"Ride A White Horse" as written by and Alison Elizabeth/gregory Goldfrapp....
Now, take me dancing
At the Disco
Where you buy your
I wanna ride on a white horse
I want to ride on a white horse

When the light turns into darkness
Will he turn up to explain us?
I wanna ride on a white horse
I want to ride on a white horse

Lend me a whole new world
All night
Feel life
When is there ever sense
To love
This world?

In the whirlpool
We'll go deeper
In this world that's
Getting cheaper
I wanna ride on a white horse
I want to ride on a white horse

I like dancing
At the disco
I want blisters
You're my leader
I wanna ride on a white horse
I want to ride on a white horse

Oh, I love this feeling
Feels like forever
Oh, I love this feeling
Feels like real

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"Ride a White Horse" as written by William Owen Gregory Alison Elizabeth Goldfrapp

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    General Comment"Riding the white horse" is more often used to describe being high on coke or speed or other party/ club drugs in white powder form, I dont think this song is about heroin, it hints more at getting high and dancing all night which isn't something many people manage to achieve with H.
    Jakuson February 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAlso, with the whole sorta glam-sex-decadence Goldfrapp seem to have going on Im pretty sure Goldfrapp is referring to Bianca Jaggers famours ride into Studio 54, (a nightclub famous for wanton sex and drug scene) atop a white horse.
    Jakuson February 21, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningI don't blame anybody for thinking that this song is about drugs. That was my first thought, too. But upon further consideration of the lyrics, I've decided that I don't think that's what it's about at all.

    The key line for me was "In this world that's getting cheaper." "Cheaper" refers not to price, but to quality. In the eyes of the singer, a night dancing at the disco is the last place a person can get that feeling of glamor and opulence (albeit filtered through the dubious aesthetic of the 1970s). "Rid[ing] on a white horse" does refer to Bianca Jagger's entry to Studio 54, and to the over-the-top sensibility it represents. When the singer says "lend me a whole new world all night," she's not looking for the "new world" of a drug high to replace the "old world" of being sober -- instead, the "new world" is simply the excitement of being in the disco, while the "old world" is the world outside. Finally, she refers to feeling like "real leather." Not just leather, mind you, REAL leather. The implication being that real leather is to be distinguished from fake leather. This seals up the song's theme of the disco being a place of luxury in a world in which luxury is getting harder to find.
    SpyderNoir_JHAon November 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentA winniebago is a fancy car from the 80s bigdrum.
    I saw an interview with her and she said that it's about finding a rich gentleman at a club and getting him to kinda lend you a whole new world for one night and white horse is a metaphor for freedom like really riding a white horse
    goldfrappfanon May 10, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningGoldfrapp moved around England a lot, lived in squats and more than dabbled with drugs. In the US, 'White Horse' is often a metaphor for Cocaine; in the UK, it's Heroine. Also, it's very rarely known by people who don't dwell in the underground, that a 'bagel' is a bag of Heroine (£10 - £25); a term commonly used in the Midlands and Northern England by users. It can also mean spliff. I'm pretty sure she says 'Whinny Bagel', not 'Winnebago'- which, despite numerous definitions, makes nottawhollotta sense. A whinny (high-pitched horse neigh), pretty much establishes it's heroine.
    Anyone who's familiar with heroine, knows it's not usually a party drug. It makes you feel fine (as Lou Reed said; but not much beyond that). It's an A1 pain-killer, as well as immunising you from any sense of fear, horror, sadness or concern for the world around. This is the video's theme.
    But this slightly concealed interpretation is itself a metaphor... Some pretty clever lyrics and references with many possible interpretations... But it's not about a disco, taking heroine or riding a horse: It's about the desire for pure transcendent joy; experience of actual worth:- An extreme rarity.
    hipsterchion July 16, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfamous*
    Jakuson February 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've herd references to the White Horse and the White Dragon being cocaine. Though, the White Dragon sounds more like an opiate. Anyways, the white horse is most likley cocaine rather than heroine or "lower class" stimulants.
    Powerfull sounds in this song nonetheless.
    a1kemion March 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't think this song is about drugs. Or being completely wasted and the like. Rather the yearning to escape, to be free, to literally run off on a white horse. Yeah there is a total play with words there, but I do not think it is meant to be understood in slang terms. I also like how it in a way and in the context of the album can be seen as a reference to Bianca Jaggers infamous entrance to Studio 54.

    Simply put it is about feeling completely free and loving that feeling. The feeling of being in a new world of for a second escaping into a fantasy full of dreams, hope and mystical white horses. Ha!
    danslesboison December 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo ride a white horse could also be a reference to Lady Godiva, a noble woman that supposedly rode a white horse nude to protest at her husband's abusive tax policy.
    alexvickerson January 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentcocaine
    a_vase_of_icicleson February 03, 2007   Link

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