Black Horse & The Cherry Tree Lyrics - KT Tunstall

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[{} contain lines from album's Deluxe Edition (2006). Also the ending of the song is shorter, without ad-libs]

{Two, three, four}

(woo-hoo, woo-hoo) [throughout the whole song]

Well my heart knows me better than I know myself
So I'm gonna let it do all the talking.
I came across a place in the middle of nowhere
With a big black horse and a cherry tree.

I felt a little fear upon my back
He said "Don't look back, just keep on walking."
When the big black horse said, "Hey lady!" {When the big black horse said, "Look this way"}
Said, "Look this way, will you marry me?" {Said, "Hey, lady, will you marry me?"}

But I said no, no, no, no-no-no
I said no, no, you're not the one for me
No, no, no, no-no-no
I said no, no, you're not the one for me

And my heart hit a problem, in the early hours,
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So I stopped it dead for a beat or two.
But I cut some cord, and I shouldn't have done it,
And it won't forgive me after all these years

So I sent it to a place in the middle of nowhere
With a big black horse and a cherry tree.
Now it won't come back, 'cause it's oh so happy
And now I've got a hole for the world to see

And it said no, no, no, no-no-no
Said no, no, you're not the one for me
No, no, no, no-no-no-no
Said no, no, you're not the one for me

{Not the one for me}

Said no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no,
You're not the one for me
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no
You're not the one for me

(do, do, do, do)

Well I was
Big black horse and a cherry tree
I can't quite get there 'cause my heart's forsaken me
Big black horse and a cherry tree
(Big black horse and a cherry tree) I can't quite get there 'cause my heart's forsaken me
(Big black horse and a cherry tree) I can't quite get there 'cause my heart's forsaken me
(Big black horse and a cherry tree) I can't quite get there 'cause my heart's forsaken me
No, no, no, no
(Big black horse and a cherry tree) I can't quite get there 'cause my heart's forsaken me
No, no, no, no
(Big black horse and a cherry tree) I can't quite get there 'cause my heart's forsaken me
(Big black horse and a cherry tree) I can't quite get there 'cause my heart's forsaken me
(Big black horse and a cherry tree) I can't quite get there 'cause my heart's forsaken me
I can't quite get there cause my heart's forsaken me
(Big black horse and a cherry tree) I can't quite get there 'cause my heart's forsaken me
(Big black horse and a cherry tree) I can't quite get there 'cause my heart's forsaken me






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the Real and Sad meaning | Reviewer: Harry Bollocks | 11/26/11

NO matter what anyone else says, think about this and see if it doesn't ring true with you.

A young girl has a friend, a young black guy, and the friendship goes a bit farther than they panned; she loses her virginity to the young man. After a weekend or longer, of their sexual activity she finds herself pregnant.
The black man offers to marry her, but she isn't ready for an interracial marriage to the man who was her first - so she aborts the baby. -

"And my heart hit a problem, in the early hours,
So I stopped it dead for a beat or two.
But I cut some cord, and I shouldn't have done it,
And it won't forgive me after all these years"

the abortion was in the fist trimester - the baby's heart was stopped, and the guilt and pain made her feel that her own heart had stopped as well. "Cutting the cord" = that seems pretty plain...Her guilt has never gone away - she imagines that her baby is in some place where he is happy, but thinks that he won't forgive her... so now she resigns herself to living with the pain, her 'heart has forsaken her'.



She's forbiddent to tell the REAL meaning! | Reviewer: Truth be told | 2/1/09

KT Tunstall has many songs that reveal her status among the elite, illuminated/illuminati, and the basic knowledge of natural earth cycles (such as galactic alignment) and what that will mean to the world's population.

This privilege is a difficult thing for her deal. Like many others, she's forbidden to reveal her actual status as member of an elite bloodline and what it means for her as opposed to the average person on this earth.
She IS however encouraged to sing and write to share with the world as long as it is not direct.
THIS is why so many of the Elite are drawn to the entertainment industry. It is their catharsis under a weight of immense personal human emotion and often, guilt.

