In Kate Rusby's cryptic folk song "Awkward Annie" (on the album by the same name) what is happening? It seems to be something about a farm-boy who gives a farm-girl presents of various animals, and she ruins them somehow, either out of ineptitude, to reject him by rejecting and ruining his presents, or both.
The chorus runs:
"Oh Annie let me in, / I will fly, I will swim, / I will die if you don't come near me, / Oh no, don't you say so, / You are my dear, My Annie"
I can't even tell if this chorus is all the lovesick-farmboy speaking (or maybe thinking), or if it's a dialogue between him and Annie. If it's all him talking, then, when he says "Oh no, don't you say so"--what is he responding to?
Even considering that it could be a metaphor for the collapse of her first marriage or something (and isn't her middle name Anna?), it's still hard to understand.
BTW I think Kate Rusby is a great singer, and I like many of the lyrics she writes. But some of her original songs I find off-puttingly cryptic, sometimes even jarringly cryptic.