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Childhood living is easy to do
The things you wanted I bought them for you
Graceless lady you know who I am
You know I can't let you slide through my hands
Wild horses, couldn't drag me away
Wild wild horses couldn't drag me away

I watched you suffer a dull aching pain
Now you decided to show me the same
No sweeping exits or off stage lines
Could make me feel bitter or treat you unkind
Wild horses, couldn't drag me away
Wild wild horses couldn't drag me away

I know I've dreamed you a sin and a lie
I have my freedom but I don't have much time
Faith has been broken tears must be cried
Let's do some living after we die
Wild horses, couldn't drag me away
Wild wild horses we'll ride them someday
Wild horses, couldn't drag me away
Wild wild horses we'll ride them someday



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    UnregisteredAug 6, 2012 at 10:19 pm
    In the days of the wild west, cowboys and travelers might come by the same brothel many times. The story of a man in love with one of the prostitutes. It was a fantasy affair. They would pretend to love and be loved. This man however, realy is in love.
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    UnregisteredApr 16, 2012 at 4:23 am
    I am not sure where i was when i first heard this song. I spent ages 19 to 26 in a small prison cell, but i was wrongfully incarcerated. When i was cleared of all charges after dna evidence and given an "apology" settlement by the state for $55,000, i found myself confused. After lawyer fees and taxes, i was left with $21,000. I used to hear play this song on a sony walkman in my cell at night. I played it every night for 5 straight years.
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    allgoodjujuSep 30, 2010 at 3:34 am
    Im not absolutely sure of the meaning, unless its the obvious meaning, but, it was my sisters favorite song, and she died, and we played it at her funeral. Oddly enough, the last verse says, "Faith has been broken. Tears must be cried. Lets do some living. After we die." This is a beautiful song, and for about 4 minutes, it brings my sister back to me.
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    UnregisteredAug 6, 2012 at 10:28 pm
    This song of a cowboy that loves a club girl, dancer hooker or what ever she is, is the stones attemp in trying on some country music. They had already mastered blues by changing it into rock n roll.
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    UnregisteredMay 1, 2012 at 9:51 pm
    I always thought it was a dying mother to her child. The child now an adult, is breaking her heart and distant. Yet unconditional love prevails for her child.

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