Midas Shadow

Album: Year Of The Cat (1976)
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  • The message of this song is that when a successful businessman stops making money or when the money runs out, he wants to know the reasons. "That's the Midas Shadow," Stewart told biographer Neville Judd.
  • Regarding the lyrics, "Conquistador in search of gold - for all the jackdaw reasons," when Stewart wrote the song he didn't realize Americans were unfamiliar with the jackdaw, a bird which is supposed to steal gold rings, and other treasures to line its nest. Later he wrote a song called "Jackdaw," which is also the title of the official Al Stewart fanzine. >>
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    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2
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