Horses Always Make You Ride

These horses never sleep
They wake you with the thought
Of something you might do
Something that you're not

Follow running breath
Out to the edge of silence
Between a gasp of hope
And nothing making sense

Horses, horses
Always make you ride
Horses, horses
Always in your mind
Horses, horses
No one lets them go
Horses, horses
Only you can know

In a place of weakness
There are clouds and wind between
Out in the open spaces
There is a way to dream

In the moment’s ring
The present lets you live
A future has no feeling
It has no love to give

Horses, horses
Always make you ride
Horses, horses
Always in your mind
Horses, horses
No one lets them go
Horses, horses
Only you can know

There’s excitement in the sound
As run escapes the rut
With the freedom found
To go where you are not

Just when you do think
You control your will
There comes a wilder horse
An even bigger thrill

Horses, horses
Always make you ride
Horses, horses
Always in your mind
Horses, horses
No one lets them go
Horses, horses
Only you can know
(c) James Handyside 2018