Friday Morning Random – 32 Flavours

I can’t get this song out of my head.



Dammit Ani Difranco – why’d you have to go and be so intelligent?

You give me hope and make me think. That’s a lot to do before 8 in the morning…

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 might want to turn your head

cause someday you’re going to get hungry

and eat most of the words you just said

both my parents taught me about good will

and I have done well by their names

just the kindness I’ve lavished on strangers

is more than I can explain

still there’s many who’ve turned out their porch lights

just so I would think they were not home

and hid in the dark of their windows

’til I’d passed and left them alone

and god help you if you are an ugly girl

course too pretty is also your doom

cause everyone harbors a secret hatred

for the prettiest girl in the room

and god help you if you are a phoenix

and you dare to rise up from the ash

a thousand eyes will smolder with jealousy

while you are just flying back

I’m not trying to give my life meaning by demeaning you

and I would like to state for the record

I did everything that I could do

I’m not saying that I’m a saint

I just don’t want to live that way

no, I will never be a saint

but I will always say

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 might want to turn your head

Cause someday you might find you’re starving

and eating all of the words you said



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Posted on January 14, 2005, in 2009. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I really like Ani DiFranco. Her words are heartfelt and true, at least they are for me.

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