Een Shoot the Moon site laatst bijgewerkt op: 22 september 2021 ©  2021 Drie zoons van Amerikaanse legerofficieren die in Engeland gelegerd waren, richtten daar de folkrockformatie America op. Hun eerste, titelloze, elpee werd in 1971 een groot verkoopsucces in Amerika. Van die elpee werd A horse with no name een wereldhit. In Nederland (nummer 11 in de top 40) werd na die tijd niet veel meer van ze vernomen, maar in Amerika brachten ze nog veel succesvolle albums uit. On the first part of the journey I was looking at all the life There were plants and birds and rocks and things There was sand and hills and rings The first thing I met was a fly with a buzz And a sky with no clouds The heat was hot and the ground was dry But the air was full of sound I been through the desert on a horse with no name It felt good to be out of the rain In the desert your can remember your name 'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain Laa laa laa lalalalaa lalalaa la laa Laa laa laa lalalalaa lalalaa la laa After two days in the desert sun My skin began to turn red After three days in the desert fun I was looking at a riverbed And the story it told of a river that flowed Made me sad to think it was dead You see I been through the desert on a horse with no name It felt good to be out of the rain In the desert your can remember your name 'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain Laa laa laa lalalalaa lalalaa la laa Laa laa laa lalalalaa lalalaa la laa After nine days I let the horse run free 'Cause the desert had turned to sea There were plants and birds and rocks and things There was sand and hills and rings The ocean is a desert with its life underground And a perfect disguise above Under the cities lies a heart made of ground But the humans will give no love You see I been through the desert on a horse with no name It felt good to be out of the rain In the desert your can remember your name 'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain Laa laa laa lalalalaa lalalaa la laa Laa laa laa lalalalaa lalalaa la laa...
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