"Rapture" as written by and Laura Veirs....
With photographs
And magnetic tape
We capture
Pretty animals in cages
Pretty flowers in vases
Enraptured

And doesn't the tree
Write great poetry?
Doing itself so well

Do you blame Monet?
His gardens in giverny
He captured
And lovely Basho
His plunking ponds and toads
Enraptured

The fate of Kurt Cobain
Junk coursing through his veins
And young Virginia Woolf
Death came and hung her coat

Love of color, sound and words
Is it a blessing or a curse?
Enraptured


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"Rapture" as written by Laura Veirs

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    General CommentThis song is great. I personally thought it meant that we have beautiful things and people in the world that we try to capture or keep but they all eventually die or leave and so it questions whether or not it is truly 'a blessing or a curse'.
    wolf cubon June 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure one could pull out different meanings, but I heard this and thought it was a song focused on artists in general. That artists, writers, musics, architects, etc. have this great gift, this eye for a color, or ear for beautiful sound, skill for arrangement and that though it can be seen as a talent and a gift, many great artists come to tragic ends. And it's almost as if we attribute their ends to how talented they were as if it were a curse as well.
    sydnemarcon September 25, 2007   Link

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