"Judy and the Dream of Horses" as written by and Martin/murdoch/colburn/cooke/geddes/jackson/campbe....
Judy wrote the saddest song
She showed it to a boy in school today
Judy, where did you go wrong?
You used to make me smile when I was down
Judy was a teenage rebel
She did it with a boy when she was young
She gave herself to books and learning
She gave herself to being number one
Judy, I don't know you if you're gonna show me everything
Judy, I don't know you if you're gonna show me everything

Judy got a book at school
She went under the covers with her torch
She fell asleep till it was morning
She dreamt about the girl who stole a horse
Judy never felt so good except when she was sleeping
Judy never felt so good except when she was sleeping

Judy, let's go for a walk
We can kiss and do whatever you want
But you will be disappointed
You will fall asleep with ants in your pants
Judy, you're just trying to find and keep the dream of horses
And the song she wrote was Judy and the Dream of Horses
Dream of Horses, Dream of Horses
You dream of horses

The best looking boys are taken
The best looking girls are staying inside
So Judy, where does that leave you?
Walking the street from morning to night
With a star upon your shoulder lighting up the path that you walk
With a parrot on your shoulder, saying everything when you talk
If you're ever feeling blue
Then write another song about your dream of horses
Write a song about your dream of horses
Call it Judy And The Dream Of Horses
Call it Judy And The Dream Of Horses
You dream of horses


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"Judy and the Dream of Horses" as written by Isobel Campbell Christopher Geddes

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    My InterpretationI feel like a lot of these interpretations are reaching too far--I don't think the parrot represents wanting to be popular, and I don't really see anything to indicate that Judy was abused and is now a prostitute.

    basically, it's kind of like Expectations in that it's a guy observing his female friend, who he is in love with unrequitedly, and who is a bit of a loner or an outcast. except this song is a little different--Jduy isn't necessarily bullied like the girl in Expectations, but she feels different from the other girls because she's really smart and she applies that intelligence to sex. From doing a lot of research she gets an idea of what a woman could experience sexually, but she can't seem to find that with the guys she experiments with in real life. She's open to the idea of being with girls, and maybe that is the solution, but she can't find a woman to experiment with.

    I think the last few lines ("walking the streets from morning till night") just refer to the fact that Judy is searching alone for happiness. I think of the star and the parrot as being the guy's belief or wish that Judy is so great she will be guided and protected in her search. He wants the best for her even though he knows it won't be with him.
    mockingsmileon February 28, 2009   Link

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