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name the song

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    Closed Accounts Posts: 22 ✭✭✭ Jack Frost


    I need help!! i heard this song a long long long time ago and i love it, but one problem, i don't know what it's called! ok, it goes on for about 10 minutes, the chorus goes something like "horses, horses, white, shining" and i think that the girl from sonic youth sings it, but it's a collaboration with some other group or person. -jack frost


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    my lovely horse? oh sorry i thought this was the song tag...


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    hey shannanigan
    you living in dublin now?
    just noticed you´re on this board a lot for
    someone who shouldn´t exactly be in the
    phantomfm broadcasting area
    (apart from the net - and let´s face it
    broadband isn´t exactly that available
    on our dear dirty isle).
    peace out
    t


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    is that the song from the guinness ad.........Patti Smith sings it i believe....but i could be wrong and often am


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    no i'm still in corcaigh... just lending my support to the cause...


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    Yep... it's Patti Smith, Horses, from the album of the same name. Superb song.

    The boy was in the hallway drinking a glass of tea
    From the other end of the hallway a rhythm was generating
    Another boy was sliding up the hallway
    He merged perfectly with the hallway,
    He merged perfectly, the mirror in the hallway

    The boy looked at Johnny, Johnny wanted to run,
    but the movie kept moving as planned
    The boy took Johnny, he pushed him against the locker,
    He drove it in, he drove it home, he drove it deep in Johnny
    The boy disappeared, Johnny fell on his knees,
    started crashing his head against the locker,
    started crashing his head against the locker,
    started laughing hysterically

    When suddenly Johnny gets the feeling he's being surrounded by
    horses, horses, horses, horses
    coming in in all directions
    white shining silver studs with their nose in flames,
    He saw horses, horses, horses, horses, horses, horses, horses, horses.
    Do you know how to pony like bony maroney
    Do you know how to twist, well it goes like this, it goes like this
    Baby mash potato, do the alligator, do the alligator
    And you twist the twister like your baby sister
    I want your baby sister, give me your baby sister, dig your baby sister
    Rise up on her knees, do the sweet pea, do the sweet pee pee,
    Roll down on her back, got to lose control, got to lose control,
    Got to lose control and then you take control,
    Then you're rolled down on your back and you like it like that,
    Like it like that, like it like that, like it like that,
    Then you do the watusi, yeah do the watusi
    Life is filled with holes, Johnny's laying there, his sperm coffin
    Angel looks down at him and says, “Oh, pretty boy,
    Can't you show me nothing but surrender ?”
    Johnny gets up, takes off his leather jacket,
    Taped to his chest there's the answer,
    You got pen knives and jack knives and
    Switchblades preferred, switchblades preferred
    Then he cries, then he screams, saying
    Life is full of pain, I'm cruisin' through my brain
    And I fill my nose with snow and go Rimbaud,
    Go Rimbaud, go Rimbaud,
    And go Johnny go, and do the watusi, oh do the watusi

    There's a little place, a place called space
    It's a pretty little place, it's across the tracks,
    Across the tracks and the name of the place is you like it like that,
    You like it like that, you like it like that, you like it like that,
    And the name of the band is the
    Twistelettes, Twistelettes, Twistelettes, Twistelettes,
    Twistelettes, Twistelettes, Twistelettes, Twistelettes

    Baby calm down, better calm down,
    In the night, in the eye of the forest
    There's a mare black and shining with yellow hair,
    I put my fingers through her silken hair and found a stair,
    I didn't waste time, I just walked right up and saw that
    up there -- there is a sea
    up there -- there is a sea
    up there -- there is a sea
    the sea's the possibility
    There is no land but the land


    (up there is just a sea of possibilities)
    There is no sea but the sea

    (up there is a wall of possibilities)
    There is no keeper but the key

    (up there there are several walls of possibilities)
    Except for one who seizes possibilities, one who seizes possibilities.

