And listens like a three years' child:
The Mariner hath his will.

from Samuel Taylor Coleridge – Rime Of The Ancient Mariner on Rap Genius

Meaning

Why is it that the mariner has such power over the listener. Perhaps this is a tale that the listener needs to hear. Or perhaps anyone would be forced to listen to the mariners tale, and this person just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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