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Lyrics. Apologies to the Queen Mary You are a Runner and I am my Father's Son Modern Modern world I'm not pleased to meet you. You just Though the darling is dead. We hit it on Outside the lights pale across the street Some ghosts sink, some will get called to the light .. horse-shaped fire draggin' stereo wire. won't you please meet the wolf would let me come inside let me under, under the covers let me come between your thighs. My baby's gettin' married while I lay dead and buried The points kept on spreadin' til you called off the wedding . In a fever dream, dark night of the soul. Join the saints to meet Him in the skies! .. When the wolf is at your door. whose murdered corpse was found stashed inside the body cavity of a dead horse.
It was the first theme album, the first to put lyrics on the cover, the first to use synthetic sounds. It had no hit singles, another new concept in album production.
McLean liked it sweet perfume. All the youth got into this album. They didn't get the chance to dance because the Beatles had now pushed rock music away from its dance roots. They wrote long, slow songs with ponderous rhythms. Or it could also refer to the fact that the Beatles' Candlestick Park concert lasted only 35 minutes. No one could compete against the Beatles. Some folks think this refers to either the Democratic Convention or Kent State.
What was "revealed" was the dark underlying messages of rock music: The "place" was Woodstock. Perhaps this is a reference to "hippies", who were sometimes known as the "lost generation", partially because of their particularly acute alienation from their parents, and partially because of their presumed preoccupation with drugs.
It could also be a reference to the '60s TV show, "Lost in Space," whose title was sometimes used as a synonym for someone who was rather high. Perhaps, their preference for psychedelia had pushed rock and roll so far from Holly's music that it couldn't be retrieved. The Stones' Candlestick park concert? Candlestick Park was also the venue for the Beatles' final performance--the end of the rock 'n' roll era. It's possible that this is a reference to the Grateful Dead's "Friend of the Devil".
While playing a concert at the Altamont Speedway inthe Stones appointed members of the Hell's Angels to work security on the advice of the Grateful Dead. In the darkness near the front of the stage, a young man named Meredith Hunter was beaten and stabbed to death -- by the Angels. Public outcry that the song "Sympathy for the Devil" had somehow incited the violence caused the Stones to drop the song from their show for the next six years. This incident is chronicled in the documentary film "Gimme Shelter".
It's also possible that McLean views the Stones as being negatively inspired remember, he had an extensive religious background by virtue of "Sympathy for the Devil", "Their Satanic Majesties' Request" and so on.
This could be a reference to Jimi Hendrix burning his Stratocaster at the Monterey Pop Festival, or simply the bonfires that were lit at the outside concerts. It could be a reference to Jagger dancing and prancing while the murder was happening. Mick Jagger is Satan, the murder provided the sacrifice. Janis Joplin Back to Verse Janis died of an accidental heroin overdose on October 4, The "sacred store" might be Bill Graham's Fillmore East, one of the great rock and roll venues of all time.
Alternatively, this refers to record stores, and their longtime then discontinued practice of allowing customers to preview records in the store. It could also refer to record stores as "sacred" because this is where one goes to get "saved". See above lyric "Can music save your mortal soul? Or, as above, the discontinuation of the in-store listening boot Rolling Stones's "Angie" Angie was the wife of David Bowie, with whom Mick Jagger was having an affair Cher's "Dark Lady" Another 'somebody done somebody wrong song' featuring a newlywed couple who goes to see a mysterious gypsy fortune teller.
When the "dark lady" predicts stormy weather for their marriage, the married woman Cher becomes suspicious. She discovers her husband and the gypsy woman in bed together.
As soon as the man dumps his wife, she buys a guns and kills both the cheating husband and the gypsy lover. At the end, the murderess carries no remorse. Jackson Browne's "Rosie" Another great song about masturbation, it describes the band's sound mixer falling in love with a girl he meets at a concert.
But the girl ditches him for the drummer, and the unhappy sound mixer goes home alone. But he still has Rosie Rosie Palm, that is. When you hold me tight, Rosie that's my thing. When you turn out the light, I got to hand it to me. Looks like it's me and you again tonight, Rosie. Bohemian Rhapsody sweeps form sweetly harmonised confusion through melodramatic upheavals as fleeing death, horror, persecution, betrayal, to a final acceptance of all doubts and fears, resigned but sorted.
