Letras / letra A / Ani Difranco

  1. 1. 1,000,000 - The air comes off the ocean The city smells fishy The air is full of fish and mystery Whispering who, what, when I am warning you i am weightless And the wind is always shifting So don
  2. 2. 2nd Intermission - 2nd Intermission second intermission, anticipation you know the third act small talk drops out of the play you're standing in the lobby tightening your tourniquet waiting for it wait
  3. 3. 32 Flavors - squint your eyes and look closer i'm not between you and your ambition i am a poster girl with no poster i am thirty-two flavors and then some and i'm beyond your peripheral vision so you m
  4. 4. 4th of July - you gotta have the right tools for every job so I invite myself in through a hole in the fence I am tripping through the junkyard scanning over the piles the thin cats raise their skin in
  5. 5. 78% H2o - when the joy had left your body and you were locked in to your own thoughts you used to love to sit by the water and watch it lapping on the rocks and every time you put your feet in you'd cry out and
  6. 6. 78% Water - (thanks jacob, sarah) When the joy had left your body And you were locked into your own pulse You used to love to sit by the water And watch it lapping on the rocks And every time you pu
  7. 7. a Spade - A Spade I will not lie down On the wrongful ground or play While it's still a radical sound Just to call a spade a spade Dear friends, women and men Please check my math once more In th
  8. 8. Adam And Eve - Tonight you stoop to my level. I'm your mangy little whore. Now you're trying to find your underwear, and your socks, and then the door. And you're trying to find a reason why you have to
  9. 9. Aids - everywhere she looks she looks through the corner of her eye every time she left she never turned to say goodbye swaying in the corner of the bar room blown by the music she looked like a
  10. 10. Ain't That The Way - i love you and you love me and ain't that the way it's supposed to be? i swing my stick legs 'round at the root and pile drive each foot into a platform boot and i'm up and i'm out c
  11. 11. Akimbo - what dreams cause me to abandon my pillow each night? push away each of them, in fact since there always seem to be more than one then wake to aching stiff neck twisted tits and face smashe
  12. 12. All of Nothing - (thanks ronnie, jacob, sarah) He had all kinds of reasons Why she just couldn't love him She was just too young She was too high strung She was afriad of commitment But all of the t
  13. 13. Alla This - I will not stand immersed In this ultra violent curse I won't let you make a tool of me I will keep my mind and body free Bye, bye, minutiae Of the day to day drama I'm expanding exponentially
  14. 14. Amazing Grace - amazing grace how sweet the sound that save a wretch like me i once was lost but now i'm found was blind but now i see 'twas grace that taught my heart to fear and grace that fear rel
  15. 15. Angel Food - if the mattress was a table top and the bed sheet was a page we'd be written out like a couple of question marks my convex to your concave we'd be lying here to be under the sunsets a
  16. 16. Angry Anymore - growing up it was just me and my mom against the world and all my sympathies were with her when i was a little girl but now i've seen both my parents play out the hands they were dealt an
  17. 17. Animal - more and more there is this animal looking out through my eyes at all the traffic on the road to nowhere at all the shiny stuff around to buy at all the wires in the air at all the people s
  18. 18. Anticipate - you are subtle as a window pane standing in my view but i will wait for it to rain so that i can see you you call me up at night when there's no light passing through and you think that i
  19. 19. Anyday - i will lean into you you can be the wind i will open my mouth and you can come rushing in you can rush in so hard and make it so i can't breathe you know i breathe too much anyway i can do that
  20. 20. As Is - you can't hide behind social graces so don't try to be all touchy feely cuz you lie in my face of all places but I got no problem with that really what bugs me is that you
  21. 21. Asked You First - Things can't get much weirder This can't get much worse Don't know why you wouldn't kiss me But it's a good thing i asked you first. You were a big strapping boy with a boner. Yeah i fel
  22. 22. Asking Too Much - i want somebody who sees the pointlessness and still keeps their purpose in mind i want somebody who has a tortured soul some of the time i want somebody who will either put out for me or p
  23. 23. Astronaut (ft Radiohead) - I wanna know what you think about your future Can you tell me what you think, what you think about your life? I wanna know what you think of me, your friends I wanna know how you come to be al
  24. 24. Back Around - my lipstick jumped ship to a styrofoam cup with the coffee gone the conversation strong all i got left to give baby, is up but sentiments like shadows grow oh so long guess i got
  25. 25. Back Back Back - back back back in the back of your mind are you learning an angry language tell me boy boy boy are you tending to your joy or are you just letting it vanquish back back back in the dark of yo
  26. 26. Ballad of Ani Difranco - come home and my guitar has nothing to say to me i've recoiled from all my friends and then i'm in misery been so long since i've been held really, since i was his probably just need to be
  27. 27. Bliss Like This - i said venice you heard vegas now i say either way baby let's go i get so shaky and i just can't shake it i bliss like this i'm one of those but i don't wanna wear you wear you l
  28. 28. Blood In The Boardroom - sitting in the boardroom the i'm-so-bored room listening to the suits talk about their world they can make straight lines out of almost anything except for the line of my upper lip when
  29. 29. Bodily - you broke me bodily the heart ain't the half of it and i'll never learn to laugh at it in my good natured way in fact i'm laughing less in general but i learned a lot at my own funeral an
  30. 30. Born a Lion - i'm not hurting anyone i'm just telling my truth and if there if there is something wrong then maybe there's something wrong with you what's the big deal get over it relax just 'cau
  31. 31. Both Hands - i am walking out in the rain and i am listening to the low moan of the dial tone again and i am getting nowhere with you and i can't let it go and i can't get through and the old w
  32. 32. Brief Bus Stop - she sat there like a photograph of someone much further away we shared a brief bus stop on one of those in-between days she gave me her smile and i looked underneath at the lipstick on he
  33. 33. Bubble - i hated to pop the bubble of me and you but it only held enough oxygen for a trip or two to the moon and back again tell me, do you remember when our love had such grace we were floatin
  34. 34. Building And Bridges - buildings and bridges are made to bend in the wind to withstand the world, that's what it takes all that steel and stone is no match for the air, my friend what doesn't bend breaks what
