Post by heathenmclovin on Sept 24, 2017 15:39:03 GMT -5
Last year at the concert "Jethro Tull - The Opera", during Aqualung, I could have sworn Ian changed the lyrics to
"... eyeing 'the whole world' with bad intent."
Perhaps over the years Ian sees the inappropriateness of Aqualung as being an antihero with such a despicable pathology. After all, he's got children and grandchildren of his own. That must change how a person shifts values and judgments.
"Eyeing the girls with bad intent" has more than one meaning...
Who has the bad intent, the girls, aqualung or both?
The song talks about a lonely man, watching children. Being lonely, wanting to be part of society isn't monstrous. Maybe he has children himself?
The first and last verses are different in voice and music to the inner verses, that speak empathhetically of the plight of the homeless, whereas the outer verses voice outside societies fear and projection of vice onto outsiders who are easily demonised without bothering to understand society's failures that create homelessness.