"Gossip In The Grain" as written by and Raycharles Jack Lamontagne....
Such the lazy Jackstraw
Always late for tea
Never bothers to ring lately

Says the silly Sparrow
'There's gossip in the grain
Have you heard the...Oh you don't say'

'Someday
Someday
A snow shall fill the trees
You'd best make warm the eves'

Grown callous is the old Crow
He'd mock even the sun
Eyes as black as blood
Bone crack in the craw

He'd say
He'd say
Always a 'Never mind'
Always a 'Never mind'

Truth be:
The Beggar that holds his tongue
Dines on none but air alone


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"Gossip in the Grain" as written by Raycharles Jack Lamontagne

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    My InterpretationTruly a beautiful song. This song seems like a bedtime story put to music; just by how it is played and sung. And this is one of my favorites from his new album.
    Ezoon February 20, 2009   Link
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    General Comment'Jackstraw' is an obsolete or insignificant person
    the 'Silly Sparrow' seems to have some relation to the chattering masses
    'best make warm the eves' I think would mean get ready for what's to come.
    The callous old crow line seems to mean the enbittered person within a broked generation
    too callous to say or do anything about what's coming


    My disection could be wrong, but I think this song describes the general humanity that shrug off responsibility
    and respect and those that would rater chatter and gossip about the blame or events rather than prepare for
    what is to come. and even those old and wise enough to know what to do are a jaded and callous generation,
    too much so to act and poor be those who see what's coming and say nothing.
    Kellenellekon February 27, 2012   Link

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