  35. 35. Buildings And Bridges - Buildings and bridges are made to bend in the wind, to withstand the world thats what it takes. All that steal and stone are no match for the air, my friend. What doesn't bend breaks, what do
  36. 36. Callous - you cried and you cried and you cried wolf so it took me a minute to understand that you really were hurt bad that day you deeply cut your hand and then that look that you gave me sent me
  37. 37. Carry You Around - how pleased can one sun setting make you if you humble yourself to it? how grateful can you really say that you are just to be here and live through it? and when beauty asks a questio
  38. 38. Circe of Light - Circe Of Light Standing just outside The circle of light Avoiding the pool cues Watching the game Waiting for you Hanging in the doorway Like smoke Like mistletoe This is where I'll
  39. 39. Circle of Light - standing just outside the circle of light avoiding the pool cues watching the game waiting for you hanging in the doorway like smoke like mistletoe this is where i'll be whenever yo
  40. 40. Clip Clop Clack - Note: This is a poem in the booklet of Educated Guess, but it is not read on the CD. a girl with the sun of her youth at her back and the shadow of her womanhood before her on the stones i
  41. 41. Cloud Blood - i've been wondering what you meant when you asked do you have a light? i've been wondering where you went when you left that party that night cloud blood smudge smeared on the sky its dawns
  42. 42. Cloud Blood? - i've been wondering what you meant when you asked do you have a light? i've been wondering where you went when you left that party that night cloud blood smudge smeared on the sky it's dawn's roa
  43. 43. Cold And Mean - Thanks to juliana You are listening to the phone ring, Like a church bell sounding out the hour And the ringing Cuts the silence like a knife Leaving little pieces left of your life You a
  44. 44. Come Away - come, come away come away from come away from it come, come away come away from come away from it won't you come come away from come away from it why won't you why won't you come
  45. 45. 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
  46. 46. Comes a Time - (spoken introduction) there comes a time when the operation of the machine is so odious that you cannot even tacitly participate. you've got to place your bodies on the gears, the wheels, al
  47. 47. Coming Up - our father who art in a penthouse sits in his 37th floor suite and swivels to gaze down at the city he made me in he allows me to stand and solicit graffiti until he needs the land i stan
  48. 48. Company - what's the point of all this pointless proximity if you won't talk take me for a walk through a little story all these years have made me sick to tears of such mysteries why should
  49. 49. Cradle And All - fourteenth street and the garbage swirls like a cyclone three o'clock in the afternoon and i am going home f-train is full of high school students so much shouting, so much laughter last ni
  50. 50. Crime For Crime - the big day has come the bell is sounding i run my hands through my hair one last time outside the prison walls the town is gathering people are trading crime for crime everyone needs
  51. 51. Decree - (thanks tonya, richard, jackie, hope) Step up and forfeit your frontal lobe To the sexed up stroll of celebrity Never mind that the nanoseconds in between Are some of the darkest darkness
  52. 52. Deep Dish - Cold and drizzly night in Chicago's deep dish Fluorescent light of the bathroom Shows my hands as they are See an eyelash on my cheek Pick it off and make a wish And walk back out
  53. 53. Dilate - Life use to be lifelike. Now it's more like showbiz. I wake up in the night & I don't know where the bathroom is. And I don't know what town I'm in or what sky I am under. And I wake up in the darkne
  54. 54. Do Re Me - Lots of folks back East, they say, is leavin' home every day, Beatin' the hot old dusty way to the California line. 'Cross the desert sands they roll, gettin' out of that old dust bowl, They
  55. 55. Dog Coffee - Perpetrating counter-culture she is walking through the park First light ugly and more muscular than the dark Pushing poems at the urban silence Drawing portraits of the passers-by Sitting on
  56. 56. Done Wrong - the wind is ruthless the trees shake angry fingers at the sky the people hunch their shoulders hold their collars over their ears and run by it's a cold rain it's a hard rain like the kin
  57. 57. Educated Guess - looks like my crazy family is down one crazy daughter cuz i'm shipwrecked in a desert that once was underwater just looking for a swift turn of phrase some colors to fly as i float by i
  58. 58. Egos Like Hairdos - i saw on the poster my name was printed just a little bit smaller i can tell you need to stand just a little bit taller no one ever talks about it but no one can disguise the cloud of c
  59. 59. Emancipated Minor - Emancipated minor Well directed, brilliantly casted Riding a Greyhound down to the city With her fake I.D. and a hell of a little hand basket Little game of seesaw, then he came to claim her And
  60. 60. Everest - from the depth of the pacific to the height of everest and still the world is smoother than a shiny ball-bearing so i take a few steps back and put on a wider lens and it changes your ski
  61. 61. Every Angle - i'm imagining your frame every angle and every plane i'm imagining your smell the one that mingled with mine once upon a time thoughts of you are picketing my brain they refuse to w
  62. 62. Every State Line - i got pulled over in west texas so they could look inside my car he said are you an american citizen i said yes sir so far they made sure i wasn't smuggling someone in from mexico som
  63. 63. Evolve - i walk in stride with people much taller than me and partly it's the boots but mostly it's my chi and i'm becoming transfixed with nature and my part in it which i believe just signifies
  64. 64. Face Up And Sing - some guy tried to rub up against me in a crowded subway car some guy tried to feed me some stupid line in some stupid bar i see the same shit everyday the landscape looks so bleak i think
  65. 65. Fair Weather - for lee i'm cement, but behind the buttons on my blouse my heart is bent between fair weather and a woman who may never be. a woman who would be me. or the smell of women with a recipe. all those
  66. 66. Falling Is Like This - you give me that look that's like laughing with liquid in your mouth like you're choosing between choking and spitting it all out like you're trying to fight gravity on a planet that insist
  67. 67. Feakshow - life in the circus ain't easy but the folks on the outside don't know the tent goes up and the tent comes down and all that they see is the show and the laides on the horses look so pretty and th
  68. 68. Fierce Flawless - she was cuffed to the truth like the truth was a chair bright interrogation light in her eyes her conscience lit a cigarette and just stood there waiting for her to crack waiting for her to c
  69. 69. Find a Fire - Thanks to juliana! I am wading through the waters wanting you I don't dare look cuz i'll see right through I tried to warn myself to sleep, But now i'm wading, way too deep I can't screa
