BTW, I never believed alleged 'alternate' explanations for horse metaphors in this song. As clearly denied by the songwriter Dewey Bunnell, even in relatively recent interviews. He says the song's essentially a travelogue (not the Hotel chain
). And the 'horse' definitely was not a substance reference.
Maybe Mr Bunnell is here on the forum, you never know who's reading I suppose ?! In which case we could clear this name business from the horse's mouth
In an interview in 2008, he said something along the lines that 37 years later people are still discussing what this song means.
And if it wasn't the horse which had no name, that would surely finish off speculation about many alternate meanings.........