Lonely Girls and Horses

       

      Daddy takes her riding to a rented stable paddock

      She goes there every weekend she’s never had a boyfriend

      Forlorn and full of longing in a quilted green gilet

      Sweeping out the stables replenishing the hay

       

      Those lonely girls and horses

      Know how to keep a secret

      They wait and watch and wonder

      But they never dare to speak it

      They go home all alone

       

      Rebecca goes to private school she's from the nearby village

      She wants to be a model hey she’s scared of eating no way

      She really hates her bother he spiked her soup with maggots

      He left home awhile ago to teach English as a foreign language

       

      Those Lonely girls and horses

      Know how to keep a secret

      They wait and watch and wonder how

      And never dare to speak it

      They go home

      All alone

       

      Her mother says you’re not like me

      When I was your age I thought I was the bees knees

      Always cheerful bright n gay

      I put a smile on my face every day

       

      Smoking I the hayloft dreaming of a boy

      Daddy won’t approve mother might flirt with and enjoy

      Those dutiful and distant eyes riding across the fields at twilight

      I’ll see you down the meadows alright I’ll see you in another life

       

      Of Lonely Girls and horses

      I had my chance and blew it

      Years ago I never told you so but I loved you and I think that you knew it

      Going home

      All alone

       

      Lonely girls and horses