If Wishes Were Horses

from by Rachel Harrington

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I’d give the snow back to winter
Give the flowers back to spring
Give the ocean to the rivers, I’d do anything
For a diamond in a coal sack
A needle in a haystack
Oh I would send the rain back to the clouds on a string

If wishes were horses
If dreams came true
If mysterious forces headed my way from you
I would burst like lightning
I would break like the day
If wishes were horses I’d be riding away

My stallion would come to me
Break out of his stall
To ride me through fire, through wind, through squall
To give back to the night sky
The stars as they fall
Give back the howling to the wolves when they call

If wishes were horses
If dreams came true
Lighting like torches the way home to you
I would burst like lightning
I would break like the day
If wishes were horses I’d be riding away

The dapples and grays
The roans and the bays
All wishes and prayers and dreams that someday
You will be in my arms
And I’ll hear you say
That wishes are horses as we’re riding away

If wishes were horses
If dreams shone through
If mysterious forces made true love come true
We would burst like lightning
We would break like the day
If wishes were horses we’d be riding away

If wishes were horses we’d be riding away

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from Hush The Wild Horses, releases September 6, 2019

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Rachel Harrington Portland, Oregon

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