Author Topic: Audax song titles  (Read 32211 times)

Rig of Jarkness

  • An Englishman abroad
Re: Audax song titles
« Reply #50 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).
Aero but not dynamic

L Hedley

  • "Bring it on"
Re: Audax song titles
« Reply #51 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"!
Not just a cyclist's wife!

recumbentim

  • Only 6 SR,s No hyper yet
Re: Audax song titles
« Reply #52 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??

pizzicatooff

  • Night riding is inevitable
Re: Audax song titles
« Reply #53 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.

eck

  • Gonna ride my bike until I get home...
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Re: Audax song titles
« Reply #54 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.
<a href="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1422942&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=01AAEA" target="_blank">http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1422942&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;fullscreen=1&amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=01AAEA</a>

I couldn't get it out of my head for the whole ride this year.  >:( ;D
It's a bit weird, but actually quite wonderful.

valkyrie

  • Look at the state of your face!
    • West Lothian Clarion
Re: Audax song titles
« Reply #55 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"
World Class Excuses for Piss-Poor Performances

Pingu

  • Put away those fiery biscuits!
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    • the Igloo
Re: Audax song titles
« Reply #56 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

Martin

  • Give me bas relief
    • WWW
Re: Audax song titles
« Reply #57 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

simonp

  • Omnomnomnipotent.
Re: Audax song titles
« Reply #58 on: November 11, 2009, 08:47:17 pm »
Tu es Foutu - In-Grid

Re: Audax song titles
« Reply #59 on: November 11, 2009, 09:02:04 pm »
Echo and the Bunnymen: The Killing Moon
Never tell me the odds.

Re: Audax song titles
« Reply #60 on: November 12, 2009, 07:10:51 pm »
Riders on the storm.The Doors.

Hummers

  • It is all about the taste.
Re: Audax song titles
« Reply #61 on: November 13, 2009, 12:37:38 am »
2007 - Zero7 - the albums , misc
2009 - Bent - the albulm, Programmed to love.

H

LindaG

Re: Audax song titles
« Reply #62 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

Keith

  • Dorset Coast
  • Cyclists do it Silently
    • Wessex CTC
Re: Audax song titles
« Reply #63 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
Let us do this thing that is set out before us!

Salvatore

  • Джон Спунър
    • Pics
Re: Audax song titles
« Reply #64 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.
Quote
et avec John, excellent lecteur de road-book, on s'en est sortis sans erreur

Re: Audax song titles
« Reply #65 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.


Re: Audax song titles
« Reply #66 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.

Re: Audax song titles
« Reply #67 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

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Audax song titles
« Reply #68 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?
Getting there...

TOBY

  • hello
Re: Audax song titles
« Reply #69 on: November 13, 2009, 03:30:49 pm »
Hole in My Shoe - Traffic

mattc

  • n.b. have grown beard since photo taken
    • Didcot Audaxes
Re: Audax song titles
« Reply #70 on: November 13, 2009, 04:22:21 pm »
Has never ridden RAAM
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Re: Audax song titles
« Reply #71 on: November 13, 2009, 05:22:16 pm »


silver machine   hawkwind

Re: Audax song titles
« Reply #72 on: November 13, 2009, 05:26:11 pm »
hold back the rain - duran duran

Rig of Jarkness

  • An Englishman abroad
Re: Audax song titles
« Reply #73 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)
Aero but not dynamic

Really Ancien

Re: Audax song titles
« Reply #74 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.