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Brett Dennen She's Mine Lyrics

Last updated: 10/27/2010 11:00:00 AM

well the witches stare with their limbs akimbo
silhouettes of statues up in the window
call me to come here with a crooked crescendo
but i don't

devotees dance among the pantomime on the promenade
into a tabernacle on the lawn
but i don't follow

because she's mine, she's mine, she's mine, all mine
yeah she's mine, mine, mine, mmm

midnight moved across the people's park
and i fled the fire like a spinning spark
up onto a porch in the dark
she was waiting right there for me

she knows that my hands are empty
as i go past the mothers of envy
and i don't have to fumble in the dark for my keys

i believe she's mine, she's mine, she's mine, all mine
yeah she's mine, mine, mine, mmm

the pupils gather in the yard
around the pulpit made of cards
and waited for their leader's words
but his words didn't make much sense

his mouth spat out a fist of daggers
and his tongue swirled in a southern swagger
and i looked at all the people gathered
but they were all in a trance

and she's mine, she's mine, she's mine, all mine
yeah she's mine, mine, mine, mmm

i was thrown before the court of canes
tossed my soul to the furnace flames
where all my heros had been slain, exiled, or put in prison

because they rose above the mess
and because their power posed a threat
and because they spoke of something else
when everybody else didn't

the music fills the space between
the deities and the prophecies
of our bodies pressed seamlessly
silent in the shade

she looks at me so fearlessly
and i take it all too seriously
but it all becomes so clear to me
and makes me understand

that she's mine, she's mine, she's mine, all mine
yeah she's mine, mine, mine, mmm

yeah she's mine, all mine, all mine, all mine
yeah she's mine, mine, mine, mmm

yeah she's mine, mine, mine, mmm
yeah she's mine

Thanks to Yal for submitting She's Mine Lyrics.

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Love this interesting song | Reviewer: B.Durborow | 10/26/10

I think he is does not like specific organized religions but he is in love with someone and therefore he is not concerned about the message from the evangelist. He is an opened minded thinker and his "heros" have been those that took a different path, thought outside the box. He is secure in his direction in life even though it is unconventional. Was not Jesus executed for being a threat to those in power?). However, I'm not sure his lyrics go that far to be suggesting this. I really like this song because it can have many meanings.

meaning | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/1/10

i think that the idea of a relationship in this song is the kind where you bring out the best in each other. it reminds me of the abigail and david in the bible. abigail believes in david and therefore he is able to be a better person because of her empowerment.

meaning | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/9/09

i feel as if the meaning of this song is not necessarly about a certain person but an idea. It could be about a person depending on who you are and how you interpret it. I think Brett is leaving it up to us to decide what we want this to mean. In my opinion, knowing that i have lost someone who i was in a long relationship with, i think it is about a couple and that "she" will always be there for you if she meant that much to you. Shes Mine could be interpreted many ways and i think that the girl you love or loved will always be apart of you and you will always have her with you in some way.

She's Mine - Meaning | Reviewer: Dave | 4/9/09

I think the verse "midnight moves across the people's park" is about the 1969 death of Berkley students James Rector during a clash between Alameda County police and protesting students. Rector was died from a shotgun wound to the abdomen fired by a deputy. What does Dennen mean by "fled the fire"? Several cars were torched at the protest and when police began using agressive force, many fled the scene.

Just some takes on meaning | Reviewer: What it do? | 4/1/09

For anyone who's interested in the meaning, I have a few shots in the dark.

First, the song is overall about going against the crowd and being confident in your devotion to something (she), be it a person, an ideal, or whatever else.

Looking at the first paragraph, it's somewhat reminiscent of the three witches in Macbeth. They basically offered power in return for morality, and Macbeth followed. The second paragraph is laden with the distrust Brett exhibits of organized religion. This can also be seen in the third verse. Think KKK southern baptist fire-and-brimstone preaching.

As for the second verse, I can't really say much other than it makes me think of a poor boy running up to his girlfriend's porch in a rich district late at night, only to be greeted with a kiss while all the neighbors are scandalized.

"The court of canes" and "the furnace flames" are pretty darn blatant, but being a Christian and knowing the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abendigo kinda adds to it for me.

And this my friends, is what happens when you're home sick and feel like writing.

well | Reviewer: raghda | 3/22/08

on and interview i heard he came up with the chorus first. he was in his girlfriends parking lot, the large kind you have to drive into, and when he would sing the words "shes mine" he loved how it sounded with the acoustics in the garage. then he decided to work on the rest of the song.

Brilliant, but Confusing | Reviewer: Everett | 1/4/08

I love this guy's voice and guitar playing, and his lyrics are full of imagery, but I feel they tend to be unfocused. If you have to scratch your head too much to figure out what the song is about, then it's not clear as it probably should have been. I mean, I love this type of desultory lyric, but I don't feel they can age as well as more coherent ones... Brett's songs "Oh the Glorious" or "Just Like the Moon" are more coherent songs, in my opinion.

brett dennen...bob dylan | Reviewer: j | 12/5/07

i love the guy, his lyrics are inspiring but i have to comment that he shares not only the same initials as bob dylan but a song as well, think about it, play this somg and then play bob dylans "I want you"

meaning | Reviewer: Susan | 11/25/07

I was reading something about BRett Dennen and he said the lyrics didn't have to do with a loe song at all. He says it could be defined as just a happy word like a "yes!" or a "good job to myself!"

to Anonymous | Reviewer: Susana | 8/7/07

hey, i heard (not saw) a live recording of this song, and he explains what the song is about.
If I remember correctly, he said that it's about a person that, even if there are all these tempting things around him/her, the person knows that he/she has something special and better than that.
so i don't think it's about a real person or anything like that. well, i guess it could be, but it's not specifically about one.