Song Meanings and Interpretations
22 hours ago
I love this song! it really touches my heart fiirst time I ever heard it my friend colurtney told m e it her sisters fa vorite song znd had requested it to be pl,ayhed at her sistgers' funeral. i listened to tt and my tears started flowing they do every time I hear it its a great song forf everyone.
1 week ago
Odetta didn't even write or play this song. She played a song called Easy Rider, not, the Ballad of Easy Rider. These lyrics have nothing to do with Odetta' s blues hit, which, in my opinion is far better than this boring tune. Odetta s song Easy Rider was not in any way tied to the movie either. This is a huge mis conception and many keep making this mistake all over the web. Shortcutters!
1 week ago
We need to get rid of the idea that walking to the beat of a Different Drum is a negative. It is not!! It is being very specially you!! Something to be proud of! So if you're different, hold your head up high and smile big! People will want to know you and what you are about...
4 weeks ago
I believe this song to be about Steve Woolam, original violinist of the ELO, who committed suicide after recording of the very first ELO album was completed. He jumped to his death after his relationships with a woman and another founding member of the band, Roy Wood, fell apart. Listen to the song again... every lyric could apply to a story of a person who fell in love, lost that love, then decided to take their own life in the manner which this gentleman did. An extremely powerful song inspired by deep personal experiences. Listen to Eldorado and Hold on Tight too... same message.
1 month ago
As best as I can tell, this is a modern Cinderella tale. Let's take, at first the images at face value: She's leaving her home or a familiar place on a busy highway at dusk, and reminiscing at the sights where she's made memories as the drive forward pushes them out of sight. Then things get more metaphorical, describing that she cannot see where she is, only that forces beyond her control have brought her there. The lyrics pause, leaving our hero floating in chaos. We return to our hero petitioning her intellect and her senses to give her a clue as to where she is - and accepting she has lost her old self and found her new self, as all hero tales go. Upon finding herself in this new world, she expresses the desire for the companionship and courage of her own heart, a vestage of her old self she feels will serve her well in her new place - a deep truth of human existence, so another pause of reflection in the lyrics. We return to find our hero out of the darkness and standing in the light, and search for order, and does so with the sidewalks below. She imagines trying to cut free of whatever entanglements, or cultural obligations she's committed to but resigns her life, forever to whomever extended the invitation to her to leave her old world. She consciously accepts this new arrangement with her partner, taking on their values as her own, admitting that these were (after all) the very qualities that drew her in, to accept the invitation toward their portal, an imagistic representation of the bridegroom carrying his new bride over the threshold into his house, that he has prepared ahead of time for her. I'm not sure if this is a tale of two young people eloping or perhaps how the artist imagines what the experience of a common girl marying into a royal might be like, i.e., Cinderella.