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Thread #65565   Message #2555081
Posted By: MaW
02-Feb-09 - 05:13 AM
Thread Name: Anti-alcohol, temperance songs
Subject: RE: Anti-alcohol, temperance songs
Karine Polwart's song 'The Sun's Comin' Over The Hill' might be considered a warning about overconsumption of whisky, as the narrator's boyfriend (or possibly husband, it's unclear, but significant male romantic partner anyway) drove off the road while 'full of whisky and irony' and died, and then the narrator plunged into a dark place of whisky and pills, which at the point where the song is written she's just pulling out of it.