"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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    Song MeaningThis is what i get from it. My own personal opinion, disclaimer :)

    There is, of course, the fox-spirit and tori discussion going on. The entire album is, to me, about making peace with the male/sexist/masculine beings/men in our lives as female/feminists/feminine beings/women
    (...instead of his blood by your thorn...). There is the story of Anabelle teaching Tori, but obviously (even as she wrote it she knew, and so did Natashya) there is an inter generational conversation going on. Job's Coffin (stars) are looking down, wondering why we "give ourselves away" and why there is a "grid of disempowerment." And those (same) stars can't be "proud" of what we older women have to do, just to exist. HAVE TO.
    However, there is a younger (newer, more pure) way of looking at things(as the fox spirit/young woman). "sister it's time to bring it back online." DON'T MISS THE PUN. "The power grid is back online." No more grid of disempowerment.
    The thing is, I wasn't much older than matashya when I started listening to Tori. Nothing has changed, really. it takes a generation...a rebirth....which is nothing compared to the age of the stars.

    I apologize for any misspellings, like "matashya." I'm having trouble editing. Not sre whats up with site. will elaborate more clearly when I can edit.
    CBoatenon September 30, 2011   Link

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