On Horseback
Mike Oldfield Lyrics

I like beer and I like cheese
I like the smell of a Westerly breeze
But I like more than all of these
To be on horseback

Hey and away we go
Through the grass, cross the snow
Big brown beastie
Big brown face
I'd rather be with you
Than flying through space

I like thunder and I like rain
And open fires with roaring flames
But if the thunder is in my brain
I'd like to be on horseback

Some like the city some the noise
Some make chaos and others toys
But if I was to have the choice
I'd rather be on horseback


Some find it strange to be here
On this small planet with who knows where
But when it's strange and full of fear
It's nice to be on horseback

Some are short and others tall
Some hit there heads against the wall
But it doesn't really matter at all
When you happen to be on horseback


So if you feel a little glum
To Hergest Ridge you should come
In summer, winter, rain or sun
It's good to be on horseback, hm

[Chorus: x2]

You know, I'd rather be on horseback

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Docter Dick

I first heard this song when i was about 9 years old, my oldest brother had the album Ommadawn... It has never left my mind since then.
Now I'm 52 and diagnosed with cancer and it doesn't look to good for me.
Strugling to make choices regarding funeral etc etc i thougt about what music should be played and in the end, i decided this will be.

Georgina Harvey-maybury

I’m sorry for u:(

Trevor Trevorius

Try Ling Zhi mushroom powder boiled with water, or maitake mushroom or chaga mushroom. They possibly may help you. And there is annother mushroom. I often listen Hergest Ridge when I took. Good luck!


I wish you courage...when it comes to my time I think I will go with the closing part of Incantations Part Four, it somehow has the right air of finality

Gordon Taylor

I hope you pull through. Best wishes.


Excellent choice. I’m so sorry you were dealt this hand.

Phyllis R

This is mine and my daughter's favorite song from when she was a youngster..she will be 47 tomorrow, Dec. 30th! I still have this album!


I love this post. I agree totally..

Phyllis R

@Torgeir Strander That's sweet. :)

Torgeir Strander

@Phyllis https://youtu.be/xq-9n9def84

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