Mudcat Café message #3815079 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57797   Message #3815079
Posted By: Cherns
16-Oct-16 - 09:28 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Songbird (Jesse Winchester)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Songbird (Jesse Winchester)
Ebbie: >>What's 'this gift I dare not claim'?<<

It always seemed to me that the singer realizes that, having denied the songbird freedom, he/she has no moral right to claim purification and healing, but begs them anyway, hoping for grace and a gift. (So I mostly agree with GUEST.Kit (not sure about the creativity part, though)).