A Horse With No Name Lyrics - America

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A Horse With No Name

On the first part of the journey,
I was looking at all the life.
There were plants and birds. and rocks and things,
There was sand and hills and rings.
The first thing I met, was a fly with a buzz,
And the sky, with no clouds.
The heat was hot, and the ground was dry,
But the air was full of sound.

I've been through the desert on a horse with no name,
It felt good to be out of the rain.
In the desert you can remember your name,
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain.
La, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la
La, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la

After two days, in the desert sun,
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My skin began to turn red.
After three days, in the desert fun,
I was looking at a river bed.
And the story it told, of a river that flowed,
Made me sad to think it was dead.

You see I've been through the desert on a horse with no name,
It felt good to be out of the rain.
In the desert you can remember your name,
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain.
La la, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la
La la, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la

After nine days, I let the horse run free,
'Cause the desert had turned to sea.
There were plants and birds, and rocks and things,
There was sand and hills and rings.
The ocean is a desert, with its life underground,
And a perfect disguise above.
Under the cities lies, a heart made of ground,
But the humans will give no love.

You see I've been through the desert on a horse with no name,
It felt good to be out of the rain.
In the desert you can remember your name,
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain.

La la, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la
La la, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la
La la, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la
La la, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la
La, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la
La la, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la
La, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la
La la, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la






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MCR FAN | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/4/10

September 3rd the band "My Chemical Romance" changed their website to a user interactive radio type thing with a few options, this song is under an option to be played, anyone know why? All i know is that this means their new albums coming out rlly soon!

Nice song btw



Beautiful, deep writer | Reviewer: Trish | 4/2/10

I don't know what you guys are hearing but this song makes a lot of sense to me. It is a very spiritual song. At first the feeling of freedom and then the search for life and meaning and then the revelation that even when you find that life and come through the hard times, things are still deeper than you can understand and are still imperfect. Even if you see the world differently doesn't mean others will see it that way. I get it :)



great song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/19/09

The song is simply saying that humanity is a desert in its lack of love for one another. The desert is a metaphor which he extends by calling the sea a desert also. At the end of the song, so that even the daft can "get it", he says "but the humans will give no love".

According to some people, every song is about drugs or Satan worship - but that simply isn't true.



It is mystical song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/30/09

This is mystical song in line with his other songs like "you can do magic" and "ventura highway". On the first part of the journey he ecountered the empty rhetoric of religion "fly with a buzz and sky with no clouds). The spiritual path is a desert at first then his skin begins to turn red on the second day from spiritual inspiration .... which later opened his eyes to see the beauty of the desert which turned to a river bed. A very beautiful song, hard to imagine, he composed when he was only 19. He is a very matured soul... good riddens...



wowza | Reviewer: goat_mann | 3/27/09

sure this song is great, but America doesn't need a bunch of half-baked morons to review it for them. it's got bad grammar for a reason mr finniky (george) who can't even spell "sense." it's a "s" not a "c." bad grammar makes this song roll and gives it a good rythym. correct grammar would've messed with the tempo.
and yes, i'll agree it was a bit overplayed.



IDIOTS!!!!!!!!!! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/25/09

Hmmmm....EVERYBODY that THINKS they know what the song is about should maybe research the rel meaning.....America was formed in England by sons of US servicemen who were stationed there. Lead singer Dewey Bunnell wrote this when he was 19. He based the images in the lyrics on things he saw while visiting the US.

This was originally titled "Desert Song." (thanks, Dave - Phoenix, AZ)

This was the first single for America. They moved to the US a year later, after this became a hit.

"Horse" is slang for heroin. Some radio stations refused to play this because they thought it was about drugs. The band claims it is not.



Lyrics make perfect sense | Reviewer: tjam | 8/16/08

This is a song about a heroin addict going cold-turkey: Horse = heroin, Rain = drugs, River bed = vein, After Nine Days = how long it took to come clean, etc. The lyrics are actually the best part of this song when you understand their meaning.



bad lyrics | Reviewer: george | 4/15/08

This song has a pretty good melody. It sounds good, IF YOU IGNORE THE LYRICS. For example,
"in the desert, you can't remember your name
'cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain..."
Bad grammer combined with a triple negative. Or is it quadruple...
and
"The ocean is a desert, with its life underground,
And a perfect disguise above.
Under the cities lies, a heart made of ground,
But the humans will give no love."
What??? Maybe under the influence of drugs this would make sence. But I doubt it!

Bottom line: Good melody, dumb lyrics.



Xinithium | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/9/08

Its a good song. I'll give it that.
But for a long time it was (And possible still is) the most overplayed song of all time. Therefore, after hearing it nine-thousand times, it does indeed gets old. Then again, its probably just me, being all old-fashioned and such.
Strange for a teenager, but whatev'.

As I said. Great song, just a bit (talk about an understatement,) overplayed (By radio stations and their ilk.)



great song | Reviewer: bar | 11/10/07

reminds me every trip to the desert, nothing but you and all this tremendous view of mountains and river beds no unnecessary left overs of civilization




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