2016 Best of HN #25: Jimmy Fallon & Kevin Bacon Sing the New National Anthem of Horse Nation

This one goes out to all the crazy horse people. Oh wait, that’s us.

Jimmy Fallon’s “First Drafts of Rock” series takes an imagined look at rock anthems we all know and love … before they became the rock anthems we all know and love. Last night, Jimmy teamed up with Kevin Bacon —  that is, Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty — to present an early draft of the much-loved “Free Fallin’,” Tom Petty’s biggest hit of his career.

Now, we all already relate to the line “Loves horses, and her boyfriend too” but this early draft might come even closer to truly describing all of us at Horse Nation. Pull out those lighters (or your cell phone flashlight, kids) and prepare to rock out.

This. This was the anthem we were all waiting for. Raise those riding helmets in the air and sing it with us now: here are the lyrics in full.

She’s a good girl, loves her mama
Loves horses, and America too
She’s a good girl, crazy ‘bout Elvis
Loves horses, and her boyfriend too.

She loves horses, and she also loves rainbows
She loves flowers, and horses too
She likes football, but she really loves horses
Yeah those horses, she really really loves.

But if there’s one thing, she loves most about horses
It’s that they’re horses, that’s the one thing
So just to be clear, she’s a fan of the horses,
She loves horses, la de da de da.

She digs horses, yeah she’s nuts about horses
She enjoys hor, ses yeah she does
She loves horse hair, horse teeth and horse noses
She loves horseshoes, and horses too.

She likes ponies, but not as much as horses
She likes horses, much much more
She likes unicorns, but she calls ‘em “horny horses”
She loves horses, yeah that’s what she loves.

She doesn’t like goats, and she don’t like llamas,
She don’t care for, them crazy kangaroos,
And I’m a bad boy, cuz I don’t like horses
She loves horses, Ventura Boulevard.

Now I’m free! Free horses!
Now I’m free! Free horses!

Boom. Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Bacon, we at Horse Nation salute you. Go riding.

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