  70. 70. Fire Door - i opened the fire door to four lips none of which were mine kissing tightened my belt around my hips where your hands were missing and stepped out into the cold collar high under the
  71. 71. Fixing Her Hair - she's looking in the mirror she's fixing her hair and i touch my head to feel what isn't there she's humming a melody we learned in grade school she's so happy and i think this is not
  72. 72. Forest For The Trees - you wander into the forest following that shiny red ball and by the time you looked up you were lost, that's not all instead of being the hero boy he finds his way and emerges a man
  73. 73. Freakshow - life in the circus ain't easy but the folks on the outside don't know the tent goes up and the tent comes down and all that they see is the show and the ladies on the horses look so pretty
  74. 74. Fuck You - Think I'm going for a walk now, I feel a little unsteady I wonder what will follow me, except maybe you I can make you happy, if you weren't already I could do a lot of things, and I do T
  75. 75. Fuel - They were digging a new foundation in Manhattan And they discovered a slave cemetery there May their souls rest easy now that lynching is frowned upon And we've moved on to the electri
  76. 76. Fuel (Spoken Word) - they were digging a new foudation in Manhattan and they discovered a slave cemetary there may their souls rest easy now that lynching is frowned upon and we've moved on to the electric chair and i won
  77. 77. Garden of Simple - some crazy fucker carved a sculpture out of butter and propped it up in the middle of the bonanza breakfast bar and i am stuffing toast and sausage into my pockets under a sign that says grand
  78. 78. Glass House - sitting in my glass house while your ghost is sleeping down the hall watching the little birds fly kamikaze missions into the walls think i'm going to stay in today sit on the couc
  79. 79. God's Country - state trooper thinks i drive too fast pulled me over to tell me so i say out here on the prairie any speed is too slow i miss brooklyn i miss my crew let's start over i missed my cue gu
  80. 80. Going Down - you can't get through it you can't get over it you can't get around just like in a dream you'll open your mouth to scream and you won't make a sound you can't believe your eyes yo
  81. 81. Going Once - going once, going twice sold to the girl who ignored all the advice of all the people who knew her better she just stood there on the front porch waiting for her will to come and get he
  82. 82. Good, Bad, Ugly - it was good good to see you again good to meet your girlfriend i'll try not to wonder where you are when you go outside to kiss her in the front seat of your car it is good good to b
  83. 83. Good Luck - A throat with a heart in it stuck in traffic A ticket and a mind to fly, an alarm clock still drunk and high Sanity painted her mask on all the way across town A compact frown projected on a retin
  84. 84. Grand Canyon - i love my country by which i mean i am indebted joyfully to all the people throughout its history who have fought the government to make right where so many cunning sons and daughters our
  85. 85. Gratitude - thank you for letting me stay here thank you for taking me in thank you for the beer and the food thank you for loaning me bus fare thank you for showing me around that was a very kin
  86. 86. Gravel - I heard the sound of your bike as your wheels hit the gravel and your engine in the driveway, cutting off I pushed through the screen door and I stood out on the porch thinking fig
  87. 87. Grey - the sky is grey the sand is grey and the ocean is grey and i feel right at home in this stunning monochrome alone in my way i smoke and i drink and every time i blink i have a t
  88. 88. Half-assed - (thanks to lee, dan, nicole, sandra) You start tripping and i start slipping away I was taught to zip it if i've got nothing nice ot say Down in texas some are driving a really big truck H
  89. 89. Handsome Musician - he was a handsome musician but he had an ugly scar you could not see it on him but you could hear it when he played guitar naked and nervous silence therefore conversation to abuse stood
  90. 90. Hat Shaped Hat - in walked a man in the shape of a man holding a hat-shaped hat and 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
  91. 91. Heartbreak Even - it's a heartbreak even situation nothing lost and nothing gained so i'm 10 years old again standing in the backyard waving at a train i feel you make love to me slightly every time you l
  92. 92. Hell Yeah - life is a b movie it's stupid and it's strange a directionless story and the dialogue is lame but in the he said she said sometimes there's some poetry if you turn your back long enough
  93. 93. Hello Birmingham - hold me down i am floating away into the overcast skies over my home town on election day what is it about birmingham? what is it about buffalo? did the hate filled want to build
  94. 94. Hello, Birmingham - hold me down i am floating away in to the overcast skies over my hometown on election day what is it about birmingham? what is it about buffalo? that the hate-filled wanna build bunkers in your beaut
  95. 95. Here For Now - i bet you're wondering if you woke up today just to learn why the caged bird sings i bet you're wondering if the godesses are all crazy or just keeping it interesting situated slightly outs
  96. 96. Hide And Seek - Me and all the kids from the neighboorhood-- we'd play out in the street all summer long. Rule was we had to go home at night, when the street lights came on. We were oblivious to the rest of
  97. 97. Hide & Seek - Hide & Seek Me and the other kids from the neighborhood We played out on the street all summer long Rule was, we had to go home at night when the street lights came on. We were oblivious to the rest o
  98. 98. Hour Follows Hour - hour follows hour like water follows water everything is governed by the rule of one thing leads to another you can't really place blame cuz blame is much too messy some was bound to get
  99. 99. House of Fashion - i had to leave the house of fashion and go forth naked from its doors 'cause women should be allies and not competitors i had to leave the house of god because the cross replaced the wheel
  100. 100. How Have You Been - you could always hear the rub squeaking of those two tree limbs 'til one day one of them came down taken down by the wind but on the one that's still there you can still see where the bark
  101. 101. How Long Can It Last - Two years ago Before you felt so familiar Before i could remember Your last name I remember now How our bright spring green deepened With the years the seasons changed And we were lush
  102. 102. Hurricane - Pistol shots ring out in the barroom night Enter Patty Valentine from the upper hall. She sees the bartender in a pool of blood, Cries out, "My God, they killed them all!" Here comes t
  103. 103. Hypnotized - (tx matt!) So that's how you found me Rain fallin around me Around lookin down at a worm With a long way to go And the traffic was hissing by And i was homesick and i was high And i
  104. 104. I Know This Bar - i know this bar with a jukebox full of medicine and christmas lights blinking around a clouded mirror it's not that far from old voelkers bowling alley just go up there and turn right i
