A perfect Indian

a perfect indian is he
remembering him life is sweet
like a weeping willow
his face on my pillow
comes to me still in my dreams
and there i saw a young baby
a beautiful daughter was she
a face from a painting
red cheeks and teeth aching
her eyes like a wild irish sea
on a table in her yellow dress
for a photograph feigned happiness
why in my life is that the only time
that any of you will smile at me
im sailing on this terrible ocean
ive come for my self to retrieve
too long have i been feeling like lirs children
and theres only one way to be free
hes shy and he speaks quietly
hes gentle and he seems to me
like the elf-arrow
his face worn and harrowed
is he a daydreamer like me

歌词中lirs children的典故:李尔在王位竞争中失利,心爱的王妃去世,他的心情沮丧,新国王把自己的女儿嫁给了他。李尔和妻子很恩爱,先后生了一个女儿和儿子,但几年后妻子在生下一对双胞胎儿子时死去。国王为了安慰他,又将另一个女儿嫁给了李尔。李尔对四个孩子的爱让他的新妻子大为嫉妒,奴仆不肯杀了孩子,她自己也不敢动手,就用魔法将孩子变为天鹅,他们有着野天鹅的心和小孩的声音,第一个300年他们游荡在Darvra湖,第二个300年在Moyle海峡,第三个300年在无边的西海。900年后,Aibric把他们带到了Saint Kemoc的教堂。