Posted by R. Berg on August 25, 2001
In Reply to: Gingerlady posted by Colin on August 24, 2001
: Song from the Pogues;
: Somtimes I wake up in the morning
: The gingerlady by my bed
: Covered in a cloak of silence
: I hear you talking in my head
: It seems obvious but what do you think "gingerlady" refers to?
My best guess: the songwriter is talking about hallucinating somebody on waking up. Maybe he calls her "gingerlady" just because that sounds exotic; maybe (a farther-out guess) she looks like a cookie, a gingerbread man but female.
None of this seems obvious to me.