Bobbie Gentry quotes

Who on Earth is Bobbie Gentry?

Bobbie Gentry is an American folk singer known for her song Ode to Billie Joe.

Bobbie Gentry quotes

“Euphemism is a euphemism for lying.”

Bobbie Gentry

“Everybody has a different guess about what was thrown off the bridge—flowers, a ring, even a baby. Anyone who hears the song can think what they want, but the real message of the song, if there must be a message, revolves around the nonchalant way the family talks about the suicide. They sit there eating their peas and apple pie and talking, without even realizing that Billie Joe’s girlfriend is sitting at the table, a member of the family.”

Bobbie Gentry On the meaning of her song 'Ode to Billie Joe'