolate (x3)
Early in the winter

Way hey etc...

You get the picture - other verses were added; feel free to add your own!
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: BrianI on November 19, 2016, 02:51:03 pm
500kms by The Proclaimers:

When I wake up, well I know I'm gonna be,
I'm gonna be the man who wakes up next you
When I go out, yeah I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who goes along with you
If I get drunk, well I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who gets drunk next to you
And if I haver up, yeah I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who's havering to you

But I would cycle 500 kms
And I would cycle 500  more
Just to be the man who cycles a thousand kms
To fall down at your door

When I'm working, yes I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who's working hard for you
And when the money, comes in for the work I do
I'll pass almost every penny on to you
When I come home (when I come home) well I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who comes back home to you
And if I grow-old (when I grow-old) well I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who's growing old with you

But I would cycle 500 kms
And I would cycle 500  more
Just to be the man who cycles a thousand kms
To fall down at your door

Da da da (da da da)
Da da da (da da da)

Da da da dun diddle un diddle un diddle uh da

Da da da (da da da)
Da da da (da da da)

Da da da dun diddle un diddle un diddle uh da


When I'm lonely, well I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who's lonely without you
And when I'm dreaming, well I know I'm gonna dream
I'm gonna dream about the time when I'm with you
When I go out (when I go out) well I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who goes along with you
And when I come home (when I come home) yes I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who comes back home with you
I'm gonna be the man who's coming home with you

But I would cycle 500 kms
And I would cycle 500  more
Just to be the man who cycles a thousand kms
To fall down at your door

Da da da (da da da)
Da da da (da da da)

Da da da dun diddle un diddle un diddle uh da

Da da da (da da da)
Da da da (da da da)

Da da da dun diddle un diddle un diddle uh da

Da da da (da da da)
Da da da (da da da)

Da da da dun diddle un diddle un diddle uh da

Da da da (da da da)
Da da da (da da da)

Da da da dun diddle un diddle un diddle uh da


And I would cycle 500 kms
And I would cycle 500 more
Just to be the man who cycled a thousand kms
To fall down at your door

Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: runsoncake on November 19, 2016, 06:58:59 pm
What about "My Whyte Bicycle)  Tomorrow/Nazareth

Ridin' all around the streets
Four o’clock and they’re all asleep
I’m not tired and it’s so late
Movin' fast everything looks great

My white bicycle
(My white bicycle)
My white bicycle
(My white bicycle)

See that man, he’s all alone
Looks so happy but he’s far from home
I ring my bell and smile at him
Then I go by his rubbish bin

My white bicycle
(My white bicycle)
My white bicycle
(My white bicycle)

The rain comes down but I don’t care
The wind is blowing in my hair
Seagulls flying in the air

My white bicycle
(My white bicycle)
My white bicycle
(My white bicycle)

Lift up both hands, his head in disgrace
Shines no light upon my face
Through the darkness, we still see
My white bicycle and me

My white bicycle
(My white bicycle)
My white bicycle
(My white bicycle)

Policeman shouts but I don’t see him
They’re one thing I don’t believe in
He'll find some judge but it’s not leavin’

My white bicycle
(My white bicycle)
My white bicycle
(My white bicycle)

My white bicycle
(My white bicycle)
My white bicycle
(My white bicycle)

WADA might get a bit shirty as it was supposedly about being trashed on certain substances!!
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: redfalo on November 24, 2016, 08:47:46 pm
You Keep On Moving - Deep Purple


You keep on moving
Far away far away
You keep on moving
Far away far away
Everyday wheels are turning
And the cry still returning

Dawn will soon be breaking
The day has just begun
You put your arms around me
Like a circle 'round the sun
Dance across the seasons
To a place that no one knows
Where angels fear to tread
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Phil W on November 24, 2016, 11:37:45 pm
So you've got the blues
The evening wore out your shoes
To a shuffling beat
It's a colourful crowd
Spraycan information
Cover the lonely station
Checkpoint for the state of the nation

On the missionbeat beat
The radio drug
Wayward destinations
Secondhand sensation
In the back of the cell
The plug and the cord
Shoulder dislocation
Bruised in isolation

In the eye of the storm
Writing on walls
Cross my heart confusion
Looking for a new solution

It's the heat of the land
Swallowing sweat
Say those dreams can shake me
Dawn come down and save me

