"Minerva" as written by and Chino/carpenter Moreno....
Minerva
I get all, numb
When she sings it's over
Such a strange numb
And it brings my knees to the earth

And God bless you all
For the song you saved us

You're the same, numb
When you sing it's over
Such a strange numb
It could bring back peace to the earth

So God bless you all
For the song you saved us, oh
For the hearts you break, every time you moan

I get all, numb
We're the same numb
And it brings our knees to the earth

So God bless you all
For the song you saved us, oh
For the hearts you break, every time you moan
And God bless you all on the earth


Lyrics submitted by ruben, edited by SlashedO

"Minerva" as written by Abran Cunningham Abe Cunningham

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  • +12
    General CommentTo me the message is quite clear. So hopefully I am able to clear it up for all of you. I'll start with this. In an interview with Chino, he stated that he is so captivated with the beauty of women. Not young women, but older women who carry with them a true sense of beauty. "They can change shit" he says.

    Now I myself have an affinity towards women. I think they are so incredibly beautiful, especially when involved with some form of art. My gf draws pictures and paints and to see her work just completely puts me in rapture.

    "Such a strange numb
    It could bring back peace to the earth"

    The musical voice of a woman is capable of pacifying everyone, even while everyone stands with differing opinions and points of views, the beauty is what reminds us that we all have a heart and it can truly be interconnected.

    "And God bless you all
    For the song you saved us... "

    He is thanking all of the women singers of the world. For the song and the sweetness in their voice has truly brought him back to that place of warmth and love.

    Minerva is the goddess of handicrafts and arts, as well as war, in roman religion. Chino sees how powerfully eloquent a woman can be in the dawn of her maturity. It doesn't have to be an old women, just one who has truly developed herself in good ways.
    chino69on June 19, 2003   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI think this song it's about sex. It seems to explain really well the feeling of having an orgasm at the same time. You feel pretty numb after that, and that kind of sensation, sometimes, really makes you think "this could bring peace on the Earth". Also, "when she sings it's over" = when she orgasms, I can let myself go and share this moment with her. "So God bless you all for the song you saved us" = God should bless al women for the pleasure we(men)can share with them.

    But it could be about breakin' up too. I love the Deftones because the lyrics leave you wondering. Sorry about my english, I'm Italian.
    ShikikoTsukigion September 10, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor me it's all about art, and what it does to you and the emotions that blossom as a direct result of art. This website is a perfect example of how art/music moves hundreds of thousands of us to share our feelings with each other. The numbness is so strange because it is usually the second step after pain. The difference here is that beauty is what causes the numbness, which is enough to bring anyone to their knees in wonder.
    Pabliciouson May 30, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA lot of people tell me Deftones is a horrible band, and they don't get why I love them. I myself, as an artist, can't understand why you wouldn't see anything beautiful at all in a song like this. It's peaceful, and it's lyrics definitely just fit in with the whole song. Most of my old friends just listened to screamo bands that all had lyrics to do with sex and drugs, and there really was no point to the songs, but Deftones makes pure ART. And yeah, art can be basically anything you want.... But I like this art better. :P
    This song seems to be about how everyone everywhere can be affected my music/art, feel peace and it's like a universal understanding.
    I just like how it all fits.... yeah.
    Imzombiemeaton March 07, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's def. all about the fans. How he feels about his fans and the way performing and making music makes him feel
    Theo16on November 11, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always sorta thought that there were many meanings to this song, but the most obvious to me is that it was about a woman that someone breaks up with many years before. Longing for their relationship to be back, they both are numb.

    And yes, It's got many meanings, another one, is of course about the Deftones fans and the relationship between the fans and the band.
    PTCGAZon December 10, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHoly smoke...what in the world does this song mean??
    Tbone732on June 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know but its beautiful man
    sic-n-twistedon June 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnot too sure bout the meaning of this song.. but it grows on me more and more everytime i hear it... DEFTONES KIK!!!!!!!
    knowdy2k2on June 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it is a dedication to the fans...like how songs can save people..ya know?
    purrfecton June 17, 2003   Link

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