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I am a drug without a name.
If you get high on me, you will suffer from delusions of grandeur.
I am best consumed on an empty stomach.

You will find one of me in the most insignificant town.

If I am dark, I will be successful in my goals, despite what you might think.
And if I am a different color, well, that is something else entirely.

If you ever want to stop or slow down, I'll be yours and you can just hold me.

All of these things are true because it's me that's telling you.

PS: Feel free to take me out for a drink sometime, I won't commit to anything though.

What am I?

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You are a horse.

As for having no name,

Songs have been written about that (and in the desert no less).

I didn't catch the 'drug' reference myself, but apparently 'horse' has been used as slang for heroin, which resulted in the song being banned from many radio stations (see link helpfully provided by puzzledPig below). Presently stuck in my head despite lyricist's (sober or otherwise) habit of filling out the meter with precious little regard for semantics.

If you have such delusions you should

get down from your high horse

One is very hungry indeed if they are

so hungry they could eat a horse.

A dismissably-small village might be called a

one-horse town

A contender who succeeds against the odds is often referred to as

a dark horse.

While an entirely distinct matter might be referred to as

a horse of a different color.

Someone who is acting too hastily might be asked to

hold their horses.

And something is quite a bit more likely to be true if you hear it

straight from the horse's mouth.

And of course

you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink.

So...

Has anyone offered their kingdom for you? If they begged enough, perhaps they could ride if you were a wish. Or perhaps it will never happen, all for the want of your shoe-nail... ^_^

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    $\begingroup$ Maybe check out this link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Horse_with_No_Name#Reception $\endgroup$ – puzzledPig Apr 18 '18 at 1:40
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    $\begingroup$ "So hungry I could eat a [CENSORED]" $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Apr 18 '18 at 1:44
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    $\begingroup$ Beat me to the realization by seconds...fits the rest of the pattern much better. $\endgroup$ – Zomulgustar Apr 18 '18 at 1:45
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    $\begingroup$ Ha, curious, in my country we normally eat them :D $\endgroup$ – LinuxBlanket Apr 18 '18 at 8:01
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    $\begingroup$ nods But while one might be accustomed to eating that, the amount indicated by the idiom is still rather daunting. @_@ $\endgroup$ – Zomulgustar Apr 18 '18 at 14:29

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