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Key West Rider

Words and Music by Colin Ward

On Bay Pines Highway leading to the mainland
A rider passed me by and waved his hand
A while ago I saw him at a beach bar
Drinking beer and listening to the band

Green light, dumped the clutch and he was gone
He made it to the curve heading home
He lost it on the shoulder, won't get any older
The guardrail tossed him high and broke his bones

He was a Key West rider, wind blowing on his smile
Tossed his cares away one shining day
Hung out with his friends 'til he couldn't make the bend
Won't be heading down that way again
Key West Rider, Key West Rider
Won't be heading down that way again

I came up to him sprawled out in the wrong lane
Somehow I knew he'd never ride again
His bike was lying broken, not a word was spoken
His helmet spinning fifteen feet away

He was a Key West rider, wind blowing on his smile
Tossed his cares away one shining day
Hung out with his friends 'til he couldn't make the bend
Won't be heading down that way again
Key West Rider, Key West Rider
Won't be heading down that way again
He probably was dreaming 'bout his ride
A Yamaha with tires 10 inches wide
Brilliant custom paint job, an image of his heart throb
He loved his bike and rode with style and pride

He was a Key West rider, wind blowing on his smile
Tossed his cares away one shining day
Hung out with his friends 'til he couldn't make the bend
Won't be heading down that way again
Key West Rider, Key West Rider
Won't be heading down that way again
Key West Rider, Key West Rider
Won't be heading down that way again



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 © 2011 Bruce Kula and Colin Ward