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Wild Horses
Prefab Sprout
Wild Horses

I have always felt this group was so underrated here in the U.S. Prefab Sprout, to me, had some of the coolest, smartest lyrics along with great vocal work by Paddy McAloon and Wendy Smith. Their blended vocals on tracks like, “When Love Breaks Down”, “The Sound of Crying” is classic to my ears. 

Here is one of my favorite tracks by Prefab Sprout, “Wild Horse” again, love the smart, slick lyrics in this tune. 

Through the rails i spied your ponytail i tried

With sugar cubes and they’re okay

But i don’t think i’ll catch you that way

I hate myself ‘cause you’re so cool

With your mocking eyes won’t you look at the old fool

Wild horses i want to have

Wild horses i want to have

Wild horses i want to have

Wild horses i want to

Look at you unflawed now look at me plain overawed

Grace and looks take no credit for

Girl you’re young and they’re part of the score

Like the chemicals at war in me

'til i’m a wolf with an eye for the ponies

Wild horses i want to have

Wild horses i want to have

Wild horses i want to have

Wild horses i want to

I want to have you

I want to have you

I want extra time to play afternoons in the hay

It’s a sorry way for a man to feel

But sentimental is part of the deal

I hate myself because it shows how i’m a fool for your rodeo

Wild horses i want to have

Wild horses i want to have

Wild horses i want to have

Wild horses i want to have you

Wild horses i want to have

Wild horses i want to have

Wild horses i want to have you

Wild wild i want to have you

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Steve McQueen (LP/33 RPM)

Prefab Sprout

CBS Records - 1985

photos: John Warwick

B2  Horsin’ Around

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69ozXyVqkjg