Swan Dive

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Ani DiFranco

Ani DiFranco ( /ˈɑːniː/; born Angela Maria DiFranco on September 23, 1970) is an American singer, guitarist, poet, and songwriter. She has released more than 20 albums, and is widely considered a feminist icon. more »

I'm cradling the softest, warmest part of you in my hands 
Feels like a little baby bird 
Fallen from the nest 
I think that your body is something I understand 

I think that I'm happy 
I think that I'm blessed 
But I've had a lack of inhibition 
I've had a loss of perspective 

I've had a little bit to drink 
And it's making me think 
That I can jump ship and swim 
That the ocean will hold me 

That there's got to be more 
Than this boat I'm in 
They can call me crazy if I fall 
All the chance I need 

Is one-in-a-million 
And they can call me brilliant 
If I succeed 
Gravity is nothing to me 

I'm moving at the speed of sound 
I'm just gonna get my feet wet 
Until I drown 
I teeter between tired 

And really, really tired 
I'm wiped out and I'm wired 
But I guess that's just as well 
'Cause I've built my own empire 

Out of car tires and chicken wire 
And now I'm queen of my own compost heap 
And I'm getting used to the smell 
I've had a lack of information 

I've had a little revelation 
I'm climbing up on the railing 
Trying not to look down 
I'm going to do my best swan dive 

Into shark infested waters 
I'm going to pull out my tampon 
And start splashing around 
'Cause I don't care if they eat me alive 

I've got better things to do than survive 
I've got the memory of your warm skin in my hands 
And I've got a vision of blue sky and warm land 
I'm cradling the hardest, heaviest part of me in my hands 

The ship is pitching and heaving 
Our limbs are bobbing and weaving 
I think this is something I understand 
I think I need a couple vaccinations 

For my far-away vacation 
I'm gonna go ahead and go boldly 
'Cause a little bird told me 
That jumping is easy 

And falling is fun 
Right up until you hit the sidewalk 
Shivering and stunned 
They can call me crazy if I fall 

All the chance I need 
Is one-in-a-million 
And they cal call me brilliant 
If I succeed 

Gravity is nothing to me 
I'm moving at the speed of sound 
I'm just going to get my feet wet 
Until I drown

Written by: ANI DIFRANCO

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