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I'm On A Bike

by Joe Matzzie

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I feel like this song has a beating heart of it’s own that came whistling out of a place where memories gather under piles of leaves; riding bikes, school notebooks, graffiti, steel mills, the safe old suburbs and memories of Pittsburgh where I grew up.

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Dusty memories fill my head.
Two young boys, a parking lot.
Your big sick grin as you circle around me.
Painted T-shirts, they’re gonna fade
But don’t it come back, all that we did.
I open my eyes and suddenly I’m on

Top of the hill. Top of the hill.
Follow me if you wanna see what’s real.
Let yourself go. Let yourself go.
Put your hands in the air, better look out below.

Yeah, riding my bike down to the corner and back in no time
Yeah, know what I like cause I’m on a bike and I’m headed for you.
Yeah, I’m on a bike, cutting my way through stop and go time
Yeah, say what you like, cause I’m on a bike and I’m headed for you.

Passing time with nothing to do
But learning to bounce, making it spin.
Wearing them beat old tires thin yeah
Been a while noone’s heard from you
Then you come round. Jumping that curb.
Back with your dad in the safe suburbs

Crosses and skulls; liquor and guns.
Found an old wrench in a boarded up steel mill
Skipping from school, that’s where we’d be.
Tooling around on the edge of the city

Yeah, riding my bike down to the corner and back in no time
Yeah, know what I like cause I’m on a bike and I’m headed for you.
Yeah, I’m on a bike, cutting my way through stop and go time
Yeah, say what you like, cause I’m on a bike and I’m headed for you.

In the day through the park.
Down that dirt road in the dark.
Take you there and back again.

Wind blows cold and dry from the North
Kicking up dust, catching my eyes.
How’d it get past my dark sunglasses
I would ride that wind if I could.
Back to that day, a parking lot.
Nothing can be just like you remember.

People let go. Life moves on.
Wheels keep spinning till the day you’re gone
People grow up. I don’t know why.
I made a little chain to remember you by.

Yeah, riding my bike down to the corner and back in no time
Yeah, know what I like cause I’m on a bike and I’m headed for you.
Yeah, I’m on a bike, cutting my way through stop and go time
Yeah, say what you like, cause I’m on a bike and I’m headed for you.

credits

released September 11, 2020
Words and Music by Joe Matzzie ©2020
There's Been A Publishing ASCAP
Stephen Chopek - Drums and Percussion
Chad Watson - Bass
Ed Tree - Bass, Engineering, Mixing
Dana White - Mastering
Joe Matzzie - Guitar and Voice

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Joe Matzzie Los Angeles, California

Award Winning Songwriter/Guitarist/Vocalist Joe Matzzie grew up in Pittsburgh PA surrounded by acoustic music. Music Connection Magazine describes Joe’s voice as “a signature, high register rasp that conveys the ever-present feeling of love in his lyrics”. Although his genre falls within Americana Folk, his authentic charm has more than once been likened to that of Jazz legend Cab Calloway. ... more

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