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Log In. See the article in its original context from July 25, , Page 0 Buy Reprints. View on timesmachine. TimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. OK, got it! This is a strange affair The time has come to travel but the road is filled with fear This is a strange affair My youth has all been wasted and I'm bent and grey with years And all my companions are taken away And who will provide for me against my dying day I took my own provision, but it fooled me and wasted away Oh where are my companions?
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My mother, father, lover, friend, and enemy Where are my companions? They're prisoners of death now, and taken far from me And where are the dreams I dreamed in the days of my youth They took me to illusion when they promised me the truth And what do sleepers need to make them listen, Why do they need more proof? This is a strange, this is a strange affair Won't you give me an answer?
Why is your heart so hard towards the one who loves you best? When the man with the answer Has wakened you, and warned you, and called you to the test Wake up from your sleep that builds like clouds upon your eyes And win back the life you had that's now a dream of lies Turn your back on yourself and if you follow, You'll win the lover's prize This is a strange, this is a strange affair Explain Request. Add song structure elements. South Of The Border. Fear Inoculum.
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Strange Affair meanings Post my meaning Best Recent 5 meanings s. To me it felt deeply reflective and introspective, with a hopeful conclusion. And curious how much of this is a strange reflection on "meet on the ledge". I can only imagine how intrigued Richard Thomson must have been when he read this and why he was motivated to translate it and accompany it with music.
A Strange Affair indeed.
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And like so many Richard Thompson songs although most versions sound sombre, there is always more beneath the surface, and the delivery is intended to get the words heard and thought about. Add your reply. For me, this is a song about regrest for lost time, steps that can't be retraced and being the survivor when all known things are gone. In their absense, who is at hand? Nothing in the singer is left.
Where is the man he uised to be when he was young? He can no longer find that person and, worse, even if he did, he would not find anyone apart from himself as he is now. There is, then, no point s trying to wake up the young person in the old man. Nominate as Song of the Day.
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