"A Good Horse" as written by Peter Anders Svensson and Nina Persson....
It takes no match to give me a spark
Now I'm trying out another heart
I've been winding â??bout a fresh start
I've found myself a good horse

Eyes burning on the quicksand
And I run it through the hollow land
I've fed it with a shaky hand
I found myself a strong horse

These are the promises I can keep
These are the promises I can keep
To live like I must
And ride with the dust in my face
In grace

I've found myself a good horse
Yes I've found myself a strong horse
But things remain not different then before

These are the promises I can keep
Yes these are the promises I can keep
To live like I must
And ride with the dust in my face

These are the promises I can keep
These are the promises I can keep
To live like I must
And ride with the dust in my face
In grace


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"A Good Horse" as written by Peter Anders Svensson Nina Persson

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    General CommentShe found someone she feels something for. She's independent. The "horse" may be having a difficult time dealing with this independence or perhaps the character is now free to explore her independence in a committed relationship. That is what we ultimately hope for.
    BJ_Thomason March 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think the horse is about men. Although she has found a good one and it gives her a shakey hand as she knows it, she knows she hasnt changed.
    No matter what new heart she takes on and what promises she keeps she will always be the same woman.
    fairycakeon May 19, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationDon't you think it's like her declaring being a good horse for someone?
    This music also gives me a welcoming sensation of freedom...

    "To live like I must
    And ride with the dust in my face"
    It's like a melody that resembles country and being free like a horse! :)
    rafaelluikon April 13, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about picking yourself back up and trying again, whatever that may mean to you.

    Making a resolution to yourself to keep going, finding a new reason to fight.

    "I've been whining about a fresh start"

    Realizing that words aren't enough and you must take action for things to get better...if you've been repeating all your old mistakes over and over you're never going to get anywhere...


    "Eyes burning on the quicksand
    And I run it through the hollow land
    I've fed it with a shaky hand
    I found myself a strong horse"

    Keeping your hope/reason alive through all the shit life throws your way, or all the shit *you* have put yourself through. Rediscovering your strength and nurturing that hopeful part of you no matter how small or weak it's become...being a survivor. The following lines support this theme too.

    "Yes I've found myself a strong horse
    But things remain not different then before"

    The reality may not change but your perspective can, and that's what matters and gets you through.
    Aquarius121on June 02, 2016   Link

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