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We will fly-y-y way up high-igh-igh where the cold wind blows
Or in the sun, laughin' havin' fu-un with all the people that she knows
And if the situation should keep us separate-ed, you know the world won't fall apart
And you will free the beautiful bir-ir-ird that's caught inside your heart

Can't you hear her, oh she cries so loud, casts her wild note over water and cloud
That's the way it's gonna be little darlin', we'll be riding on the horses yeah yeah
Way up in the sky little darli-in', and if you fall I'll pick you up, pick you up...

You will grow-ow and until you go-o, I'll be right there by your si-ide
And even then whisper the wi-ind and she will carry up your ride
I hear all the people of the wor-orld (people of the wor-orld) in one bird's lonely cry
See them tryin' every way they know how-ow-ow to make their spirit fly

Can't you see him, he's down on the grou-ound
He has a broken wing, looking all arou-ou-ound
That's the way it's gonna be little darlin' (be little darlin')
You'll go riding on the horses yeah yeah
Way up in the sky little darlin' (in the sky-y little darlin')
Oh, and if you fall I'll pick you up, pick you up

That's the way it's gonna be little darlin' (be little darlin')
You'll go riding on the horses yeah yeah
Way up in the sky little darlin' (in the sky-y little darlin')
And if you fall I'll pick you up, pick you u-up

That's the way it's gonna be little darlin'
You'll go riding on the horses yeah yeah
(Pick you up darlin' if you fall) Way up in the sky little darlin'
(Don't you worry 'bout a thi-ing little girl)
And if you fall I'll pick you up, I'll pick you up
(Beca)



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    Karen MorrisseyFeb 10, 2014 at 8:27 am
    It really annoys me when this song is attributed to Daryl Braithwaite. He did not write it and if you listen to the original version on Rickie Lee Jones' 1989 album Flying Cowboys you'll realize that Braithwaite hasn't even put his own spin on it – he sings it as a cover.

    The Horses was written by Rickie Lee Jones and Walter Becker (from Steely Dan who collaborated with her on other songs on the Flying Cowboys album) as a celebration and tribute to Rickie 's young daughter Charlotte Rose, just as Rickie's father had done for her.
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    UnregisteredAug 31, 2012 at 8:55 pm
    In life we have glory days and bad lucks.. This song is 'bout our feelin down but theres lovely ones who can put you on your feet.
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    UnregisteredMay 5, 2012 at 6:27 am
    Im not sure of the real meaning of this song but it reminds me of a very special dear friend who died of suspicious curcumstances, she had an awful childhood and this song makes me think she is in heaven doing all of the wonderful things she never got to do because god set her free r. I. P jennifer always thinking of you whenever i hear this lovely song
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    UnregisteredAug 3, 2012 at 4:45 pm
    This song is probably to a little girl, and he's explaining that in life you must fly as high as you can,not literally but live life and know that by doing so you will fall but he would pick her up.
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    mysongsJul 24, 2008 at 2:34 pm
    I really love this song my boyfriend M.L he is from kalgoorlie, Australia told me this song and it was really nice and meaningful so when i heard it i keep listening to it again and again trying to familiarize the words... I love my boyfriend M.L even more his is very kind and a responsible person i am bless to have him in my life... Thank you also for this wonderful and heartfelt song Drayl Braithwaite...

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