I'm looking at a line from the song "I Can See Clearly Now". It's the line: Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind.
I know that that line is in the passive voice ("the dark clouds that had me blind are gone"), but rearranged with poetic liberty to emphasize "gone". But what's really bothering me is the "had me blind" part.
I'm trying to explain what's happening there. Which do you think is correct?
- It's rearranged from a past-perfect tense, and the past participle was dropped ("The dark clouds that had blinded me")
- "Had" holds the meaning of "made" ("The dark clouds that made me blind")
- Something else I haven't thought of
Thanks for the help in advance! I appreciate it!