Holly (hollydollie) wrote in lyricalgeniuses,

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My Favorite Song by Ani Difranco

Not A Pretty Girl

i am not a pretty girl
that is not what i do
i aint no damsel in distress
and i dont need to be rescued
so put me down, punk
wouldn't you prefer a maiden fair?
isn't there a kitten stuck up a tree somewhere?

i am not an angry girl
but it seems like i've got everyone fooled
everytime i say something they find hard to hear
they chalk it up to my anger
never to their own fear
and imagine you're a girl
just trying to finally come clean
knowing full well they'd prefer you were dirty
and smiling
and i am sorry, but i am not a maiden fair
and i am not a kitten stuck up a tree somewhere

and generally, my generation
wouldn't be caught dead working for the man
and generally i agree with them
trouble is you've got to have yourself an alternate plan
and i have earned my disillusionment
i have been working all of my life
and i am a patriot
i have been fighting the good fight
and what if there are no damsels in distress
what if i knew that, and i called your bluff?

dont you think every kitten
figures out how to get down
whether or not you EVER SHOW UP. . .
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