The handmade blade, the child's balloon
Eclipses both the sun and moon

from Bob Dylan – It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The blade represents a weapon that is used to reign destruction onto the land, killing a child who let go of his baloon (a sign of childhood and innocence) to where it floats up, covering up any chance of light (day or night).

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