Take this heart
Break this heart
Wrap it up and let me sleep
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Jonah on November 25, 2016, 10:22:23 pm
British Sea Power - Machineries Of Joy

We're of primitive abolution
Like a hobbyist of deranged proportion
Or the wait is yours and we’ve failed again
The fleshy existance you keep to yourself,
Is secure

[Chorus]
We are magnificent machineries of joy
We are magnificent machineries of joy
Machines of joy, and then some
Machines of joy, and then some

You are a vision of extraordinary contortion
An athletic form of warm distortion
And the triumph's yours, we lose again
The fleshy existence you keep to yourself,
Is secure

[Chorus]
We are magnificent machineries of joy
We are magnificent machineries of joy
Machines of joy, and then some
Machines of joy, and then some

You are a vision, you are a vision, a vision
Tell me what he said, it doesn’t really matter
Just tell me what he said, and I don’t really care
It’s only what he said,
We can make it better
Tell me what he said, no I don’t really care

Help is on the way, help is on the way
Help is on the way, we all know

It's a kind of vision, it's a kind of (x2)
it's a kind of vision.

[Chorus]
We are magnificent machineries of joy
We are magnificent machineries of joy
Machines of joy, we meant some
Machines of joy, we meant some.
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Phil W on November 26, 2016, 06:33:36 pm
Wham - Last Christmas


Last Christmas, I gave you my bike
But the very next day, you gave it away
This year, to save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special

Last Christmas, I gave you my bike
But the very next day, you gave it away
This year, to save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special (special)

Once bitten and twice shy
I keep my distance but you still catch my eye
Tell me baby do you recognize me?
Well it's been a year, it doesn't surprise me

I wrapped it up and sent it
With a note saying "Ride me" I meant it
Now I know what a fool I've been
But if you asked me now I know you'd fool me again
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: tippers_kiwi on November 28, 2016, 08:55:06 am
The Long Way Home - Supertramp

But there are times that you feel you're part of the scenery
All the greenery is comin' down, boy
And then your wife seems to think you're part of the
furniture oh, it's peculiar, she used to be so nice.

When lonely days turn to lonely nights
You take a trip to the city lights
And take the long way home
Take the long way home


I know it's been mentioned before but those lyrics make me smile when I'm on an audax
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: mattc on November 28, 2016, 09:54:33 am
Wham - Last Christmas


Last Christmas, I gave you my bike
But the very next day, you gave it away
This year, to save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special

This is turning into the worst ever round of I'm Sorry I haven't A Clue.

"Contestants, can you insert the word bike into the following popular songs."
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Alismed on November 28, 2016, 10:38:51 am
I think the songs get sillier as the ride progresses - I started with 'It takes two' on a recent tandem outing and finished off with the Mighty boosh's 'Eels'!!
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: T42 on November 28, 2016, 11:20:40 am
This is turning into the worst ever round of I'm Sorry I haven't A Clue.

"Contestants, can you insert the word bike into the following popular songs."

Pancho was a bandit boy
XXX as fast as polished steel


As it happens, old boy, our toaster's made of polished steel and takes bloody ages.
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Deano on February 20, 2017, 10:56:42 pm
Here's one for all our hardworking DIY orgs and regional event delegates:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhX4liVtuCc

Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 24, 2018, 02:14:56 pm
Recently someone posted a video of some audax soundtracked with Orange Juice by Stanley Brinks + The Wave Pictures.
https://youtu.be/rOIHV8iyzfU
The original lyrics about getting through with "alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, ephedrine and orange juice" are pretty appropriate anyway, but maybe an even more universal audax chorus would be "Ginsters, ice cream, Frijj, sausage roll and orange juice."  :D :sick:
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Huff n Puff on April 24, 2018, 10:08:17 pm
The Chiltern May Day Audaxes are all connected to songs and have their own tailored lyrics. Furthermore, each year there are fresh new themed routes, and therefore songs.

