Ani Difranco

Pale Purple – Ani Difranco

pale purple nipples
goose pimpled
she shivers shifts from a walk to a trot
alone in the city
infested with faces
immune to new friendships
interested in places she’s never seen
she says everything is grey here
and nothing is green
the girls from down the street
sixteen, seventeen years old
you can smell them getting pregnant
you can hear their rock and roll
that’s america
you have to be tough
like a glad trash bag
the government’s an old nag
with a good pedigree
but pedigree’s don’t help you and me
I see the precedent is grey here
and nothing is green
unless something unforseen happens
I’m surrounded by the haves
they say I can have some too
just because of what I do
do they think a lot
about those who have not
or does it just distract them
from what they do
most of us have grey
except for those who can pay
for green
I’m torn
I’m torn
rejecting outfits offered me
regretting things I’ve worn
when I was still playing roles
to fill holes
in my conception of who I am
you know, now I understand
it’s not important to be defined
it’s only important to use your time well
well time is something nobody can buy
and nobody can sell you
so don’t let anybody tell you
they have the advantage
because all the grey people can say every day
doesn’t mean anything
if your mind is green
pale purple nipples
goose pimpled
she shivers shifts from a walk to a trot
alone in the city
infested with faces
immune to new friendships
interested in places she’s never seen
she says everything is grey here
otherwise I’d stay here
but I’m looking for green
just like every human being

By admin on October 7, 2013 | P Song Lyrics | 76 comments
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Napoleon – Ani Difranco

they told you your music
could reach millions
that the choice was up to you
and you told me they always
pay for lunch
and they believe in what i do
and i wonder
will you miss your old friends
once you’ve proven what you’re worth
yeah i wonder
when you’re a big star
will you miss the earth
i knew you would always want more
i knew you would never be done
‘cuz everyone is a fucking napoleon
yeah everyone is a fucking napoleon
and the next time
that i saw you
you were larger than life
you came and you conquered
you were doing alright
you had an army
of suits behind you
all you had to be was willing
and i said i still
make a pretty good living
but you must make a killing
a killing
i hope that you are happy
i hope at least you are having fun
‘cuz everyone is a fucking napoleon
yeah, everyone is a fucking napoleon
now you think, so that is
the way it’s gonna be
that’s what this is all about
and i think that is
they way it always was
you chose not to notice until now
yeah now that there’s a problem
you call me up to confide
and you gon on for over an hour
’bout each one that took you for a ride
and i guess that you dialed my number
‘cuz you thought for sure that i’d agree
and i say baby, you know i still love you
but how dare you complain to me
everyone is a fucking napoleon
yeah everyone is a fucking napoleon

By admin on September 21, 2013 | N Song Lyrics | 37 comments
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