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    Ani DiFranco / Lyrics

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    "School Night" Lyrics

    Ani DiFranco

    Album:
    track 13 on disc 2
    Revelling / Reckoning [2001]
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    Duration:00:04:07
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    she went over to his apartment
    clutching her decision
    and he said, did you come here to tell me goodbye?
    so she built a skyscraper of procrastination
    and then she leaned out the twenty-fifth floor window
    of her reply
    and she felt like an actress
    just reading her lines
    when she finally said
    yes. it's really goodbye this time
    and far below was the blacktop
    and the tiny toy cars
    and it all fell so fast
    and it all fell so far

    and she said:
    you are a miracle but that is not all
    you are also a stiff drink and i am on call
    you are a party and i am a school night
    and i'm lookin' for my door key
    but you are my porch light

    and you'll never know, dear
    just how much i loved you
    you'll probably think this was
    just my big excuse
    but i stand committed
    to a love that came before you
    and the fact that i adore you
    is but one of my truths

    what of the mother
    whose house is in flames
    and both of her children
    are in their beds crying
    and she loves them both
    with the whole of her heart
    but she knows she can only
    carry one at a time?
    she's choking on the smoke
    of unthinkable choices
    she is haunted by the voices
    of so many desires
    she's bent over from the business
    of begging forgiveness
    while frantically running around
    putting out fires

    but then what kind of scale
    compares the weight of two beauties
    the gravity of duties
    or the ground speed of joy?
    tell me what kind of gauge
    can quantify elation?
    what kind of equation
    could i possibly employ?
    and you'll never know, dear
    just how much i loved you
    you probably think this was
    just my big excuse
    but i stand committed
    to a love that came before you
    and the fact that i adore you
    is just one of my truths

    so i
    i'm goin' home
    to please the one i so love pleasing
    and i don't expect
    he'll have much sympathy for my grieving
    but i guess that this is the price
    that we pay for the privilege
    of living for even a day
    in a world with so many things
    worth believing
    in
    This song was last modified on October 18th, 2016.
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    Written by Ani Difranco.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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