Månedens sanger: Ani DiFranco

Ani DiFranco er en amerikansk singer&songwriter som jeg oppdaget via en kompis på 90-tallet. Hun ble født i Buffalo, New York, 23. september 1970. I 1989 startet hun sitt eget plateselskap, Righteous Records, som fikk sitt nye navn Righteous Babe Records i 1994. DiFranco sier selv hun er bifil, og hun er også helt klart feminist.

Ani DiFranco skriver ikke kun sangtekster, men også poesi, og har gitt ut to diktsamlinger: Self-evident: poesie e disegni (2994) og Verses (2007).

Jeg har vært så heldig å se henne live én gang, i 1999 i Oslo. Det var en relativt liten og intom konsert, og jeg husker jeg stortrivdes.

Untouchable Face

Think I’m going for a walk now
I feel a little unsteady
I don’t want nobody to follow me
‘Cept maybe you
I could make you happy you know
If you weren’t already
I could do a lot of things
And I do

Tell you the truth I prefer
The worst of you
Too bad you had to have a better half
She’s not really my type
But I think you two are forever
And I hate to say it but
You’re perfect together

So fuck you
And your untouchable face
And fuck you
For existing in the first place
And who am I
That I should be vying for your touch
And who am I
Bet you can’t even tell me that much

Two-thirty in the morning
And my gas tank will be empty soon
Neon sign on the horizon
Rubbing elbows with the moon
A safe haven of sleepless
Where the deep fryer’s always on
Radio is counting down
The top 20 country songs
And out on the porch the fly strip is
Waving like a flag in the wind
Y’know, I don’t look forward
To seeing you again soon
You’ll look like a photograph of yourself
Taken from far far away
And I won’t know what to do
And I won’t know what to say

Except fuck you…

I see you and i’m so perplexed
What was I thinking
What will I think of next
Where can I hide
In the back room there’s a lamp
That hangs over the pool table
And when the fan is on it swings
Gently side to side
There’s a changing constellation of balls as we are playing
I see orion and say nothing
The only thing I can think of saying is fuck you…

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