Monday, October 10, 2005

Song Of The Day

Ani DiFranco's song "Animal" is probably one of the best songs around that describes how many of us are currently feeling......
"More and more there is this animal
looking out through my eyes
at all the traffic on the road to nowhere
at all the shiny stuff around to buy
at all the wires in the air
at all the people shopping
for the same blank stare
at America the drastic
that isolated geographic
that's become infested with millionaires
When you grow up surrounded
by willful ignorance
you have to believe mercy has it's own country
& that it's round & borderless
& then you have to grow wings
& rise above it all
like there
where that hawk is circling above the strip mall
More & more there is this animal
looking out through my eyes
seeing that animals only take from this world
what they need to survive
but she is prowling through all the religions of man
seeing that time & time & time again
their gods have made them special & above
nature's law & the respect thereof
Ask any eco-system
harm here is harm there...& there...& there
& aggression begets aggression
it's a very simple lesson
that long proceded any king of heaven
& THERE'S THIS BRUTAL IMPERIAL POWER
THAT MY PASSPORT SAYS I REPRESENT
BUT IT WILL NEVER REPRESENT WHERE MY HEART LIVES
ONLY VAGUELY WHERE IT WENT"