BETWEEN THE BARS

—“””It’s not a love song, exactly, and it’s not a song about addiction, exactly. “Between the Bars” is about the ways in which protecting somebody you love turns into the need to control that person.”””

—“it’s really a love song written from alcohol to Elliott”

–“First, and most obviously, they’re the bars within which the speaker/singer is drinking. Second, they are the bars of the musical composition he is dedicating to that endeavor. Finally, they are the bars of the prison he is metaphorically creating for himself, and might, someday, have to face in a literal way.””

and many more interpretations……..

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Special thanks to my dear friend Vasilia Malteza for the picture and for always tempting me to go further. https://www.facebook.com/vasiliamalteza?fref=mentions

I OWN NO RIGHTS TO THE MUSIC/LYRICS/

Between the Bars by Elliott Smith
Produced by Elliott Smith, Rob Schnapf & Tom Rothrock
Album: Either/Or (1997)

source: https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/22947-eitheror-expanded-edition/

 

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