Re: Meaning of "Ode To Billy Joe"
There's a movie that tells the story.
Robbie Benson starred in it.
The singer said she never knew why he jumped, so the movie is just one interpretation.
“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States...The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge'.” - Isaac Asimov