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** (Probably) {{subverted}} by "Jonas and Ezekial", which WordOfGod says is named for two surnames Ray saw on tombstones in a slave cemetery.



* ShoutOut: The title of their album ''Swamp [[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} Ophelia]]''.

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The title of their album ''Swamp [[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} Ophelia]]''.Ophelia]]''.
** "Creator/VirginiaWoolf (Each Life Has Its Place)"

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* TitleTrack: ''Beauty Queen Sister'' and ''Strange Fire'' both have one.

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* AlbumTitleDrop: The title of ''Swamp Ophelia'' appears in the middle of its central track "Touch Me Fall".
-->Swamp Ophelia, I'm torn down\\
Let your waters let me drown
* AsTheGoodBookSays: Amy Ray majored in religion at Emory College and incorporates a lot of [[Literature/TheBible Biblical]] references into her songwriting.
** [[TitleTrack "Strange Fire"]] takes inspiration from the biblical story of Aaron and his sons from ''Leviticus 9'' and later quotes almost directly from ''Proverbs''.
--->Now who are you to speak for God\\
With haughty eyes and lying tongues\\
And hands that shed innocent blood\\
Now who delivered you the power
* CagedBirdMetaphor: "Able to Sing" compares a new bride to a bird being caged.


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* {{Gayngst}}: Mostly avoided, but "Touch Me Fall" and "Fugitive" seem to incorporate some of this.


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* ShoutOut: The title of their album ''Swamp [[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} Ophelia]]''.


* TheCoverChangesTheMeaning: "Romeo and Juliet" becomes a lesbian love song (and is better that way). They also insert a cheeky "convenient" into the first verse:

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* EpicRocking: "Touch Me Fall" clocks in at 6:12.


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* {{Reincarnation}}: The subject of "Galileo", where the singer expresses her sense of obligation to the lives she has lived in the past.
-->And then you had to bring up reincarnation\\
Over a couple of beers the other night\\
And now I'm serving time for mistakes\\
Made by another in another life time ...\\
How long till my soul gets it right?


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* SongStyleShift: "Touch Me Fall" does this several times before ending on a rocked-up note.

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* TheCoverChangesTheMeaning: "Romeo and Juliet" becomes a lesbian love song (and is better that way). They also insert a cheeky "convenient" into the first verse:
-->He finds a convenient streetlight and steps out of the shade ...
* CoverVersion: ''Rites of Passage'' features a cover of [[ShoutOut "Romeo and Juliet"]] by Music/DireStraits.


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* ProtestSong: Many of their songs are these. "Go", "War Rugs", and "Burn All the Letters" are notable examples.


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* SingerSongwriter: Both Ray and Saliers. They have stated that they usually do not write collaboratively, penning lyrics separately and figuring out arrangements together later.


The closer I am to fine

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* SelfTitledAlbum: Their second album (and first with a major record label).

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* SelfTitledAlbum: Their second album (and first with a major record label).label).
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[[caption-width-right:350:Emily Saliers and Amy Ray]]

->''I went to the doctor, I went to the mountains\\
I looked to the children, I drank from the fountains\\
There's more than one answer to these questions\\
Pointing me in a crooked line\\
And the less I seek my source for some definitive\\
The closer I am to fine
-->-- "Closer to Fine"

The Indigo Girls are an American [[FolkMusic folk rock]] duo consisting of [[SingerSongwriter singer-songwriter]][=/=]guitarists Emily Saliers and Amy Ray (who has also released six albums as a solo act).

After meeting in grade school and beginning their musical collaboration in college, they have been performing together since the late [[TheEighties 80s]] and as of 2019 are embarked on an international tour with the University of Colorado Symphony Orchestra. They are known for their complementary vocal and guitar arrangements and popular songs "Closer to Fine", "Galileo", and "Power of Two", as well as for their [[ProtestSong activism]] both on behalf of and apart from the lesbian community.

'''Discography:'''
* ''Strange Fire'' (1987)
* ''Indigo Girls'' (1989)
* ''Nomads Indians Saints'' (1990)
* ''Shades Of Indigo'' (1990)
* ''Rites of Passage'' (1992)
* ''Swamp Ophelia'' (1994)
* ''Shaming of the Sun'' (1997)
* ''Come On Now Social'' (1999)
* ''Become You'' (2002)
* ''All That We Let In'' (2004)
* ''Despite Our Differences'' (2006)
* ''Poseidon and the Bitter Bug'' (2009)
* ''Beauty Queen Sister'' (2011)
* ''One Lost Day'' (2015)
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!!Their work provides examples of:
* FemaleEmpowermentSong: "Go" is about suffrage and the fight for female liberation.
* FolkMusic: Their albums have pulled different directions on the folk-rock scale, but their roots are in this genre.
* SelfTitledAlbum: Their second album (and first with a major record label).

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