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Old 03-19-2007, 09:18 AM   #26
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I prefer to think the song is about the women in his life, and the fact that they have always inspired him. I wish he'd have done the video with photos/scenes of his grandmothers, mother, wife, daughters and granddaughter-I believe he has at least one. That would have been really really cool.
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Old 03-19-2007, 05:46 PM   #27
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His guitar huh? Well I never thought of it like that but thats an interesting take and could very well be possible. I'll need to pay extra attention to the lyrics next time.
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:58 PM   #28
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I think that the guitar, esp that D-18 of his, is a viable and interesting way of looking at that song, and others mentioned on this thread. Could very well be. His song "I'll Do Anything", imo, is not about a woman, but about his drive to write songs - "Takin' dead aim/ On fortune and fame/ You might say...". Gord's guitar? Sure. I could buy that....
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:58 PM   #29
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I think that the guitar, esp that D-18 of his, is a viable and interesting way of looking at that song, and others mentioned on this thread. Could very well be. His song "I'll Do Anything", imo, is not about a woman, but about his drive to write songs - "Takin' dead aim/ On fortune and fame/ You might say...". Gord's guitar? Sure. I could buy that....
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Old 04-04-2007, 03:13 PM   #30
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The song was written for/about his wife Elizabeth. See interview by "our" Char, under the thread: Ring,ring: "Hi Char, it's Gordon Lightfoot calling":

CHAR: In your song “Inspiration Lady” who or what is Inspiration Lady?

G.L.: pause….Well, it was, (pause)…, actually it’s kind of one of those songs that could relate to just about anybody… Having a problem of emotional trauma.

CHAR: Oh, okay…

G.L.: Yeah, (pause), yeah…..that’s the answer.
CHAR: Laughing…

G.L.: Emotional trauma.

CHAR: Nothing has changed with you! (laughing) From day one in the old interviews I’ve ever watched you can work your way around an answer pretty good. (laughing)

G.L.: (laughing)…Well thankyou!…

CHAR: Some people think it’s about your guitars or a specific person but we’ll leave that for you.

G.L.: (quietly) I wrote it for my wife, I wrote it for Elizabeth.

CHAR: Okay, … well there ya go….that’s very sweet. And who was Jessie-Jo?
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Old 04-04-2007, 03:21 PM   #31
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Well, that settles it.....Thanks for the facts, Gitchigumee
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Old 04-04-2007, 03:21 PM   #32
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Well, that settles it.....Thanks for the facts, Gitchigumee
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Old 04-05-2007, 04:22 PM   #33
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Old 04-06-2007, 12:13 PM   #34
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Yep, my credibility is well and truly blown.....oh well.....

Now I wonder which guitar Gord is singing about in My Little Love.....Mmmmm.....!
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Old 04-06-2007, 12:13 PM   #35
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Yep, my credibility is well and truly blown.....oh well.....

Now I wonder which guitar Gord is singing about in My Little Love.....Mmmmm.....!
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:49 PM   #36
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It is amazing how we all have or thoughts about how and what he writes. True genius is that you can put pen to paper and it means so many things to so many people, and that we all care enough to get heady about it. It really makes you think. It is amazing what he does. Don Henley has that capability too, for me I should say
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Old 04-06-2007, 07:49 PM   #37
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It is amazing how we all have or thoughts about how and what he writes. True genius is that you can put pen to paper and it means so many things to so many people, and that we all care enough to get heady about it. It really makes you think. It is amazing what he does. Don Henley has that capability too, for me I should say
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