Mercury made the song capable of thousands of interpretations and thus universal. The fact that your dad thinks that Hotel California is about a love story Personally, I believe it's talking about the higher in society that a person gets, the harder they fall.
Also, it's about our general human characteristic of looking down on others who we consider below us, and how quickly we can find ourselves to be just like them. On one such occasion, Owsley is rumored to have run out of gas while in pursuit by the law.
Similarly, the "people down the hall know who you are" refers to neighbors who have figured out that their neighbor is the acid kingpin publicly known as Kid Chalemagne. I won't ruin it for you as the rest of the puzzle should fall into place nicely now. I wrote that lyric as a tribute and inside joke to her. I don't know how the heroin connection rumor got started. The song is basically about friendship.
And the song of "I can't for the life of me remember a sadder day. John Lennon's "Imagine" As a person with a PhD in music history I just wanted to point out that I really enjoyed the communist idea in the lyrics. If you think the song is simply approaching the idea of imagination than you are only generating obvious and simple observations but approaching through an interpretation such as communism reveals a great deal of discussion as well as in depth knowledge of the cultural and political issues arising in the time period!
As tensions were running high between members Roger Watters and David Gilmour, both members felt the entire album was missing something.
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This fact is illustrated by the various album covers, each which left out one the elements, Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Because of all the in-fighting, Watters has been known to remark that the name of both the song and album could have been "Wish We Were Here".
So, what is the missing element depicted in the song? Many say the missing ingredient is the actual founder of Pink Floyd Syd Barrett.
The point is made even clearer on others cuts off the album such as "Shine On You Crazy Diamond", parts one and two. When it says "Somewhere a queen is weeping, somehwere a king has no wife. Also, he talkes about clownes and jack-in- the boxes that have gone away, which means there is no more happiness.
When the song quotes "Two brothers lying dead in coffeeville" its talking about the time in when the dalton gang robbed the condon bank in their hometown of coffyville and the law men were waiting for them as they walked out. Bob, and Emmit Dalton were killed, but Bill escaped to later on join the doolin gang hjints Doolin' Dalton. The true meaning of the lyrics are best told by Jackson himself, from an interview for VH1 a while back.
The question was, "Does the real Billie Jean know about the song and if she did what was her reaction? Billie Jean is kinda anonymous. It represents a lot of girls who used to - they used to call them groupies in the '60s - they would hang around backstage doors and any band that would come to town they would have a relationship with.
And I think I wrote this out of experience with my brothers when I was little. There were a lot of Billie Jeans out there. Every girl claimed that their son was related to my brothers. It was inspired by The Rolling Stones' Brown Sugar, which is a song about and african american prostitute.
Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" Bohemian Rhapsody is about a boy most likely a teenager who shoots a man in the head.
The boy is sentenced to death. While he's on death row, he wishes that he was never born. He begs his mother to try and get him out "Mama mia mama mia let me go". There's also apparently other people who want him released as well, but there are others who want him dead "Let him go, Don't let him go, Let him go, Don't let him go". The word "Bismillah" appears before the aforementioned lines. In fact, it appears a few more times shortly after that. Bismillah is used in Islamic prayer.
Bismillah appears at the beginning of every chapter of the Holy Qur'an excluding the ninth chapter. This would all suggest that religion has something to do with the decision to let the boy live or not. On that same subject, the boy feels that he's going to Hell when he dies "Beezlebub has a devil put aside for me" Eventually, it appears that the boy is to be executed anyway.
He feels his mother has betrayed him by not getting him out "So you think you can love me and leave me to die? He has apparently excepted his coming death. Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" Bohemian Rhapsody was written, recorded, and released in the mid 70s, well before AIDS spread beyond Africa so it's not about anybody infecting somebody.
I've read that Freddy Mercury simply wanted to write an operatic rock song, and that a lot of the references such as Visballah, or however it's spelled are just allusions to literature. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band Funny that a song that celebrates the music of the 50s and pretty much disses the 60s and 70s makes so many "best of the seventies" lists.
