(Prescript: I had actually intended to add a bunch more songs to this post, but I fell asleep instead. I’ll just have to finish it another time!)
I don’t really know what pop stars are thinking when they write their songs, not being a pop star myself. Though there are, of course, some obvious ones. But, unbeknownst to many pop stars, they are actually writing songs about horses and riding.
Yes, it’s true. And here is the evidence.
Case the first: George Harrison, Got My Mind Set on You.
The lyrics include (and may be limited to):
I’ve got my mind set on you x 1000
It’s going to take money. A whole lot of spending money. It’s going take a whole lotta money, to do it right now [child].
It’s going to take time. A whole lot of precious time. It’s going to take patience and time, to do it (do it x 6) right now.
What else takes a firm mindset, money, patience, and time?!
John Legend, All of Me
The lyrics include:
I’m on your magical mystery ride, kicking [me] out, what’s going on in that beautiful mind
Love your curves and all your edges, All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me, I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginning, Even when I lose I’m winning
‘Cause I give you all of me, And you give me all of you
When we were at a wedding I actually told my boyfriend that this song was about me and Murray. He was like “What songs are about us?” and I was like “ummm… the one before was about me and Ellie?”
But for real, as many equestrians have already noticed, this song is about a pretty badass partnership, that has both unconditional love and great cooperation. If that doesn’t describe the best parts of an equine partner, I don’t know what does.
One Republic, Counting Stars
For the eventers out there, the lyrics include:
I’ve been loving losing sleep thinking about the things that we could be,
I’ll be counting stars (like CCI 1*, 2*, 3*, etc.)
I feel something so right, doing the wrong thing,
I feel something so wrong, doing the right thing, (making new habits is hard)
Everything that drowns me makes me want to fly (ok, maybe this is not super relevant)
Who doesn’t spend their nights thinking about the big jumps they might get to jump? I MEAN REALLY.