History Music / Dessa

30th Jun '16 4:05:13 PM Orbiting
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-->''But I've learned how to paint my face,\\

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-->''But ->''"But I've learned how to paint my face,\\



Children aren't as simple as we'd like to think.''
-->--"Children's Work"


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Children aren't as simple as we'd like to think.''
-->--"Children's
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-->-- "Children's
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She is also a member of Music/{{Doomtree}}, a hip-hop collective consisting of her and fellow artists P.O.S, Cecil Otter, Sims, Mike Mictlan, Lazerbeak, and Paper Tiger.


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* MasterOfUnlocking: The protagonist of "Skeleton Key", who builds a career out of opening any lock that people are willing to pay to have opened.
2nd Apr '16 4:06:20 PM Orbiting
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** "Crew" has one about her music skills partway through, "If the hinges creak, then break the door down / All I need is a beat, I break a four-count".


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* TheCharmer: The narrator of "Dear Marie"; "that charm of mine was easy to abuse".


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* FramingDevice: "Dear Marie" is a letter the narrator is writing to Marie.


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* HeelRealization: "Dear Marie" is about a woman who realizes for the first time how much she's hurt her loyal friend Marie, and writes a letter apologizing.
* IronicEcho: In "Dear Marie", the narrator says that Marie warns her "that charm of mine was easy to abuse"; later, after the narrator has her HeelRealization about how badly she's treated Marie, Marie says "that charm of mine was to refuse".


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* {{Shoutout}}: The chorus of "Everything Floats" (which the title is derived from) is a line from ''Literature/{{It}}''.
2nd Apr '16 3:13:12 PM Orbiting
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-->''Well I fixed you up, when they said you were past repair\\
I stitched you up, I thread a needle with my hair\\
And I fixed you up when you were just a common sparrow\\
[[ItsAllAboutMe But look who's on the shoulder now, when the road goes narrow?]]''

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-->''Well I fixed -->''Fixing up boys is different that way;\\
You fix a bird,
you up, when they said you were past repair\\
I stitched you up, I thread
buy a needle with my hair\\
And I fixed you up when you were just a common sparrow\\
[[ItsAllAboutMe But look who's on the shoulder now, when the road goes narrow?]]''
cage''



* DrowningMySorrows: Said by name in "Steamstress" and a theme touched on in multiple songs (including "Mineshaft 2" and "The Man I Knew"), coming from Dessa's own struggles with alcoholism.

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* DrowningMySorrows: Said by name in "Steamstress" "Seamstress" and a theme touched on in multiple songs (including "Mineshaft 2" and "The Man I Knew"), coming from Dessa's own struggles with alcoholism.
2nd Apr '16 3:09:03 PM Orbiting
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* AllTakeAndNoGive: A version with the giver as the controller in the relationship is the theme of "Seamstress"; it's implied to be stemming from a combination of a need to be needed and a fear of abandonment.
-->''Well I fixed you up, when they said you were past repair\\
I stitched you up, I thread a needle with my hair\\
And I fixed you up when you were just a common sparrow\\
[[ItsAllAboutMe But look who's on the shoulder now, when the road goes narrow?]]''



-->''Plus, I never did need for a pattern\\
Just some good restraints and my bedside manner.''



* DrowningMySorrows: A theme touched on in multiple songs (including "Mineshaft 2" and "The Man I Knew"), and coming from Dessa's own struggles with alcoholism.

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* DrowningMySorrows: A Said by name in "Steamstress" and a theme touched on in multiple songs (including "Mineshaft 2" and "The Man I Knew"), and coming from Dessa's own struggles with alcoholism.



* YourCheatingHeart: Averted in "Go Home", where the narrator persuades him to "go home to her, while you still can".

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* YourCheatingHeart: Averted Subverted in "Go Home", where the narrator persuades him to "go home to her, while you still can".
2nd Apr '16 2:34:09 PM Orbiting
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* DrowningYourSorrows: A theme touched on in multiple songs (including "Mineshaft 2" and "The Man I Knew"), and coming from Dessa's own struggles with alcoholism.

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* DrowningYourSorrows: DrowningMySorrows: A theme touched on in multiple songs (including "Mineshaft 2" and "The Man I Knew"), and coming from Dessa's own struggles with alcoholism.
2nd Apr '16 2:32:53 PM Orbiting
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* DomesticAbuse: What the narator finds out is going on in "Dixon's Girl"- "You gotta be big to treat pretty girls bad".
* DrowningYourSorrows: A theme touched on in multiple songs (including "Mineshaft 2" and "The Man I Knew"), and coming from Dessa's own struggles with alcoholism.


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* MyFutureSelfAndMe: The narrator visits her past self to ask for a favor in "Mineshaft 2".
2nd Apr '16 2:17:30 PM Orbiting
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* AgeProgressionSong: "Children's Work" and "The Chaconne."
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Deconstructed in ''Alibi'', where the narrator is soothing a woman whose husband broke the law.
* BadassBoast: The entirety of ''Dutch'', ''The Bullpen'', ''Skeleton Key'' and ''Fighting Fish'' is one.
* BadassCreed: ''Seamstress''. The creed of the seamstress is "you're pretty in pieces".
* TheCaretaker: ''Seamstress'' is a dark take on this.
* CoolBigSis: ''Children's Work'' was written for her younger brother Max.
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: ''Children's Work'': "The little mystic, and his handler."
** ''Anabelle'' has her pleading the song's title character to 'come back down'
** ''The Man I Knew'' is a song about a decade-long relationship with a drug addict.
* EasilyForgiven: Averted hugely in ''Mineshaft 2'' and ''The Lamb''.