2017 - 200km CHILTERN, CHILTERN, BANG, BANG visited locations from the film Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang.
SONG: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
Near, Far, on the handlebars
Oh what happy time we'll spend
Bang, Bang, Chiltern, Chiltern, Bang, Bang
Our fine ride this weekend
Bang, Bang, Chiltern, Chiltern, Bang, Bang
Our fine ride this weekend

2017 - 100km CHILTERN ROALDS, TAKE ME HOME - Followed the 200km route then turned for home passing the Roald Dahl Museum
SONG: COUNTRY ROADS - JOHN DENVER
Almost heaven, West of London, Chiltern riding, Out in to the shires.
Cycling’s great there, passing the green trees, slogging up the Chilterns, blasting through the breeze.
Country roads, take me home to the place I began.
West of London, Ruislip headed, take me home, country roads.
All my memories gather round here, Winter Warmer, Missenden Time Trials,
Dark and dusty, weather wet or dry, misty times or sunshine, teardrop in my eye.
Country roads, take me home to the place I began.
West of London, Ruislip headed, take me home, country roads.
I hear the call in the morning hour roads call me, the GPX reminds me of my start in Ruislip.
riding down the road I get a feeling that I should be there soon, Arrivée, Arrivée.
Country roads, take me home to the place I began.
West of London, Ruislip headed, take me home, country roads.
Country roads, take me home to the place I began.
West of London, Ruislip headed, take me home, country roads.

2018- 200km A RIDE CALLED QUEST - Designed to visit 10 British Cycle Quest checkpoints
SONG: SCENARIO - A TRIBE CALLED QUEST
East Berks stompin', rippin' and rompin'
Marlow, plus Windsor Great Park and Quainton
Checka, checka check it out
The loop's for the troops, more bounce to the ounce
And wow how now wow, how now, brown cow?

2018 - 100km SPOKE ON THE WATER Does a series of spectacular Thames river crossings
SONG: SMOKE ON THE WATER - DEEP PURPLE
We all came out to Marlow
On the River Thames shoreline
Route recorded on a mobile
With an allotted time
Fast zapping with the others
We're at the best place around
Windsor, Henley, already been done
Cookham next then Ruislip bound

Spoke on the water, tyres seem to fly
Spoke on the water

2019 200km HERTS SO GOOD A romp around Hertfordshire
SONG: HURTS SO GOOD - MILLIE JACKSON (or SUSAN CADOGAN who had a top 10 hit in the UK with the song).

2019 100km GET UP OFFTA THAT TRING visits Tring
SONG: GET UP OFFA THAT THING - JAMES BROWN

2019 lyrics and routes yet to be finalised
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: javier on July 19, 2018, 07:58:45 pm
Tom Rosenthal "Go Solo"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VePaI3jX4Sk

They say it's matter of time
A thousand days and the sun won't shine
Before I come back to you

I'm happy, nothing's going to stop me
I'm making my way home, I'm making my way

For you love I will go far
I wanna be wherever you are
I know I'm coming back for you

Our love is a river long
The best right in a million wrongs
I know I'm coming back to you

And I'm happy, nothing's going to stop me
I'm making my way home
I'm making my way

I go solo, oh I go solo
I'm making my way home, I'm making my way

And I'm happy, nothing's going to stop me
I'm making my way home
I'm making my way

I go solo, oh I go solo
I'm making my way home
I'm making my way
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Delph Cyclist on July 29, 2018, 09:47:44 am
This topic has just reminded me of the event I once organised from Thurlby in Lincolnshire.  At the time, LEL used Thurlby Youth Hostel as a control (LEL was a much smaller event in those days!) and there was a whole day between northbound and returning riders, allowing the controllers to go for a ride themselves on the LEL route to Lincoln and back. 

The event was called "The Bluebird 200" simply so that on finishing, we could have a chorus of the Vera Lynn song "Thurlby Bluebird's over".
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: TrevA on July 31, 2018, 08:58:55 pm
Yes - Roundabout

I see the roundabout
The route will  take you out 'n' out
I spend the day your way
Call it morning riding  through the sound and
In and out the valley

The tyres dance and sing
They make the chainset really ring
I spend the day your way
Call it morning riding through the sound and
In and out the valley

In and around the lake
Mountains come out of the sky and they stand there
One mile over we'll be there and we'll see you
Ten true summers we'll be there and laughing too
Twenty four before my love you'll see
I'll be there with you



YES - Heart of the Sunrise

They ride ahead and you follow
Ride on into the heart of the sunrise
Sharp distance
How can the wind with its arms
All around me
Lost on a hill and then after
Dream on on to the heart of the sunrise

Sharp distance
How can the wind with so many around me
Lost in the city
Lost in their eyes as you hurry by
Counting the broken spokes they decide

