Ride - Cool Your Boots Lyrics




Even a stopped clock gives the right time, twice a day

Across 50 states of mind, I didn't feel inclined
You waited yesterday, I didn't come your way
Now time is moving on, I know it won't be long
'Til I'm shuffling away with nothing more to say
When I'm printed on your wall, my face won't change at all
The smile beneath my hair hangs lifeless in the air
Like a net in water I'm running through it all
And I'm shuffling away with nothing more to say

It's been preying on my mind and now I'm just resigned
You smile for yesterday, I think I'm in the way
You seem concerned and say I should slow down
But how can I see the stars if my feet are on the ground?





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  1. JP R

    Absolutely stunning. Pure genius. Full stop.

  2. Eugene Ax

    Love the guitar effects used on this one.

  3. deathb4digital

    seeing them tomorrow. stoked!

  4. Pablo Gonçalves

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2VazYA2-o0

  5. Hiboux On Fire

    The last 3 minutes of this are indie guitar heaven with the best drumming ever

  6. EnnioRome

    Fantastic work the "second" band records

  7. Grant F

    Some songs cause time travel. Even if for just 6 minutes...

  8. 335fusion

    I was a bit busy earning a living and raising a family when Ride's star rode, but this song takes me right back to my teenage years emotionally

  9. náu seas

    senda rola <3

  10. essemmetv

    When you record analog and push the master fader full red.

  11. James Ulibarri

    All twatster comments. Non of you were there in the 90's when they were in their prime. Poser central right here. Hilarious like always.

    Aisyah MS

    I may be a twatster growing up in the 21st century (wasn't alive in Ride's 'prime', I'm afraid), but what's important is that I see you have a rather nice set of megaphones there in your profile pic. Very nice.

  12. David Bone

    La gente nunca cambia

    Arío Rojas

    es su naturaleza.

  13. Andrew Grant

    Paul Megan nèw rules Mr funnybones

  14. Liam Evans

    Fuck me. 1997, a gang of us expats are driving from Sydney to Canberra, 2 of us adored this album, so we became stereo nazis and put it on repeat. By journey's end we has converted 4 others. We were also drinking heavily :-)

  15. Andrew Grant

    I still love u zoe and I forgive you hope u r well this song reminds me of you I wont forget u ever

  16. Matthew Gregory

    Just bliss!

  17. jason x

    You seem concerned and say I should slow down... But how can I see stars if my feet are on the ground?

    AMEN.

    1292liam

    LOVE THIS LINE TOO MUCH

  18. Norberto Velazquez

    3.00 wow!!

  19. jethro tull

    I've had enough of stepping on snails and causing havoc, time to listen to cool your boots!

  20. 1292liam

    Danny ..Immortalised

  21. Irais Morato

    I want to cry, this is so fuckin' perfect

  22. idan shani

    A true masterpiece

  23. Randy Pradhana

    But how can I see the stars if my feet are on the ground?

  24. Norberto Velazquez

    magnifico tema y sonido

  25. Roman Kondrashkin

    Glorious song. Amazing drums.

  26. Qurida Pearson

    💕 AMAZING 💕

  27. bksug2009

    Even a stopped clock gives the right time, twice a day.

    Chyntia AR

    thanks - i was unable to figure out what he said at the beginning until i saw this lol

  28. oldskool

    Simply amazing

  29. Panagiotis Charalampopoulos

    LADIES AND GENTELEMAN THIS IS THE BEST INDIE GROUP EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    NO BAD SONG TILL THEIR REAL INDIE PERIOD ( GOING BLANK AGAIN ALBUM0

    ALL SONGS GREAT

    NOT EVEN ONE MEDIOCRE

  30. TECHNOIR

    I think but could well be wrong that the song is Withnail's all encompassing apology to I, finally heartfelt. It posits a situation where Withnail did find fame and was then at a remove from his friend ' printed on your wall'.... I don't know that's how I read it, fuck it it's just a great piece of music

