Center of the Sun: A Song About Overcoming Sexual Slavery

I’ve got Pandora going on my iPad. The kids are quietly playing, the house is in reasonable order, and my sweetheart is on the road, driving for work. I’m in a writing mood and feeling a little contemplative. Then this song came on.

Center Of The Sun by Conjure One

Young girl in the market
Music to the men
When the men leave
Her eyes are red
When her eyes are closed again she sees the dark market of above

And she sings
‘They say the most horrible things
But I hear violins, when I close my eyes
I am at the center of the sun
And I cannot be hurt
By anything this wicked world has done’

Young boy in the market
Follows all the men
When the men leave
He’s out of his head
When his eyes are closed again he sees the dark market of above

And he sings
‘They break the most beautiful things
But I hear violins, when I close my eyes
I am at the center of the sun
And I cannot be hurt
By anything this wicked world has done
I look into your eyes
And I am at the center of the sun
And I cannot be hurt
By anything this wicked world has done’

Center of the sun

Young boy in the market
Sees the girl alone
And asks her
‘Have you lost your way home?’
She sings
‘You say the most beautiful things, just like my violins’

I look into your eyes
I am at the center of the sun
And I cannot be hurt
By anything this wicked world has done

When I close my eyes
I am at the center of the sun
And I cannot be hurt
By anything this wicked world has done

‘Cause
I hear violins
I hear violins

I hear violins
I hear violins

Center of the sun

I hear …violins

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Another Place to Fall

I’m an English major and have studied a lot of literature over the past decade. There’s so much meaning in words, in stories and in songs. Music in particular fascinates me. There’s so much depth to music and it can provide so much meaning to our lives. The amazing thing is there’s no right or wrong way to interpret it. What it meant for the songwriter who wrote it might be completely different for what it means to the person who listens to it. For example, K T Tunstall’s song Another Place to Fall.

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