  105. 105. Icarus - it seems like you just started noticing how noticibly bad things really are and then you walk past this couple arguing in a rolled up window parked car and all that gesticulated bitterness
  106. 106. If He Tries Anything - i'm invincible so are you we do all the things they say we can't do we walk around in the middle of the night and if it's too far to walk we just hitch a ride we got rings of dirt
  107. 107. If It Isn't Her - standing like john wayne she is full framed she is center stage and my imagination is rattling in its cage i didn't really notice when everything else disappeared but as far as i'm conc
  108. 108. I'm No Heroine - you think i wouldn't have him unless i could have him by the balls you think i just dish it out you don't think i take it at all you think i am stronger you think i walk taller than the res
  109. 109. Imagine That - imagine that i am onstage under a watchtower of punishing light and in the haze is your face bathed in shadow and what's beyond you is hidden from sight and somebody right now is yawning an
  110. 110. Imperfectly - i'm okay if you get me at a good angle and you're okay in the right sort of light and we don't look like pages from a magazine but that's all right that's all right i crashed your
  111. 111. In Here - even when i look right at you i always just see through and i always just see new things to admire about you. am i what you thought you were getting? does this love we make-make you prou
  112. 112. In Or Out - guess there's something wrong with me guess i don't fit in no one wants to touch it no one knows where to begin i've got more than one membership to more than one club and i owe my life
  113. 113. In The Margins - In The Margins Such an intent stare One eye at a time Your talons like fish hooks You are a rare bird The kind I wouldn't even mind Writing in the margins of my books Sometimes I
  114. 114. In The Way - no you didn't just leave i actually kicked you out i couldn't hardly believe that the words came out my mouth you couldn't hardly believe what you heard yourself discuss as you packed up
  115. 115. Independence Day - We drove the car To the top of the parking ramp 4th of July Sat out on the hood With a couple of warm beers And watched the fireworks Explode in the sky There was an exodus of
  116. 116. Itch - i am evening the score i am cutting the umbilical cord curled with my teeth against my knees i am scratching at my consciousness like a bitch with fleas i think you'll be greatly pleased
  117. 117. Joyful Girl - i do it for the joy it brings because i'm a joyful girl because the world owes me nothing and we owe each other the world i do it because it's the least i can do i do it because i learned i
  118. 118. Jukebox - in the jukebox of her memory the list of names flips by and stops and she closes her eyes and smiles as the record drops then she drinks herself up and out of her kitchen chair and she danc
  119. 119. Kazoointoit - i love us both but i don't feel good so i keep pulling over and looking under the hood i love us both but i'm at wit's end where does your compromise begin and mine end? i love us both
  120. 120. Know Now Then - it's not so much that we got closer it's that her face just got bigger and by the time it was filling up my whole view i figured my face had gotten bigger too so i used it to try and sway her
  121. 121. Knuckle Down - it's just my cowgirl alter-ego riding on her barroom bull dripping with a sweat of irony as the cowboys woop and drool shooting glances at the mirror to see if her scar is showing she is truly
  122. 122. Lag Time - there's really no hope for me and that three second rule somethin gets dropped and still i'm the slowest damn fool slow to realize what's really going on slow to know in a moment who or
  123. 123. Landing Gear - Hey little bag of sugar floating in your biosphere Summon the courage to put down your landing gear And come out here 'Cause I am as exhausted as a drowning polar bear Swimming around, looking fo
  124. 124. Letter To a John - don't ask me why i'm crying i'm not going to tell you what's wrong i'm just gonna sit on your lap for five dollars a song i want you to pay me for my beauty i think it's only right 'cause
  125. 125. Letting The Telephone Ring - i am letting the telephone ring cause i don't want to know why i don't want to hear you explain i don't want to hear you cry i have written so much about you so much i thought i knew word
  126. 126. Light of Some Kind - i wish i didn't have this nervous laugh i wish i didn't say half the stuff i say i wish i could just learn to cover my tracks i guess i'm not concerned about getting away 'cause every time
  127. 127. Literal - Note: This is a poem in the booklet of Educated Guess, but it is not read on the CD. when they said he could walk on water what it sounds like to me is he could float like a butterfly and st
  128. 128. Little Plastic Castle - In a coffee shop in a city Which is every coffee shop in every city On a day which is every day I picked up a magazine Which is every magazine Read a story, and then forgot it righ
  129. 129. Looking For The Holes - i am looking for the holes the holes in your jeans because i want to know are they worn out in the seat or are they worn out in the knees there are so many ways to wear what we've got
  130. 130. Loom - you always got those dark sunglasses covering half your face but if you promise to take them off i promise i won't squander your gaze i will be picturesque i will be nice i won't
  131. 131. Lost Woman Song - i opened a bank account when i was nine years old i closed it when i was eighteen i gave them every penny that i'd saved and they gave my blood and my urine a number and now i'm sitting in this
  132. 132. Make Me Stay - i'm gonna turn and walk away you can wait till i am far along then run and come and catch my arm and say you'd die if i were gone i want to hear you call my name it's to
  133. 133. Make Them Apologize - my breast is cradled in the curve of my guitar i'm breaking strings and other things playing hard no i'm not on the rag but i'm not on the run i am matching the big boys one for one
  134. 134. Manhole - I'm holding here a book Notable, but not the greatest Stolen for me by the latest in a long line of thieves And I'm just about to drop it down that man hole of memories But I realized it does
  135. 135. Margins - (thanks brit, tanya) Such an intent stare One eye at a time Your talons like fish hooks You are a rare bird The kind i wouldn't even mind Writing in the margins of my books Someti
  136. 136. Marrow - the answer came like a shot in the back while you were running from your lesson which might explain why years later all you could remember was the terror of the question plus, you weren't
  137. 137. Millennium Theater - (thanks starlie, natalie, jacob, jeanette, justin, jamie) Millennium theater Get out there and buy that water and gas Running on an orange alert Everybody put on your gas mask Firs
  138. 138. Millennium Theatre - millennium theater get out there and buy that water and gas ramadan, orange alert everybody put on your gas mask first leak it out about the president then stand up and shout impeachment pull them coa
