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Available on the album The Big Picture
Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Bernie Taupin
piano and vocals:Elton John
guitar:Davey Johnstone
guitar:John Jorgenson
bass:Bob Birch
keyboards:Guy Babylon
drums and percussion:Charlie Morgan
backing vocals:Angel Voices Choir
I can't control this flesh and blood
That's wrapped around my bones
It moves beneath me like a river
Into the great unknown
I stepped onto the moving stairs
Before I could tie my shoes
Pried a harp out the fingers of a renegade
Who lived and died the blues
And his promise made was never clear
It just carved itself in me
All I saw was frost inside my head
On the night he said to me
chorus:
Someday we'll live like horses
Free rein from your old iron fences
There's more ways than one to regain your senses
Break out the stalls and we'll live like horses
We're the victims of the heartbreak
That kept us short of breath
Trapped above these bloodless streets
Without a safety net
I stood in line to join the tribe
One more customer of fate
Claimed a spoke in the wheel of the wagon train
On the road to the golden gate
On the flat cracked desert I jumped ship
It just made sense to me
I've spent too long in the belly of the beast
And now I shall be free
(repeat chorus)
Someday, free reign from your old iron fences
There's more ways than one to regain your senses
Break out the stalls and we'll live like horses
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