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'Dead Horses' copyright 2010 by Rick Reiley

'Dead Horses' copyright 2010 by Rick Reiley



You can beat a dead horse

But he won't come to life

He won't even squirm or squeal

You'll just make the neighbors mad

Over a horse that don't even feel


The whole town'll talk about you

Then soon folks will take up sides

And you'll all be beatin' dead horses

That no one will ever ride


(Chorus)

Know how to measure your horses

Whether they're dead or alive in the stall

Sometimes they may respond even better

If you never beat 'em at all


Repeat


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Comment by Ericka Gray on August 22, 2010 at 11:41am
I really like that. I can even hear a tune in my head while reading it. :-)
Comment by Carissa Galow on August 21, 2010 at 11:43pm
I agree with Lisa, quite the message. Very well spoken, er sung. :)
Comment by wiffledust on August 21, 2010 at 9:54pm
kind of like the wisdom to know what you can and can't control, huh? great metaphor, rick. great song. looking forward to hearing it with music sung by you!

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