Songs

Surprisingly, bikes have been the theme for quite a few pieces of music. Some of pop-culture’s most well known artists have sung about bikes including Queen, Pink Floyd, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers (RHCP). While their songs about bikes haven’t been their most memorable hits, the fact that bikes and bicycling have been a modern factor in our culture remains true. For your entertainment, the lyrics to bike songs from these artists are included below. The lyrics are interesting but the they are best enjoyed when accompanied by the original music. Youtube would be a great place to start. Pink Floyd’s song “Bike” is the hardest to find since most of the videos are just user-submitted covers of the song. If you like them, you should be able to get them from iTunes or equivalent. The lyrics are 99.9% accurate, but nobody’s perfect. If you notice a mistake, let us know.

Queen – Bicycle Race | Pink Floyd – Bike | Red Hot Chili Peppers – Bicycle Song

Queen – Bicycle Race

Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle

I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride it where I like

You say black I say white
You say bark I say bite
You say shark I say hey man
Jaws was never my scene
And I don’t like Star Wars
You say Rolls I say Royce
You say God give me a choice
You say Lord I say Christ
I don’t believe in Peter Pan
Frankenstein or Superman
All I wanna do is

Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my

Bicycle races are coming your way
So forget all your duties oh yeah
Fat bottomed girls they’ll be riding today
So look out for those beauties oh yeah
On your marks get set go
Bicycle race bicycle race bicycle race

Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle
Bicycle bicycle bicycle
Bicycle race

You say coke I say caine
You say John I say Wayne
Hot dog I say cool it man
I don’t wanna be the President of America
You say smile I say cheese
Cartier I say please
Income tax I say Jesus
I don’t wanna be a candidate for
Vietnam or Watergate
Cause all I wanna do is

Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride it where I like

Pink Floyd – Bike

I’ve got a bike.
You can ride it if you like.
It’s got a basket, a bell that rings,
and things to make it look good.
I’d give it to you if I could, but I borrowed it.

You’re the kind of girl that fits in with my world.
I’ll give you anything, everything, if you want things.

I’ve got a cloak, it’s a bit of a joke.
There’s a tear up the front, it’s red and black,
I’ve had it for months.
If you think it could look good then I guess it should.

You’re the kind of girl that fits in with my world
I’ll give you anything, everything, if you want things

I know a mouse and he hasn’t got a house.
I don’t know why I call him Gerald.
He’s getting rather old but he’s a good mouse.

You’re the kind of girl that fits in with my world.
I’ll give you anything, everything, if you want things.

I’ve got a clan of gingerbread men.
Here a man, there a man, lots of gingerbread men.
Take a couple if you wish, they’re on the dish.

You’re the kind of girl that fits in with my world.
I’ll give you anything, everything, if you want things

I know a room of musical tunes.
Some rhyme, some ching, most of them are clockwork.

Let’s go into the other room and make them work.

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Bicycle Song

Here she comes in a suit and tie
Shepard’s bush and a leopard’s pie
She marching to the funky beat of
James Brown and his dancing feet
Gonna set your fish on fire
Pistol whipping of desire
So please do not resist your fate
I’ll pick you up yes it’s a date

How could I forget to mention that the bicycle is a good invention
Sitting there in a silent movie
Beside the only girl who really ever moved me
Happy days but sad I’m facin’
Heaven knows that I’m on the case
How could I forget to mention the bicycle

Somebody told the world
The beauty of your verse
My girl I heard it first
The beauty of your verse

A sticky finger and a wicked taste
Gotta a lot of love and a lyrical case
Be sure to write it in your book
I promise not to look
Wanna smell your sunny face
Funny place but it’s never a waste
I’d hop this fence to make amends
I hope this movie never ends

How could I forget to mention that the bicycle is a good invention
Make it up makin’ you my business
A funny buttercup but I let her forgiveness
Happy days but sad I’m facin’
Heaven knows that I’m on the case
How could I forget to mention the bicycle

Somebody told the world
The beauty of your verse
My girl I heard it first
The beauty of your verse

Somebody told the world
The beauty of your verse
My girl I heard it first
The beauty of your verse