  139. 139. Million You Never Made - the air comes off the ocean the city smells fishy the air is full of fish and mystery whispering who, what, when i am warning you i am weightless and the wind is always shifting so don't
  140. 140. Minerva - you wandered in to the forest followin that shiny red ball and by the time you looked up you were lost but that's not all you confused your journey with my journey you tried to na
  141. 141. Modulation - in order to say thank you to you i must do it intentionally but tonight with every breath i can feel my death as sure as i can feel my knees you are my modulation and that's what you w
  142. 142. Monopoly - there's something i have to say i don't quite know why or how something about the way you treated me when you went out tonight it's like you can't stand unless you can stand next to me l
  143. 143. Most of The Time - Most of the time I'm clear focused all around Most of the time I can keep both feet on the ground I can follow the path, I can read the sign I can stay right with it, and the road unwinds
  144. 144. My I.Q. - when I was four years old they tried to test my I.Q. they showed me a picture of 3 oranges and a pear they said, which one is different? it does not belong they taught me different is wrong but when I
  145. 145. My Name Is Lisa Kalvelage - My name is Lisa Kalvelage, I was born in Nuremberg And when the trials were held there nineteen years ago It seemed to me ridiculous to hold a nation all to blame For the horrors that the world
  146. 146. Name And Dates And Times - i know so many white people i mean, where do i start? the trouble with white people is you can't tell them apart i'm so bad with names and dates and times but i'm big on faces that is, ex
  147. 147. Names And Dates And Times - i know so many white people i mean, where do i start? the trouble with white people is you can't tell them apart i'm so bad with names and dates and times but i'm big on faces that is, ex
  148. 148. Napoleon - they told you your music could reach millions the choice was up to you you told me they always pay for lunch and they believe in what i do and i wonder if you'll miss your old friends once
  149. 149. Nicotine - i hate you sometimes but i love to be your queen you are my muse got me smoking nicotine i watch you sometimes from oh so far away but i can't forget you or anything you said yo
  150. 150. No Reason To Come Home - don't know what you are going to do with this time on your own is the question on your mind ain't it a funny thing to accept that you are the worst company that you have ever kept. wha
  151. 151. North Main Street - The warmth of north main street Shows me how I took myself through Illogical landscapes with you Scribbling on napkins in foreign ports All sorts of sidewalks I don't traverse anymore
  152. 152. Not a Pretty Girl - I am not a pretty girl, that is not what I do. I ain't no damsel in distress, and I don't need to be rescued. So, so put me down punk. Wouldn't you prefer a maiden fair? Isn't there a kit
  153. 153. Not Angry Anymore - growing up, it was just me and my mom against the world. and all my sympathies were with her when i was a little girl and i've seen both my parents play out the hands that they were dealt as ea
  154. 154. Not So Soft - in a forest of stone underneath the corporate canopy where the sun rarely filters down the ground is not so soft not so soft they build buildings to house people making money
  155. 155. Oh My My - your body forshortened below your shoulders your face so close it's out of focus way down the hallway comes the sound of your shoes that is what i what i think about when
  156. 156. O.K. - If you ask me I'll say yes please to you today So don't ask me Cuz I'm weak that way Just don't ask me O.K. I'm so glad we got that straightened away If you see me walk by You better just let me wal
  157. 157. Old Old Song - i'll sing you a song that starts out descriptive and locates a time and a place like a dinner table where a whole family is just sitting down to say grace an old old song that moves into acti
  158. 158. On Every Corner - death has been your lover he has brought you the edges of your life and now you are looking over and all we can say is it's gonna be all right and i am looking forward to looking back
  159. 159. One More Night - I come to your town Like thirsty lips to a cup I come to your town And i wanna call you up I don't know how i feel But i hope you feel the same I've broken every speed limit in your name
  160. 160. One Times One Times One - do you ever wonder when the damage will be done? do you ever feel like one times one times one? do your eyes scrape the pavement as you shuffle from the sun? does your breath walk behind you when
  161. 161. Origame - i am an all powerful amazon warrior not just some sniveling girl so no matter what i think i need you know i can't possibly have a need in this world come and come for that sweet sweetne
  162. 162. Origami - i am an all powerful amazon warrior not just some sniveling girl so no matter what i think i need you know i can't possibly have a need in this world come and come for that sweet sweetne
  163. 163. Out of Habit - the butter melts out of habit the toast isn't even warm the waitress and the man in the plaid shirt play out a scene they've played so many times before i am watching the sun stumble home i
  164. 164. Out of Me - (soft instrumental intro, then rockin') no no no no no no no no no no no no no more it's gonna be sudden it's gonna be strange i'm gonna turn on a dime give you 5 cents change
  165. 165. Out of Range - just the thought of our bed makes me crumble like the plaster where you punched the wall beside my head and i try to draw the line but it ends up running down the middle of me most of t
  166. 166. Outa Me, Onto You - Outa Me, Onto You No no no no no no no no no no no no No more No no no no no no no no no no no no No more No no no No more It's gonna be sudden It's gonna be strange I'm gonna tu
  167. 167. Outta Me, Onto You - no no no no no no no no no no no no no more it's gonna be sudden it's gonna be strange i'm gonna turn on a dime give you 5 cents change it's gonna be long overdue it's all gonna come
  168. 168. Overlap - search your profile for a translation i study the conversation like a map 'cause i know there is strength in the differences between us and i know there is comfort where we overlap
  169. 169. Pale Purple - 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
  170. 170. Paradigm - i was born to two immigrants who knew why they were here they were happy to pay taxes for the schools and roads happy to be here they took it seriously just like a job of citizenry my m
  171. 171. Parameter - thirty three years go by and not once do you come home to find a man sitting in your bedroom that is a man you don't know who came a long way to deliver one very specific message lock you
  172. 172. Parameters - thirty-three years go by and not once do you come home to find a man sitting in your bedroom that is a man you don't know who came a long way to deliver one very specific message: lock yo
