"Wysteria" as written by and Dan Fogelberg....
Wysteria, did you change your face again
Those of us who loved you when
Can't even find you.
Wysteria, did you lose another man
Did you make him understand
That he can't touch you.

Wysteria, did he take you to the fair?
Were the folks that you met there
The same that we met?
Wysteria, did he teach you how to dance
Did he bring you paper fans to hide your secret?
Was he just like all the rest
When he got to the sad part
Did he stay a bit too long
To save his heart.

Wysteria, are your lips still lily white
Do they still bloom just
At night and die at sunrise?


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"Wysteria" as written by Dan Fogelberg

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    My InterpretationThis is one of my favorite songs from my college days. I loved it so much that I even considered naming my daughter Wysteria! Good thing I didn't though! I feel that this song is about one of his lost loves, Instead of using her name, he uses the flower wisteria, which he changes the spelling to Wysteria. He mourns for his lost love as she has left him for another man. He predicts that she will dump her new man too, and he feels sorry for him. That is why he says, "When he got to the sad part, did he stay a bit too long to save his heart?" This woman has a secret, and she changes her appearance. She is very mysterious. I find the song very hauntingly romantic. It will always be one of my favorites. I regret the fact that I never got to see Dan Fogelberg in concert. I had the biggest crush on him. May he forever rest in peace.
    lisaluvs2golfon October 03, 2014   Link

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