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Muse Ridden Monday: Sharp Teeth

Sometimes the origional idea for a song changes over time. That's the case with Sharp Teeth, which evolved over the course of multiple years.
 Initially I just wanted to write something smart, sexy, and a little edgy. I was reading about western Tantra at the time, which embraces kink in it's practice, and since 50 Shades of AbuseGrey was getting lots of attention at the time, I wanted to write something that talked about the push and pull of relationships without drifting into ugly territory.
I intentionally left a lot of "mystery" in the lyrics. It's not a story that progresses from one part to the other, rather it's a hymn of sorts,  a prayer that repetedly begs"When life is hard and I am tempted to shut myself away, to dim my light, and just accept that this is how the world works: don't let me"
Now when I sing the song, it's one of difiance. It's about being "unfuckablewith", because you've unlocked the alchemy of taking suffering and creating beauty with it. It's about reveling in the experience of being on this planet and being simultaneously angry and in utter extatic awe.
The songs change as I change, they evolve as I evolve, and their meaning is in no way dependent on my perspective. Did you pick up any of these themes in Sharp Teeth, or does it mean something completely different for you?  Let me know in the comments.
You can download sharp teeth from my bandcamp page abigrace.bandcamp.com


Old Songs like Old Friends

Do you have a favorite song that has changed it's meaning to you over time? Not just those songs that you didn't really get because you were too young to pick up on the innuendos, but some of your all time favorites? The ones that seem to grow with you?

Mercury is in retrograde until 26th, making this a great time to look back at the past and finish any unfinished business.  I'm using this opportunity as an excuse to go through all of the songs I've written in the last ten years and telling you a little more about them and how their meaning has changed.
Introducing Muse-ridden Monday, when I'll a little bit about my songs and why I wrote them, and then perform them for you.


If you like The Cycle you can find it HERE
 

What does The Cycle make you think about? Did you have an interpretation of it before, and if so did it change at all knowing what inspired it and how I think about it?