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Re: George Carter Lyrics
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2019, 05:55:35 PM »
I gave this a few more listens and came up with a theory about the v. 1 line 3. It might be 3 separate thoughts:

"A ghost jumped up."

He sees the ghost and is frightened

"Made my light."

I think this phrase could mean the "ghost" came more clearly into his vision. The 2nd verse line, that the ghost asks for a ride, makes me want to assume he is driving, so could mean came into his headlights, but even if walking he might be carrying a lamp, or it could just mean there was enough moonlight to see more clearly as she came close. I feel like I have seen this phrase "made the light" used in this way recently, perhaps in some Dashiell Hammett or Raymond Chandler that I recently reread.

"Say, it was young."

He is remarking that the ghost does not look old and disheviled but is actually attractive, leading naturally to the first line of the second verse.

Pure conjecture, but I think it makes sense of the sounds as Johnm and I both seem to hear them.

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« Last Edit: October 18, 2019, 06:03:05 PM by waxwing »
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