Sometimes it's just better if you take the song at face value. Listen to the music, and the lyrics and if that doesn't describe a very human reaction to austerity that both the desert and the ocean represent to the human psyche, then what is it? After the war it was acquired as California's narcotics rehabilitation prison. Addicts can check in voluntarily, but discharge is determined by their progress.
Blind spots are monitored by mirrors on the ceilings. The guard captain prevents prison-brewed wine 'pruno' from being used. Many, many other parallels in the lyrics. Billy Joel's "Captain Jack" Captain jack was slang for heroin.
To date, Carly has never revealed the identity of the vainee. Carly has always voided the idea that "You're So Vain" was written about a specific person. Carly said that she had about three or four people in mind, and specifically thought about a couple of people when she wrote it, but the examples of what they did was a fantasy trip. Will we ever know who "You're So Vain" was writtn about? The lyrics of "Fire and Rain" chronicle James Taylor's reaction to the death of his girlfriend in a plane crash.
According to the story, Suzanne's plane crashed 'sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground' on her way to see the concert and Suzanne dies 'Suzanne the plans they made put an end to you'. Gentle, plaintive, and compelling, "Fire and Rain" was the hit that launched the career of James Taylor, one of the 's premier singer-songwriters. The song's mournful lyrics of loss and redemption were enigmatic, and many listeners tried to make sense of the words by reading literal meaning into them.
Just yesterday morning, they let me know you were gone. Suzanne, the plans they made put an end to you. I walked out this mornin', and I wrote down this song; I just can't remember who to send it to. I've seen fire, and I've seen rain. I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end. I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend, But I always thought that I'd see you again. Won't you look down upon me Jesus? You gotta help me make a stand.
You just got to see me through another day. My body's achin', and my time is at hand. I won't make it any other way.
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Lord knows when the cold wind blows, it'll turn your head around. Well there's hours of time on the telephone line to talk about things to come: Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground. Suzanne, the girl who was now "gone," had been Taylor's girlfriend. They were frequently separated as he travelled on tour, but they kept in close touch, spending "hours of time on the telephone line" and talking about the good "things to come" when Taylor finally established himself as a musician.
Seeing how disconsolate Taylor was at being away from his love, his friends arranged for Suzanne to fly out to meet him at his next tour stop. Suzanne joyfully accepted, but the flight carrying her to a reunion with her beloved crashed, and she was killed. Both the "flying machine" and Taylor's "sweet dreams" were now "in pieces on the ground," and he had lost the woman he "always thought" he'd "see again.
By the time "Fire and Rain" established Taylor as an international pop star at the tender age of twenty-two, he'd experienced plenty of psychological and physical pain upon which he could draw in crafting his lyrics. He already had a long history of depression and substance abuse for which he'd been hospitalized twice his first hospital experience was the basis of the song 'Knockin' Around the Zoo' on his Apple debut albumand he'd also spent several months recuperating from a near-fatal motorcycle accident.
All of this was fodder for his songwriting, as he explained in a interview with Rolling Stone: The first verse is about my reactions to the death of a friend. The second verse is about my arrival in this country with a monkey on my back, and there Jesus is an expression of my desperation in trying to get through the time when my body was aching and the time was at hand when I had to do it. And the third verse of that song refers to my recuperation in Austin Riggs which lasted about five months.
Taylor hasn't spoken publicly about the identity of or the nature of his relationship with the 'Suzanne' referred to in the first verse of the song. In his recent James Taylor biography, Ian Halperin writes: Privately, however, Taylor has admitted to friends that Suzanne was a girl he met when he was in the Austin Riggs mental hospital. They became close friends because they shared many interests and goals.
He was deeply saddened when he found out Suzanne committed suicide several months after he left the hospital. At first, Taylor didn't find out about Suzanne's death for several weeks, because his friends were afraid that that if they told him he might do a lot of drugs or something drastic to escape the reality of his friend's death.
So they waited until he was finished recording before to break the news to him. Even if Taylor's friends are right about how Taylor met 'Suzanne,' they're still wrong about when he met her. Taylor entered Austin Riggs psychiatric hospital in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, a few months after his October return to the United States from England, where he had recorded his debut album for the Beatles' Apple lable. Yet the liner notes from the CD re-issue of that album indicate that among the unreleased tracks recorded by Taylor was an early version of "Fire and Rain," which means the song clearly antedates his stay at Austin Riggs.
