Childhood living
Is easy to do
The things you wanted
I bought them for you

Graceless lady
You know who I am
You know I can't let you
Slide through my hands

Wild horses
Couldn't drag me away
Wild, wild horses
Couldn't drag me away

I watched you suffer
A dull aching pain
Now you've decided
To show me the same

No sweeping exit
Or offstage lines
Could make me feel bitter
Or treat you unkind

Wild horses
Couldn't drag me away
Wild, wild horses
Couldn't drag me away

I know I've dreamed you
A sin and a lie
I have my freedom
But I don't have much time

Faith has been broken
Tears must be cried
Let's do some living
After we die

Wild horses
Couldn't drag me away
Wild, wild horses
We'll ride them some day

Wild horses
Couldn't drag me away
Wild, wild horses
We'll ride them some day


Lyrics submitted by spliphstar, edited by sinbeach, 3d1mandakng, glynnw

Wild Horses Lyrics as written by Mick Jagger Keith Richards

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    General CommentCall me crazy, but I think this song is about drug addiction.
    Its about a struggle to be clean but no matter what wild horses can keep the person away.
    No matter how much pain is caused no matter what happens they just can't seem to beat the addiction.
    The faith broken and tears cried refers to all the pain the addiction has caused his loved ones, and being able to ride the wild horses someday, well that's when he'll finally over come the addiction and 'break in those wild horses'
    Just my point of view.
    jjones28on November 23, 2010   Link

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