Sarah Slean: IEI-Fe (Dominant subtype) [IEI-ESE]
My ex-boyfriend thought she VI’d IEE.
“ . . . Rub their eyes and wake, distracted/Frantically they fill their days/Please say I will never be like that/Safe/Politely dazed/Politely crazy/Don't you want my love?/It's a cloud, it's a broken boat/But it might make you laugh a bit/Easier/I'm like trees in the midnight parks/Oozing danger, igniting sparks/We've been left by the viaducts/With the last flame of the universe/I never held a truer notion/Than when my dear I held your hand/May your shadow always follow you/Through our get-away plan/Our master plan . . . Oh, don't you want my love?/It's a cloud, it's a broken boat/But it might make you laugh a bit easier/I'm like the trees in the midnight parks/Throwing tantrums, igniting sparks/We've been left by the viaducts/With the last flame of the universe”
“Notes from the underground/We’re the mice who must write our lives down/In the night, I hear you calling out to say/It's all right, love, you're in good hands/Tears on a borrowed bed/Between walls that are painted somebody else's red/If you hear me cry out, calling out to say/It's all right love, you're in good hands/Still out on the roof/Howling at the moon/Exile/Another exile in the kingdom/Still out on the roof/All I need is you/Exile/Oh, we are exiles/We two // Love with the love they hide/Dream with the dream they cast aside/Oh the truth will form and fall apart again/It's all right love, you're in good hands . . . They don't trust the likes of you and I/They kick our verses aside/But we know the road is wide/That's why/Still out on the roof/Howling at the moon/Exile/Another exile in the kingdom/Still out on the roof/I'm a dreamer too/Exile/We are exiles/We two”
‘Here comes again/Blood in the vein/Seven a.m., the cars come/Gotta fly, gotta say goodbye/Leave them before they leave me . . . Me, I'm a thief/I'm a falling star/I'm a photograph taken from where you are // I love you still, always will/Here's hoping you'll be waiting, but I/Gotta fly, gotta say good bye/Gotta find out what's aching . . . So shed your tears/That's what they're for / I don't expect you to understand this war / I go quietly ("And, oh, they beg me to steal")/No, you don't get me ("There's nothing, nothing to feel")/No, you don't get me/("And, oh, they beg me to steal") . . . I don’t expect you to understand this war . . .’
‘Science wears a new suit/To his coffee toast and eggs/But he has to skip the stairs now ‘cause of two broken legs/Whine whine I cannot climb/Every time's the same/I'd be more inclined to help him if he could remember my name / And you’re sad, and you’re sorry / Let it all out / What are you running for? / This is your chance, be ready / I'm taking my seat / Oh, lucky me // Faith can't fill the dance hall/'Cause her powers have declined/But at the beauty pageant she will always take the prize/Light light Easter white/Roll her in the dirt/When it comes time for kneeling/She'll say "You go first” / And you’re sad, and you’re sorry / Let it all out / What are you running for? / This is your chance, be ready / I'm taking my seat / Oh, lucky me . . . A wise man once tried to tell me how to sugarcoat the grave / But the game is for the adults /And I don't know how to play / Oh, where will I go? / Toss me out to sea / When the jar's all out of candy don't come blaming me . . . Oh, you're sad and you're sorry / Let it all out / What are you running for? / Tell the whole world / We’re waiting / I'm taking my seat / Oh, lucky me . . .’
- Sarah Slean: ‘With “I Know” it was just the sort of thing where you read the paper and you read about how many men are hurting other women, and I mean women are very violent too, and I know women are criminals too, but you hear about how violent things can get in a society and how sexually violent they can get. I remember a time when I went to three movies in one week and each
one had a rape scene in it and I was like why do people want to see this? Why are we attracted to
this sort of hideous violence?
The line in this song “Where were you last night” is like, where does that come in to having hope when you see all this sort of stuff around you and you read details of it in the paper. How can you have hope when you see stuff like that? How can you trust other people? How can you begin to have a relationship with a man if you see this around you all the time? It’s like, “I know what you want” Sometimes you start to feel like that.’
Sarah Slean: “ . . . Joseph Campbell is one of my favourite writers, and he always says, you know, ‘follow your bliss’. It’s almost like your conscious mind is always two steps behind the universal or ancient part of you that already knows what’s up, and already knows all the magical ingredients in you that want to be expressed . . .”