If 'Suzanne' was an acquaintance from one of Taylor's hospital stays, it had to have been from his stay at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, when he was seventeen. The mention of the "flying machines in pieces on the ground" is not about an airplane crash; it's an allusion to a group called The Flying Machine that Taylor had formed with his friend Danny Kortchmar.
The group disbanded in when Taylor's drug problems led him to leave New York and return to his parents' home in North Carolina. The James Taylor Story. James Taylor and Carly Simon. Phil was outraged at the fact the man was not even making an attemp to help his friend who was struggling.
Pink, feeling completely isolated from society, cannot stand the pressures of life as a rock star and collapses in his hotel room before leaving for his concert. A doctor is sent into the room and gives Pink an injection that gives him the energy he needs to perform.
The lyrics are written as a conversation, with Waters voicing the doctor and Gilmour voicing Pink. The Undertones's "Teenage Kicks" Correction to the previous post. It's not about masturbation, but simply about being a teen and not having the guts to ask a girl out you really wanna be with. While it sounds like a pleasant song, and it has an awesome beat When she goes to a disco club, the music fills her, and she becomes the dancing queen.
Anyone can be her guy, the night is young and the music is high, she's getting in the groove, she's in the mood for dance. And when she gets the chance, she is the dancing queen, young and sweet only seventeen. And Stephanie is also seventeen. Therefore, Stephanie is the Dancing Queen. InDeep Purple came up with the beautiful psychedelic ballad named "Child in Time". It refers to a horrific moment, when the singers daughter was shot by some blind lunatic in the street "See the blind man shooting at the world, bullets flying taking toll.
I think this song was his way to deal with the situation. Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit" Definitely about hallucinogenic drugs. The lyrics--go ask Alice, when she's 10 feet tall. They even mention one pill making you larger and one pill making you small. Fleetwood Mac's "Sara" Don Henley has said that he believes this is about an abortion of Stevie Nick's child, whom she named Sara, after he got her pregnant.
They dated for about 2 years, and Henley thinks it is a tribute to the unborn child. He claims he was building a house at the time, and the line, "When you build your house, call me home" is a message to him.
Queen's "Fat Bottomed Girls" Fat Bottomed Girls, written by Brian May, was, as the author himself put it, a way to have fun with writing, and pull away from his serious side. It was just meant to be a silly song. It's about herion and depression. James Taylor's "Fire And Rain" Fire and Rain was accually not about a plane crash in which his girlfriend died in, its not even about a plane crash. When he was in the mental hospital he met a girl named Susan and they began dating.
He was later released from the hospital suddenly and did not get a chance to say goodbye to her and she assumed that he had deserted her and killed herself.
Thats what the line "Susan the plans they made put an end to you"means, the plans of letting him out but not letting her know where he was. His friends did not want to upset him while on tour so they opted not to tell him until he was done touring for the year, thus "Just yesterday morning they let me know you were gone" The part of the the song about the "plane crash" is accually about his former band that failed.
Coven since the 's look up coven on wikipedia has described a sect of witches that meet usually 13 witches. The word eventualy gave rise to the english word "convene" which means to gather.
However since this song was written in the 70's, the modern translation of the word "coven" is directly related to witch craft and wicca. When I read the lyrics to this song I see a battle between good and evil. I believe the mountain could most likely represent heaven, or more likely, Christians, of the true kind since the song also spoke about the "people of the mountain".A Pale Horse Named Death - Vultures (Official Audio)
The valley people represents mankind and the demons that surround them. Only when you care for eachother as if you cared for yourself would this world be a peaceful place, which is why I say if anyone alive is waiting to see a peaceful earth, you may as well kill yourself, or realize the truth about life. Now I will narrate the song in a scence. The valley people heard a rumor about tons of treasure that the mountain people were "hoarding" for themselves, and because of their jealousy they decided to ask for the treasure to be given to them under penalty of death.
The mountain people replied to them, "With our brothers we will share all the secrets of our mountain and all the riches buried there. The valley folk were their brothers, if they chose to be The valley people armed themselves and whent up the mountain to slay the people living there those who live in God's glory are the mountain dwellers when they found the rock that rumored to house the tons of gold that would make them rich, they found nothing, except a small inscription that read "peace on earth" The greedy valley people had destroyed the treasure before they even got to see it.
