Let Me lie
Trey Anastasio Lyrics


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Gonna take my bike out
Gonna take my bike
Gonna ride it slowly
Gonna ride just how I like

Gonna take my bike out
Gonna take my bike
Gonna ride it slowly
Gonna ride just how I like

Leave we way up here
(Gonna take my bike out)
(Gonna take my bike)
(Gonna ride it slowly)
Up on the mountain
(Gonna ride just how I like)

Let me lie
(Gonna take my bike out)
Uncovered on the floor
(Gonna take my bike)
(Gonna ride it slowly)
(Gonna ride just how I like)

Make me wonder when
(Gonna take my bike out)
(Gonna take my bike)
You go away again
(Gonna ride it slowly)
(Gonna ride just how I like)

If you're ever coming
(Gonna take my bike out)
Back here anymore
(Gonna take my bike)
(Gonna ride it slowly)
(Gonna ride just how I like)

I don't care what you did
(Gonna take my bike out)
(Gonna take my bike)
But I can tell it's hanging over you
(Gonna ride it slowly)
(Gonna ride just how I like)

The effects of sun and sand
(Gonna take my bike out)
(Gonna take my bike)
Are hard to understand
(Gonna ride it slowly)
(Gonna ride just how I like)

So leave we way up here
(Gonna take my bike out)
(Gonna take my bike)
(Gonna ride it slowly)
Up on the mountain
(Gonna ride just how I like)
Let me lie

Gonna take my bike out
Gonna take my bike
(Let me lie)
Gonna ride it slowly
Gonna ride just how I like
(Let me lie)

Gonna use my brakes
When I go downhill
(Let me lie)
Gonna climb back on
When I take a spill
(Let me lie)

Gonna peel my shirt off
Gonna feel it burn
(Let me lie)
Gonna keep my eyes closed
Gonna miss my turn
(Let me lie)

Gonna take my bike out
Gonna take my bike
(Let me lie)
Gonna ride it slowly
Gonna ride just how I like
(Let me lie)

Gonna use my brakes
When I go downhill
(Let me lie)
Gonna climb back on
When I take a spill
(Let me lie)

Gonna take my bike out
Gonna take my bike
(Let me lie)
Gonna ride it slowly
Gonna ride just how I like
(Let me lie)

Gonna peel my shirt off
Gonna feel it burn
(Let me lie)
Gonna keep my eyes closed
Gonna miss my turn
(Let me lie)

Gonna take my bike out
Gonna take my bike
(Let me lie)
Gonna ride it slowly




Gonna ride just how I like
(Let me lie)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Trey Anastasio's song, "Let Me Lie," are open to interpretation, but some themes can be discerned. The song starts with the singer announcing his intention to go out and ride his bike slowly, exactly as he likes, which could be interpreted as a metaphor for taking life at one's own pace. The singer seems to enjoy the slow pace of life, and the lyrics encourage the listener to do the same. As the song progresses, the singer makes references to the sun, sand, and mountains, which could be interpreted as a nod to nature's healing qualities.


The chorus "Let me lie" could be interpreted as the singer desiring to be left alone in a state of peace and contentment. The reference to "peeling my shirt off" and "feeling it burn" could be interpreted as the singer searching for a release, whether it be through a physical challenge or emotional catharsis.


Line by Line Meaning

Gonna take my bike out
I am going to ride my bike.


Gonna take my bike
I am going to ride the bike that belongs to me.


Gonna ride it slowly
I am going to ride at a leisurely pace.


Gonna ride just how I like
I am going to ride in the manner which brings me the most pleasure.


Leave we way up here
I am going to leave this location.


(Gonna take my bike out)
I will ride my bike while departing this location.


(Gonna take my bike)
I will ride the bicycle that belongs to me while departing this location.


(Gonna ride it slowly)
I will ride at a relaxed pace while departing this location.


Up on the mountain
I will ride in a higher altitude.


(Gonna ride just how I like)
I will ride in a manner that pleases me while departing this location.


Let me lie
Allow me to remain in the position I currently occupy.


Uncovered on the floor
Without a cover or blanket, lying on the floor.


Make me wonder when
I am curious about the timing of certain events.


You go away again
You will depart from this place again.


If you're ever coming
If you plan to return to this location.


Back here anymore
To this specific location, which I am currently occupying.


I don't care what you did
I am indifferent to your past actions.


But I can tell it's hanging over you
I sense that your past actions still have an effect on you.


The effects of sun and sand
The impact of exposure to sunlight and abrasive particles.


Are hard to understand
It is difficult to comprehend the full extent of their effects.


Let me lie
I wish to stay in my current position.


Gonna use my brakes
I will apply pressure to the brakes on my bike to slow down.


When I go downhill
During the descent of a slope.


Gonna climb back on
I will get up and back on my bike.


When I take a spill
If I fall or lose balance and come off my bike.


Gonna peel my shirt off
I will remove my shirt.


Gonna feel it burn
The heat will be noticeable on my skin.


Gonna keep my eyes closed
I will keep my eyes shut.


Gonna miss my turn
I will not take the correct route.




Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing
Written by: ERNEST ANASTASIO

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