Sunday , 12 July 2020

Ani DiFranco

Subway

The subway car smells like an animal’s cage And don’t you feel like the captain riding in a rage Oh the city’s sweet as cider…sours with age The toss between fear and freedom Looking for a familiar sign And the man sitting next to you says "hey baby, can you spare a dime?" Oh the city’s sweet as cider… sours …

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Hat Shaped Hat

In walked a man in the shape of a man Holding a hat-shaped hat He held up two fingers and said ‘how many fingers?" And i said ‘peace man, that’s where it’s at" I said you are what you do in order to Prevent becoming what you’re busy not doing And if you do do it truly Then you arrive …

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The Boys In Blue

I shut my mouth Cause they are the law And i am alone Ohhh, the boys in blue Have decided i need a good talking to Though i’ve done nothing wrong He is less than polite I guess i’m not his type And while he has his fun The whole time he has his hand on his gun My friends, …

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To Be Free

On the underside of your salutation I can hear you turning inward Hello is such a thin word You’re going to have to hide doubletime from me Cuz i read our poetry, and i can see when it doesn’t rhyme You said you either wanted me home Or you wanted to be alone[?] Or you wanted to be alone And …

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Waiting For Susan

Susan is a connotation At less than arms length She has the strength of an opinion Her promises are like the night overcast Like the stars she doesn’t show And when she does, she doesn’t last You can see her goodness Like her breath on a window pane And then she turns her head And it is gone again And …

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When Doves Cry

Dig if you will the picture Of you and i engaged in a kiss The sweat of your body covers me Can you my darling Can you picture this? Dream if you can a courtyard An ocean of violets in bloom Animals strike curious poses They feel the heat The heat between me and you How can you just leave …

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Wishin’ And Hopin’

Originally by dusty springfield Covered by ani difranco in "my best friend’s wedding" soundtrack Wishin’, and hopin’, and thinkin’, and prayin’, Planning and dreamin’ each night of his charms. That won’t get you into his arms So if your’re looking for love you can share All you gotta to is hold him, and kiss him, and love him, And show …

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’tis Of Thee

’tis of thee They caught the last poor man On a poor man’s vacation They cuffed him and confiscated his stuff They dragged his black ass down to the station And said, ok, the streets are safe now All your pretty white children can come out and see spot run And they came out of their houses And they looked …

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Virtue

Virtue is relative at best There’s nothing worse than a sunset When you’re driving due west And i’m afraid that my love Is gonna come up short There is no there there I guess i’m scared Cuz i want to have good news to report Every time i come up for air Now i’m cruising through a chromakey blue sky …

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Come Away From It

Come Come away Come away from Come away from it Next to the glass ashtray In a little plastic baggy Is a bitter rock remedy Really good stuff But i take offense to the fact That you’re so hell bent Are you trying to tell me this world Just isn’t beautiful enough? Do you want to get off? Is this …

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