The treasure was the peace that the valley people enjoyed with the mountain people and the mountain peoples brothers were indeed the valley people. The chorus of the song seems to explain the mentality of the valley people which directly reflects on the greater majority of man.
It seems that the valley people, like most of mankind, just doesnt beleive a judgment day will ever come, and that their actions will hold for them no consequence at all. If you read all of this, you have too much time on your hands for one, and two, go buy yourself a Bible, and start reading. Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" Freddie Mercury wrote this song just to make an operatic song.
He simply plucked out some notes on the piano, wrote them down, wrote some words to it, and added the operas. In truth, it was expected to be a great failure. Taylor entered Austin Riggs psychiatric hospital in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, a few months after his October return to the United States from England, where he had recorded his debut album for the Beatles' Apple label. The group disbanded in when Taylor's drug problems led him to leave New York and return to his parents' home in North Carolina Madtown Boyz's "The Gator Chomp" The Gator Chomp is about a young boy who can not stop this crazy girl from calling him.
So he has to do drugs to ease the pain that the girl inflicts upon him! The Eagles's "Hotel California" Guys this song is about getting high and deaqling with withdrawals Billy grew up on Long Island NY. There used to be a "fishing" rowboat rental place Capt. Jacks on the south shore and little islands to row out and party till morning Queen's "'39" Here's one I didn't see discussed: Rich with musical complexity, it is an acoustic folk-rock song about a group of space travelers who take a voyage to explore and perhaps colonize a new world and, due to time dilation, find a more aged Earth upon their return.
It was written and sung by Brian May, who received a degree in physics and was working on an advanced degree in astronomy at the time he composed the song. The volunteers leave in a starship in one year of '39 and return from the blue sky in another year of ' This is significant for the protagonist, who arrives home to a world which is some multiple of years older, but because of the slowing of time for a traveler at near-light speeds, he has only aged one year, as though it is for him still perhaps the original year of '39 "oh so many years have gone though I'm older but a year".
His loved ones have passed away, causing his heart and the hearts of the other volunteers to "so heavily weigh In this light, the line "your mother's eyes from your eyes cry to me" is quite poignant. He comes home to find his love long dead but imagines her calling to him as he looks into the eyes of her descendant, and the love this rekindles in him can no longer be.
We are asked to pity him for his life that is still ahead. The house seems to hold many that have passed on. They are able to move around, touch things, even pick them up, but something doesn't feel quite right. Always loved the images that come to mind when I hear these lyrics. On gurney wheels they roll-ed. Eagles's "Hotel California" The Hotel California is a drug fee community where hopeless drug addicts would check in indefinitely.
You Can check in but never leave. The beast within is the addiction. Some would dance to remember what it was like to be on the outside well other would dance to forget. Would it be heaven or hell to have to live like this? It's where all the old time jazzers and silent screen folk would go to dry out or kick heroin. Charlie Parker also has a famous song about it. Eagles's "Hotel California" Hotel California is purgatory and the song is about the goings on there.
The recent Soprano's episode has the song playing in the background when Tony is in a coma and stuck in purgatory. Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" I always think this song is about the experiance of being sunk in the very deepest miasma of depression. Also referring to others descriptions: They ferived their name frome too jazz greats, Pink Anderson and Floyd Council. Basically the whole song is about a man receeding further into himself as he gets more and more depressed.
It is not about an illness, as it says in the chorus: There is no pain, you are receeding. The person mentioned in the song is alienated from everyone is there anybody home, a distant ship's smoke on the horizon, only coming through in waves etcincluding himself this is not how i am, i have become comfortably numb Im pretty sure what the song's about, its either about being depressed, or some depressed guy.
Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" I always thought this song was about vietnam veterans and how they seemed distant and "somewhere else" when they returned from war. After witnessing a war such as vietnam, perception is changed and that's where the lyric "do you think you can tell. Also, the "wish you were here" implied that the vetran was physically there, but not mentally or emotionally. What do ya think? The reference to "flying machines in pieces on the ground" is a reference to his original band--they were known as "James Tayor and the Original Flying Machine.
