"Horses" as written by and Tori Ellen Amos....
How can I be drunk?
You strike with dry poison
I am possessed
Still engaged in some kind of advanced shackling

Girl you got to find you the man who
Can smoke this out, Bad Medicine
Girl you got to find you the man who
Can smoke this out, Good Medicine would say

You got you a fast horse darlin'
But all you do is complain it ain't a Maserati.
You had a soul that you left back in Memphis
But your mama ain't New York she is pure
Tennessee

On a desert highway
I am struck by my own rage
Time-bomb in his palm a finger-apple
Augments this advanced shackling

Girl you got to find you the man who
Can smoke this out, bad medicine
Girl you got to find you the man who
Can smoke this out, good medicine would say

You got you a fast horse darlin'
But all you do is complain it ain't a Maserati.
You had a soul that you left back in Memphis
But your mama ain't New York she is pure
Can't you see your mama ain't New York
She is pure Tennessee
Tennessee


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"Fast Horse" as written by Tori Ellen Amos

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    General CommentI think the horses are things that you can rely on when you feel unconfident. They protect you and no one can get you when you are riding them. Apparently she is speaking to someone who helped/loved her (you showed me the meadow...), but he wouldn't stay/the relationship couldn't work (you would if I would but you never would). So now she's alone. With her horses. But she's not satisfied with just the horses (which, by the way, can be different for differnt people: art, sports, friends), she's still looking for fulfillment (if there is a way to find you I will find you). She wonders if her love will ever find her (will you find me...), but finds relief in her horses... as long as there are no attacks.
    BASICALLY: this song is the give and take between the confidence given by the "horses" and the fear of the old love/love to come.
    Anastasiaon April 05, 2002   Link

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