What does Sally's Pigeons mean?

Cyndi Lauper: Sally's Pigeons Meaning

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Song Released: 1993


Sally's Pigeons Lyrics

When I was eight I had a friend
With a pirate smile
Make believe and play pretend
We were innocent and wild
Hopped the fence and slammed the gate
Running down my alleyway
In time to watch Sally's Pigeons fly
We loved to watch them dive and...

  1. anonymous
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    Jul 12th 2019 !⃝

    Sally is a man who own's the pigeon's. The pregnant girls' name is never revealed in the song and the other girls is Cyndi.

  2. anonymous
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    May 26th 2019 !⃝

    His name was “Sali” not “sally”

  3. anonymous
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    Sep 22nd 2016 !⃝

    This song is about a girl who loses her virginity, falls pregnant and then dies because she had a back alley abortion because it was illegal to have an abortion otherwise at the time... this song was written in 1993 and the line "some 21 years back" would suggest that it took place circa 1972

  4. anonymous
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    Jul 24th 2014 !⃝

    It's about two friends who during their teen years experimented with love and sex. One got pregnant presumably before Row v. Wade and died from a back alley abortion.

  5. anonymous
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    May 17th 2011 !⃝

    I think sally lost her virginity in a undesirable way.


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