  173. 173. Perfect Fingers - You're a wild one I like your smile You do amazing things And I can't believe you're everything You've got perfect fingers A velvet voice Your eyes hold the key And I can't belie
  174. 174. Phase - i'll be your biggest fan i will be your fool i'll be your exception to whatever the rule and i ain't the type to bitch i ain't the type to cry i'll sit at your red light and wait for yo
  175. 175. Pick Yer Nose - how come i can pick my ears but not my nose who made up that rule anyway how can you say that's the way it is that's just the way it goes why don't you decide for yourself what you can do
  176. 176. Pixie - i'm a pixie i'm a paper doll i'm a cartoon i'm a chipper cheerful free for all and i light up a room i'm the color me happy girl miss live and let live and when they're out for
  177. 177. Pixie (Be Nice) - I'm a pixie i'm a paperdoll i'm a cartoon i'm a chipper cheerful free for all and i light up a room i'm the color me happy girl miss live and let live and when they're out for blood i always
  178. 178. Platforms - life knocked me off my platforms so i pulled out my first pair of boots bought on the street at astor place before new york was run by suits and i suited up for the long walk back to myself
  179. 179. Present/Infant - Lately I've been glaring into mirrors picking myself apart You'd think at my age I'd thought of something better to do Than making insecurity into a full time job Making insecurity into an art An
  180. 180. Promised Land - you're taking up lots of space your shit is everywhere your breath is all up in my face your hands are swarming in the air you're the first one out of the car and then you're the loudest on
  181. 181. Providence - who knew at this party that i would walk in and i'd see you i guess now we could just get drunk yeah, and that would be our excuse you could slip and outta nowhere i could be there to
  182. 182. Pulse - you crawled into my bed like some sort of giant insect and i found myself spellbound at the sight of you there cocooned in my room, beautiful and grotesque and all the rest of that bug stuf
  183. 183. Pulse (Bug Poem) - you crawled into my bed that night like some sort of giant insect and i found myself spellbound at the sight of you, beautiful and grotesque and all the rest of that bug stuff bluffing your way
  184. 184. Rain Check - as dolls go i am broken and you could just let that get us off the hook but from under the umbrella of the unspoken i see you giving me that look baby, you're right as rain about the benef
  185. 185. Reckoning - you can doubt anything if you think about it long enough cuz what happened always adjusts to fit what happened after that and it's hard to feel like you are free when all you seem to do is
  186. 186. Recoil - come home and my guitar has nothing to say to me i've recoiled from all my friends and then i'm in misery been so long since i've been held really, since i was his probably just need to be
  187. 187. Red Letter Year - New Year's Eve, we dropped mushrooms and danced around the house Making music with everything that we found Incantation replaced resolution And we vowed to allow each perfection that we could be
  188. 188. Reprieve - (thanks to jessica and anna) Manhattan is an island Like the women who are Surrounded by children in the car Surrounded by cars Or manhattan was a project That projected the worst o
  189. 189. Reprive - manhattan is an island like the women who are surrounded by children in a car surrounded by cars or manhattan was a project that projected the worst of mankind first one and then the other has made it
  190. 190. Revelling - you were so in love that it was all you could talk about and i think i felt a little left out you were on cloud 9 all the time while i was levelling i was wringing my hands and you were rev
  191. 191. Rock Paper Scissors - it's rock paper scissors as to whether i will get over you at all it's hand against hand and both hands are mine it's standing in a circular line which is not to say that i'm not also happy
  192. 192. Rockabye - tending the garden of noise when i grow the traffic and the church bells and the neighborhood boys singing to myself as the solitude sets in in tune with the symphony of south brooklyn
  193. 193. Roll With It - she says my ass hurts when i sit down she says my feet hurt from just standing around i think my body is as restless as my mind and i don't know if i can roll with it this time pac
  194. 194. Round A Pole - I could sing you 'round a pole I could talk you up a tree But when it comes to what really matters You are way more clever than me I know I wanted to be challenged But I was unclear about how S
  195. 195. Rush Hour - rush hour and the day's dawning the rain came and pushed me under the awning the puddles grew and threw themselves at me with every passing car I'm sheilding my guitar and there were some thi
  196. 196. School Night - she went over to his apartment clutching her decision and he said, did you come here to tell me goodbye? so she built a skyscraper of procrastination and then she leaned out the twenty-fifth
  197. 197. Second Intermession - second intermission anticipation you know the third act small talk drops out of the play you're standing in the lobby tightening your tourniquet waiting for it and then the bell
  198. 198. Second Intermission - second intermission anticipation you know the third act small talk drops out of the play you're standing in the lobby tightening your tourniquet waiting for it and then the bell sounds
  199. 199. Seeing Eye Dog - you're my seeing eye dog and i am blind you take me there every time with that winning combination of loyal and kind your eyes like wells to the water of your mind i want to take a long, c
  200. 200. Self Evident - (inspired by the WTC disaster) yes, us people are just poems we're 90% metaphor with a leanness of meaning approaching hyper-distillation and once upon a time we were moonshine
  201. 201. Serpentine - pavlov hits me with more bad news every time i answer the phone so i play and i sing and i just let it ring all day when i'm at home a defacto choice of macro or microcosmic melancholy bu
  202. 202. Served Faithfully - he caresses every bottle like it's the first one he's had saying it ain't love but it ain't bad it's the only reward bestowed upon me and i have served faithfully i can see he is s
  203. 203. Shameless - i cannot name this i cannot explain this and i really don't want to just call me shameless i can't even slow this down let alone stop this and i keep looking around but i cannot top thi
  204. 204. She Says - she says forget what you have to do pretend there is nothing outside this room and like an idea she came to me but she came too late or maybe too soon i said please try not to love me c
  205. 205. Shroud - Shroud I had to leave the house of fashion And go forth naked from its doors 'cause women should be allies And not competitors I had to leave the house of god Because the cross replaced t
  206. 206. Shroud / House of Fashion - (thanks to sandra, katherine, zosia, marissa) I had to leave the house of fashion And go forth naked from its doors 'cause women should be allies And not competitors I had to leave the h
