"Minerva" as written by and Ani Difranco....
you wandered in
to the forest
that shiny red ball
and by the time
you looked up
you were lost
but that's not all
you confused your journey
with my journey
you tried to nailed me
like minerva to your brow
but my job here
is not to deliver you
but to hold a mirror
till you see how

oh say can you see me
oh say can you see me
oh say can you see me over here?

you want me
to tell you a story
but i am weary
of entertaining
i'll have more
to say when i'm happy
course then i'll have less
to sing

there's no me
left for me
no anecdotal time of day
no wild adventures
except in darkness
so dark i'd rather not say

oh say can you see me
oh say can you see me
oh say can you see me over here?

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"Minerva" as written by Ani Difranco


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    General Commentthis song is really gorgeous. the range of her voice & rhythm of her singing lend well to the plaintiveness. minerva is the roman goddess of "crafts & wisdom" & is usually depicted looking warlike & wearing armor, spear, etc. she was not born, but rather Jupiter opened up his head.. and out came Minerva in her armor. that would explain a little of this song... it is pretty self-explanitory otherwise. keeping true to your own aims & struggles, not getting so caught up in another person's drama to the point you don't take care of yourself. the "oh say can you see me" lines follow the tune of a kind of patriotic american song.. maybe the journey she is avoiding entanglement with is america/politics. this is just my own speculations & i'd love to hear what anyone else thinks...?
    juuudddyyyon January 24, 2007   Link

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