Allow me to show you
The way which I adore you

Sometimes I think I must
Just let you be a horse
All I want is to be a rider
To be part of you

Afraid so afraid
To loose you
If someone looks at you
Turn into donkey
Pretend you are lame

Equus by nature
Timid creature
Ready to run away
Equus by nature
Timid creature
Cares nothing
For the plans they made

I will hide you
Will protect you
Won’t let anyone
Take you away

Lyrics submitted by Sepulchrave

Equus song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentalso, a few years before the release of "Misery...", Kazu suffered a broken leg after falling/being thrown off a horse. The album revisits the theme of being injured by an innocent creature and this, I feel, is the pinnacle of this concept.
    scrimshawon July 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMellow! I love it!
    sleepy_minnyon November 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentChill song. I love the bass.
    FallingFellon February 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is written through the eyes of Alan Strang from Peter Shaffer's play, "Equus". In the play, a schizophrenic Alan Strang follows a horse god named Equus.
    judoryanon March 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalso the name "equus" is simply the latin name for horse, not necessarily a reference to the play; although interesting
    scrimshawon July 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it goes
    "please allow me to show you
    the way which i, i know you"

    but i'm not sure
    re-olsonon June 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn the booklet it only says "Allow me to show you the way which I adore you"

    Personally I think that this is about Kazu's (singer) recovery. The first song of the album symbolises her accident and this one finalises the recovery as she dares to go back to riding again.
    lemoerton June 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere is a lot of "horse" symbolism in Blonde Redhead's lyrics.
    Horses are mentioned in "the dress" as well.
    WarholMetricSystemon November 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe recurring equine theme in Blonde Redhead is most likely due to the fact that their singer Kazu had to recover from an accident where she fell off her horse and got trampled, breaking her jaw and resulting in a very long recovery.
    blownawishon September 22, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General Commenti always thought it alternated between:
    "allow me to show you
    the way which i, i know you"
    "allow me to show you
    the way which i adore you"...

    still, one of my favorite B-R
    RocknRollFunon June 22, 2007   Link

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