It's a beautiful song although the ending is sad.
Not a chance. The world is full of people who want to read all kinds of complicated meanings into anything. A few web sites deal with this question. There was nothing in it. Fun song.
No, if you actually pay attention to the lyrics instead of just choosing random phrases it's about growing up
Heard that all my life, and I have yet to see any evidence in the lyrics.
Yes—-Puff the Magic Dragon-what could that possibly refer to?
Autumn Mists .......the effects wear off,things disappear...
The most innocent Drug Anthem ever.
And i blame late British DJ Trevor Fry for alerting me to this...
There were some strenuous denials of that by Peter Yarrow, who mostly wrote the song (or at least the melody), but they may have been because sale of the song was banned in some parts of Europe.