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    "Serpentine" Lyrics

    Ani DiFranco

    Album:
    track 11
    Evolve [2003]
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    Duration:00:10:27
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    pavlov hits me with more bad news
    every time i answer the phone
    so i play and i sing and i just let it ring
    all day when i'm at home
    a defacto choice of macro
    or microcosmic melancholy
    but, baby, any way you slice it
    i'm thinkin i could just as soon use
    the time alone

    yes, the goons have gone global
    and the CEOs are shredding files
    and the democrins and the republicrats
    are flashing their toothy smiles
    and uncle tom is posing for a photo op
    with the oval office clan
    and uncle sam is rigging cockfights
    in the promised land
    and that knife you stuck in my back is still there
    it pinches a little when i sigh and moan
    and these days i'm thinkin i could just as soon use
    the time alone

    cuz all the wrong people have the power
    of suggestion
    and the freedom of the press is meaningless
    if nobody asks a question
    i mean, causation by definition
    is such a complex compilation of factors
    that to even try to say why
    is to oversimplifly
    but that's a far cry, isn't it dear?
    from acting like you're the only one there
    unrepentantly self-centered and unfair
    enter all suckers scrambling for the scoop
    exit mr. eye contact
    who took his flirt and flew the coop
    but whatever
    no matter
    no fishin trips
    no fishin
    cuz mamma's officially out of commission
    and did i mention
    in there
    somewhere
    did i mention
    somewhere
    in there
    that i traded babe ruth?
    yes, i traded the only player that was bigger than the game
    and i can't even tell you why
    cuz you'd think i'm insane
    and that's the truth

    and the music industry mafia is pimping girl power
    sniping off their sharpshooter singles from their styrofoam towers
    and hip hop is tied up in the back room
    with a logo stuffed in its mouth
    cuz the master's tools will never dismantle the master's house
    but then
    i'm getting away from myself
    as i get closer and closer to home
    and these days i'm thinkin
    i could just as soon use
    the time alone

    an i must admit
    today my inner pessimist
    seems to have got the best of me
    we start out sugared up on kool-aid and manifest destiny
    and we memorize all the president's names
    like little trained monkeys
    and then we're spit into the world
    so many spinny-eyed t.v. junkies
    incapable of unravelling the military industrial mystery
    preemptively pacified with history book history
    an i've been around the world now
    and i can see this about america
    the mind control is steep here, man
    the myopia is deep here

    and behold
    those that try to expose the reality
    who really try to realize democracy
    are shot with rubber bullets and gassed off the streets
    while the global power brokers are kept clean and discreet
    behind a wall
    behind a moat
    and that is all
    that's all she wrote

    an my heart beats an sss o o o sss
    cuz folks just couldn't care care care less less less
    as long as every day is superbowl sunday
    and larger than life women in lingerie
    are pouting at us from every bus stop
    shelovesme shelovesmenot shelovesme shelovesmenot...

    and "big government should not stand between a man and his money"
    cuz "what's good for business is good for the country"

    our children still take that lie like communion
    the same old line the confederacy used on the union

    conjugate liberty
    into libertarian
    and medicate it
    associate it
    with deregulation
    privatization
    we won't even know we're slaves
    on a corporate plantation
    somebody say hallelujah!
    somebody say damnation!
    cuz the profit'system follows the path of least resistance
    and the path of least resistance is what makes the river crooked
    makes it serpentine
    capitalism is the devil's wet dream
    so just give me my judy garland drugs
    and let me get back to work
    cuz the empire state building
    is the tallest building in new york
    and i always got the feeling
    you just liked to hear it fall

    off your tongue

    but i remember my name

    in your mouth
    and i don't think i was done
    hearing it close to my ear
    on a whisper's way to a moan
    but pavlov hits me with more bad news every time i answer the phone
    so i play and i sing and i just let it ring all day when i'm at home

    a defacto choice of macro
    or microcosmic melancholy
    but baby, any way you slice it
    i'm thinkin i could just as soon use
    the time alone
    This song was last modified on November 28th, 2016.
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    Written by Ani Difranco.
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