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.
I forgot to put in the OP to not consider the movie since it takes many liberties with the song. And I also made the mistake in the spelling of the song. It should be "Ode To Billie
Joe." The movie uses Billy
instead. Bad way for me to start this thread.
It keeps Carol Anne very close to it and away from the spectral light. It lies to her. It says things only a child can understand. It has been using her to restrain the others.
To her it simply is another child. To us it is the beast.
Now let's go get your daughter.