Reviews for Two Characters in Search of a Country Song Lyrics

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Ed is short-sighted | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/17/12

This other review of the song by Ed is short-sighted. Merritt's lyrics VERY OFTEN deal with gender fluidity. In "Old Orchard Beach," for instance, the lyrics read: "You were a little girl with starry eyes / Now you're a sad young man and no one knows why." : P

Is there a gender issue? | Reviewer: Ed | 12/23/10

I haven't listened to the song, but read the lyrics. Being strong on lyrics, I thought the pairing of names peculiar, since it was Jesse James/William tell; Daniel Webster/Devil himself...then listed Calamity Jane/Wild Bill. Male-male-female. The small things that shoot a song down.


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