"Mineral" as written by Tom Maginnis, Bill Janovitz and Chris Colbourn....
All spangled up, glittering on
There's a monster in the kitchen his light's turned on
Thanks for coming it meant a lot
But you sure do know how to put me on the spot

You're so green
You're so green
You're so green
You're so green

You came into the kitchen - a rose held high
I never want to see young flowers die
And hearing all that made me feel like a spy
To tell you any different would be to lie

You're so green
You're so green
You're so green
You're so green
You're so green
You're so green

"Merry Christmas" you said to me
Empty drawers nothing left for me
We turned around now and what did we see?
All our whispers and transparencies

You're so green
You're so green
You're so green
You're so green
You're so green
You're so green
So green
So green
So green


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"Mineral" as written by Chris Colbourn Bill Janovitz

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    My InterpretationBuffalo Tom have a wonderful ability to convey an emotion without telling directly what it is. The lyrics to Mineral don't give a lot away but I do identify with it somehow. What comes across to me is the feeling of nervous dread at facing someone but you know that you have too. Maybe a relationship is ending or it's a relationship that's never really begun

    It sounds as if it's happening in a kitchen at a party and the two people aren't really allowed to say what they really mean and that creates a little bit of unspoken tension.

    Why the song is called "Mineral" and has the lyric "You're so green" in not sure but Emerald is a green mineral. I have a feeling though that it is something between Bill Janovitz and who the song is about.

    "Another very personal one. I actually felt that people would recognize themselves in songs like this and confront me on it. Still nothing. Maybe they don't listen" ~ Bill Janovitz.
    TheRightEarOfNashon February 24, 2013   Link
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    General CommentARGH! How comes noone else has commented on this song?! It is beautiful. Also the first verse of this song is spectacular. It does drag on with the whole "You're so green" stuff.. but hey, still rocks
    theresnoreston January 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBT are so good at regretful reminiscence and this song is up there with the best of them. The "You're so green" part is a bit wierd... I haven't thought about too much but calling someone green usually means either a) they're naive or b) they're jealous. I'm not sure if either fits the context of this song. And calling the "Mineral"... either way, it's a few things to think about!
    striderwhoon July 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOne request if you're reading this. Go to Itunes. Spend the 99 Cents. Natalie (Garden State) was wrong. This is the song that will change your life.
    cmckinleyon September 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't know if this has anything to do with the song, but if you go to the beach at night, down to where the water and the sand meet, and you run your hands through the sand, you see green lights, like sparkles.

    This is due to the minerals in the salt water meeting the minerals in the sand.

    This song always reminds me of that - the little green sparkles.
    youshouldveknownon January 06, 2009   Link

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