Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Dirty Old Town

By Ewan McColl
Rise Up Singing chapter: City

I really like the lyrics to this song. You know why? Strong imagery, concisely put. That, and beautiful words I don't know the meanings of, like "croft". Those make the strong images a little more exotic, even though I very much doubt that a gasworks croft is much to look at on any given day in real life.

I met my love by the gasworks croft
Dreamed a dream by the old canal...

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