Tuesday, December 13, 2005

until i drown

apparently i have a lot on my mind. i also have an econ class to prepare that i am desperately trying to avoid...

so here's some more inspiration. this time from someone who clearly could kick teddy roosevelt's ass...ani difranco. im not a huge fan. i wouldn't likely go to a show. but sometimes she just says it so well... yes, i know, she's a heathen, a heretic. but i think i heard these lyrics preached from our pulpit the day our pastor left...

...I've had a lack of inhibition
I've had a loss of perspective
I've had a little bit to drink
And it's making me think
That I can jump ship and swim
That the ocean will hold me
That there's got to be more
Than this boat I'm in

They can call me crazy if I fail
All the chance that I need is one-in-a-million,
And they can call me brilliant if I succeed
Gravity is nothing to me
I'm moving at the speed of sound
I'm just gonna to get my feet wet until I drown

I teeter between tired
And really, really tired
I'm wiped and I'm wired
But I guess that's just as well
Cuz I've built my own empire
Out of car tires and chicken wire
And now I'm queen of my own compost heap
And I'm getting used to the smell

...I don't care if they eat me alive
I've got better things to do than survive
I've got the memory of your warm skin in my hands
And I've got a vision of blue sky and dry land

They can call me crazy if I fail
All the chance that I need is one-in-a-million
And they can call me brilliant if I succeed
Gravity is nothing to me
I'm moving at the speed of sound
I'm just gonna get my feet wet untill I drown

3 comments:

Adrian H smyth said...

i can picture a well salted,scarred female desk sargent with a couple in her saying this at open mic night at the local pub

.alyssa¤ said...

haha, i'm a fan of ani difranco. :)

but since i just got my license, i'm gonna go pick up matt and drive around. yay!

Jon said...

That would make for a good cage match, Ani vs Teddy. My money is on Ani.