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Thread #150089 Message #4018085
Posted By: John MacKenzie
09-Nov-19 - 05:13 AM
Thread Name: Origin/Meaning: Crow on the Cradle (Sydney Carter)
Subject: RE: Origin/Meaning: Crow on the Cradle (Sydney Carter)
Crow/cradle = death/birth. Pure symbolism. As was said, this was written at the height of the Cold War, in the days of the 4 Minute warning, and Bikini Atoll When Protect and Survive were watchwords, and people were scared of nuclear disaster. Hiroshima was a recent event then.