"A Horse With No Name" as written by and Dewey Bunnell....
On the first part of the journey
I was looking at all the life
There were plants and birds and rocks and things
There were sand and hills and rain
The first thing I met was a fly with no buzz
And a sky with no clouds
The heat was hot and the ground was dry
But the air was full of sound

You see I've been through the desert on a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain
In the desert you can't remember your name
Cause there ain't no one to a give you no pain

After two days in the desert sun
My skin began to turn red
After three days in the desert fun
I was looking at a river bed
And the story it told
Of a river that floated
Made me sad to think it was dead

You see I've been through the desert on a horse with no name
After nine days I let the horse run free
Cause the desert had turned to sea
There were plants and birds and rocks and things
There were sand and hills and things
The ocean is a desert with it's life underground
And the perfectest sky is above
Under the cities lies a heart made of ground
But the humans will give no love

You see I've been through the desert on a horse with no name


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"A Horse With No Name" as written by Dewey Bunnell

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    General CommentI wouldn't overinterpret this song. I think it has a good melody, with silly lyrics. The lyrics are made to match the melody, sometimes in absurd fashion: "ain't no one FOR to give you no pain" as an example.

    The "for" is put in to make the song sound smoother. Grammatically, it is awful, as are the lyrics in general. I remember this song as a kid and liked the melody but when I heard the words I was very turned off. My friends and I thought it was stupid, to be honest.

    The group America has other songs with dumb lyrics. For example, Ventura Highway. They seem to try make the lyrics fit into the melody with little effort to make much sense.

    Other groups are guilty of this as well, making lyrics fit the melody without making sense. I just heard "Hungry Like the Wolf" by Duran Duran. Talk about some dumb lyrics in that song. No one notices usually, as the song flows along and you really have to listen hard to catch how dumb some of the words are.
    Slash01on December 31, 2007   Link

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