Boy with a Coin

Album: Boy with a Coin (2007)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about life and death. For instance, the coin is a token of bitterness created by the senseless pain we experience. The bird flying up the girl's gown is a symbol of when a child is a witness to violence or has been sexually abused. In the end, when the boy tosses the pain back into the sea and wishes to put the bitterness behind him and walks back into his town, it is a symbol of innocence. However they may feel that God has become a distant and meaningless thing. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Nicole - Ocean City, NJ

Comments: 1

  • Emma from Adelaide, Australiaamazing song. the lyrics are so well thought out
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