Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Asking Too Much

Someone recently sent me the words to an Ani DiFranco song called Asking Too Much. To me, they say so much. Here they are:

i want somebody who sees the pointlessness and still keeps their purpose in mind.

i want somebody who has a tortured soul some of the time.

i want somebody who will either put out for me or put me out of misery. or maybe just put it all to words and make me say, you know i never heard it put that way. make me say, what did you just say?

i want somebody who can hold my interest. hold it and never let it fall. someone who can flatten me with a kiss that hits like a fist or a sentence, that stops me like a brick wall. because if you hear me talking, listen to what i'm not saying.

if you hear me playing guitar, listen to what i'm not playing. and don't ask me to put words to all the spaces between notes. in fact, if you have to ask, forget it. do, and you'll regret it.

i'm tired of being the interesting one. i'm tired of having fun for two. just lay yourself on the line, and i might lay myself down by you.

but don't sit behind your eyes and wait for me to surprise you. i want somebody who can make me scream until it's funny. give me a run for my money.

i want someone who can twist me up in knots. tell me, for the woman who has everything, what have you got?

i want someone who's not afraid of me or anyone else. in other words, i want someone who's not afraid of themself. do you think i'm asking too much?

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