"Bloodline" as written by and Orenda Fink....
Trace your bloodline
They'll take care of you
They're still your family
No matter what they've done to you

And the cold air stings my eyes
As I take his hand, he says,
"Just let your body do the rest"

Slave plantations
Got a lot of grass
It was my own temptation
But I made a lot of cash

And the cold air stings my eyes
As I take his hand, he says,
"Just let your body do the rest"

And the church bells ring
One million miles away from here
Where nobody ever rests

It's all over now
It's in my soul
There's no way out
If I catch you breathing

And the cold air stings my eyes
As I take his hand, he says,
"Just let your body do the rest"
"Just let your body do the rest"
"Just let your body do the rest"


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"Bloodline" as written by Orenda Fink

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    General CommentIt's "Just let your body do the rest."
    Great song
    rebeccawon July 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmolestation?
    prostitution?
    something of that sort seems to be going on in the song.
    amandaaaaon October 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy first thought was molestation.
    let uss be freeon December 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNo no, it's about genetics. Orenda is lamenting the tragedies of her geneology by tracing her family roots and finding a slave plantation, presumably run by a woman who married for money. It is also a take on that culture; they (the dead) have taken with them the ringing of their church bells. It is also about genetic determinism; she doesn't want to wind up as her great grand whatever did.

    The video is full of the different meanings of "taking hands"
    SecondDegreeFreshon March 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit's about voodoo possession. being possessed by the spiritis of ancestors with a dark past of slavery and/or incest, or simply seeing the possession as dark and devilish and similar to rape, but in the end accepting it and letting go. the line "If I catch you breathing" it's sung in a completely different voice: I believe that's the spirit talking.


    see also the faint's i disappear: same subject.
    dorareeveron April 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentrape and marijuana.
    oyasumion July 30, 2007   Link

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