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BobP Songs Tommy Wouldn't Get (49) RE: BS: Songs Tommy Wouldn't Get 22 Mar 01


Here's a short quiz!

Here's a tune absolutely revered in the folk community. In fact, it's on my absolute favorite record.

"Hello, hello, hello, Is there anybody home? I only called to say, I'm sorry."

Q: So who's home, and what's he sorry about?

"The drums are in the dawn, and all the voices gone. And it seems that there are no more songs."

Q: Okay, He wakes to drums and cannot write! So this tune was written, what, before the drums?

"Once I knew a girl, a flower in a flame, I loved her as the sea sinks sadly, Now the ashes of the dream can be found in the magazines, And it seems that there are. . ."

Q: Okay, we're sad about his friend, why's he wanna tell us where the ashes are?

"Once I knew a sage, who sang upon the stage, He told about the world, His lover. A ghost without a name, stands ragged in the rain. And it seems that there . . . "

Q: I've also known a few world-loving sages, but am I supposed to feel sad about his wet, ragged, ghost?

"The rebels they were here, They came beside the door, They told me that the moon was bleeding."

Q: I'm soooo lost! Why have I no tools to break down any of that?

"Then all to my suprise, they took away my eyes . . ."

Q: Now he's blind? Because he responded incorrectly to the news about the moon?

"A star is in the sky, It's time to say goodbye. A whale is on the beach, He's dying."

Q: Finally! Its night and time to go help that whale.

"A white flag in my hand, And a white bone in the sand."

Q: Next whale try somethin else, the flag didn't help?

He never wrote another like this, so, is that what he meant?


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