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Jack Knave

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Re: Modern myth and legend
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2015, 07:51:50 PM »
Why does it have to represent anything?

I used to think it was quite a sad song.

Why not just enjoy the story? Rather than analysing it all.

I like LOTR but don't need to interpret it like some do, I just enjoy the story  ;D

Or what I think the story is  ;D
Because it always does if it pulls on our emotional strings. As you said it is a sad song but why, if it is just about a unreal figure in the form of a dragon?

Don't know what LOTR is.

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Re: Modern myth and legend
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2015, 07:55:38 PM »
Because it always does if it pulls on our emotional strings. As you said it is a sad song but why, if it is just about a unreal figure in the form of a dragon?

Don't know what LOTR is.

Lord of the rings  :o

Interestingly, this wiki article mentions both my interpretation and Rhiannon's.

So maybe we are both right  ;)

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puff,_the_Magic_Dragon

I'm obviously not the only one that thinks he dies  ;)

Although it says most people interpret it as Rhiannon does.
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Rhiannon

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Re: Modern myth and legend
« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2015, 07:59:15 PM »
I've understood the song the way I do since I was four or five. As a child I couldn't bear to listen to it.

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Re: Modern myth and legend
« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2015, 08:03:01 PM »
I've understood the song the way I do since I was four or five. As a child I couldn't bear to listen to it.

Yes I know what you mean, although I saw it as sad for slightly different reasons 🌹

Jack Knave

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Re: Modern myth and legend
« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2015, 08:03:24 PM »
Lord of the rings  :o

Interestingly, this wiki article mentions both my interpretation and Rhiannon's.

So maybe we are both right  ;)

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puff,_the_Magic_Dragon

I'm obviously not the only one that thinks he dies  ;)
But as dragons aren't real what does dying signify?

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Re: Modern myth and legend
« Reply #30 on: December 05, 2015, 08:07:15 PM »
But as dragons aren't real what does dying signify?

To me it was sad because the dragon lost his best friend, whether dragons existed or not in reality didn't have much bearing on it.

As a child ( and even as an adult  :-[) I'll cry at bambi  :-[

That's a cartoon  :-[


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Re: Modern myth and legend
« Reply #31 on: December 05, 2015, 08:08:42 PM »
Yes I know what you mean, although I saw it as sad for slightly different reasons 🌹

One of the lines is 'dragons live forever but not so little boys'. It's had new layers of poignancy added to it for me as I've had my own children. For such an apparently innocuous song there's a huge amount about loss in there, intentionally or otherwise.

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« Reply #32 on: December 05, 2015, 08:13:01 PM »
One of the lines is 'dragons live forever but not so little boys'. It's had new layers of poignancy added to it for me as I've had my own children. For such an apparently innocuous song there's a huge amount about loss in there, intentionally or otherwise.

Yes, it's a popular song.

Even my husband remembers it well.

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Re: Modern myth and legend
« Reply #33 on: December 05, 2015, 08:17:23 PM »
To me it was sad because the dragon lost his best friend, whether dragons existed or not in reality didn't have much bearing on it.

As a child ( and even as an adult  :-[) I'll cry at bambi  :-[

That's a cartoon  :-[
Losing your best friend is a kind of dying inside and so symbolic of something in the song.

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Re: Modern myth and legend
« Reply #34 on: December 05, 2015, 08:20:22 PM »
One of the lines is 'dragons live forever but not so little boys'. It's had new layers of poignancy added to it for me as I've had my own children. For such an apparently innocuous song there's a huge amount about loss in there, intentionally or otherwise.
Symbolically dragons do live forever.