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Ani DiFranco — Your Next Bold Move
Album: Revelling + Reckoning
Avg rating:
6.7

Your rating:
Total ratings: 101









Released: 2001
Length: 5:38
Plays (last 30 days): 0
coming of age during the plague
of reagan and bush
watching capitalism gun down democracy
it had this funny effect on me
i guess

i am cancer
i am HIV
and i'm down at the blue jesus
blue cross hospital
just lookin' up from my pillow
feeling blessed

and the mighty multinationals
have monopolized the oxygen
so it's as easy as breathing
for us all to participate

yes they're buying and selling
off shares of air
and you know it's all around you
but it's hard to point and say "there"
so you just sit on your hands
and quietly contemplate

your next bold move
the next thing you're gonna need to prove
to yourself

what a waste of thumbs that are opposable
to make machines that are disposable
and sell them to seagulls flying in circles
around one big right wing

yes, the left wing was broken long ago
by the slingshot of cointelpro
and now it's so hard to have faith in
anything

especially your next bold move
or the next thing you're gonna need to prove
to yourself

you want to track each trickle
back to its source
and then scream up the faucet
'til your face is hoarse
cuz you're surrounded by a world's worth
of things you just can't excuse

but you've got the hard cough of a chain smoker
and you're at the arctic circle playing strip poker
and it's getting colder and colder
everytime you lose

so go ahead
make your next bold move
tell us
what's the next thing you're gonna need to prove
to yourself
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 RazzCat wrote:
Her lyrics make it an 8 for me...

 
Her lyrics make THIS one a 10 for me Razz... love that handle... cats too :)

yes they're buying and selling

off shares of air
and you know it's all around you
but it's hard to point and say "there"
so you just sit on your hands
and quietly contemplate

your next bold move
the next thing you're gonna need to prove
to yourself
Not a fan.
Her lyrics make it an 8 for me...
63 votes, 6 comments and a 6.5 rating on this song speaks volumes against what people feel about personal responsibility for life being hacked to death on this planet.
Only on RP. Shine on Ani. And thx Bill.
Wow! Finally,  a song whose lyrics address more than teenage romantic angst! 
Superb.  Thanks RP.
Last Play: 2001! What a nice song to bring back!
Well I don\'t know who Michael Hedges is, but this song is a gem.. Beautiful, softly delivered, slightly haunting.. Wild guitar as is usual for Ani