one thin wire lyrics – lowry olafson

i’ve seen that horse jump higher
when he’s prancing that young filly around the yard
so how could one thin wire
two feet off the ground be so hard
but it shocked his leg like lightnin’ once
and he bolted halfway to the other side
he touched it a few times more like that
and now he, he doesn’t even try

but ah, the pastures he could roam
if he only knew
just how frail these fences are
that tell him what he can and cannot do

that stallion’s independent
no saddle ever sat upon his back
so how could one thin wire
be enough to stop him in his tracks
he’ll run his life in circles
til the urge for wandering has ceased
but to step over that wire is too large a step
for his mind at least

but ah, the pastures he could roam
if he only knew
just how frail these fences are
that tell him what he can and cannot do
oh, what he can and cannot do
what he can, what he can, what he can and cannot do

these fields they run unbridled
for as far as the eye can see
well if not for that thin wire
well you know that’s where that horse would be
gr*ssy plains can taunt us
and if not for fences made of fear
and failures that still haunt us
we’d high tail it right outta here

and ah, the pastures we could roam
if we only knew
just how frail these fences are
that tell us what we can and cannot do.
oh, what he can and cannot do
what he can, what he can, what he can and cannot do
what we can and cannot do.

what he can, what he can, what he can and cannot do

/ lowry olafson lyrics