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Carnegie Hall, 04.06.02 (Bootleg), Ani Difranco
Carnegie Hall, 04.06.02 (Bootleg)
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2002

 
Duration: 68:04  
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1
God's Country Lyrics 04:09 192 5,54 0.10
2
Subdivision Lyrics
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 berlin wall still runs down main street
separating east side from west
and nothing is stirring, not even a mouse
in the boarded-up stores and the broken-down houses
so they hang colorful banners off all the street lamps
just to prove they got no manners
no mercy and no sense

and i'm wondering what it will take
for my city to rise
first we admit our mistakes
then we open our eyes
the ghosts of old buildings are haunting parking lots
in the city of good neighbors that history forgot

i remember the first time i saw someone
lying on the cold street
i thought: i can't just walk past here
this can't just be true
but i learned by example
to just keep moving my feet
it's amazing the things that we all learn to do

so we're led by denial like lambs to the slaughter
serving empires of style and carbonated sugar water
and the old farm road's a four-lane that leads to the mall
and our dreams are all guillotines waiting to fall

i'm wondering what it will take
for my country to rise
first we admit our mistakes
and then we open our eyes
or nature succumbs to one last dumb decision
and america the beautiful
is just one big subdivision
04:04 176 4,93 0.10
3
Angry Anymore Lyrics
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 each year goes by, i know more about how my father must have felt

i just want you to understand that i know what all the fighting
was for, and i just want you to understand that i'm not angry anymore
no, i'm not angry anymore

she taught me how to wage cold war with quiet charm
but i just want to walk through my life unarmed.
to accept, and just get by like my father learned to do
but without all the acceptance of getting by that got my father through

i just want you to understand that i know what all the fighting was for
and i just want you to understand that i'm not angry anymore
no, i'm not angry anymore

night falls like people into love
we generate our own light to compensate
for the lack of light from above
every time we fight a cold wind blows our way
we can learn like the trees, how to bend
how to sway and say

i, i think i understand
what all this fighting is for
and i just want you to understand
i'm not angry anymore
no, i'm not angry anymore
04:41 192 5,90 0.10
4
Educated Guess Lyrics
it looks like my crazy family
is down one crazy daughter 'cause
i'm shipwrecked in the desert that
once was underwater just
looking for a swift turn of phrase
some colors to fly
as i float by
in the parade

plus i dream in skin scented sentences
of a stronger, faster, fiercer you
and to each noun verb and predicate
i dedicate a vivid hue
but you ain't done too well getting past your permanent pastel
have you now
the desert seems so promising
and then it pales and somehow

so school is in session
get your chin off your desk
and pick up your pencil
and turn over your test
use your education
and take an educated guess
about me
about me

i got a spot at eye-level like
a speak-easy door and i
i know you know the password
'cause i seen you here before and i
i got something sweet for you
and i don't care if it is more than
you deserve

i got a lot of love
and a lot of nerve
so baby watch me while i take this curve

yeah school is in session
get your chin off your desk
now pick up your pencil
and turn over your test
use your education
and take an educated guess
about me
about me

plus i have this whole new family
and i'm in love with each of them
and i'm on this list called lucky when
ever i'm in reach of them
that i'd be happy either way
with your love
yes i'm calling on the stars above

so school is in session
get your chin off your desk
and pick up your pencil
and turn over your test
use your education
and take an educated guess
about me
about me
05:19 176 6,60 0.10
5
Not So Soft Lyrics
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
or they build buildings to make money
off of housing people
it's true
like a lot of things are true
i am foraging for a phone booth on the forest floor
that is not so soft
i look up
it looks like the buildings are burning
but it's just the sun setting in the window
the solar system calling an end
to another business day
eternally circling signally
the rhythmic clicking on and off
of computers
the pulse
of the american machine
the pulse
that draws death dancing
out of anonymous side streets
you know
the ones that always get dumped on
and never get plowed
it draws death dancing
out of little countries
with funny languages
where the ground is getting harder
and it was
not
that
soft
before

those who call the shots
are never in the line of fire
why
where there's life for hire
out there
if a flag of truth were raised
we could watch every liar
rise to wave it
here
we learn america like a script
playwright
birthright
same thing
we bring
ourselves to the role
we're all rehearsing for the presidency
i always wanted to be
commander in chief
of my one woman army

but i can envision the mediocrity
of my finest hour
it's the failed america in me
it's the fear that lives
in a forest of stone
underneath the corporate canopy
where the sun
rarely
filters
down
and the ground
is not so soft
02:33 160 2,86 0.10
6
Two Little Girls Lyrics
you were fresh off the boat from virginia
i had a year in new york city under my belt
we met in a dream
we were both nineteen
i remember where we were standing
i remember how it felt
two little girls growing out of their training bras
this little girl breaks furniture, this little girl breaks laws
two girls together
just a little less alone
this little girl cries wee wee
all the way home

