Sunday 23 November 2008

Das Lied zum Sonntag

Ani DiFranco - Back Back Back

Back back in the back of your mind -
Are you learning an angry language,
Tell me boy boy boy are you tending to your joy,
Or are you just letting it vanquish
Back back back in the dark of your mind
Where the eyes of your demons are gleaming,
Are you mad mad mad
About the life you never had
Even when you are dreaming.

Who are these old old people
In these nursing homes
Scowling away at nothing
Like big rag dolls just cursing at the walls
And pulling out all of their stuffing
Every day is a door leading back to the core
Yes, old age will distill you.
And if you're this this this full of bitterness now -
Some day it will just fill you

When you sit right down in the middle of yourself
You're gonna wanna have a comfortable chair.

So renovate your soul before you get too old
Cuz you're gonna be housebound there.

When your'e old you fold up like an envelope,
And you mail yourself right inside.
And there's nowhere to go
Except out real slow.
Are you ready, boy, for that ride?

Your arrogance is gaining on you,
And so is eternity.
You better practice happiness,
You better practice humility.
You took the air, you took the time
You were fed and you were free.
Now you'd better put some beauty back
While you got the energy
You'd better put some beauty back, boy
While you got the energy

[on "To the Teeth", 1999)

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