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* AgeProgressionSong: "Children's Work" and "The Chaconne."
Chaconne".
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Deconstructed in ''Alibi'', "Alibi", where the narrator is soothing a woman whose husband broke the law.
* BadassBoast: The entirety of ''Dutch'', ''The Bullpen'', ''Skeleton Key'' "Dutch", "The Bullpen", "Skeleton Key" and ''Fighting Fish'' "Fighting Fish" is one.
* BadassCreed: ''Seamstress''."Seamstress". The creed of the seamstress is "you're pretty in pieces".
* TheCaretaker: ''Seamstress'' "Seamstress" is a dark take on this.
* CoolBigSis: ''Children's Work'' "Children's Work" was written for her younger brother Max.
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: ''Children's Work'': "Children's Work": "The little mystic, and his handler."
** ''Anabelle'' "Anabelle" has her pleading the song's title character to 'come back down'
** ''The "The Man I Knew'' Knew" is a song about a decade-long relationship with a drug addict.
* EasilyForgiven: Averted hugely in ''Mineshaft 2'' "Mineshaft 2" and ''The Lamb''."The Lamb".



* TheMasochismTango: ''Matches to Paper Dolls''
* MotorMouth: When Dessa ''really'' gets into rap-mode, she's scarily quick with her rhymes. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35SAEUbdUQE For example, Matches to Paper Dolls]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Qe3jruM9pg Mineshaft]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tvSaALk-wc Press On]].
* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Mentioned in ''Dixon's Girl''. Currently the page quote.

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* TheMasochismTango: ''Matches "Matches to Paper Dolls''
Dolls", which is about a couple who are too attached/attracted to each other to leave even though the relationship hurts both of them.
* MotorMouth: When Dessa ''really'' gets into rap-mode, she's scarily quick with her rhymes. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35SAEUbdUQE For example, Matches "Matches to Paper Dolls]], Dolls"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Qe3jruM9pg Mineshaft]], "Mineshaft"]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tvSaALk-wc Press On]]."Press On"]].
* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Mentioned in ''Dixon's Girl''."Dixon's Girl". Currently the page quote.



* SecondPersonNarration: ''Mineshalf 2'', although it switches to first person in the last verse
* SecretKeeper: A dark version in ''The Lamb'', where it's implied the narrator covered up a murder for her acquaintance.

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* SecondPersonNarration: ''Mineshalf 2'', "Mineshalf 2", although it switches to first person in the last verse
* SecretKeeper: A dark version in ''The Lamb'', "The Lamb", where it's implied the narrator covered up a murder for her acquaintance.



* TheSmurfettePrinciple: ''The Bullpen''
* TakeMeInstead: From ''Children's Work'': "When the wagon tipped, I prayed over your body. I asked God to take the damage out on me."
* TrueCompanions: ''Crew'', which is about her group Doomtree, along with most of her collaborative works with other Doomtree members.
** From ''Alibi'': "If you ever need a place to sleep tonight, that's what family's for."
* {{UST}}: ''Go Home''
* WeAreAsMayflies: The central theme of ''Momento Mori''.

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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: ''The Bullpen''
"The Bullpen", with the narrator channeling Dessa's experiences in the hip-hop scene.
* TakeMeInstead: From ''Children's Work'': "Children's Work": "When the wagon tipped, I prayed over your body. I asked God to take the damage out on me."
* TrueCompanions: ''Crew'', "Crew", which is about her group Doomtree, along with most of her collaborative works with other Doomtree members.
** From ''Alibi'': "Alibi": "If you ever need a place to sleep tonight, that's what family's for."
* {{UST}}: ''Go Home''
"Go Home" is about the narrator and a close friend struggling with the feelings that have grown between them.
* WeAreAsMayflies: The central theme of ''Momento Mori''."Momento Mori".



* WiseBeyondTheirYears: The entirety of ''Children's Work'': "Children aren't as simple as we'd like to think."
* YourCheatingHeart: Averted in ''Go Home'', where the narrator persuades him to "go home to her, while you still can".

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* WiseBeyondTheirYears: The entirety of ''Children's Work'': "Children's Work", with both the narrator and her little brother being wise in differnt ways: "Children aren't as simple as we'd like to think."
* YourCheatingHeart: Averted in ''Go Home'', "Go Home", where the narrator persuades him to "go home to her, while you still can".
28th Jul '15 2:29:23 PM Prfnoff
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Dessa (born Margret Wander) is an underground singer and hip-hop artist from Minneapolis, Minnesota and part of the indie hip-hop group Doomtree. Her lyrics vary from sharp and cutting to poetic and narrative. She is known for the feminist themes in several of her songs and has been described as a mix of Mos Def and AniDifranco.


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Dessa (born Margret Wander) is an underground singer and hip-hop artist from Minneapolis, Minnesota and part of the indie hip-hop group Doomtree. Her lyrics vary from sharp and cutting to poetic and narrative. She is known for the feminist themes in several of her songs and has been described as a mix of Mos Def and AniDifranco.Music/AniDiFranco.

10th Jul '15 9:43:34 AM Polaris
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* EasilyForgiven: Averted hugely in ''Mineshaft 2''.

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* EasilyForgiven: Averted hugely in ''Mineshaft 2''.2'' and ''The Lamb''.
21st May '15 6:35:46 PM Sheora
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* YourCheatingHeart: Narrowly averted in ''Go Home'', where the narrator persuades him to "go home to her, while you still can".

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* YourCheatingHeart: Narrowly averted Averted in ''Go Home'', where the narrator persuades him to "go home to her, while you still can".
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