"4 White Stallions" as written by Daniel John Vickrey, Jeffrey Trott and Patrick Winningham....
She had four white stallions coming up around the bend
Four strong angels at her command to send
Four more seasons, for all that's broken to mend

I got four good reasons why I can't go back there again

She had skin like a statue, milky white and pure
Carved by an artist whose hand is demure
Got a mind like a sabre
Razor sharp and sure

God how I hate myself for still wanting her

Tell me it's nicer dreaming, visions soft and sure
No way to find there's nothing left to me and her
Nothing more but a heart still at war

She had four white stallions coming up around the bend
Four strong angels already sent
Four more seasons for all that's broken to mend

She had four more seasons wrong, broken to mend
And I got four good reasons why I can't go back there again


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"4 White Stallions" as written by Daniel Vickrey Jeffrey Trott

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    General CommentShe had four white stallions coming up around the bend
    four strong angels at her command to send
    four more seasons, for all thats broken to mend

    I got four good reasons why I cant go back there again

    She had skin like a statue, milky white and pure
    carved by an artist who's hand is demure
    got a mind like a sabre
    razor sharp and sure

    God how I hate myself for still wanting her

    Tell me its nicer dreaming, visions soft and sure
    no way to find theres nothing left to me and her
    nothing more but a heart still at war

    She had four white stallions coming up around the bend
    four strong angels already sent
    four more seasons for all thats broken to mend...
    YatesNightBladeon March 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song to me is about falling for a woman that is no good for you and is really a bit of a b!tch.
    YatesNightBladeon March 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentGod how I hate myself for still wanting her

    lol, i like that line...
    evil_killer_phoneon April 28, 2003   Link
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    General Commentfour white stallions is actually a classic songwriting metaphor for being horny, so, controversial as my viewpoint may seem, I think this may be about a "woman of the night" who the character is in love with, but hates it.
    folk_foolon June 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwhat a shithead
    SomePurpleGuyon January 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell if "four white stallions" really is a metaphor for being horny, then it seems to me that the woman with these stallions would be the "other woman".

    i've been thinking lately about why men cheat on their wives when they really are in love. and while i'm sure there are tons of different reasons, i certainly think sexual appeal is obviously so much of it. they can be in love with one woman's entire self, but after being with her and only her, the appeal of a beautiful woman who will sleep with him is too much.

    four reasons not to go back...

    does adam write songs that aren't about himself? i mean, about characters? 'cause i was thinking, a wife and three kids. something like that.

    eh.
    blueoftheskyon January 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI dunno, to me this song isn't about cheating in terms of a wife. Instead its a girl that has 4 different guys, the fifth being Adam. She is beautiful so Adam lusts for her, and she is smart so she can keep all the guys from running off. Adam keeps coming back even though he knows she isn't really his, or anyone's.
    Comebakatzon May 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfour white stallions is a meta. referring to the old childrens rhyme, she'll be coming around the mountain. its about a woman this guy sees once a yr. and when he is with her, he is happy, in this sense, it is someone adam only sees once in awhile, and being that he is always on the road, he is always leaving. this time, he left still wanting her, rather than staying around longer until he realized that there was nothing other than physical attraction for them, even though she was beautiful, and smart, and funny, he just cant be there. this way, its better to remember and want something beautiful, rather than ruin it and the illusion. thats why he cant go back there. he is afraid he will ruin the memory of how wonderful it all was. the four reasons are the four seasons, those are his good reasons, he cant go back for a yr, even if he wanted to. thats why it would never work
    katrison March 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about physical abuse. "four good reasons" are the knuckles of a fist, he loved her, she was perfect, and he ended up hitting her.. she had four other men in her life who defended her and vowed to kick his ass if he ever came around her again. "four more seasons, for all that's broken to mend" ..."can't go back there again" It's been another year, he still can't get over her and move on, he still loves her, but he knows he screwed up, they are forever at war now, and nothing can take away that one moment of anger and rage.

    The thing that makes me believe this is what the song is about, is the fact he never answers the question, what are the "four good reasons" ..it is left for you to interpret and read between the lines. He is ashamed of his actions, so ashamed he can't even bring himself to mention it, except by saying he has four good reasons why he can't go back.

    That's my take on it, anyway.
    bshowson July 08, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI don't quite think it's abuse, nor an affair, though both possibilities have crossed my mind.

    Personally, I think it's more...like when you love a girl who is so beautiful that she could leave you and still have men lined up waiting to take her. Like the four white stallions or four strong angels. And they've broken up and he knows she won't have a problem moving on but he does, he keeps thinking about how beautiful she is, and hates himself for it.

    And then he starts to find that there's nothing left of him in her except her heart might still be a little broken.

    Just my take.
    Tarvoson May 03, 2012   Link

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