Art Garfunkel's Bright Eyes is 30 years old - the BBC tells the story of its genesis here.
Watership Down the novel, Watership Down the movie and Bright Eyes the song are three of the great cultural oddities of our time.
Bright Eyes is a song about death, made for a dark and brutal cartoon adapted from a novel about talking rabbits.
Criticism is irrelevant. There is no why or wherefore; it is what it is.