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Ani Difranco


Going Once



going once
going twice
sold to the girl who ignored all the good advice
of all the people who knew better
she just stood there
on the front porch
waiting for her (will) to come and get her
she was packed
she had a suitcase
full of noble intentions
she had a (map)
and a staight face
hell bent on reinvention
and she was ready for a long day
she was in it for it (only)
and they said "you think that you don't need us
but you're not going to get far
all your big ideas are suckers
none of them work
none of them have cars"
but she was not deterred
it was like she hadn't heard a word
and just then a primer grey el camino
pulled up to the curb

going once
going twice
down the road less taken
through the coffee
and the wd40
and the gasoline
and the beer
there was always someone there to say
why don't you just stay
and hang your hat
here

but she was packed
she had a suitcase
full of fumbles and near misses
she was swinging through a jungle
of last calls and first kisses
and she was learning
about please
about hugh/cute? humilities
and then one day she looked around her
and everything up till then was showing
and she wondered how did i get here
without even knowing where i was going
and now there's no getting out of this
and there's no going back
and it all seems so odd sometimes
and the odds all seemed stacked

going once
going twice
sold to the girl
who ignored all the (good) advice
of all the people who knew better (for better or for worse)
of all the people who knew worse
yeah her will was her chaufFer
yeah her will was her curse

she was packed
she had a suitcase
she had a map
and a straight face
she was ready for the lonely
she was in it forever
she was in it forever
she was in it
she was in it ...........

 

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