Who? Start with...The Killers, Jason Mraz, Colbie Callait, Snow Patrol, Kings of Leon, Feist, John Mayer, Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Korn, Skye Sweetnam, Joss Stone, Jack Johnson, Ben's Brother, Martha Wainwright, many hip-hop artists such as Kanye West,and most SNL musical guests.



funny how people ignore the supposed actual meaning | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/29/08

I was researching the meaning of the lyrics and came across the post on this site which talks about an interview done with the KT Tunstall wherein she explains the meaning of the lyrics. Ta-da, explanation verified when I found the newspaper she was interviewed in.

So, what totally kills me is that people keep writing totally different explanations of the song's meaning, [i]after[/i] that post wherein KT explains the song's meaning. Now that's just pathetic.



Messed up lyrics | Reviewer: kiera | 9/7/08

These are all the right lyrics. Don't look at any other place because I had to learn this song for school and the I got the wrong words. I came here and the teacher said that I was the only one who got the lyrics right!



The ever-so-confusing song | Reviewer: kaitlyn | 8/19/08

this is how i would explain the song if i had to:

big black horse= a guy that loved KT Tunstall
cherry tree= a woman that loved the guy

so at first she wasn't sure about this guy that 'asked her to marry him' because she new that he had broken up with some other girl who still loved him and after a couple years after she left him, she came back to find that he had re-fallen in love with the other girl and he was no longer avalible for her to take... it's still confusing even when someone explains it but still that's what i think this song is about.



KT's tells the meaning of this song | Reviewer: Bamagal | 5/13/08

From another website, located the meaning of this song from KT herself: It amazes me how many different interpretations dervied from such a simple-thought song which was written simply from seeing a horse who had broken free. How awesome!

In The Guardian newspaper of February 24, 2006, Tunstall explained: "It's a metaphor for good and evil. One summer, I was traveling in Greece on a little moped and this massive black horse had broken free in an olive grove and was going nuts. It looked apocalyptic: a seed was sown. I wrote the song years later in a tiny studio in Shepherd's Bush. I was about to tour Scottish coffee shops and was worried about coming across like Phoebe from Friends. At the same time I saw a brilliant guy called Son of Dave who looked like a ginger nylon 1980s' Elvis: really raw blues with just voice and effects. I got a pedal and one of my techie friends helped me put myself and my guitar through it. It's probably the most scientific I've been, but the song was written in a 10-minute burst. The lyrics where my 'Heart stops dead' refer to a heart murmur I had as a baby. I got into this fantasy that my heart felt betrayed and had decided to stop working. The song is about having to dig incredibly deep to find out who you wanna be." (thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England)



stirring fiery song | Reviewer: alease | 3/13/08

I think this is about a "good girl" who passes up a chance at a romance with a "forbidden,dangerous,"experienced"man.The "cherry tree" is a reference to the girls virginity.She tells herself that she does not want this man,that he is wrong for her.Down inside she desperately desires him.She "cuts him loose",gets far away from him,out of fear of what people would think,and fear of the dark passions he stirs in her.Years later she regrets it,and wants to be with him,but he has found love with another woman many years ago.The woman feels a great sense of loss and loneliness.She wishes with all of her soul that she would have followed her heart and taken the risk to gain this mans love when she had the chance.The chance will never come again......Alease



confusing | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/27/07

wow kt tunstall writes some really confussing songs to understand, becuase her song another place to fall is also a very confusing song to understand as well as this one but they are great songs!



Cherry Tree is a TC word | Reviewer: Neigh Bor | 11/7/07

The horse it was big, so this must be a big event.

The cherry tree. It was cut down (supposedly) by George Washington and now this song is reviewing that event to determine if it actually happened. The horse is there to show strength, albeit only one single horsepower.

The horse is black. Black is an allusion and an illusion. Black is strength, majesty. Being rescued is usually on a horse of white color. (Frankly if needing rescue the actual color plays little importance when selecting the horse.) Magic is sometimes black, good and evil, shadow and light. A dark horse is a political overture. Is the author and singer more clever than initially thought?

Those aspects of humanity are simple to see. The part about marriage and then a kazoo break after the marriage (what happens during this non verbal interlude?) needs more time for analysis.

Why was the horse asking is the puzzlement. Consider that the writer knew that the singer is stunningly hot and worked this in so live audiences would see her and know and get it.

I do this for a living, plz do not attempt at home.



Black horse and the cherry tree | Reviewer: Casey | 11/4/07

I took the cherry tree to mean truth. And the black horse as temptation. And that our biggest regrets are not what we did, but what we didn't do when we had the chance.




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