Genre: Folk
BPM: 110
Released: October 2021
URL: /sndblnd.co/4t0x

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Arachne's Fate




Composition

offthewall

James Fraser ("offthewall")

Composition, production.

South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom

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Gemini

Nigel Robinson ("Gemini")

Drums/percs.

Scotland United Kingdom

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elizabethauzan

elizabeth auzan ("elizabethauzan")

Lyrics

lausanne Vaud Switzerland

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Sound Recording

Gemini

Nigel Robinson ("Gemini")

Drums and percussion.

Scotland United Kingdom

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offthewall

James Fraser ("offthewall")

Composition, guitar, bass, dulcimer, bouzouki, production.

South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom

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elizabethauzan

elizabeth auzan ("elizabethauzan")

Lyrics and vocals.

lausanne Vaud Switzerland

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Artist's Notes

Another song in our series of modern twists applied to the Ancient Greek Myths.


Lyrics

 

Arachne's Fate V2
Lyrics by Elizabeth Auzan

Drops of dew on a spider web
Gleaming in the morning light
Remind me of Arachne
Who incurred Athena's spite


Arachne, a weaver of talent renowned
Challenged the Goddess Athena
Said she could take her down
Set up a contest in the local arena

Foolish, headstrong Arachne,
You got above your station
Accept your condition
Always ask permission
Don't look for recognition
You won't be forgiven

Athena enshrined all 12 male Greek Gods
Painted the fight with Poseidon
She won against the odds
Sure this bloody deed Arachne would frighten

Arachne, mere mortal, remained unawed
Portrayed the depraved Eternals
O'er women riding roughshod
With no pity. With violence infernal

Sugar and spice and all things nice
Submit, little girl, whatever the price
Keep your mouth shut, cos no one will listen
And whatever you do, don't join MeToo
Foolish, fearless Arachne,
You won the competition
Couldn't be forgiven
By Athena's volition
You were transitioned
As a spider imprisoned

Drops of dew on a spider web
Sparkling after gentle rain
Make me think of Arachne,
Who tried to change the game

 

Collaborating From

Scotland United Kingdom
South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom
lausanne Vaud Switzerland