The lyrics are so up-lifting. The first verse goes, "Saddle up your horses! Started out this morning, in the usual way. Chasing thoughts inside my head, of all I had to do today. Another time around the circle, try to make it better than the last." The the second verse says, "I opened up a Bible, and I read about me. Said, I'd been a prisoner, and God's grace set me free. And somewhere between the pages, it hit me like a lightning bolt. I saw a big frontier in front of me, and I heard somebody say, let's go!"
Then the chorus goes, "Saddle up you horses, we've got a trail to blaze. Through the wild blue yonder, and God's amazing grace. Let's follow our leader into the glorious unknown. Yes, there's a life like no other, woah, woah, this is the Great Adventure. yeah-yeah-yeah, yeah."
Then the third verse says, "Come on, get ready, for the ride of your life. Gonna leave long faced religion, in a cloud of dust behind. And discover all of the new horizons, just waiting to be explored. This is what we were created for, yeah!" Then the chorus comes back in, and then goes to a bridge, that says, "We'll travel over, over mountains so high, we'll go through valleys below. Still through it all, we'll find that, this is the greatest journey, that human heart will ever see. The love of God will take us far, beyond our wildest dreams, yeah-yeah-yeah, yeah! Oh, saddle up your horses! Get ready to ride!" Then the chorus repeats one last time, and then the song fades out.
I love this song, because of the feel that it has. It compares our journey with God, to roaming the plains of the Wild West, on a horse. It is a great analogy, and that is why I love this song. This song also feels like a pop-country song, so I love that genre of music, so that plays into it too.
We used to hear this song at least three times a month back in high school, so I became so familiar with this song, by senior year. It was one of the songs that we picked to be in our senior class Top 10 songs, at the end of our run in Kellenberg.
I hope you all enjoy this song, and get around to loving it as much as I do!
Have you ever heard this song before? Do you guys like it, like I do? Should I do the final Steven Curtis Chapman song that I know, 'Lord of the Dance', or leave that one on the shelf for a while, and go after more Pop songs like Billy Joel's?
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