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« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2005, 10:21:15 am »
the other day, i was thinking about the lyrics in the song 'Twilight' [i have the CD, but it's cracked, unfortunately, so i'll have to replace it when i get the chance], and realized that she probably wrote the song when she was stuck in that horrible ballet school. i think it's about being in that stage in your life when you don't know who you are, and not only finding your true calling, but finding out who you really are. :)

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« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2005, 10:42:22 am »
I think you're right on it. :)
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« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2005, 07:06:19 pm »
I still think all her songs are lovely no matter how deathly they may be..it just reminds me of how low i get sometimes.
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« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2006, 09:30:31 pm »
I like it that Vanessa is not afraid to write about death. It's a very natural topic for artists to explore. We are fascinated by it because it is the unknown.

I think Vanessa said at a concert that She Floats is about a ghost she saw when she was a little girl.
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« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2006, 11:55:09 pm »
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I like it that Vanessa is not afraid to write about death. It's a very natural topic for artists to explore. We are fascinated by it because it is the unknown.


I definately agree. I am fascinated by death and everything that is connected to it. Although, in philosophy class, we discussed death and almost everyone agreed that they were scared of it because it was unknown. I suppose we are fascinated by the things that scare us sometimes.

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I think Vanessa said at a concert that She Floats is about a ghost she saw when she was a little girl.


Oh really? That's really cool.

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« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2006, 04:59:27 am »
Yeah, it was at a concert in Nashville (I downloaded a recording), she introduces She Floats by saying (i've edited out some 'um's:

"so um, I wrote a song about a dead girl... it's about a ghost, really... I used to think that a little girl lived in my closet, and she used to haunt me, and I kinda wrote this song about her. And it was kinda like, this feeling like if I died, sometimes people don't know that they're dead... I know that's really annoying and new-age.... so, she kind of has a secret... and the other way of looking at it is that she has this secret, and everyone thinks she's alive, but she's actually dead... freaky yes, I know... this song is called 'She Floats', and it's about a little girl who wears mary-janes and is possibly dead"  8O hehe
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« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2006, 01:42:57 pm »
:D I just listened to that whole concert again last night.  She seems to talk so much more when she's by herself.
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