The Native Americans lived spirit. This song tells the story of how you can take the spirit out of a very spirited human being. The horse has been such a spirit-giving thing to the Indian culture. I think the horse is what is needed on the reservations to bring back the “life” to so many of those that have lost their spirit.
Hank Williams’ songs said a lot. This one helps you “see it.” His life was a good example of how his success created more pressure than he could accept. I don’t understand how these great talents end up with problems or dead.