Mine's Not A High Horse Lyrics - The Shins

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After that confrontation
You left me wringing my cold hands
We shared some information
We might not recover from
And I watch your convictions
Melt like ice cubes in an ocean
You were so poorly cast as a malcontent

You've got them all on your side
That just makes more for doubt to slaughter
"I never knew he thought that!"
I heard you say falling out of the van
"Don't ask for his opinion
They ought to drown him in holy water"
Will you remember my reply
When your high horse dies?

We'd like to go the distance
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But not a one of us is going to you
See no one is wise enough to turn the ancient boat around
These are the muddy waters I am swimming in
To make a living were I to drown in them
It should come as no surprise

You've got them all on your side
That just makes more for doubt to slaughter
"I never knew he thought that!"
I heard you say falling out of the van
"Don't ask for his opinion
They ought to drown him in holy water"
Will you remember my reply
one finger parallel to the sky?



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Interpretation | Reviewer: Lee | 7/27/11

You'll notice that two of the other "interpretations" are claiming that it's about how either Christians or conservatives are the ones on the "high horse."

Of course, this could go either way. It could just as easly be about how it's atheists or liberals who are on the "high horse."

Thus is the nature of "interpretation." The meaning is determined by the listener.



Such a cool song! | Reviewer: Josiah Coolidge | 5/10/11

I am almost positive this about arguing religion. Or arguing something, not nessiacarily religion...that is just how I interpret it. Like I feel it deals with living around a lot of christians and them finding out you are an athiest. It fits really well.



great song | Reviewer: Ruby T | 11/11/09

I find this song easy to interpret, but i fail to put it's meaning in good words :P
I can relate this song to many people, like possibly a very conservative leader... Or just someone who thinks they know everything.



i think i know | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/6/08

this is how i interpret this song:

this song is prolly about someone the singer knows, and likes. he is fond of them, yet he has gotten into a confrontation/argument with them(perhaps unintentionally) and realizes this person is very vain and not the person he originally met (or wanted them to be). still, everyone finds this person irresistable (as does the singer) even though this person thinks too highly of themself.

it's too hard for me to tell if the singer rejects this person or finds him too irresistable to deny. but i would guess the singer gets rid of this person, cause he says "dont ask for his opinion" he's evil and should be drowned in holy water. maybe he's jealous......



At least u speak english | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/6/07

If you think that finding a meaning to the shin's lyrics is difficult, u don't know how difficult is for me, cause i barely speak english and i'm a great fan of The Shins (here, in argentina, almost nobody knows them). the only song i understood what is it about is "A call to apathy", cause is quite simple. the shins are one of the greatest bands standing. it's sad that nobody knows it here.

juan




Mine's Not a High Horse ey? | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/11/07

yeah, i'm a huge shins fan... but i have a magor problem... i can never work out what their songs are about, (shut up i don't study English) so if anyone could help me out and tell me what they're going on about in this song i love that'd be just awesome!





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