It wasn't until years later that I read that David Gates wrote and recorded this song in memory of his father. Listening to the words of this song give it a whole new meaning when you put yourself in David Gate's place and think of your loved ones that have passed on. James Taylor's "Fire And Rain" I believe that the song Fire and Rain is about his significant other whose name is Susanne, who died in a plane crash, and James Taylor wrote down how he is suffering from his loss and is looking for guidance.
James Taylor is one of the best musicians to bless the earth. The day the music died means the day John F. Also the verse where he talks about the Jester and the King represents the US defeat in Vietnam and the courtroom is the United Nations. The courtroom was adjourned; No verdict was returned". The song is about the changing of America through the troubled times of the 60's and 70's. It's about the loss of innocence and the fall from grace that accompanied Vietnam and the Civil Rights Movement.
About BD's generation waking up and smelling the coffee I have no idea how the drugs got in there, but it is more of friendship. The point is that you can't cross a very rapid water without a bridge. When times get rough And friends just can't be found, Like a bridge over troubled water I will lay me down.
I'll be your bridge over trouble water. I just think it is a great karaoke song for howling. You could argue that it is about stylish werewolves stalking and dancing around London.
Simon and Garfunkle's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" I enjoyed the other people's interpretation of the lyrics, including Paul Simon's, but the beauty of poetry is that we can all have our personal interpretation, even if it differs from the author's.
Sail on Silvergirl, which seems to be sung with more vigour, gives me the impression that he is sadly, yet gladly, releasing her to the world college, independence, etc. I will ease your mind Hot Chocolate's "Everyone's A Winner" I feel most people think that this song is about each and every person being special and unique in their own way, particularly the way he's singing about his lover in the song. I think he's singing about every orgasm that he gets and how his lover satisfies him each time they have an intimate encounter.
First he sees the light,"Up ahead in the distance, I saw shimmering light" "Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way" He sees the devil. According to my professor, McLean made the following comment. It means I don't have to work anymore. As DH Lawrence said, "Never trust the teller; trust the tale. Later, I heard the more plausible explanation that it was Phil's bitter ode to his ex-wife.
He built the rest of the song on this premise. So it is not spiritual in the least and was going to be even more boring. Paul wanted just himself and a piano to perform it, but Garfunkel protested and made him throw in the extra lines and add his voice and the orchestra. Simon And Garfunkle's "Mrs. Robinson" I have always heard that this song is aout a teacher who has a realtionship with on e of her students, and even though she has sinned, heaven still holds a place for her.
Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" I have heard a hundred different things that people think this song is about. It doesn't really matter who wrote it or what it was written for because niether of those effect the meaning of the song very much. Dusty bibles lead to a dirty south. Apart from the nonsensical Lewis Carroll reference, here is a story loosely based on that time one autumn day as a kid when my pals and I packed around with some strange homeless guy on a bike.
Be reborn in the blood, the burghundy flood, The haemoglobin ebb and flow. So vomit your lies, like the thief at his side, How His skin, it hangs not in shreds. The thorns in His brow made clear to you now As the scales fall from your eyes. So kick down the door, Doubting Thomas no more. Join the saints to meet Him in the skies! Vomit your lies, like the thief at His side, How His skin, it hangs not in shreds. So what can you do, You weary Wandering Jew? Well, every dirt road leads to the South for ya this time.
Yeah, they all lead home. But not the ramshackle tracks down Sheehan Bridge Road. Yeah, tread ye not down the dirty rotten Old Spur Line. Two railroads diverged in a yellow wildwood. Blurred around the edges hangs a red-soaked sky. Tread ye not down the dirty rotten Old Spur Line. Well, ya heard what she said. Ya got rocks in your head? He puts down three and he carries the one. Do a quick about face for ye best beware. Tread ye not down the crooked Old Spur Line. The fields are all fallow and the beasts are all feral.
Dead cows in the boughs of the Live Oak trees, Left there to rot when the water recedes. No progress is made and the buildings tumble down.
And the only thing that grows are the gullies all around. Regarding the line about Deacon Snitch: Hell or highwater done washed her away. Ya gotta Row, ya gotta Wade, ya gotta give til it bleeds.