Updated 26.10.2023

16 August 2011

I BIKE CPH - The Song

Peter contacted us last year with this song that he had written and recorded called I Bike CPH. Inspired by Copenhagen's bicycle culture and the glorious bicycle traffic that he rides in every day. He has now put it on YouTube. Brilliant. It's in Danish but we've translated the lyrics (roughly, for context) below.
Thanks, Peter!

I cross The Lakes, I know I'm just a statistic
We bust the myth that there are only egos in the traffic
Don't have any rosy dreams of travelling away
I'm staying in Copenhagen - 'cause I Bike CPH

Push hard on the pedals, the energy is within me
Overtake pensioners, but there is room for them, too.
Chill out, from the moment the sun goes to work
Roll out into the nightlife, where everyone wobbles piss drunk

Down Nørrebrogade and everyone can see
a flock of iron horses parked outside Café Louise
Everyone is in the saddle, even the elected and the well-paid
Your snobby aunt and snotty kids
Some take up too much space on the asphalt
Others roll slyly along

Messengers roar past on fixies
On Østerbrogade new fathers ride
with kids on the back that think "the city is with me"
Under the sun are the city's new traffic hubs
Soon without noise, it's quite a wonder
We fill the streets so the miserable motorists
Can't see the city because of all the cyclists