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Thread #66116   Message #1385580
Posted By: GUEST
22-Jan-05 - 07:57 PM
Thread Name: origins: The Dutchman (Michael Smith): meanings?
Subject: RE: The Dutchman (M. Smith): meanings?
one of the great songs. Like all stories it's quite transparent and obvious,but, like all great stories it invites the listener to filter the images through their own experiences.As the responses above show, those filters gradually give the song new meanings. Does it matter which is right? Only the first meaning of the writer is the right one and then he lets it go as a gift to all the listeners, knowing it will change subtly for each one.