  207. 207. Shrug - what's with that halo hovering above that thick skull spare me if i do say so - i think you're covering 'course there was nothing could've prepared me for the side effect of this dirty
  208. 208. Shy - the heat is so great it plays tricks with the eye it turns the road to water and then from water to sky and there's a crack in the concrete floor and it starts at the sink there's a bathr
  209. 209. Sick of Me - how sick of me must you be by now while you're standing just outside of what your pride will allow always reaching into yourself to find a new way to understand me when i'm sure that th
  210. 210. Silver Ingrid - i always escape where i have been. i leave you looking for my face, wondering what it was you've seen down the long dark hallway in flight heading back from which i've came. i am a creature
  211. 211. Sistersong - Everybody's looking over your shoulder Seems they can't wait to hear what's next Everybody's saying she's looking older Could it be there is a cruel sun Next to all this endless adulation
  212. 212. Slide - she was hungry so hungry and she was trying to think clear but she kept opening the fridge door and looking at the mustard and the beer and then finally she went out into the rain carrying
  213. 213. Small World - she was shaking and talking louder and louder each sentence was sifted to a very fine powder her face was wet and tight her grip was cold and light a strong wind could blow you down i h
  214. 214. Smiling Underneath - I don't mind waiting in line, no, no I don't mind if the bills pile up and the work is slow I don't mind the gas or the groceries or the grind Long as I'm with you I'm having a good time I don't
  215. 215. So What - who's gonna give a shit who's gonna take the call when you find out that the road ahead is painted on a wall and you're turned up to top volume and you're just sitting there in pause with
  216. 216. Soft Shoulder - i don't keep much stuff around i value my portability but i will say that i have saved every letter you ever wrote to me the one you left on my windsheild outside of the motel is in the p
  217. 217. Sorry I Am - I'm sorry I didn't sound more excited on the phone. I'm sorry that after all these years, I've left you feeling unrequited and alone... brought you to tears. I guess I never loved you quite a
  218. 218. Spade - (thanks jacob, sarah) I will not lie down On the wrongful ground or play While it's still a radical sound Just to call a spade a spade Dear friends, women and men Please check my math onc
  219. 219. Star Matter - Love gets started and next thing you know It leaves everything else behind Love sets fire to your schedule And then calls an end to time And love ain't far behind you Love ain't far behind And
  220. 220. Studying Stones - i am out here studying stones trying to learn to be less alive using all of my will to keep very still still even on the inside i've cut all of the pertinent wires so my eyes cant make
  221. 221. Subconscious - Subconscious On one hand I'm walking the way that I do looking like I'm lost in thought but I'm looking for you it's so subconscious the way that I feel too bad my subconscious life
  222. 222. Subdivision - white people are so scared of black people they bulldoze out to the country and put up houses on little loop-dee-loop streets and while america gets its heart cut right out of its chest the b
  223. 223. Submerged - well your arms hang parallel to the curtains your gaze falls perpendicular to the floor your resign yourself to the hurting the lines in your brow are deeper than before don't misundersta
  224. 224. 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
  225. 225. Sunday Morning - sunday morning slow beats seething through the screens in the open windows eggs frying legs shaking after we stayed lying so long in bed sunday morning both of us reading and lo
  226. 226. Superhero - sleep walking through the all-nite drug store baptized in fluorescent light i found religion in the greeting card aisle now i know hallmark was right and every pop song on the radio is sudd
  227. 227. Suprehero - sleep walking through the all-nite drug store baptized in fluorescent light i found religion in the greeting card aisle now i know hallmark was right and every pop song on the radio is sudd
  228. 228. Swan Dive - i'm cradling the softest, warmest part of you in my hands feels like a little baby bird fallen from the nest i think that your body is something i understand i think that i'm happy
  229. 229. Swan Dive (tracução) - Embalando a sua mais suave, mais quente parte com minha mão Parece um pequeno filhote de pássaro que caiu do ninho Acho que seu corpo é algo que eu entendo Acho que estou feliz, acho que sou abençoad
  230. 230. Swim - you keep telling me i'm beautiful but i feel a little less so each time your love is so colorful it flashes like a neon sign but i finally drove out where the sky is dark enuf to see stars
  231. 231. Swing - she came to and her whole life was how she remembered it she had a mouth full of fur and she was laughing she parked her hearse across three spaces posted motorcycles only and jumped out
  232. 232. Talk To Me Now - He said, "You've gotten tough" 'Cause my tone was curt. Yeah and when I'm approached in a dark alley, I don't lift my skirt. In the city, self-preservation is a full time occupation. I'm de
  233. 233. Tamburitza Lingua - a cold and porcelain lonely in an old new york hotel a stranger to a city that she used to know so well bathing in a bathroom that is bathed in the first blue light of the beginning of a
  234. 234. The Arrival's Gate - gonna go out to the arrivals gate at the airport and sit there all day watch people reuniting public affection is so exciting it even makes airports ok watching children run with their
  235. 235. The Atom - The glory of the atom begs a reverent word The primary design of the whole universe Yeah, let us sing its praises, let us bow our heads in prayer At the magnificent consciousness incarnate there
  236. 236. 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 n
  237. 237. The Diner - i'm calling from the diner the diner on the corner i ordered two coffees one is for you i was hoping you'd join me 'cause i ain't go no money and i really miss you i should mention that
  238. 238. The Interview - Note: This is a poem in the booklet of Educated Guess, but it is not read on the CD. how can one talk on the role of politics in art when art is activism and anyway both are just a li
  239. 239. The Million You Never Made - the air comes off the ocean the city smells fishy the air is full of fish and mystery whispering who, what, when I am warning you I am weightless and the wind is always shifting so don't hang anything
  240. 240. The Next Big Thing - hello it's me i'm returning your call it's monday wednesday friday between noon and three he says i usually just let the phone ring but i've always got a minute of time for the next b
  241. 241. The Slant - the slant a building settling around me my figure female framed crookedly in the threshold of the room door scraping floorboards with every opening carving a rough history of bedroom
