"Little Pony and the Great Big Horse" as written by and John Cooley....
Little pony and great big horse went out in a great big truck
Great big horse could trot real fast, little pony he could not.

Great big horse could run so fast for so much of his great big life,
Great big world he was runnin' in was getting smaller all the time.

But, little pony still saw the great big world just like it was,
Big and funny, lookin', lookin' through big horse's dust.

When little pony caught great big horse he said "what is this I see?"
Great big horse said "I don't know, slow down you, follow me."

Great big horse said "over there's a hill I used to climb."
He took little pony up to the top and they looked down at the lights.

Great big horse said "I ain't seen these lights in so dang long,
I'm sure glad that they're still here, I'd hate it if they's gone."

Little pony snorted and jumped strait up into the air,
Great big horse said "settle down" even though he did not care.

Climbin' all those hills made little pony's legs so strong,
He could get to the top 'fore the great big horse knew what was going on..

Great big horse he blamed his great big brown eyes once or twice.
By the time he blinked and saw again, little pony was out of sight.

Little pony and great big horse went out in a great big truck.
Great big horse laid down to rest little pony he did not.


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"Little Pony and the Great Big Horse" as written by John Cooley

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    My InterpretationA song about parenthood and watching your children grow up (
    MarkCox11on October 17, 2012   Link
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    General CommentIsn't it "went out in a great big trot" not "a great big truck"?
    bjohns7778on August 14, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationLittle pony and great big horse went out in a great big trot
    Great big horse could trot real fast, little pony he could not.

    When we first have kids they slow our lives down... they can feel like a burden.

    Great big horse could run so fast for so much of his great big life,
    Great big world he was runnin' in was getting smaller all the time.

    Then soon you realize that it's nice to slow your life down a bit...

    But, little pony still saw the great big world just like it was,
    Big and funny, lookin', lookin' through big horse's dust.

    You start to see some of the wonder in the world again, as a child does... something you often forget to do in the fast-paced world of adults..

    When little pony caught great big horse he said "what is this I see?"
    Great big horse said "I don't know, slow down you, follow me."

    At some point you realize your kids are growing up so fast... they are going to pass you up soon... you are not sure you are ready for that... you have more teach them before they go off on their own...

    Great big horse said "over there's a hill I used to climb."
    He took little pony up to the top and they looked down at the lights.

    As your child becomes in adult you see some of the challenges and experiences they are facing and start to share some of your experiences to help guide them...

    Great big horse said "I ain't seen these lights in so dang long,
    I'm sure glad that they're still here, I'd hate it if they's gone."

    You some of those adolescent experiences your kid is having and realize there are some things you have left behind in adulthood that you still appreciate...

    Little pony snorted and jumped strait up into the air,
    Great big horse said "settle down" even though he did not care.

    You preach to your kids to approach adulthood with caution and maturity... even though you know sometimes they will not...

    Climbin' all those hills made little pony's legs so strong,
    He could get to the top 'fore the great big horse knew what was going on..

    Before you know it your kid is mentally and physically superior to you... they are approaching adulthood and their lives are busier than you can keep up with anymore...

    Great big horse he blinked his great big brown eyes once or twice.
    By the time he blinked and saw again, little pony was out of sight.

    Before you realize it... in the blink of an eye your child is grown and gone and you are not a huge part of their life anymore...

    Little pony and great big horse went out in a great big trot.
    Great big horse laid down to rest little pony he did not.

    Eventually you die... your child lives on granting you a bit of immortality.
    bjohns7778on August 14, 2015   Link

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