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Beneath the dance hall lights,
You seem a girl so sound,
Lights up the ground,
If you give up New York,
I'll give you Tenessee,
The only place to be
The cowboy's burning eyes,
Don't like the sight of me
Just straight enough to breed
I like your point of view,
So don't you shy away
Ride out the wave (3x)
(Instrumental)
Ride out the wave (2x)
You had me holding on
Another time and place
Ride out the wave
Buried yourself away
The one and only face
Ride out the wave (3x)



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    UnregisteredJun 29, 2012 at 5:34 pm
    I've seen you around, there's something different about you. I'll give you everything if you give yourself to me, the only place to be. Your man knows, and doesn't like it, but damn i like your view so don't forget me.

    You were the one that got away, the one that got away.
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    UnregisteredMar 7, 2012 at 2:08 pm
    Real lyrics

    Beneath the dance hall lights,
    You seem a girl so south,
    Lights up the ground,
    If you give up new york,
    I'll give up tenessee,
    The only place to be
    The cowboy's burning eyes,
    Don't like the sight of me
    To straight, enough to breathe
    I like your point of view,
    So don't you shy away
    Ride out the wave (3x)
    (instrumental)
    Ride out the wave (2x)
    You had me holding on
    Another time and place
    Ride out the wave
    Carry yourself away
    The one and only place
    Ride out the wave (3x)
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    UnregisteredMar 7, 2012 at 2:01 pm
    This song was about a girl who caught calebs eye at the front row of a gig in 2009 not 2008, (sorry dublin) he is already with partner but gets distacted by a young beautiful girl who he feels he understands and in that moment could love. It is also a link to his previously sung about fantasy of taking a young girl back 'home' and having a love story together. But then with a grown up spin of being slow and self reflective and letting it go-he is happy himself. Best track on new album
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    UnregisteredFeb 13, 2012 at 2:35 am
    The song is about a girl who caleb wants to move with him to tennessee, but she's too reluctant to go with him. He wants her to spend her life with him, but she's not sure if she's quite ready to leave the stability and excitement that she finds in new york. She's shying away, but he loves her nonetheless. He sees the weaknesses in her that most people do not.
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    UnregisteredFeb 3, 2012 at 11:09 pm
    I believe this song is about love and first sight ... The girl he sees is so beautiful she lights up like new york, but hes jus plain as tennesse. Hes telling her to ride the wave and give him a chance.

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