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A Horse With No Name

On the first part of the journey,
I was looking at all the life.
There were plants and birds. And rocks and things,
There was sand and hills and rings.
The first thing I met, was a fly with a buzz,
And the sky, with no clouds.
The heat was hot, and the ground was dry,
But the air was full of sound.

I've been through the desert on a horse with no name,
It felt good to be out of the rain.
In the desert you can remember your name,
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain.
La, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la
La, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la

After two days, in the desert sun,
My skin began to turn red.
After three days, in the desert fun,
I was looking at a river bed.
And the story it told, of a river that flowed,
Made me sad to think it was dead.

You see I've been through the desert on a horse with no name,
It felt good to be out of the rain.
In the desert you can remember your name,
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain.
La la, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la
La la, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la

After nine days, I let the horse run free,
'Cause the desert had turned to sea.
There were plants and birds, and rocks and things,
There was sand and hills and rings.
The ocean is a desert, with it's life underground,
And a perfect disguise above.
Under the cities lies, a heart made of ground,
But the humans will give no love.

You see I've been through the desert on a horse with no name,
It felt good to be out of the rain.
In the desert you can remember your name,
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain.

La la, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la
La la, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la
La la, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la
La la, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la
La, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la
La la, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la
La, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la
La la, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la



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    It's a song about heroine addiction. In the first part of the journey refers to when he was a child, when the world was still a wonderful place, and it follows him through his starting to use drugs and how his life begins to change, through to when his addiction has destroyed his life.
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    "A horse with no name" was originally named "Desert Song" and was published earlier in Europe(1971) and in USA it was published in 1972. It's meaning in the first thought is very obvious, it's that a man is traveling through a desert and after all that he finally reaches the end of the desert, but after you realy get into the song, you can realise that he doesn't acctualy find saviour, but he goes crazy and imagines it all. It's the most famous single from the band "America" and while it resembled Neil Youngs work it was mistaken that it was written and sung by Neil Young. The song was originally written by Dewey Bunnel and it was certified gold by The Recording Industry Association of America.
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      It's a song about heroine addiction. In the first part of the journey refers to when he was a... Read more →
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