U2: Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Meaning
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Song Released: 1992
Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses Lyrics
You're dangerous, you don't know what you want
Well you left my heart empty as a vacant lot
For any spirit to haunt
Hey hey sha la la
You're an accident waiting to happen
You're a piece of...
It's a breakup song. Bono, or really, the singer/narrator, is asking his former lover who will take care of her when he isn't there anymore, best shown in the lyric near the end, "Who's gonna take the place of me?". In the verses, he is listing what he doesn't like about her (ex: "Well you left my heart as empty as a vacant lot"). Also, near the end of the song, he thinks breaking up is for the best and tells his former lover not to look back. Still, he wants to be friends, as he says/asks at the end of one of the verses.
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