7 am
So it beings again
1-0 (zip) favoring familiar silhouettes
Left whips and chains
behind I'm boycotting trends
it's my new look this season

Riding on backs of palominos
Primed for an attack
It's as good
as good as it gets
With girl disappearing
What on earth's occurring?
'cause she's right in front of me

a girl disappearing
to some secret prison
behind her eyes she whispers
"Big surprise there was
no protection by this urban light
so I'm running to
a constellation
where they can still see you"

Envy can spread
herself so thinly
She slipped in
before I could notice it

In my own war
Blood in the cherry zone
when they
Pit woman against feminist

Riding on backs of palominos
Ditching the blond shell
Working her hell
on that red carpet

With girl disappearing
What on earth's occurring?
'cause she's right in front of me

a girl disappearing
to some secret prison
but she's right in front of me
a girl disappearing
to some secret prison
behind her eyes she whispers
"Big surprise there was
no protection by this urban light
so I'm running to
a constellation

where they can still see you"
Then I'm running too
If that's a consolation

'cause I can still see you.


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Girl Disappearing song meanings
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    General Commentwhen i listen to this song, I think of Paris Hilton type, representing what the world is interested right now in the news. How this so-called girl is working the red carpet, but deep down her soul and body are disappearing slowly. I know that Tori wrote this song before Paris went to prison, but the line, "a girl disapprearing to some secret prison," reminds me how she was punished. The line, "ditching the bombshell" reminds me of how our media is portraying thin as being beautiful.
    bstarron July 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThat's a very interesting interpretation Vettie-edder.. and I like your take on the constellation being "Star signs". I actually thought this was a song about Anorexia - "7 am So it beings again 1-0 (zip) favoring familiar silhouettes" which says that for anorexics.. the disease is constant and real to them, from the second they wake their weight is first thing on their mind and that is their dress size 1-0 being ideal. No protection from Urban light and envy spreading itself thin I think relates to the media and how women are portrayed and the emphasis placed on being thin - the play on words "envy can spread herself so thinly" and the final reference is the "girl disappearing" i.e. losing weight to "Some secret prison" which is a standard reference used for anorexia sufferers that their body becomes a prison.

    On a completely random tangent - it could also be seen as being relevant to transgender and/or gender reasignment. A little left of centre - but you can see some relevance there.
    calescent_sparkon May 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti deff agree with the anorexia idea.
    ThickLykePuddinon June 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe anorexia definitely fits because the song before this one of the CD is Fat Slut.
    notlikecraziion June 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought the secret prison was a reference to rehab
    opheliapeelyon August 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the 'girl disappearing' refers to a woman who marries someone and then kinda fades away. The constellation is her 'familiar siloehette'. That's what she was. Kinda in a 'bells for her' sorta way, if you know what i mean.
    The secret prison part refers to her marriage. Tori's afraid she's the girl disappearing behind wife and motherhood. at least that's what i think!
    jenlyn1976on September 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this may refer to those kind of women in the media, and maybe even to britney spears - tori recently did a song about her in melbourne. i thought the lyric was 'ditching the BLONDE shell', which could refer to when she shaved her hair off. i definitely agree with you guys though, that it's about seeing some famous women, disappearing before the eyes of the public, either through eating disorders or a breakdown.
    daneypopson September 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me this is the sister song of the famous blue raincoat. can't shake that impression off.
    indiaaon November 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me, this song is about a girl who's got a lot of bad things going on around her. But she's lost the will or the want to fight to get those things right. So she ends up feeling like she's losing herself or her identity to these bad things. That makes her the Girl Disappearing. I know that's probably not where Tori was coming from, but relating it to my own life, that's what I hear.
    stepholeighon December 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdepression.
    T.C.on February 28, 2008   Link

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