"Cornelia and Jane" as written by and Ira Kaplan James Mcnew....
I hear the whispering
Just out of you
Still I know what's inside of you
Neighbors appear in the view
Let me clear for you

How? Let me hold on to you

Caught up in motion
Swear when you're 'round
Too many sirens, they keep you up at night
Sit back and hold your ears

How will we hold back our tubes?

I hear them whispering
They analyze
But no one knows
What's lost in your eyes

Slipping away
They dig inside of you
And how can we hold on to you?


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"Cornelia and Jane" as written by Ira David Kaplan Georgia Mia Hubley

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    General CommentMy best theory as to what the song is about:
    Georgia's writing about what it was like watching Ira during his sudden health scare last year. Listening to the doctors and wondering if every "whisper" is some news, feeling helpless (how can we care for you?), wondering what was going through his mind as he was ill, the constant sirens driving you mad as you wait in the hospital, worrying about what can be done to keep from losing him.

    It's been abstracted considerably, but it seems the seeds are there.
    realitysoldieron January 17, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentQuite a few lyrics of these are wrong. Here's a more accurate version:

    I hear the whispering
    Just out of view
    Still unknown what’s inside of you
    Outside your window
    Neighbors peer in at you
    How can we care for you?

    How can we hold onto you?

    Caught up in motion
    Swirling around
    Sometimes you’re standing still
    On uneven ground
    Too many sirens, they keep you up at night
    Sit back and hold your ears (?)

    How will we hold back our tears?

    I hear them whispering
    They analyze
    But no one knows
    What’s lost in your eyes
    Sending the message, it doesn't get to you
    How can we care for you?

    Slipping away
    Fade deep inside of you
    But how can we hold on to you?
    realitysoldieron January 17, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso, for what it's worth (quite possibly nothing), Cornelia St and Jane St are both in Greenwich Village, NYC. They don't intersect, but it's the first thing I could find that ties the two names in the title together.
    realitysoldieron January 17, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so so so beautiful
    b0sendorferon February 08, 2013   Link

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