Wednesday, December 29, 2004

educated guess

yay!!! Congratulations to Ani DiFranco, her latest cd "educated guess" is nominated for two GRAMMY awards in the Best Contemporary Folk Album and Best Recording Package categories. I always knew I was a good judge of talent ;) I love that cd! Here is a poem found in it.


when they said he could walk on water
what it sounds like to me is he could float like a butterfly
and sting like a bee
literal people are scary, man
literal people scare me
out there trying to rid the world of its poetry
while getting it wrong fundamentally
down at the church of "look, it sez right here, see!"

- Ani DiFranco

Thursday, December 23, 2004

is it mean to dislike someone

is it mean to dislike someone because you feel they like you and you don't want them too in that way. the idea that he has any% hope in regards to something with me is annoying!!!! i must be crazy. i'm forced to battle this little mean me that comes out in his presence. anyone ever feel like this??
i know its my issue but nonetheless these vibes i get are killing me!! i should be flattered, that is the normal sentiment but that is not what i am feeling! nonetheless, i fight this on a daily basis :( oh well i'm sure there is something to learn from this. my new years resolution is to be less mean. i want to go back to the sweet me i use to be :)

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

you each time

lyrics by ani difranco

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 your eyes were not listening
and my ears were looking around
for another song to sing
but it was you each time
it was you

the answer to each moment must be yes
and the question: can you live with that?
becomes the test
so you weigh it against that aching in your chest
and that secretly relentless emptiness

and you talk it out and you talk it down
but your eyes are not listening
and my ears are running around
looking for another song to sing
but it is you each time
it is you

so my heart finally broke
it was so long bent
and it broke in three places
when it finally went
it wanted only to say what it meant
so it suffered every punishment
now it lives in a shack outside of town
and only the wolves are out there listening
and in her dreams they chase her down
their moonlit eyes are glistening
and it is you each time
it is you

i love this song. i'm so glad i discovered this artist while watching russell simmons def poetry slam on hbo this summer (aug 29). she caught my attention, i googled her, found out she was a singer as well as a poet and now 14 cds later i am inspired and happy and we hope to live happily ever after ;)
i can't believe how long it's taken me to have found her :)

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Tuesday, December 07, 2004

i don't know

"I don't know why red fades before blue, it just does..." ani di franco