Words and Music ©Martin Craig, 2016.
This recording ©Martin Craig, 2016.
All Rights Reserved.

Lyrics

It was 1961
I thought my childhood was done
Teenage rocker, ready to ride
So me and my friend Jack
Built a Greeves around the back
But from the police we could not hide
Ride Safe and Rock On!

Fifteen in London Town
Running miles and miles around
Until I stepped into the Ace Cafe
Egg'n'chips from the cook
Billy Fury on the juke
With the rockers roaring by all day
Ride Safe and Rock On!

Here come Mark & Linda
Throwing caution out the window
Chasing times that we thought long gone
But in 1998
When I walked back in the Ace
I said "Ride Safe and Rock On!
You Ride Safe and Rock On!"

Well, Claude and Martine
Built the Paris rocker scene
Along with Willy and the 59
Rockers rode in from afar
On Triton and Gold Star
Every year around November time
Ride Safe and Rock On!

Well, Frank and Fred
Rode through storms to find a bed
Here in Scotland, summer was gone
From Belgium they rode fast
Pitched their tents on soggy grass
I said "Ride Safe, Rock On!
You Ride Safe and Rock On!"

So don't forget the riders' code
Keep your rubber on the road
Watch that van man on his mobile phone
Sportsbikes to Streetfighters
Cafe racers, overnighters
With a pillion, or on your own
Ride Safe and Rock On!
You Ride Safe and Rock On!
Ride Safe and Rock On!
You Ride Safe and Rock On!