"Seed of Wonder" as written by and Jesca Hoop....
once my love stood still like a stagnant well for so long, you could hear
the song of spiders - strumming fibers
calling her to the web
my river sits in ebb
the little ones lean over - laughter echoes
bounce down the dark until it hits the floor
singin come on baby come on child - call your flo
like a seed of wonder - faith of mustard
o yeah, wo yeah

all is dark - all of the light is vanished it is gone
like something large
hovering high has covered up the sun
and something quiets the silken ringing
something breaks the strum...
a wish has finally come

ah oh ah no ah - all i want is to be writing
to be writing

once that wish did land
like a star in my hand - it burned and it burned and it burrowed in
soar through the source searching - hammer and ping
and tapped my virgin spring - and prime the vein with milk of mother
and wet my river bed
pearls strung up on silk thread - the starry one - beams a light
he's working under - diggin through the dark gatherin particles
findin everything you ever wished for in your soul like a seed of wonder faith of mustard
ah no ah no ahhhno

finally that tapped spring come runnin like a river
my song it came - ahh eeeyeah ohoo noooay
right away i went writin i went writin
right away i was hummin i was hummin
right away i was singin i was singin
right away i was lovin - and goes something like...
light...
i haven't always been under such a blue - only you
have seen such stormin in my life


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    Lyric CorrectionOnce, my love stood still like a stagnant well for so long,
    You could hear the song of spiders, strumming fibers,
    Calling her to the web
    My river sits in ebb
    The little ones lean over, laughin' echoes
    Bounce down the dark until it hits the floor
    Singin' come on baby, come on child, call your flow
    Like a seed of wonder, faith of mustard
    Ah yeah, wo-oh yeah

    All is dark
    All of the light is vanished, it is gone
    Like something large
    Hovering high has covered up the sun
    And something quiets the silken ringing
    Something breaks the strum
    A wish has finally come

    Oh no, oh no
    Oh, all I want is to be writin', to be writin'
    All I want is to be writin' and it goes something like

    Once, that wish did land
    Like a star in my hand
    It burned and it burned and it burrowed in
    Sort through the source searching
    Hammer and ping
    And tapped my virgin spring
    And prime the vein with milk of mother
    And wet my river bed
    Pearls strung upon silk thread
    The starry one
    Beams of light
    He's working under
    Diggin' through the dark gatherin' particles
    Findin' everything you ever wished for in your soul
    Like a seed of wonder, faith of mustard
    Ah yeah, wo-oh yeah,
    Oh ohh no, oh no
    Oh no, no no

    Finally that tapped spring come runnin' like a river
    My song, it came
    Ahhh eeeyeah, ohh nooo, oh I
    Right away I went writin', I went writin'
    Right away I was hummin' I was hummin'
    Right away I was singin' I was singin'
    Right away I was lovin'
    And it goes something like

    Light
    I haven't always been under such a blue
    Only you have seen such stormin' in my life

    Ah, haa-uh
    Haah, haa-uh

    All I want is to be writin', to be writin'
    All I want is to be writin' and it goes something like

    (Repeat song from beginning)
    challengerson January 29, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningJesca Hoop was asked in an interview what this song was about. Her response was that it's obvious if you think about it. I believe that the song is about masturbation as a cure for writer's block.

    “Sort through the source searching”, “all I want is to be writing”, and “right away I went writing, humming, singing”, et cetera seem to indicate writer’s block. When she says “my love stood still like a stagnant well”, she means that her art - which is often about the topic of love or sex - remains inside of her, like her vaginal secretions.

    The use of the word “well” alludes to the fluidity of her secretions. Phrases like “my river sits in ebb”, “call your flow”, “tapped my virgin spring”, and “wet my river bed” also allude to this fluidity, while “virgin spring” — in addition to the song’s title “seed of wonder” reinforce the sexual and reproductive connotations in the references to water.

    Phrases like “tapped spring”, “hammer and ping” and “it burrowed in” refer to penetration. “That tapped spring came running like a river, my song it came” — which is followed by moaning — strengthens the case that “my song”, “my love”, and feminine ejaculate are metaphors for one another. “Come” in “a wish has finally come” is no less than a reference to orgasm, as in “cum”.

    “Wet my river bed, pearls strung upon silk thread”: with “river bed”, she is referring to the fact that her bed has become moistened with feminine secretions. “Silk thread” is the composition of said bed, with the “pearls strung upon” the bed being comprised of beads of feminine moisture.
    joek87on June 24, 2012   Link

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