Mudcat Café message #911056 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57797   Message #911056
Posted By: Deda
15-Mar-03 - 10:46 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Songbird (Jesse Winchester)
Subject: RE: Jesse Winchester's Songbird
OK, I'm begging. I've also known this song for years, and I've always loved it, particularly "Oh Lord when your jeweller's eye / peers into my soul."

My own interpretation of this song is that a controlling, dominating guy knows that he ought to let his woman (who clearly wants out) go, but he can't bring himself to. Any other ideas?