"Pussy Willow" as written by and Ian Anderson....
In the half-tone light of a young morning
She sighs and shifts on the pillow.
And across her face dancing, the first shadows fly
To kiss the Pussy Willow.

In her fairy-tale world she's a lost soul singing
In a sad voice nobody hears.
She waits in her castle of make-believe
For her white knight to appear.

Pusy Willow down fur-lined avenue
Brushing the sleep from her young woman eyes.
Runs for the train, see: eight o'clock's coming
Cutting dreams down to size again.

Pussy Willow down fur-lined avenue,
Brushing the sleep from her young woman eyes.
Runs from the train. Hear her typewriter humming,
Cutting dreams down to size again.

She longs for the East and a pale dress flowing
An apartment in old Mayfair.
Or to fish the Spey, spinning the first run of Spring
Or to die for a cause somewhere.

Pussy Willow down fur-lined avenue,
Brushing the sleep from her young woman eyes.
Runs from the train. Hear her typewriter humming,
Cutting dreams down to size again.

Pussy Willow, Pussy Willow, Pussy Willow, Pussy Willow.


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"Pussy Willow" as written by Ian Anderson

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  • +2
    General CommentThis is a song about a woman who dreams of being something greater than she is. Sadly, when her alarm sounds her dream world shatters and she goes through her dreary, boring day. However, like a pussy willow tree, she bends but never breaks.

    Dot Com's "She Bends Like a Willow" has a similar theme to this song.
    Krendall2006on October 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFryeguy, you're an idiot.
    Krendall2006on April 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation"Or to die for a cause somewhere." Made think of Rachel Corrie. But I do, often.
    larry10512on December 29, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General CommentMaybe the best on the album. Broadsword is it's only true competition.
    inpraiseoffollyon October 01, 2006   Link
  • -4
    General Commentits about a big wet cunt
    FRYEGUYon March 26, 2008   Link

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