The Forgetting Is What Defines Me


Life used to be life-like
Now it’s more like show biz
I wake up in the night
And I don’t know where the bathroom is
And I don’t know what town I’m in
Or what sky I am under
And I wake up in the darkness and I
Don’t have the will anymore to wonder
Everyone has a skeleton
And a closet to keep it in
And you’re mine
Every song has a you
A you that the singer sings to
And you’re it this time
Baby, you’re it this timeWhen I need to wipe my face
I use the back of my hand
And I like to take up space
Just because I can
And I use my dress
To wipe up my drink
I care less and less
What people think
And you are so lame
You always disappoint me
It’s kinda like our running joke
But it’s really not funny
I just want you to live up to
The image of you I create
I see you and I’m so unsatisfied
I see you and I dilateSo I’ll walk the plank and I’ll jump with a smile
If I’m gonna go down
I’m gonna do it with style
And you won’t see me surrender
You won’t hear me confess
‘Cause you’ve left me with nothing
But I’ve worked with less
And I learn every room long enough
To make it to the door
And then I hear it click shut behind me
And every key works differently
I forget every time
And the forgetting defines me
That’s what defines meWhen I say you sucked my brain out
The english translation
Is I am in love with you
And it is no fun
But I don’t use words like love
‘Cause words like that don’t matter
But don’t look so offended
You know, you should be flattered
And I wake up in the night
In some big hotel bed
My hands grope for the light
My hands grope for my head
The world is my oyster
The road is my home
And I know that I’m better
Off alone



A Thousand Eyes Will Smolder With Jealousy While You Are Just Flying Past

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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
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Ani Difranco