Her blood is our blood too, I know.
And I feel all of it too, and you know, you know.

1936 breathing.
Garnet her stone, ever gleaming.
And Edith's hope is for love
but she doesn't hear of her grandchildren grieving, no.
Eldest raised by Al Ringling, spirit granted from Sing Sing.
All of her heart is for drugs
and she doesn't care that everyone is leaving.

Her blood is our blood too, I know.
And I feel all of it too, and you know, and you know.
Her blood is our blood too, and I know.
I feel all of it too, and you know.

And halfway in the hour, toward the mid of the night,
We met our hands, despite our wicked fight,
And we will sort our way around
This awful mess that all our genes have thrown around.

Her blood is our blood too, and I know.
And I feel all of it too, and you know.
Her blood is our blood too, and I know.
And I feel all of it too.
Her blood is our blood too, I know.


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Nineteen Thirty-Six song meanings
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    Song MeaningEdith Ringling was the wife of one of the Ringling Brothers; she was something of a matriarch and helped run the circus business. The band Phox is from Baraboo, Wisconsin, where the Ringling Brothers started out, so I guess "her blood is our [their] blood, too".

    I don't know if Edith was into drugs or if her son Robert was actually raised by his uncle Al Ringling. But the "wicked fight" could be a reference to how the Ringlings fought over control of the circus (Edith was part of this, too).
    chabocinnamonon March 31, 2014   Link
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    Song MeaningActually, the grandmother of lead singer, Monica, was born and raised in Baraboo, WI. She was born Jan 1936 (garnet birthstone ring our gramma wears). Janet's mother, Edith Hope, is our great grandmother.This is a song about GramGram, our grandmother, Janet. Addiction runs in our family. It can fee like having toxic genes or being made from a 'poor' gene pool. Monica and Janet can be like oil and water, especially during Monica's teen years, but they are blood and they love each other in the end. This song is about resentment, lack of forgiveness, and how toxic behavior is passed on through the generations, if allowed to do so. After generations of addiction and toxic behavior, there is still hope of the family overcoming. Factoid: Janet did live through the 60's (as they say) but she is a serenity seeking non-drug user. Edith Hope, and her husband, were of the upper class and had hired help heavily assist in raising their two kids. Edith might have hoped for love, as the singer suggests, but she was known as cold and distant to her daughter, Janet.
    sconnieon April 28, 2014   Link

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