"Wild horses" as written by and Paddy Mcaloon....
Through the rails I spied
Your ponytail. I tried
With sugar cubes - And they're O.K.
But I don't think
I'll catch you that way
I hate myself 'cause you're so cool
With your mocking eyes
"Won't you look at the old fool"

Wild horses - I want to have
Wild horses - I want to have
Wild horses - I want to have
Wild horses - I want to

Look at you - Unflawed.
Now look at me - Plain overawed
Grace and looks take no credit for
Girl you're young
And they're part of the score
Like the chemicals at war in me
'Til I'm a wolf with an eye for the ponies

Wild horses - I want to have
Wild horses - I want to have
Wild horses - I want to have
Wild horses - I want to

I want extra time to play,
Afternoons in the hay
It's a sorry way for a man to feel
But sentimental is part of the deal
I hate myself because it shows how
I'm a fool for your rodeo

Wild horses - I want to have
Wild horses - I want to have
Wild horses - I want to have
Wild horses
Wild horses - I want to have
Wild horses - I want to have
Wild horses - I want to have you


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"Wild Horses" as written by Paddy Mcaloon

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    General CommentI'd completely forgotten about this track until I decided to do a Prefab Sprout shuffle, I like the production on this. Surely this song was written about growing old and yearning for youth, although it almost has a perverted edge to it. An old man attracted to a very young innocent girl. Jenny Agutter saying 'I want to have you', to me sounds like a cruel taunt, tell the old fool what he thinks he wants to hear, break his heart, then run with the Wild Horses!
    MattScaleson January 12, 2012   Link
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    General CommentAt first, didn´t read the lyrics, so I thought it was really about horses and ponies. Then a girlfriend told I was wrong and suddenly, like I was striken by a thunderbolt felt like this song was written for me.
    rod1043031on February 08, 2017   Link

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