you were always half crazy, now look at you baby
make about as much sense as a nursery rhyme
love is a piano dropped out a four story window
and you were in the wrong place at the wrong time

i don't like your girlfriend, i blame her
never seen one of your lovers do you so much harm
i loved you first and you know i would prefer
if she didn't empty her syringes into your arm

here comes little naked me padding up to the bathroom door
to find little naked you slumped on the bathroom floor
so i guess i'll just stand here with my back against the wall
while you distill your whole life down to a 911 call

so now you bring me your bruises
so i can oh and ah at the display
maybe i'm supposed to make one of my famous jokes that makes everything ok
maybe i'm supposed to be the handsome prince who rides up and unties your hands
or maybe i'm supposed to be the furrow-browed friend who thinks she understands

here comes little naked me padding up to the bathroom door
to find little naked you slumped on the bathroom floor
so i guess i'll just stand here with my back against the wall
while you distill your whole life down to a 911 call
04:03 160 4,28 0.10
7
(Story) Lyrics 01:48 160 2,02 0.10
8
Gratitude Lyrics
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 kind thing to do
thank you
for the use of the clean towel
thank you for half of your bed
we can sleep here like brother and sister,
you said

but you changed the rules
in an hour or two
and i don't know what you
and your sisters do
but please don't
please stop
this is not my obligation
what does my body have to do
with my gratitude?

look at you
little white lying
for the purpose of justifying
what you're trying to do
i know that you feel my resistance
i know that you heard what i said
otherwise you wouldn't need the excuse

thank you
for letting me stay here
thank you for taking me in
i don't know where else
i would have turned
but i don't come and go
like a pop song
that you can play incessantly
and then forget when it's gone
you can't write me off
and you don't turn me on

so don't change the rules
in an hour or two
i don't know what you and your
sisters do
but please don't
please stop
this is not my obligation
what does my body have to do
with my gratitude?
03:40 176 4,49 0.10
9
Detroit Annie, Hitchhiking Lyrics 02:03 160 2,28 0.10
10
In The Way Lyrics
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
and you packed up all your things
and you said goodbye to us

tell me what is in the way
in the way of my love for you?
tell me what is in the way
in the way of my love for you?
hafta get it outta of the way of my love
hafta get it outta of the way of my love

and now there's nothing left to lose,
and the screen just says "Fini"
and each night in separate rooms
we cry separately
and every day we yell
down each other's holes
two slippery strippers
swinging round two poles

tell me what is in the way
in the way of my love for you?
tell me what is in the way
in the way of my love for you?
yeah there's something in the way of my love for you
yeah there's something in the way of my love

so we took down all the pictures
and then we took down all the walls
packed up our expectations
piled them in the hall
yeah we bagged our future
kicked it to the curb
and then we stood there on the corner
and we stood there undeterred
'cause we were done clinging
to the things we were afraid to lose
and the only thing left
was a breathtaking view
you looked at me
and i looked at you
and we said, "how about now,
"what you wanna do?"

now there's something in the way
in the way of my love for you
now there's something in the way
in the way of my love for you
i have to get it out the way
out the way of my love for you
i have to get it out the way
out the way of my love for you

no you didn't just leave
no you didn't just leave
no you didn't just leave
no you didn't just leave
04:44 192 6,38 0.10
11
2Nd Intermission Lyrics 03:51 176 4,77 0.10
12
Names And Dates And Times Lyrics
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, except for mine

i believe you when you tell me
we've met before
this time you've got my interest
this time you've got the floor
why don't you go and tell me something
i don't already know
give me something to remember you by
when you go

i eat too much
i laugh too long
maybe i'll like too much of you
when i'm gone

let's go over to the window
and sit in the neon light
let's go out walking
you know, it's garbage night
let's go down to the east river
and throw something in
something we can't live without
and then let's start again

the more you talk
the more i get
the sense of something
that hasn't happened yet
the more you talk
the more i want to know
the way i'll remember you
when i go

i eat too much
i laugh too long
maybe i'll like too much of you
when i'm gone

i am so many white people
i mean where do i start
they've got lots of personalities
i just can't tell them apart
and i never remember anything
except for those things
which i never forget you know
there's no in between

i'm big on your face
yeah it's big in my mind
you're like the rest of the human race
you're one of a kind
05:14 176 6,35 0.10
13
Serpentine Lyrics
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
But Baby, any way you slice it
I'm thinkin' I could just as soon use
the time alone

