On the Horns of a Dilemma
Music by Chris O'Shea and Brenda Sutton
Lyrics by Brenda Sutton
I got into some hot water over the lyrics of this song. I wrote Mama's Hands for my mother and my daughters, and recorded it on my first tape, Strangers No More, along with On the Horns of a Dilemma. I gifted a copy of the tape to my daughters, and they played it all the time.
During custody battles for my five children, my ex-husband submitted the confiscated tape as evidence against me, citing that the lyrics of On the Horns of a Dilemma were inappropriate for young children. The judge listened to the tape on his lunch hour and agreed with my ex, lecturing me to be more careful about the music I allowed my children to hear. He then complimented me on Mama's Hands, and ruled in my favor. Now there's Nanny Nanny Boo Boo for you!
Intro: Dm C G C Dm Am E Am
Verse: Am E Am Am-B C G C/ Dm Am E Am//
Chorus: Dm C G / Dm Am E Am
Break: Dm Bm C Am7-B Am/ Dm Bm C Am7-B Am9 Am7-B Am9
Sparking hooves, down the path we fly,
Surging power between my thighs,
Rapiered horn that would ne'er harm me.
Phantasmal equine of purity.
Dearest companion, faithful friend,
We'll share a bond until time's end.
Ardent mortal desires me,
Promises passion eternally,
Steals my breath with his strong embrace,
Deftly pursues me in love's swift chase.
I in the middle now am torn.
Human delight or unicorn? Unicorn...
I surrender my maidenhead
Taking the lover into my bed.
Passion spent, he is then transformed
Into my love of the golden horn.