What I’m Listening to: Ani DiFranco: 32 Flavors

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What I’m Listening to: Ani DiFranco: 32 Flavors

25
Nov,2017

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I hope everyone has had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

Another writer friend of mine, Genevieve Georget, mentioned a line from this song in a recent Facebook post. It reminded me of when another old friend, Todd Gurley, once told me that this song always made him think of me.

I’m not sure what made him think of me, but I absolutely fell in love with it! So…for your listening pleasure… 

(BTW…There is a little reference to a certain girl in a certain series who’s book is the next in the series!! Fire: The Book of Phoenix is working its way into a great story!!)

32 Flavors by Ani DiFranco.

Lyrics:

32 Flavors
Squint your eyes and look closer
I’m not between you and your ambition
I am a poster girl with no poster
I am thirty-two flavors and then some
And I’m beyond your peripheral vision
So you might want to turn your head
‘Cause someday you are gonna get hungry
And eat most of the words you just said
Both my parents taught me about good will
And I have done well by their names
Just the kindness I’ve lavished on strangers
Is more than I can explain
Still there’s many who’ve turned out their porch lights
Just so I would think they were not home
And hid in the dark of their windows
Till I’d passed and left them alone
God help you if you are an ugly girl
‘Cause too pretty is also your doom
‘Cause everyone harbors a secret hatred
For the prettiest girl in the room
And god help you if you are a phoenix
And you dare to rise up from the ash
A thousand eyes will smolder with jealousy
While you are just flying past
And I’ve never tried to give my life meaning
By demeaning you
And I would like to state for the record
I did everything that I could do
I’m not saying that I’m a saint
I just don’t wanna live that way
No, I will never be a saint
But I will always say
Squint your eyes and look closer
I’m not between you and your ambition
I am a poster girl with no poster
I am thirty-two flavors and then some
And I’m beyond your peripheral vision
So you might wanna turn your head
‘Cause someday you might find you’re starving
And eating all of the words you said
Songwriters: Ani Difranco
32 Flavors lyrics © A Side Music LLC D/B/A Modern Works Music Publishing
 

 

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