I really like the metaphor of the aged withered woman trying to conceal the effects of time through guady dress and jewelry used to portray the protagonist’s cyncial view of the world in this song. I am sure many of us have seen the world in a similar fashion when we have felt betrayed by life and the people with whom we interact.


-And I’d like to rise above it
But I fear I’ve fallen prey
To the forces that I railed against
In my angry young man days
At least that’s how it feels tonight
When the world has lost her charms
In her gaudy dress and her bracelets of gold
Dangling from her withered arms…

The Stone CoyotesMy Horse Has Wings