  242. 242. The Story - i would have returned your greeting if it weren't for the way you were looking at me this street is not a market and i am not a commodity don't you find it sad that we can't even say hello
  243. 243. The True Story of What Was - the light blue flickering rhythm of the neighbor's big console t.v. is basking on the ceiling of another insomniac spree and outside sleep's open window between the drops of rain history
  244. 244. The Waiting Song - your basic average super star is singing about justice and peace and love and i am glaring at the radio, swearing saying that's just what i was afraid of the system gives you just enoug
  245. 245. The Whole Night - we can touch touch our girl cheeks and we can hold hands like paper dolls we can try try each other on in the privacy within new york city's walls we can kiss kiss goodnight and w
  246. 246. This Bouquet - got a garden of songs where i grow all my thoughts wish i could harvest one or two for some small talk i'm always starving for words when you're around nothing on my tongue so much in my gro
  247. 247. Tiptoe - Tiptoeing through the used condoms strewn on the piers of the westside highway sunset behind the skyline of Jersey walking toward the water with a fetus holding court in my gut my body hija
  248. 248. 'tis of Thee - They caught the last poor man on a poor man's vacation The cuffed him and they confiscated his stuff. They dragged his black ass down to the station and said, ok, the streets are safe now a
  249. 249. Tis Of Thee - they caught the last poor man on a poor man's vacation they cuffed him and they confiscated his stuff and they dragged his black ass down to the station and said "ok the streets are safe now. all your
  250. 250. 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'
  251. 251. To The Teeth - the sun is setting on the century and we are armed to the teeth we're all working together now to make our lives mercifully brief and school kids keep trying to teach us what guns are all a
  252. 252. Trickle Down - you cease to smell the steel plant after you've lived here for a while smoke is snow is ash are leaves that blow through the air aloft and our houses dim their siding to the same soot grey style
  253. 253. Two Little Girls - you were fresh off the boat from virginia i had a year of new york city under my belt we met in a dream we were both nineteen i remember where we were standing i remember how i
  254. 254. Unrequited - Unrequited He had all kind of reasons why she was unable to love him she was just too young she was too high strung she was afraid of commitment but all of the theories that he recited
  255. 255. Untitled - Note: This is a poem in the booklet of Educated Guess, but it is not read on the CD. oh great stroke of bare emotional night and unbelievable suck i should remember him as if i don't
  256. 256. Untouchable Face - Think I'm going for a walk now I feel a little unsteady I don't want noone to follow me except maybe you I could make you happy, you know if you weren't already I could do a lot of thi
  257. 257. Up Up Up Up Up - points the spire of the steeple but god's work isn't done by god it's done by people up up up up up up points the fingers of the trees the lumberjacks with their bloody axes are on thei
  258. 258. Up Up Up Up Up Up - Up Up Up Up Up Up Up up up up up up points the Spire of the steeple But god's work isn't done by god It's done by people Up up up up up up points the Fingers of the trees The lumberj
  259. 259. Used To You - i'm still here because i've got nothing else to do you're an asshole but i'm getting used to you i like the fact that you talk incessantly i got a thing for assholes who tell good stori
  260. 260. 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 life is gonna come up short there is nothing there and i guess i'm scared
  261. 261. 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 does
  262. 262. Way Tight - I'll tell you what there is plenty wrong with me But I fixed up a few old buildings and I planted a few trees And children seem to like me and animals too Like the birds and the bees And eating a
  263. 263. Welcome To - welcome to: no amount of stoned makes you feel ok welcome to: this year's alone - brought to you by christmas day welcome to: the darkness into which prayin people pray it's quiet here
  264. 264. What How When Where (Why Who) - What what what what what did you think you were doing? How how how how how did you think this would go? When when when when when you showed up on my radar Where where where where where did you thi
  265. 265. What If No One's Watching - if my life were a movie there would be a sunset and the camera would pan away but the sky is just a little sister tagging along behind the buildings trying to imitate their gray the littl
  266. 266. Whatall Is Nice - today we are only whatall is nice about us today we turned on in the blue light of dawn and made love and you were not a dot dot dot waiting for me to complete you and it was like i just
  267. 267. When Doves Cry - how can you leave me standing? alone in a world that's so cold? maybe i'm just too demanding maybe i'm just like my father, too bold maybe i'm just like my mother she's never satisfied wh
  268. 268. When I'm Gone - there's no place in this world where i'll belong when i'm gone. and i won't know the right from the wrong when i'm gone. and you won't find me singin' on this song when i'm gone, so i guess
  269. 269. Willing To Fight - the windows of my soul are made of one way glass don't bother looking into my eyes if there's something you want to know, just ask i got a dead bolt stroll where i'm going is clear i wo
  270. 270. Wish I May - I'm losing my love of adventure. I'm losing all respect for me and myself tonight. I wonder what happens if I get to the end of this tunnel and there isn't a light. I've worn down the treads
  271. 271. Wishin' And Hopin' - 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
  272. 272. Work Your Way Out - lying on the floor four stories high in the corridor between the asphalt and the sky i am caught like bottled water the light daughter i wonder what you look like under your t-shirt i
  273. 273. Worthy - you think you're not worthy i'd have to say i agree i'm not worthy of you you're not worthy of me which of us is deserving look at the human race the whole planet at arm's length and we
  274. 274. You Each Time - there you were day after day six feet twenty feet two feet away right in my pocket singin me a song makin my heart race all day long and we talked it out and we talked it down but yo
  275. 275. You Had Time - you had time how can i go home with nothing to say i know you're going to look at me that way and say what did you do out there and what did you decide you said you needed time and you
  276. 276. Your House - the wind was applauding my passing your house how tempting, I keep your key still on my ring I have half a mind to open the gate how easy to climb your fire escapes of steel so fami
  277. 277. Your Next Bold Move - coming of age during the plague of reagan and bush watching capitalism gun down democracy it had this funny effect on me i guess i am cancer i am HIV and i'm down at the blue jesus
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