M-812. “Cinnamon Spider” by Jack Off Jill

Track Nine from 2000′s Clear Hearts Grey Flowers, is one of the songs that I’ve only listened to the past few years as opposed to 11+ years of heavy enjoyment of the jewels I found on the original MP3.com.

The opening verse ties into the previous song with a reference to burning witches to set up the tale of something more powerful. It’s simply constructed and the lyrics are open to some variations of interpretation based on on personal experience. I may be way off base here, but I think it is very powerful songwriting when you can write something that others can emotionally relate too with-out having the same specific experiences. One of our unpaid, unwilling volunteer song interpreters demonstrated that connection:

This song reminds me of my mother and how I despise her, although I know that part of her is like me, and I try to deny this part of myself without facing it. (“Forlorn, despised, I am the cinnamon spider”). Also, the spider can represent a mother (or just a female) figure symbolically, and a negative one at that, so this song probobly has something to do with a friend or something whom she hates, and for good reasons, but is truly like her. — freakishfae

Fan Lyric Video

…and a Fan playing along on Bass


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M-812. “Cinnamon Spider” by Jack Off Jill — 1 Comment

  1. Sitting here wearing my Beavis and Butthead pajama bottoms, I need to express my appreciation for the fan bass player’s shirt.

    The bass really creates the hook in this piece to my mostly untrained ear. Its fascinating. Not to be all bass focused or anything.

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