GOODBYE HORSES


He told me, “I’ve seen it rise,

But, it always falls.

I’ve seen ‘em come, I’ve seen ‘em go.”

He said, "All things pass into the night.”


And I said, "Oh no sir, I must say you're wrong,

I must disagree, Oh no sir, I must say you're wrong,

Won't you listen to me?”


He told me, “I've seen it all before,

I’ve been there, I've seen my hopes and dreams

lying on the ground.

I've seen the sky, just begin to fall.”

He said, "All things pass into the night"


And I said, "Oh no sir, I must say you're wrong,

I must disagree, Oh no sir, I must say you're wrong,

Won't you listen to me.”


Goodbye horses, I'm flying over you.

Goodbye horses, I'm flying over you.


William Garvey - BMI

Words & Music Copyright 1988

Q&B Publishing


Vocals: Q Lazzarus

Words, Music & Production: Garvey

Copyright © 2008 Garvey Media LLC

I did a remix of “Goodbye Horses” for the “Clerks II” soundtrack, but it was never released. As the writer, musician and producer of this song, I wanted to add a bit of light to it, as it has a rather grisly association with the serial killer in “The Silence of the Lambs”, but really the song is about transcendence over those who see the world as only earthy and finite. The horses represent the five senses from Hindu philosophy (The Bhagavad Gita) and the ability to lift one’s perception above these physical limitations and to see beyond this limited Earthly perspective.

I mixed this version to be slightly more vibrant using some late 70’s percussion (Eno, OMD). It’s sort of a pre-mix, as if it were done back when electronic music was still new, utopian and innocent. I didn’t want to distract those familiar with the original, I only wanted to enhance it, therefore I left the song’s event structure intact.


  1. -William Garvey  2008

Goodbye Horses - Clerks ll Remix (edit)