If I was a straight thin line
if I was a straight thin line
longed I for the curves and the rhythm
envied I the flesh
if I let go of mine
if I became a straight thin line

Here's what Agnes said:
hunger is a must
If I'd be satisfied
I'd lose my lust for life
Ultimately undefined
move beyond the straight thin line

One thing in life so far
I wanted most of all it was to
straighten out my bends and my curls
how to escape my shape
Become vibration

Agnes said to me:
I'll outthink my flesh
the key to all my work
is in none of it
but in the absence

Lyrics submitted by Maraja

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    General CommentA very beautiful song that seems to deal with issues of eating disorders, Anorexia nervosa and others... Or maybe they don´t have to be food related, I mean, it could be a control freak talking, trying to get rid of everything bent and curly, letting the mind win over the body.
    andolaon July 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'll outthink my flesh
    the key to all my work
    is in none of it
    but in the absence

    i love this line, but i don't really understand what she means. any ideas? the fact that the significance of what she has accomplished in life lies in what she has not yet accomplished...? maybe?
    thewinepressson November 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's about a minimalist painter, Agnes Martin who painted straight thin lines of colour. Her philosophy was that art is devoid of concepts and only exists as a purely emotional medium, she had to empty her mind, and paint with her back to the world.
    unyieldingzooon February 17, 2010   Link

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