"Hollow horse" as written by Ian Mcnabb and Chris N...
Be careful what you dream of
It may come up and surprise you
I can't confess my life's a mess
I've come to idolise you

You liken it to walking on hot coals
I'll keep my boots on
Wisen up and fly straight
There's a shape on the horizon

In a hollow horse I'll steal my way
Inside your guarded heart
So selfishly the needs I harbour
When we are apart

My past strung out behind me,
Contradiction and disaster
I'm in search of charity,
A union I could master

We'll be as we are
When all the fools
Who doubt us fade away
Fortune deep and wide

Intimidated, restless in the wait
Things I chose to value
I no longer have a use for
I ridicule myself for all the things

Those symbols stood for
When vanity has played a part
In every leader's downfall
Wait to storm the gates, what's left

Undone to hang around for
We'll be as we are
When all the fools
Who doubt us fade away

Fortune deep and wide
Intimidated, restless in the wait


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"Hollow Horse" as written by Robert Ian Mcnabb Christopher Adrian Layhe

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    General CommentPossibly my fave all-time song, to hear it on the 25 year anniversary tour brought tears to my eyes, reminded me of being 17 and in love
    wickie2109on December 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song as well--brings back memories when I was in high school. I played this song, as well as all of the songs of IW in that album of theirs.
    Milliardoon January 11, 2008   Link

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