Ride on into the driving rain
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Dewey Bunnell: “Ride On” is the closest thing to a rocker for me on this album. Ryan Adams plays a real retro guitar on it and Ben Kweller plays a little electric piano ala Ray Manzarek of The Doors. I also do a solo at the end; it’s my only electric solo on the record. “Ride On” is a retro sounding song that has a Sixties psychedelic feel.
Adam added some “sha la la’s” vocal pad things to the pre-chorus that drew it into a little more of a pop vein from it being just a jam song. The theme is about pushing on. (Recites lyrics) “Ride on into the driving rain and if your journey should end in the promised land be sure to speak with a voice loud and true.” It’s a rallying song.
Last Revised: 17 January 2007