“Horserace” Lyrics

There were thirty thousand fans
Watched the race from the stands
At the fairgrounds in Baltimore
And the reason that they came
Were two horses by the name
Of Beauty and The Magnum Force
Of Beauty and The Magnum Force

There was tension in the crowd
When the message was announced
That all the other horses had been scratched
It would be Beauty and The Force
Alone on the course
We had to put our money on the first or the last
We had to put our money on first or the last

Said come on, Beauty
Bet on Beauty
Bettin’ on Beauty to win
You got the power
I saw it in your eye
You got the power to win
Oh my Beauty
Run like a rocket
You run like a rocket, you win
Yeah, that’s it, Beauty
You’re a lot more than pretty
My Beauty’s runnin’ to win

It was a thirty minute wait
While they realigned the gate
So before I bet, I made one final check
The Magnum Force was lookin’ sleek
But I figured she was beat
She was sassy while the Beauty was laidback
She was sassy, the Beauty was laidback

So come on, Beauty
I’m bettin’ on Beauty
I’m bettin’ on Beauty to win
I said you got the power
I saw it in your eyes
You got the power to win
Oh my Beauty
You run like a rocket
Run like a rocket, you win
Yeah, that’s it, Beauty
You’re a lot more than pretty
My Beauty’s runnin’ to win

Beauty had it won
From the sound of the gun
She was smokin’ and The Magnum Force looked sad
The other folks were really chapped
They figured Magnum had it wrapped
They didn’t know that the Beauty was so bad
They didn’t know that the Beauty was so bad

Said look out, Beauty
She runs like a rocket
She runs like a rocket to win
Yeah, she got the power
I saw it in her eyes
She’s got the power to win
Oh my Beauty
Now keep on runnin’, runnin’
I know my Beauty will win
Yeah, my Beauty
She’s a lot more than pretty
My Beauty ran and she won

So come on, Beauty
I’m bettin’ on the Beauty
Bettin’ on the Beauty to win
I know she’s got the power
’Cause I saw it in her eyes
I know she’s got the power to win
So come on, Beauty
Run like a rocket
Run like a rocket, you win
Yeah, that’s it, Beauty
You run like a rocket
You run like a rocket and you won

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  • Cruisin’ / Horserace (1979)