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Just a thought... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/3/10
I used to listen to this song with my dad when I was young and never thought much of it, but just liked it. As an adult, I pictured this as a couple reenactment of their ups and downs. My father has recently passed...now I can't listen to this song and not understand the meaning to be a relationship between a father and daughter.
The relationship was easy when she was young and he was on the road...he bought her love. Now she's growing up and he can't let her go. The pain she felt by not being able to see her father is now being shown to him as she grows up and doesn't have time for him. Now he has the the chance (freedom) to get to know her, but the opportunity is late (Dont have much time, the chance to form their bond)...yet still he tries as "wild horse couldn't drag him away" You get the idea. Please read the lyrics with this picture in mind and let me know what you think!
love this song.. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/17/10
I think I heard this song a million times and never REALLY liked it until I heard it in the movie Fear in 1996 (the sundays I believe sang it).. I read all the reviews and I do agree it's one of those songs that you can interpret in anyway you want to, but for myself, it makes me think that it's about a relationship... A long stressful one where both partners made mistakes, and for some reason no matter how detrimental to the relationship, they just can't let go.. "wild horses couldn't drag me away" from the relationship.
I mean even the part "lets do some living before WE die" to me it comes off as they are going to die together. (meaning still in contact with eachother). Also "wild horses, we'll ride them someday" meaning they'll overcome everything that could have happen and it'll all work out and be okay. This is an amazing song, and I think mostly everyone can relate to it in the way that I can. Beautiful.
Susan Boyle Wild Horses | Reviewer: Sandi | 1/28/10
This version of the song Wild Horses that Susan Boyle sings is I think her best. It is hauntingly beautiful. Makes me think of a man who has been a complete fool for this woman, and will always be...even after he dies.
the before and after | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/10/10
maybe its as simple as changing a phrase like "before we die" to "after we die" just to be different than the expected. as a songwriter I am always hesitant to read too much into this stuff, but then as a listener I often do anyway.
strength | Reviewer: bo li | 12/4/09
whenever i hear the line "wild horses couldn't drag me away", i always picture someone bounded by ropes and chains playing tug of war with some wild horses. in that respect, this song is very empowering. not even wild horses can drag me away.
seems very clear to me | Reviewer: Wendy | 12/3/09
The meaning of this song seems so obvious to me. These two people have been together for awhile. They've loved each other and hurt each other. Specifically, the singer has previously hurt the other. Now it's the other person who has betrayed the singer. But the singer is saying that he's not leaving; that no matter how much it hurts, he's staying with her. That he loves her enough to get past the hurt--that he'll forgive her--that nothing can drive him away. It's a beautiful, poignant, raw declaration of commitment and love.
stuff | Reviewer: brandon edge | 11/18/09
i don't know what version whoever submitted this was listening to but on the original album version it's clearly "graceless lady you know WHO i am" not "how i am" and more importantly "let's do some living after WE die" not "after love dies". if they changed that line in other versions, that's too bad cause it's one of the best lines ever. that and "i have my freedom but i don't have much time".
...now i must reply to mr. big critic below:
CW: "Typical of most rock n roll lyrics, "Wild Horses" is just about as clumsy as you can get. The new Susan Boyle recording has a gorgeous arrangement and a stellar performance that actually overcomes the inanity of the lyrics. The problem with most (but certainly not all) rock songs is that while the melodies may be intriguing (as this one is), the lyrics often are feeble attempts at deep and mysterious philosophical musings. They end up being almost laughable. Song writing has become a lost art."
oh and i'm sure you could do so much better. if you know so much about the "art of songwriting" and what is truly meaningful, deep and intelligent or whatever, give an example or two of that next time you wanna talk sh1t about a classic song that i would assume most ppl would tell you is the very essence of deep and meaningful.
Meaning of Wild Horses | Reviewer: Susab | 9/18/09
The beauty of love mixes with the realities of our fraility. Deep love endures it all even when its a one way street....not giving up....looking into the distance .....after the sea calms and looses its spine the sun glitters and reveals it beauty
Wild Horses - Stones vs. Susan Boyle | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/17/09
I loved this song when it came out on sticky fingers. It was emotional, the lyrics were good, the music was good. But I heard around that time it was something Marinanne Faithful said when she came out out of a drug induced coma. Horse - it's a term for heroin. I wish I had never read that because that's what I think when I heard Susan Boyle singing it, and I thought why is she singing this song about drugs? We all have connections to songs - and when we first heard them is a lasting memory. Goes to show we should go by our own impressions, not what the media says. Susan did a great job!
Childhood living. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/16/09
I think this song is about the little girl inside the woman. All the pain she's gone through
in life but now she's a woman. She finally knows and likes who she is and WIld Horses
couldn't drag her away from who she has become. " All the things you have wanted I bought them for you" Her Dreams have come true and it's time have fun and do some living before dying.
Clumsy lyrics | Reviewer: CW | 9/14/09
Typical of most rock n roll lyrics, "Wild Horses" is just about as clumsy as you can get. The new Susan Boyle recording has a gorgeous arrangement and a stellar performance that actually overcomes the inanity of the lyrics. The problem with most (but certainly not all) rock songs is that while the melodies may be intriguing (as this one is), the lyrics often are feeble attempts at deep and mysterious philosophical musings. They end up being almost laughable. Song writing has become a lost art.
wild horses | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/30/09
The song is about a pragmatic love that goes too deep to break no matter what happens on the surface. He can't leave no matter how much she hurts him because his happiness is tied entirely to hers "could make me feel bitter or treat you unkind". The depth of the connection is that they have to be together whether they are in "love" or not "lets do some living after love dies" (frees them). "faith has been broken tears must be cried" is a little existential in that all that they have to believe in is each other, they recognize that thats a bit f***ed up but they can't change it. And there is the pragmatism again... "wild horses couldn't drag me away". Thats why i think this song is so good, its superficial in a lot of ways but just so real.
About the meaning | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/14/09
When I listen to this song, I see the picture of my life after the death... And sometimes I want to go to that life asap.
It's just my own imagination, I don't say, that this is the real meaning of the song.
Giving too much | Reviewer: Joe | 1/20/08
This song is about giving all you’ve got in a relationship, and leaving it (selfishly or not) to the other person to realize it is time to move on. We have all have or will at some point in our lives (likely) be in this situation. I think the song can be summarized it the few lines... “Faith has been broken, tears must be cried” (the relationship is over). “Let’s do some living after we die” (the realization that the relationship is over and we must continue to live. “Wild, wild horses, we’ll ride them some day” (just not with each other).
It would be nice to take a more romantic view of the song, but that unfortunately is not the case.
Anonymous | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/16/07
This song is a very well written tune, but I especially love the original done by Gram Parsons who was then with The Flying Burrito Brothers. Very well done, and just by his voice, you know hes feelin' every word.
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