"13 Horses" as written by and Alexander Rybak....
13 horses swimming in the sea
Waiting for someone to find them
Their ship is gone
And now they are alone
With water everywhere around them
The men were saved
From the sinking ship
Right before it started to burn
And while they're safe
Their loyal friends need help
Patiently waiting for their turn

13 horses swimming in the sea
They don't even know it's pointless
Their pride remains
But this time it won't help
They used to be so tall
And suddenly they're small
There's a couple waiting far behind
So they will be out of sight
But then who cares?
They're dying anyway
All of them are doomed this night

11 horses swimming in the sea
The sea they fought was just a river
They're used to this
It's probably just a race
That helps to ease their minds
But where's the finish line
The night grows dark
The body wants to rest
It hurts to breathe
And still they do their best
They want to live
No matter for how long
Their thoughts all disappeared
'Cause now they're really scared

7 horses struggling in the sea
Waiting for someone to find them
They don't look back
'cause what's the point of that
There is only death behind them
They cry for help
But help will never come
They don't now where to swim
Or what they're swimming from
They try to swim some more
When panic starts to spread
They're swimming in to shore
But only in their heads

The 3 last horses
Dying in the sea
Shouting out their cries but no one
They're born to win
They're screaming in their hearts
The strength of thousand men
They're fighting to the end

The sun is out
Birds are everywhere
They're flying high
Surfing in the air
It's nice to live
When life is such a blast
One horse that swims
It seems to be the last

The thirteenth horse
Has always been the best
His honour will be proud
But now he wants to rest
He's longing for his home
The girl will give him food
Good boy, she'll say
Together they will play

13 horses swimming in the sea
Soon they will be gone forever
And while they swim,
One thing still remains
And that's the hope that never dies
It never dies
It never dies


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"13 Horses" as written by Alexander Rybak

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    Lyric CorrectionThe sea they fought was just a river

    Should be:
    The sea they thought was just a river????

    BTW. What a sad song.
    FunnyTricksteron May 30, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningAnd as for the song itself, it's very sad.

    To me, the song meaning is:

    It doesn't matter how fit you are, death will get us all the end. We live in hope all the time.

    As for the last horse, he was the fittest but the inevitable was going to happen and the horse looked back to "home", happy memories before it was going to drown.

    The hope could also be the owner hoping their horse survived.
    FunnyTricksteron May 30, 2012   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionAlso I think:
    His honour will be proud

    Should be:
    His owner will be proud
    FunnyTricksteron May 30, 2012   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionA few more Lyrics corrections

    I think:
    So they will be out of sight
    Should be:
    Soon they will be out of sight

    And:
    Shouting out their cries but no one
    Should be:
    Shouting out their cries for no one
    FunnyTricksteron May 30, 2012   Link
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    My Opinioni think it is an accusation towards mankind.

    it is telling how mankind is always only thinking of themselves, while their pets give them all their love and loyalty and trust.

    clearly the animals were abandoned. no-one cared for them.
    they should have saved them too, or, if that was not be possible, kill them as painless and quickly as possible.
    in stead of that, they left him to suffer for hours without end... with no hope for salvation.
    probably celebrating and congratulatinig each other for being saved just in time. with not one serious thought of the animals that they were responsible for.

    and no-where...in the whole song...the animals even ONCE thought an accusational thought towards their owners.
    even the last one, up untill his last consious moment, only thought good thoughts of his owner. how he would be proud. and how the girl would feed him, and pet him, and love him. and play with him. it would have probably the thought he took with him, when he sank below the water surface, to the bottom of the sea...drowning...with only love in his heart. love and loyalty. which we, humans do not deserve...

    this song is an eyeopener on how egoistic people are and how golden hearted animals are.
    lieveselinaon April 11, 2014   Link

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