Friday, January 17, 2014

Rhiannon






As per "Rhiannon,"; the lyrical game Stevie Nicks plays here is sophisticated, and unique for rock music, if not for poetry. The narrative structure of the song forms a kind of triad- the narrator holds up one end, narrating to the frazzled, beleaguered knight-at-arms, as he beholds Rhiannon, a witch-wife or demon enchantress, who she (the narrator) blazons. It's an intriguingly skewered lyrical perspective, which recurs in "Gold Dust Woman" and "Gypsy," slightly tinkered with.

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