Yes, the goons have gone global
and the CEO's are shredding files
And the democrans and the republicrats
are flashing their toothy smiles
And Uncle Tom is posing for a photo op
with the oval office clan
And Uncle Sam is rigging cockfights
in the promised land

And that knife you stuck in my back is still there
It pinches a little when I sigh and moan
And these days I'm thinkin I could just as soon use
the time alone

'Cause all the wrong people have the power
of suggestion
And the freedom of the press is meaningless
if nobody asks a question

I mean, causation by definition
is such a complex compilation of factors
That to even try to say why
is to oversimplifly
But that's a far cry, isn't it dear?
From acting like you're the only one there
unrepentantly self-centered and unfair
Enter all suckers scrambling for the scoop
Exit Mr. Eye Contact
who took his flirt and flew the coop

But whatever
No matter
No fishin' trips
No fishin'
'Cause Mama's officially out of commission
and did I mention
in there?
Did I mention
somewhere
in there
That I traded Babe Ruth?

Yes, I traded the only player that was bigger than the game
And I can't even tell you why
'Cause you'd think I'm insane
and that's the truth

And the music industry mafia is pimping girl power
Sniping off their sharpshooter singles from their styrofoam towers
And hip-hop is tied up in the back room
with a logo stuffed in its mouth
'Cause the master's tools will never dismantle the master's house
But then

I'm getting away from myself
As I get closer and closer to home
And the difference between you and me, Baby
Is I get fucked up when I'm alone

And I must admit
Today my inner pessimist
seems to have got the best of me
We start out sugared up on Kool-Aid and manifest destiny
And we memorize all the president's names
like little trained monkeys
And we're spit into the world
so many spinny-eyed T.V. junkies
Incapable of unravelling the military industrial mystery
Preemptively pacified with history book history
an I've been around the world now
and I can see this about America
The mind control is steep here, man
The myopia is deep here

And behold those that try to expose the reality
Who really try to realize democracy
are shot with rubber bullets and gassed off the streets
While the global power brokers are kept clean and discreet
Behind a wall
Behind a moat
And that is all
that's all she wrote

And my heart beats an S-S-S
O-O-O
S-S-S
'Cause folks just couldn't care care care less less less
As long as every day is Superbowl Sunday
And larger than life women in lingerie
are pouting at us from every bus stop
"Shelovesme, shelovesmenot, shelovesme, shelovesmenot, shelovesme, shelovesmenot. . ."

And "Big government should not stand between a man and his money"
I mean "What's good for business is good for the country"

Our children still take that lie like communion
The same old line the Confederacy used on the Union

Conjugate liberty
into libertarian
And medicate it
Associate it
with deregulation
Privatization
We won't even know we're slaves
on a corporate plantation
Somebody say "Hallelujah!"
somebody say "Damnation!"

'Cuase the profit system follows the path of least resistance
And the path of least resistance is what makes the river crooked
Makes it serpentine
Capitalism is the Devil, is the Devil's wet dream

So just give me my Judy Garland drugs
and let me get back to work
'Cause the Empire State building
is the tallest building in New York
And I always got the feeling
you just liked to hear it fall

Off your tongue

But I remember my name
in your mouth
And I don't think I was done
hearing it close to my ear
on a whisper's way to a moan

But 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
but Baby, any way you slice it
I'm thinkin I could just as soon use
the time alone
09:59 176 11,63 0.10
14
Self Evident Lyrics
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
rushing down the throat of a giraffe
yes, rushing down the long hallway
despite what the p.a. announcement says
yes, rushing down the long stairs
with the whiskey of eternity
fermented and distilled
to eighteen minutes
burning down our throats
down the hall
down the stairs
in a building so tall
that it will always be there
yes, it's part of a pair
there on the bow of noah's ark
the most prestigious couple
just kickin back parked
against a perfectly blue sky
on a morning beatific
in its indian summer breeze
on the day that america
fell to its knees
after strutting around for a century
without saying thank you
or please

and the shock was subsonic
and the smoke was deafening
between the setup and the punch line
cuz we were all on time for work that day
we all boarded that plane for to fly
and then while the fires were raging
we all climbed up on the windowsill
and then we all held hands
and jumped into the sky

and every borough looked up when it heard the first blast
and then every dumb action movie was summarily surpassed
and the exodus uptown by foot and motorcar
looked more like war than anything i've seen so far
so far
so far
so fierce and ingenious
a poetic specter so far gone
that every jackass newscaster was struck dumb and stumbling
over 'oh my god' and 'this is unbelievable' and on and on
and i'll tell you what, while we're at it
you can keep the pentagon
keep the propaganda
keep each and every tv
that's been trying to convince me
to participate
in some prep school punk's plan to perpetuate retribution
perpetuate retribution
even as the blue toxic smoke of our lesson in retribution
is still hanging in the air
and there's ash on our shoes
and there's ash in our hair
and there's a fine silt on every mantle
from hell's kitchen to brooklyn
and the streets are full of stories
sudden twists and near misses
and soon every open bar is crammed to the rafters
with tales of narrowly averted disasters
and the whiskey is flowin
like never before
as all over the country
folks just shake their heads
and pour

