"Guns and Horses" as written by John Frederik Fortis and Elena Jane Goulding....
You're so quiet
But it doesn't faze me
You're on time
You move so fast makes me feel lazy
Let's join forces
We've got our guns and horses
I know you've been burned
But every fire is a lesson learned

I left my house
Left my clothes
Door wide open, heaven knows
You're so worth it
You are

But I wish I could feel it all for you
I wish I could be it all for you
If I could erase the pain
Then maybe you'd feel the same
I'd do it all for you, I would
I would, I would, I would

Let's type words
'Cause they amount to nothing
Play it down
Pretend you can't take what you found
But you found me
On a screen you sit at permanently

I left my house
Left my clothes
Door wide open
Heaven knows
You're so worth it, you are

But I wish I could feel it all for you
I wish I could be it all for you
If I could erase the pain
Then maybe you'd feel the same
I'd do it all for you, I would
I would, I would, I would

It's time to come clean,
And make sense of everything
It's time that we found out who we are
'Cause when I'm standing here in the dark
I see your face in every star

But I wish I could feel it all for you
I wish I could be it all for you
If I could erase the pain
The maybe you'd feel the same
I'd do it all for you, I would
I would, I would, I would

I'd do it all for you
I'd do it all for you
I'd do it all for you
I'd do it all for you
I'd do it all for you
I'd do it all for you
I'd do it all for you
I'd do it all for you


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"Guns and Horses" as written by John Frederik Fortis, Elena Jane Goulding

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  • +4
    General CommentFirstly, i love this song.

    Secondly, i think the song is about a guy that she likes, which may be scared to be in a relationship because he's been hurt in the past ('I know you've been burned but every fire is a lesson learned') but she would do anything('I left my house, I left my clothes, Door wide open, Never knowing, You're so worth it, you are')to take back the past and erase all his pain he's experienced - and could see how much she loves him. ('But I wish I could feel all it for you, I wish I could be it all for you, If I could erase the pain And maybe you'd feel the same') With anyone we love, you generally want to take all negativity and pain away from them to protect them. Towards the end of the song she appears to want to come clean to him and find out get things out in the open ('It's time to come clean And make sense of everything, It's time that we found out who we are')

    Gorgeous Ellie, i love it!
    Litlunon March 30, 2010   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningIts about her relationship with a guy she met online (:
    ellisreillyxon July 31, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning“I wrote Guns And Horses about a romance that began online… I wanted the guy to feel more than he did for me but through no fault of his own he couldn’t. It’s a song about frustration essentially.” -ellie goulding
    tellus18on April 10, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti really, really love this song. it's so sweet and catchy.
    suckmychodeon January 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this!
    kcxoon March 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correctionfirst of all (btw this is coming from the lyrics on the itunes digital booklet included with her album) its "heaven knows, youre so worth it, you are" and secondly, this may just be a typo, its "on a screen you sit at permanently" This is an amazing song btw :)
    Matherson March 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song, and as for the meaning, straight from the horse's mouth: "I wrote Guns And Horses about a romance that began online... I wanted the guy to feel more than he did for me but through no fault of his own he couldn't. It's a song about frustration essentially."
    missmeon April 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo much love for this song right now, especialy the remix by Monsieur Adi :)
    Tinkletuffson May 18, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just love it when she sings "We've got our guns and horses"

    I always sing "we've got our guns and horseys" :D

    Great song
    Nooneyon May 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's 'the screen you sit at permanantly', 'heaven knows' not 'never knowing' and 'I know you've been burned, but every fire is a lesson learnt'. X
    nineteenninetytwoon July 03, 2010   Link

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