The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #91381   Message #1738803
Posted By: DMcG
12-May-06 - 05:18 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Crazy Man Michael (Richard Thompson)
Subject: RE: Crazy Man Michael Misheard lyric?
I'd better make this my last post, or I'll sound even more like an obsessive!

The song does explicitly refer to his lover, so I don't think some level of seduction is out of the question. But I'm not sure seduction is necessarily required anyway - merely that his madness and love were incompatable.

Wait till Richard Thompson replies and tells us that the word is really Kizhuo, some obscure drug treat for mental illness at the time he wrote it. (I made that up, before anyone pursues it further!)

I'm also impressed by that other set of lyrics you posted before.

Nice chatting to you.