"Wild Horses" as written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards....
Childhood living is easy to do
The things you wanted I bought them for you
Graceless lady you know who I am,
You know I can't let you slide through my hands

Wild Horses couldn't drag me away,
Wild, wild horses, couldn't drag me away

I watched you suffer a dull aching pain,
Now you've decided to show me the same
No sweeping exits or offstage lines
Can make me feel bitter or treat you unkind

Wild Horses couldn't drag me away,
Wild, wild horses, couldn't drag me away

I know I dreamed you a sin and a lie,
I have my freedom but I don't have much time
Faith has been broken, tears must be cried,
Let's do some living after we die

Wild Horses couldn't drag me away,
Wild, wild horses, we'll ride them someday

Wild Horses couldn't drag me away,
Wild, wild horses, we'll ride them someday


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"Wild Horses" as written by Mick Jagger Keith Richards

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    General CommentSimplest explanation is a song from a guy to his girl who is a little childish, spoiled, maybe lacking integrity--the guy can't really handle it but puts up with it cas he loved her so much. Another idea is that it's a junkie's sonnett to his drug. "childhood living is easy to do" means It's easy to get on the habit, and he spends money to buy things for her: the rigs, the cover-up, the drug itself--the drug "knows who I am" and he can't let it "slide thru his hands" says he's got to keep using--Suffer a dull aching pain: the need for a fix, but using the drug just gives him more pain, which needs more drugs--sweeping exits, offstage lines talks about his attempt to quit and dramatic vows to swear it off----dreamed you a sin and lie means he knows it's wrong and knows the high is just a lie and--- the faith has been broken: by him still wanting the drug cos of addiction--so "lets do some living (because) after we die" is self explanatory----wild horses, we'll ride them someday could be either saying he knows the drug will get him off, or he'll eventually get off it,and beat the addiction, or maybe it means an overdose and riding the wild horse means finally succumbing to the O.D. and dying, suggesting release is only by dying; beating the addiction that way...
    Mothernaturessonon June 04, 2012   Link

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