Sleep comes to you and then after
Dream on on to the heart of the sunrise
Lost on a road that you're dreaming
Dream on on to the heart of the sunrise
Sharp distance
How can the wind with its arms all around me
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: TrevA on December 06, 2018, 12:09:02 am
The JCB song

Well, I'm rumblin' In this 200k
I'm 55 years old and my bike's Giant I bought off EBay
And the pothole rattles my bum like berserk
While I'm  singing, "Don't forget your brevet card if you want to go to get the points"
Ive totally had a bloody hard day
But it's been good fun and bubblin and jokin' away
And the procession of cars stuck behind
Are gettin all impatient and angry, but we dont mind
An' we're holdin up the bypass
Oh
Me and my bike havin a top laugh
Oh woah
Sittin on the Brooks Pro
Oh
And I'm so glad I'm not in work, Joe
So glad I'm not in work
Oh no...
And we pull over to let the cars pass
And pull off again, speedin by the summer green grass
And we're like giants up here on our big yellow TCRs
Like zoids, or transformers, or maybe even bigger
And I wanna transform into a Tyrannosaurus Rex!
And eat up all the bullies and the drivers and their pets
And I'll tell em I'm Chris Froome and my bike's  a Pinarello
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: T42 on December 06, 2018, 01:39:27 pm
Found this one lurking behind the winter wood:

I've ridden that damned bike of mine for ever and a day,
I've seen all hours upon the clock slide up and slip away.
I've supped some horrid stuff in bars and greasy cafetarious,
And stamped in on the very dot with breath short and dispairious.

I mind when me and Bernie rode from Belfort to Tonnerre
And in a night as black as Hell got lost we knew not where
When in the dark a friendly light meant rest and food for weary us
And we rolled out on midnight all replete and gently beerious.

Remember how we climbed that road from river to the glow
And topped the summit over Dijon all spread out below?
Our lights were dim, the night was old, we swooped down all precarious
And rode in cackling with the dawn, two daft baboons hilarious.

We rode through day, through night and noon, through snow and baking heat
O'er miles of gravel, holes and filth with frozen hands and feet
We ground up slopes no map could find against a wind imperious
For hour upon unending hour: man dear, it was not serious.

Four hundred once, with chums all strong and young but oh so kind;
Half-slaughtered by two hundred k we struggled on behind.
Three-fifty, and we climbed a hill, so crawling and laborious,
A butterfly flew through my wheel and exited still glorious.

I've crossed the Jura all alone, though someone else seemed nigh
And cracked with folk who were not there beneath a Breton sky
I've woven dozy on the road from side to side delirious
Then laid my chin upon the bars and snored like rhinocirious.

I've slept beneath the velvet sky and loved the Milk Way
I've watched old burning Jupiter with rams and fishes play
I've braked for feckless badgers and for roe all starting fearious
And bit macadam more than once with outcome deleterious.

Now I've a sheaf of brevet cards and hair that once was grey,
Endurance grows with age, they say, but all must fade away -
A final crest, a final stoop, a rapturous hurray,
And then the final card to stamp, the last grande arrivée.

But now I'll go on wishing for bright rides and ends victorious
And if there is a Paradise, why then it must be moreious.
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Ivan on December 10, 2018, 12:10:37 pm
After last night's gig: Bauhaus, Silent Hedges:

Following the silent hedges
Needing some other kind of madness
Looking into purple eyes
Sadness at the corners
Works of art with a minimum of steel
Pure sensation

The beautiful down grade
Going to hell again
Going to hell again

Self confidence leaks
From a thousand wounds
Faults of civilization
Burning the private paradise of dreams
Minus hands of the electric clock

What happens when the intoxication of success has evaporated?
Following the silent hedges
Following the silent hedges
Going to hell again

Pure sensation
The beautiful downgrade
Going to hell again
Going to hell again
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 26, 2019, 08:12:53 am
"A hard road to travel and a rough, rough way to go, but I can't turn back"
https://youtu.be/9kqchq1lNWc
Title: Re: Audax song titles
Post by: dogtrousers on November 26, 2019, 01:17:46 pm
"A hard road to travel and a rough, rough way to go, but I can't turn back"
https://youtu.be/9kqchq1lNWc
Good choice.  Used to be one of my favourites to play on my Walkman (that dates it) when I was a runner.