    (up there)
    I seize the first possibility, is the sea around me
    I was standing there with my legs spread like a sailor

    (in a sea of possibilities) I felt his hand on my knee

    (on the screen)
    And I looked at Johnny and handed him a branch of cold flame

    (in the heart of man)
    The waves were coming in like Arabian stallions
    Gradually lapping into sea horses
    He picked up the blade and he pressed it against his smooth throat

    (the spoon)
    And let it deep in

    (the veins)
    Dip in to the sea, to the sea of possibilities
    It started hardening
    Dip in to the sea, to the sea of possibilities
    It started hardening in my hand
    And I felt the arrows of desire

    I put my hand inside his cranium, oh we had such a brainiac-amour
    But no more, no more, I gotta move from my mind to the area


    (go Rimbaud go Rimbaud go Rimbaud)
    And go Johnny go and do the watusi,
    Yeah do the watusi, do the watusi ...
    Shined open coiled snakes white and shiny twirling and encircling
    Our lives are now entwined, we will fall yes we're together twining
    Your nerves, your mane of the black shining horse
    And my fingers all entwined through the air,
    I could feel it, it was the hair going through my fingers,

    (I feel it I feel it I feel it I feel it)
    The hairs were like wires going through my body
    I I that's how I
    that's how I
    I died

    (at that Tower of Babel they knew what they were after)

    (they knew what they were after)
    [Everything on the current] moved up
    I tried to stop it, but it was too warm, too unbelievably smooth,
    Like playing in the sea, in the sea of possibility, the possibility
    Was a blade, a shiny blade, I hold the key to the sea of possibilities
    There's no land but the land

    looked at my hands, and there's a red stream
    that went streaming through the sands like fingers,
    like arteries, like fingers

    (how much fits between the eyes of a horse?)
    He lay, pressing it against his throat (your eyes)
    He opened his throat (your eyes)
    His vocal chords started shooting like (of a horse) mad pituitary glands
    The scream he made (and my heart) was so high (my heart) pitched that nobody heard,
    No one heard that cry,
    No one heard (Johnny) the butterfly flapping in his throat,

    (His fingers)
    Nobody heard, he was on that bed, it was like a sea of jelly,
    And so he seized the first

    (his vocal chords shot up)

    (possibility)

    (like mad pituitary glands)
    It was a black tube, he felt himself disintegrate

    (there is nothing happening at all)
    and go inside the black tube, so when he looked out into the steep
    saw this sweet young thing (Fender one)
    Humping on the parking meter, leaning on the parking meter

    In the sheets
    there was a man
    dancing around
    to the simple
    Rock & roll
    song


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    wow...i was only looking for the title but thanks TJM! i'll take it your a fan though yeah? i've only heard it oncebut it's amazing. thanks for your help - jack frost


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    sorry to dredge up this old thread but I remembered an ad with "horses, horses, horses" in it last night

    now, I figured out the song this morning which led to this thread from google.

    It's Patti Smith - Horses:


    what I was wondering is... which Guinness ad is it from?

    When I search for Guinness and horses, I get the surfer ad

    anyone know?


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    yes that's definitely from a guinness ad alright! hmmm cant remember which one either...


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    Slydice wrote: »
    sorry to dredge up this old thread but I remembered an ad with "horses, horses, horses" in it last night

    now, I figured out the song this morning which led to this thread from google.

    It's Patti Smith - Horses:


    what I was wondering is... which Guinness ad is it from?

    When I search for Guinness and horses, I get the surfer ad

    anyone know?

    well eh, it's been a while but...

    I was in the guinness storehouse today and (horrible pints but...) I found they have all their ads on a computer system there.

    found this ad. It's from 1999 and is called "horses"

    there's a man on one horse and a woman on the other horse.

    they ride around through some rough countryside and end up near a cliff

    this is followed by a guy in a pub drinking his pint... I guess as if he were experiencing the tension involving in the horse scene


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    Found it!

    Yeah yeah, six years I know I know!



    Think I found why it had disappeared for so long too:
    Guinness amends horses ad following complaints
    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/guinness-amends-horses-ad-following-complaints-1.233839
    The television version of the commercial has already been amended after a complaint, upheld last month by the authority, that it could be "glorifying suicide".

    The cinema commercial shows a man and a woman racing on horseback towards the edge of the Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare to a Patti Smith soundtrack.


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    Ive looked for this ad for most of my life. I could only ecer remember horses horses and bonry moroney. Its bugged me for decades now!
    Finally, an answer! I looked through youtube amd google. I looked at what i thought was a murphys ad with the samurai in my head for some reason ans obviously this was why it came up blank. The guinness ad forever came up due to the horses and its status of best ad of all time and that.

    Anyway. It appears i wasnt the only one on a quest. I think this must be the feeling you get when a life is complete!


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