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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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    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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    UnregisteredDec 1, 2011 at 2:28 am
    I have no idea the meaning of this song. When you just read the lyrics it seems like a really weird song, but then when you put in caleb followills voice and the guitars and drums and all the passion in the song it makes it feel really special. I love the way he sings this song and it one of my favorite songs on the come around sundown cd.
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    UnregisteredFeb 18, 2012 at 3:04 am
    The song is about a girl in the front row that caleb fell in love at first sight with during kol's 2008 gig at the 02 dublin. They have a connection throughout the gig but especially during 'cold desert' and he wants her to hold his gaze because he knows deep down that he will probably never see her again but he hopes that he does. I know because this girl was me.

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