    Graham Knox

    Cool your boots! Say's it all slow down man enjoy life

  31. TECHNOIR

    Subject to misguided teenage loathing on my part, I hated 'em, Loved the Manic Street Preachers but this is fucking brilliant!
    Lyrics are acutely well observed too, wish the author every happiness
    Across fifty states of mind
    I didn't feel inclined
    You waited yesterday
    I didn't come your way
    Now time is moving on
    I know it won't be long
    Till I'm shuffling away
    With nothing more to say

    When I'm printed on your wall
    My face won't change at all
    The smile beneath my hair
    Hangs lifeless in the air
    Like a net in water
    I'm running through it all
    And I'm shuffling away
    With nothing more to say

    It's been preying on my mind
    And now I'm just resigned
    You smile for yesterday
    I think I'm in the way
    You seem concerned
    And say I should slow down
    But how can I see the stars
    If my feet are on the ground?

  32. VanishingPoint77

    this and Sennen two my favs, so f'kin beautiful

  33. Willenn Ambrozine

    3:00 ahead icame

  34. red drib

    in my very, very humble opinion: their best tune

    1292liam

    yep, top 3 without doubt.

    Felipe Choapa

    ONE of their best

    nikk allen

    Damn straight!!

  35. Mike Woods

    there are perfectly normal and nice guitar pop songs.....and then there are normal and nice guitar pop songs with BASS AND DRUMS AND PRODUCTION like this.

  36. jack Frankland

    Great Band, great album, 2nd only to the fantastic "Nowhere"

  37. Irais Morato

    This is fuckin' amazing, I love Ride.

  38. TheHowie1972

    yeah good film too

  39. Dave Caughley

    Those drums!

    modsheff1

    +Dave Caughley that bass.x

    Donnia Alwan

    is it a banger? how many drops?

    1292liam

    Loz - best drummer ever

  40. PerplexTV1

    Withnail and I

    modsheff1

    Cool your boots man!

  41. fox pals

    ride were never underrated. they were actually very popular and critics darlings. much more popular then mbv at the time. fact

    Aidy Cannon

    this is true 101

    Seb Web10

    Whenever they talk about Creation Records or shoegazing Ride is always mentioned.

    HULK HOGAN

    I live in the U.S where nobody knows them unfortunately. Apparently their show in Detroit had a good turnout and I fucking missed it!

  42. 706michaelwilliam

    anyone have bass tabs for this song?????

  43. The Channel I've Set Up Because Youtube Wouldn't Let Me Upload Any Videos Until I Set Up A Channel

    Agree with most of the comnents below. Obviously Nowhere was THE album but this has some great tunes. I dislike the cover though. I always have it turned over.

  44. Travis Little

    yeah boys.

  45. Berlin Info

    Youtube (Stefankonzack)

  46. Berlin Info

    Its glory

  47. rounick28

    It's Tuesday, June 13th 2000 and I'm driving home from (mechanical engineering) school where I've just aced a test, listening to a mix tape I made. Trying to overtake a huge truck I realize I won't make it, hit the brakes, the wheels lock, i release the brakes with wheels pointing right, they unlock and the car turns violently to the right and out of the road, the car falls into a pit and start rolling. After it rolls 3-4-5 times, I don't know, it lands upside down, I 'm hanging upside down from the safety belt, but the stereo it still playing. I hear the lyrics
    "you seem concerned and say I should slow down
    but how can I see stars if my feet are on the ground".
    I saw some stars alright..
    RIDE are THE best band of the 90s. 

    Damien DoomSlayer

    I don't know you, I've never met you, but I am really glad you survived.👍

    News From The Other Side

    Darn. I was hoping the mix tape had said, ”even a stopped clock..."

    Lata De Lata

    *Lyrics unfold as i read this

    HULK HOGAN

    I crashed my Chevy Impala to a Death Grips song, it wasn't as comforting mate

  48. David Fagan

    Amazing album

  49. livvidd

    "criminally underrated band" I like this

  50. Sean Strider

    Love this song and this album! Criminally underrated band. Along with MBV, Lush and Suede, Ride was constantly in my playlist rotation in the early 90s. Saw them twice...at the Roxy on the "Nowhere" tour and at the Hollywood Palace on the "Going Blank Again" tour. Both were great shows.

    Jack Watters

    I saw both the same shows!