Lost woman song - Ani Difranco

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

now i'm sitting in this waiting room
playing with the toy
sand i am here to exercise
my freedom of choice
i passed their hand
held signs
went through their picket lines
they gathered when they saw me coming
they shouted when they saw me cross
i said why don't you go home
just leave me alone
i'm just another woman lost
you are like fish in the water
who don't know that they are wet
as far as i can tell
the world isn't perfect yet
his bored eyes were obscene
on his denim thighs a magazine
i wish he'd never come here with me
in fact i wish he'd never come near me
i wish his shoulder
wasn't touching mine

i am growing older
waiting in this linesome of life's best lessons
are learned at the worst times
under the fierce fluorescent
she offered her hand for me to hold
she offered stability and calm
and i was crushing her palm
through the pinch pull wincing
my smile unconvincing
on that sterile battlefield that sees
only casualties
never heroes
my heart hit absolute zero...

3 comentários:

Maria del Sol disse...

As letras da Ani têm uma força impressionante, que reside na descida do patamar da superioridade moral para a da vulnerabilidade corajosamente assumida. É uma artista inigualável, e basta esta canção para o provar :)

darkest poet disse...

é uma música linda... =)

Anónimo disse...

falling is like this

adoro a letra desta música!

obrigada por ma teres lembrado!