To be honest, when I first heard this song, I assumed that “ride my bike” was a metaphor for something else and a part of my still suspects that it is. I think it can be argued that a song ultimately means whatever the listener chooses it to mean. That’s the collaboration between the artist and the consumer. However, according to an interview that I just read, Maude Latour actually is singing about riding her bike in this song.
Well, okay. That’s fine. I have some issues with bicyclists, mostly because they always seem to get in front of me whenever I’m at a red light and I’m always worried that, when the light turns green, I’m going slam down on the accelerator and run them over before they have a chance to get out of the way. That said, I do like to run and whenever I’m running, I feel the type of exhilaration that this song describes.
The music video, of course, leaves no doubt that the song is actually about a bike. What I like about this video is that LaTour never stop riding and really, what better way is there to survive the end of the world? Keep moving and don’t ask for directions. Instead, draw your own map. Create your own path. That’s what I did and now, I’m very happy to say that it doesn’t even matter that I lost the map a few weeks ago. I’m just going wherever.