The Ride Majestic

Album: The Ride Majestic (2015)
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  • This is the title track of The Ride Majestic, a record largely inspired by just about every Soilwork member experiencing a death in the family while recording the album. Vocalist Bjorn "Speed" Strid told Billboard magazine: "The album is largely inspired by tragic events which occurred in our personal lives this past year. The lyrics reflect on the meaning of existence and the art of coming to terms with the cold, hard fact that everything must come to an end. They deal with solitude, longing, the ability to visualize disaster... in short, the outer and inner darkness that we all experience."
  • Strid told Billboard this song is concerned with, "the fear of dying and the art of remaining sane while you're still alive - not wanting to miss a thing, wanting to embrace every moment and being able to bring it all back on your dying day with a snap of your fingers."

    He added: "It's also a tribute to the ones we've lost and the comfort of hoping that they will catch us when we fall on the other side. We believe that, if there is an afterlife, this song would be the soundtrack to that journey. It deals with the acceptance of life and death and possibly everything between and beyond."


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