Childhood living is easy to do
The things you wanted I bought them for you
Graceless lady you know who I am
You know I can't let you slide through my hands

Wild horses couldn't drag me away
Wild, wild horses couldn't drag me away

I watched you suffer a dull aching pain
Now you've decided to show me the same
No sweeping exit or offstage lines
Could make me feel bitter or treat you unkind
Wild horses couldn't drag me away
Wild, wild horses couldn't drag me away
I know I've dreamed you a sin and a lie
I have my freedom but I don't have much time
Faith has been broken tears must be cried
Let's do some living after we die

Wild horses couldn't drag me away
Wild, wild horses we'll ride them some day
Wild horses couldn't drag me away
Wild, wild horses we'll ride them some day


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"Wild Horses" as written by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards

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  • +7
    General CommentYup, I would 100% agree with that, and the chorus is saying, no matter how much he gets hurt, or how bad she treats him, nothing will stop him from loving her (wild horses couldnt drag me away) I love this song so much, it really suits Mick Jaggers unique voice, and the acoustic guitars are beautiful
    propheton May 09, 2002   Link
  • +4
    General CommentCall me crazy, but I think this song is about drug addiction.
    Its about a struggle to be clean but no matter what wild horses can keep the person away.
    No matter how much pain is caused no matter what happens they just can't seem to beat the addiction.
    The faith broken and tears cried refers to all the pain the addiction has caused his loved ones, and being able to ride the wild horses someday, well that's when he'll finally over come the addiction and 'break in those wild horses'
    Just my point of view.
    jjones28on November 23, 2010   Link
  • +4
    My OpinionThis song is simply beautiful. The expression of unconditional love, heartfelt...
    tinaemekon September 30, 2011   Link
  • +3
    Song Meaningi love this song i think it talks about getting hurt by somebody who went through something bad but no matter what happens you'll always be there for them
    musicgirl9507on September 13, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about a guy who's involved with this girl who has suffered through something and takes it out on him. However, as much as she hurts him he still loves her and does whatever he can to make her happy. i think it a really sweet song but also really sad
    Isabel Archeron April 29, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentim pretty sure this song was originaly written buy keith about his baby son marlon and feeling bad about leaving him to go on tour ,and then mick rewrote it keeping only"wild horses couldnt drag me away" aparently it was the first thing mariane faithfull had said to him after coming out of a druginduced coma !! i love this song a beautifull tail of how sometimes love just isnt enough and sadly in the end wild horses wasnt enough to keep them together. but it is and will always be one of the best love song ever writen ..........sure beats all this new shake your ass crap lmao. amyez 22yrs australia
    amyez89on June 19, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFavorite Line: "Wild, Wild Horses, We'll Ride Them Someday"
    pabloon June 25, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song, absolutely gorgeous. I originally heard the Charlotte Martin cover (beautiful, very well done, sounds very different) so I wanted to find the original. I was surprised how emotion was in it, this song moves me to tears.
    I see it as a promise-no matter what happens, no matter what they do, no matter what tries to divide them, he'll always love her. (or her him, depending on the version...^^;; )
    EssEssDeeon May 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthow my boyfriend and i met*

    whoops

    thelighthousestaleon January 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningJagger states: "Everyone always says this was written about Marianne but I don't think it was; that was all well over by then. But I was definitely very inside this piece emotionally." Keith Richards wrote the melody and came up with the phrase "Wild Horses".

    - (In the liner notes to the 1993 Rolling Stones collection Jump Back: The Best of The Rolling Stones)
    treefingersson April 07, 2010   Link

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