Hah... hah... ha-ha. She's a Beauty Queen.
Ha... in my sweet bean bag in the street,
Take it down out to the laundry scene...
Don't know why she's in my hand.
Can't figure what it is, but...
I lie, lie, lie again.

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I go me some horses to ride on, to ride on.
They say that your demons can't go there.
So I got me some horses to ride on, to ride on,
As long as your army keeps perfectly still.
And maybe I'll find me a sailor, a tailor.
And maybe together we'll make mother well.
So I got me some horses to ride on, to ride on,
As long as your army keeps perfectly still.

An you showed me the meadow and Milkwood and Silkwood.
And you would if I would, but you never would.
So I chased down your posies, your pansies in my hosies,
Then opened my hands and they were empty then.

Off with Superfly sniffing a Sharpie pen, honey it's Bill and Ben.
Off with Superfly counting your bees, oh me, honey like one, two, three.
The camera is rolling, it's easy like one, two, three.

And if there is a way to find you I will find you.
But will you find me if Neil makes me a tree.
An afro, a Pharaoh, I can't go you said so.
And but threads that are golden don't break easily.

So I go me some horses to ride on, to ride on.
They say that your demons can't go there.
So I got me some horses to ride on, to ride on.
As long as your army keeps perfectly still,
Keeps perfectly still, keeps perfectly still.


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Beauty Queen/Horses song meanings
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    General CommentI love this song. It spoke to me.

    I think a lot of Boys for Pele was a healing process after her relationship with Eric. And in the intro, she could be singing from his point of view about herself. Bear in mind, this is just my perspective on it.

    I think riding the horses away from the army symbolizes getting away from the hurt of love. She implies that maybe she will find someone else to help her fix mother. To me, it speaks so personally, having a biploar drug addict for a mother. And as long as he doesn't move towards her, the army advancing -- then she'll be okay.

    She explains all these fantastical, romantic things that he introduced her to. However, he leaves and she's left empty handed.

    I think that the next two parts of the song are mainly mixed memories of their relationship together and her obvious want of what they once had. All the confused feelings too, like wanting to hide, yet wanting to find him.
    angstiosis_againon October 03, 2008   Link

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