"Canvas" as written by and Imogen Jennifer Jane Heap....
Slow heart dark wait down love black canvas
Revolve within, you understand
Fragile earth where cracks in the temperature
Keep it cool to give, you understand
Keep it cool to give, you understand
Slow heart dark wait down love black canvas
Revolve within, you understand
Fragile earth where cracks in the temperature
Keep it cool to give, you understand

'Cause I just can't find the strength to pull you up and keep you taut
No I just can't find the strength to hold you up and keep you taut

Hijacked lost track light fades another day left
Long shadows lure you in
The more you look the less you see
So close your eyes and start to breathe
Oh, suit yourself, this wasn't easy
Mm, suit yourself this wasn't easy

Oh, I just can't find the strength to pull you up and keep you taut
No, I just can't find the strength to hold you up and keep you taut

Wo-wo-wo-wo-wo
Wo-wo-wo-wo-wo
Wo-wo-wo-wo-wo-wo
Da-day-hay
Wo-wo-wo-wo-wo
Wo-wo-wo-wo-wo
Wo-wo-wo-wo-wo-wo
Da-dada-ho

'Cause I just can't find the strength
To keep you taut.


Lyrics submitted by sorakun

"Canvas" as written by Imogen Jennifer Jane Heap

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    General CommentTo me this song is about the difficulties of being an artist. Struggling to keep the canvas taut is a metaphor for all of the difficulties (e.g., self-doubt, exhaustion, stress, writer's block, etc.) that she may encounter when she is trying to write music. The artist in the video is putting up with a lot of adversity (traipsing through the cold snow alone and carrying a heavy canvas) just so that he can create something. The message to me is that being an artist isn't easy.
    cynthiacynthiaon September 27, 2009   Link

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