"Horse Warming Party" as written by and John Baldwin Gourley....
Born and raised that giant was a fighter.
Mississippi.
On that canvas.
Dirty streets.
The people stood up to wave those white flags
The devil had died through the valley.
In the city.
Down south.
The people stood up and a cheer went through the air
That devil had died.

Sharpened tongues fair painted divers
Forearms rest in streams of silver
Golden people pass in silence
But it won't slip away

That giant was a mountain of a man
Walking trembles through the earth
Like a riot in the streets tearin' Florence to the ground.
The people stood up to wave those white flags
The devil had died.

Born and raised in 65.
In the streets.
Televised.
The people stood up and a cheer went through the air
That devil had died.

That giant was a fighter.
Mississippi.
On that canvas.
Dirty streets.
The people stood up to wave those white flags
The devil had died.
In those gloves.
In them women.
In the mind.
The people stood up and a cheer went through the air
That devil had died.


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"Horse Warming Party" as written by John Baldwin Gourley

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    General CommentAnd I thought the same thing.
    wtfmateson August 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this may be about the assassination of Malcolm X on February 21, 1965. he was called the "devil of the white man" after all. "white flags" and "down south" seem to agree with that idea. but I'm just grasping at straws
    sweatersdotcomon October 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe civil rights movement angle makes a lot of sense, but I'm not 100% sold
    Vietnam anyone? Maybe?
    It really started for us in 65
    Definite valleys, we were allied with the South
    First war Televised
    That giant was a fighter- Communism?
    That devil- Communism had died in America, now we felt the need to irradiate it all over the world/Cold War
    Wave those White flags- vs the Red flags? White Army opposed the Bolsheviks in the October Revolution
    I dunno.. just throwin that out there

    Sharpened tongues fair painted divers
    Forearms rest in streams of silver
    Golden people pass in silence
    But it won't slip away

    ...that is too confusing for either argument in my opinion.
    Viper OneThreeon November 06, 2007   Link

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