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THE MEANING: SHE IS A CIRCLE

April 26, 2017

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THE MEANING: SHE IS A CIRCLE

April 26, 2017

 

 

WHAT UP FAMILY,

 

As a songwriter and recording artist, I often find myself stuck in a corner with an anxious fan of music, patiently awaiting the answer to a seemingly simple question: What is (insert your favorite song title here) about? Since I am the songwriter, people are often taken back when I stumble, mumble, and squirm my way out of the question, but here is the thing; my songs usually have multiple meanings and I'd much rather you tell me what it means to you. But I get it, and therefore in an attempt to unfold the layers of my mind onion, I've created "The Meaning" blog series, to break down how I write my songs and what all these words truly mean... to me.

 

The first song of the series is; yes, you've guessed it, "She is a Circle". She is a Circle is my first official single of 2017 and one of the most beautiful I have ever written and produced in my opinion. Lets start with the lyrics.

 

She is a Circle

Written By Darius Shipp

 

Verse 1

I never, I never knew.

Your ocean could be so blue.

I float till I crash on heavens door.

Oh Ah

Your storm never last a day.

You thunder and I bath in your rain.

No matter your mood I know.

 

Chorus

Its You

You

Its you

Its you

You

Its you

 

Verse 2

I never I never knew

My purpose until I found you.

I'll love you till I reach heavens door.

No, no no no

Your anger don't last a day.

You shout but I hear what you say.

No matter your mood I know.

 

Chorus

Its You

You

Its you

Its you

You

Its you

 

Bridge

She is the sunshine

I am the rain.

She is the joy and...

I am the pain

She is a circle.

Love is the point

Forever and ever

Forever and ever

Forever and ever

Forever and ever

and ever and ever

Forever and ever

 

Chorus

Its You

You

Its you

Its you

You

Its you

 

BREAKDOWN

 

Now, I had two ideas swimming in my head when I wrote this song. First, I took a look at my own life and tried to visualize what love felt like for me. I imagined that love was a vast, endless ocean and I was smack dab in the middle of it, floating along peacefully. I imagined that every now and again a storm would rage, thunder would sound, and lightning would flash before my eyes but I never found myself afraid. I imagined that the waters were mostly calm and the the most beautiful shade of blue. The concept of the entire song came from this idea/metaphore.

 

 

Once I had the main Idea, I began to dive further into the idea of the ocean being love. I Thought if the ocean is love, than the earth is a woman. Words and and phrases that all seemed to make sense began to flood my mind: Mother earth, Mother nature, goddess. The shape of the earth brought images of the womb and ultimately the simple shape of the circle. This is of course how I came up with the title and the second theme of the song. This was no longer a song about my own personal love life but it was a song celebrating woman, and recognizing them as the link that ties everything together and that is what "She is a Circle" means to me. 

 

 

 

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