so here's a toast to all the folks who live in palestine
afghanistan
iraq

el salvador

here's a toast to the folks living on the pine ridge reservation
under the stone cold gaze of mt. rushmore

here's a toast to all those nurses and doctors
who daily provide women with a choice
who stand down a threat the size of oklahoma city
just to listen to a young woman's voice

here's a toast to all the folks on death row right now
awaiting the executioner's guillotine
who are shackled there with dread and can only escape into their heads
to find peace in the form of a dream

cuz take away our playstations
and we are a third world nation
under the thumb of some blue blood royal son
who stole the oval office and that phony election
i mean
it don't take a weatherman
to look around and see the weather
jeb said he'd deliver florida, folks
and boy did he ever

and we hold these truths to be self evident:
#1 george w. bush is not president
#2 america is not a true democracy
#3 the media is not fooling me
cuz i am a poem heeding hyper-distillation
i've got no room for a lie so verbose
i'm looking out over my whole human family
and i'm raising my glass in a toast

here's to our last drink of fossil fuels
let us vow to get off of this sauce
shoo away the swarms of commuter planes
and find that train ticket we lost
cuz once upon a time the line followed the river
and peeked into all the backyards
and the laundry was waving
the graffiti was teasing us
from brick walls and bridges
we were rolling over ridges
through valleys
under stars
i dream of touring like duke ellington
in my own railroad car
i dream of waiting on the tall blonde wooden benches
in a grand station aglow with grace
and then standing out on the platform
and feeling the air on my face

give back the night its distant whistle
give the darkness back its soul
give the big oil companies the finger finally
and relearn how to rock-n-roll
yes, the lessons are all around us and a change is waiting there
so it's time to pick through the rubble, clean the streets
and clear the air
get our government to pull its big dick out of the sand
of someone else's desert
put it back in its pants
and quit the hypocritical chants of
freedom forever

cuz when one lone phone rang
in two thousand and one
at ten after nine
on nine one one
which is the number we all called
when that lone phone rang right off the wall
right off our desk and down the long hall
down the long stairs
in a building so tall
that the whole world turned
just to watch it fall



and while we're at it
remember the first time around?
the bomb?
the ryder truck?
the parking garage?
the princess that didn't even feel the pea?
remember joking around in our apartment on avenue D?

can you imagine how many paper coffee cups would have to change their design
following a fantastical reversal of the new york skyline?!

it was a joke, of course
it was a joke
at the time
and that was just a few years ago
so let the record show
that the FBI was all over that case
that the plot was obvious and in everybody's face
and scoping that scene
religiously
the CIA
or is it KGB?
committing countless crimes against humanity
with this kind of eventuality
as its excuse
for abuse after expensive abuse
and it didn't have a clue
look, another window to see through
way up here
on the 104th floor
look
another key
another door
10% literal
90% metaphor
3000 some poems disguised as people
on an almost too perfect day
should be more than pawns
in some asshole's passion play
so now it's your job
and it's my job
to make it that way
to make sure they didn't die in vain
sshhhhhh....
baby listen
hear the train?
08:25 176 9,78 0.10
15
Out Of Range Lyrics
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 the time

boys get locked up in some prison
girls get locked up in some house
and it don't matter if it's a warden
or a lover
or a spouse
you just can't talk to 'em
you just can't reason
you just can't leave
and you just can't please 'em

i was locked
into being my mother's daughter
i was just eating bread and water
thinking
nothing ever changes
and i was shocked
to see the mistakes of each generation
will just fade like a radio station
if you drive out of range

if you're not angry
you're just stupid
or you don't care
how else can you react
when you know
something's so unfair
the men of the hour
can kill half the world in war
make them slaves to a super power
and let them die poor

i was locked
into being my mother's daughter
i was just eating bread and water
thinking
nothing ever changes
and i was shocked
to see the mistakes of each generation
will just fade like a radio station
if you drive 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 the time

baby i love you
that's why i'm leaving
there's no talking to you
and there's no pleasing you
and i care enough
that i'm mad
that half the world don't even know
what they could have had

i was locked
into being my mother's daughter
i was just eating bread and water
thinking
nothing ever changes
and i was shocked
to see the mistakes of each generation
will just fade like a radio station
if you drive out of range
03:37 192 4,70 0.10