In the Joni Mitchell song Stormy Weather, there's this line:
That old rocking chair's going to get me
What does that mean? I suppose that old rocking chair is a symbol of something, but what? Death? Something else?
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“That old rocking chair's going to get me” expresses the idea that grief will reduce the singer to an old lady at the end of her days, just rocking back and forth in an old rocking chair and contemplating her sorrows.