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    "Old Old Song" Lyrics

    Ani DiFranco

    track 10 on disc 2
    Revelling / Reckoning [2001]
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    i'll sing you a song that starts out descriptive
    and locates a time and a place
    like a dinner table where a whole family
    is just sitting down to say grace
    an old old song that moves into action
    taking its sweet sweet time
    and waits until we all say amen
    again and again in rhyme

    it's the story of a father and a mother
    who battle each other over nothin'
    with a couple of kids trying to figure
    which way the plot's spinning
    who's winning and who is bluffing

    it's a story as common as a penny, son
    it ain't really worth anything to anyone

    poor little sore little song
    that aches like a muscle each time that it moves
    sad little song that you play
    and you play and you play
    and you play 'til you lose
    while history is outside writing a recipe book
    for every earthly pain
    this song is inside finger painting dark swirls
    again and again and they all look the same

    cuz what if you come home from school one day
    and you find your whole family's at war
    and there's this ominous silence just waiting to be broken
    and there's secret places for hiding underneath the floorboards
    and everyone seems to be bracing
    for the subharmonic thunder of the next bomb
    and everyone seems to be waiting for the cops to bust in
    with their guns drawn
    at the bleak light of dawn

    it's a story as common as a penny, son
    i don't think it's worth anything to anyone
    This song was last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Thanks to Melanie for the contribution to this song.
    Copyright with Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC.
    Written by Ani Difranco.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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