"slide" by Ani DiFranco

she was hungry so hungry 
and she was trying to think clear 
but she kept opening the fridge door 
and looking at the mustard and the beer 
and then finally she went out into the rain 
carrying her bicycle chain 
and her feet worked the pedals 
while her appetite steered 
and after that she just followed her nose 
cuz fate is not just whose cooking smells good 
but which way the wind blows 

she laid down in her party dress and never got up 
needless to say she missed the party 
she just got sad 
then she got stuck 
she was wincing like something brittle 
trying hard to bend 
she was numb with the terror 
of losing her best friend 
but she never sees things changing 
she only sees them ending 
and some vicious whispering voice 
keeps saying you have no choice 

cuz when i look at you i squint 
you are that beautiful 
and my pussy is a tractor 
and this is a tractor pull 
i'm haunted by my illicit, explicit dreams 
and i can't really wake up 
so i just drift in between 
thinking the glass is half empty 
and thinking it's not quite full 

the pouring rain is no place for a bicycle ride 
try to hit the breaks 
and you slide 
and you slide 
and you slide 

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