"Job's Coffin" as written by and Tori Ellen Amos....
Job's coffin looks down
Job's coffin looks down

To see what mankind
Is gonna do

There is a grid
Of
Disempowerment

All forces
Are being called
To dismantle this

As Job's coffin looks down
Job's coffin looks down

To see
What you're gonna do

There exists
A power of old
Who wanted earth
To be controlled

But She
And She alone
Is her own

She is her own

Job's coffin looks down
Job's coffin looks down


I can't be proud,
Proud of what I have done

Since time
Why do we women
Give ourselves away?

We give ourselves away
Thinking somehow
That will make him
Want to stay

Make him stay

Job's coffin looks down
At the day you
Shut your power down

You must uncreate
That
Destructive tendency

Let your fire
Start to
Heal the fury
Sister its time
To bring it
Back online

As Job's coffin looks down
Job's coffin looks down

To see what you're gonna do
To see what you're gonna do


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"Job's Coffin" as written by Tori Ellen Amos

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    General Comment"Job's Coffin" is a group of stars found in the constellation of Delphinus. It's quadrilateral shape represents the Coffin but why it it "Job's" coffin, I do not know.

    Night Of Hunters as an album referrs to stars a great deal (Seven Sisters is the name of yet another group of 7 stars).

    The meaning and story of the song itself, seems to find the female character learning that a man is not needed in order to accomplish ones desires. It's about finding the inner "fire" within yourself and emerging a stronger and more understanding person. The lyrics reflect the female character in Nigh Of Hunters being aided by the Fire Muse (I think) to break free from the mental constraints associated with the broken relationship.
    StephenJarveon September 17, 2011   Link

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