"Goodbye Horses" by female singer Q Lazzarus is an epic tune that came out in 1988. Since then it has been featured in several films and TV series most famously for Silence of the Lambs, but also Clerks 2, Grand Theft Auto IV, Nip/Tuck, Family Guy amongst others.
The song was written and produced by William Garvey and according to him, "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."
A couple of weeks ago and within the same week I came across two covers of "Goodbye Horses". The first cover is by The Airborne Toxic Event from L.A. which began performing it live at their concerts last year. This one out of the two has the same lightness in instrumentation and vocal tone as the original. The second is by the new band, Flight from Mississippi on their just released first EP which is much heavier and noisier all around.
I enjoy both, but I still think that the original is my favorite because it's just that good! Now it's your turn to decide...
MP3: Goodbye Horses - Q Lazzarus
MP3: Goodbye Horses - The Airborne Toxic Event
MP3: Goodbye Horses - Flight