Spoke In Your Wheel

Spoke In Your Wheel: Before I get to the story, a caveat. This song uses the chord progression of G, C, D which is about as common as it gets, so, if it sounds like 500 other songs that’s why. I can’t quite recall which those songs are at the moment but feel free to email or comment me and let me know.

Last spring my dear and lovely friend Ashley, who resides in Nashville but was visiting me here in Toronto, was accompanying me on a motorbike ride. We made it not more than two blocks before my motorcycle starting spewing gasoline out its manifold or engine block or what have ya. Not wanting to spend anymore time riding a rolling molatov cocktail, we pulled over into the nearest alleyway and called for assistance.

While I was waiting for the tow, I decided to go locate my bicycle which was locked up somewhere in the area but I wasn’t sure where on account of the fact that I had rode it to the bar some nights earlier but then had forgotten about it after a number of bourbons.

I located said peddler and rode it back to the motorcycle. The tow-man was already loading it on to the truck. I hopped on my bike and Ashley rode in the tow the two blocks (they were long blocks) back to my house. Upon arrival and after unloading the motorbike we popped into my automobile and drove to our original intended destination.

Now, I had put my bicycle into the alleyway while unloading the motorcycle and completely forgot about it. In fact, I didn’t remember till a few days later when of course, it was long gone. I lamented the loss of my bike but figured it was my stupidity that lead to it’s disappearance so ces’t la vie.

Upon acceptance, a few days later, that my bike was gone forever, I decided to take a stroll to the local bike store and price a new one. As I turned the corner to walk, not even a few paces to the store, I saw a pair of handlebars and a bell sticking out from the side of a building. As I got closer I realized they both look awfully familiar. Lo and behold it was my bike, just sitting there, unlocked but a week after I had lost her.

After the initial shock wore off, I hoped on the bike and high-tailed it outta there. I went directly to the local blood bank and donated a few pints to pay back the forces at large that reunited me with my two-wheeled, human powered beauty.

That’s the story and all truth. Now, what does it have to do with the song? Well, nothing other than the fact that the song is kind of about a bike. Actually it’s not about a bike at all but I’ll let you figure that one out.

This song features some backups by Claire, Andrew and Milan. Thanks guys!

Am I just a spoke in your wheel
Am I just a spoke in your wheel
wish I was a bell on your bar
to signal wherever you are

To show you I love you
but you just don’t care
I’m trying to inflate
but I have no air
If I broke off it wouldn’t break the seal
Cause I’m just one spoke in your wheel

Am I just a spoke in your wheel
Am I just a spoke in your wheel
Not even the pad in your break
Can stop you from speeding away

While I’m feeling more
You’re just feeling the same
I’m greasing it up
but you’re breaking the chain
just one of many not a big deal
I’m just a spoke in your wheel

One little part of your whole frame
you’re in my heart but I’m in your brain
I’m peddling for you but you cannot feel
cause I’m just one spoke in your wheel

Am I just a spoke in your wheel
Am I just a spoke in your wheel
you barely know I was born
and I want to be honking your horn

I draw a straight line that has no end
but you’re circling me as a facebook friend
I’m trying to stand out but I cannot appeal
cause I’m just a spoke in your wheel

Am I just a spoke in your wheel.

Oh I’d take your heart but I cannot steal
I’m just a spoke in your wheel

Am I just a spoke in your wheel.



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