Tuesday, May 17, 2011

More Commentary on the Stay at Home Daughter

A friend of mine commented today about the old Tin Pan Alley song, "The Bird in the Gilded Cage" and quoted the chorus.  I thought immediately of the young woman who is kept at home by her father and finds no suitors suitable for her, turning them away.

She's only a bird in a gilded cage,
A beautiful sight to see,
You may think she's happy and free from care,
She's not, though she seems to be,
'Tis sad when you think of her wasted life,
For youth cannot mate with age,
And her beauty was sold,
For an old man's gold,
She's a bird in a gilded cage.