gone to the tourney on a horse with no name

On the first part of the journey

I was looking at all the life

There were plants and birds and rocks and things

There was sand and hills and rings

The first thing I met was a fly with a buzz

And the sky with no clouds

The heat was hot and the ground was dry

But the air was full of sound

 

I’ve been through the desert on a horse with no name

It felt good to be out of the rain

In the desert you can remember your name

‘Cause there ain’t no one for to give you no pain

La, la …

 

After two days in the desert sun

My skin began to turn red

After three days in the desert fun

I was looking at a river bed

And the story it told of a river that flowed

Made me sad to think it was dead

 

You see I’ve been through the desert on a horse with no name

It felt good to be out of the rain

In the desert you can remember your name

‘Cause there ain’t no one for to give you no pain

La, la …

 

After nine days I let the horse run free

‘Cause the desert had turned to sea

There were plants and birds and rocks and things

There was sand and hills and rings

The ocean is a desert with its life underground

And a perfect disguise above

Under the cities lies a heart made of ground

But the humans will give no love

 

You see I’ve been through the desert on a horse with no name

It felt good to be out of the rain

In the desert you can remember your name

‘Cause there ain’t no one for to give you no pain

La, la …
On long road to the tourney

I was looking at all the strife

There were serfs and pigs and rocks and thanes

There was sand and hills and Danes

The first thing that I met was a bee with a buzz

and the sky with no clouds

The heat was hot and the ground was dry

And there were peasants on the ground.

 

I’ve gone to the tourney on a horse with no name

It felt good to be out of the rain

On the swan-road you can remember your name

‘Cause there ain’t no knights for to give you more pain,

Fa la, fa la la la la, Fa la la la la la la….

 

After two days in the dappled sun

My helm was hot on my head

Three days on a horse is no fun –

I was looking for a tavern bed.

But I was lost instead by a river that glowed

And I thought I might be dead.

 

You see

I’ve gone to the tourney on a horse with no name

It felt good to be out of the rain

On the swan-road you can remember your name

‘Cause there ain’t no knights for to give you more pain,

Fa la, fa la la la la, Fa la la la la la la….

 

After nine days I let the horse run free

Cause the tourney would start without me

There were dwarves and fae and rocks and thanes

There was sand and hills and plains

The faerie land has its life underground

and a perfect disguise above

Under the hillsides lies a heart made of ground

And the humans will give it no love.

 

You see

I’ve gone to the tourney on a horse with no name

It felt good to be out of the rain

On the swan-road you can remember your name

‘Cause there ain’t no knights for to give you more pain,

Fa la, fa la la la la, Fa la la la la la la….

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