Saturday, September 10, 2005

Little Plastic Castle

In a coffe shop in a city

Which is every coffee shop in every city

On a day which is every day

I picked up a magazine

Which is every magazine

Read a story, and then forgot it right away

They say goldfish have no memory

I guess their lives are much like mine

And te little plastic castle

Is a surprise every time

And it’s hard to say if they’re happy

But they don’t seem much to mind

From the shape of your shaved head

I recognized your silhouette

As you walked out of the sun and sat down

And the sight of your sleepy smile

Eclipsed all the other people

As they passed to sneer at the two girls

From out of town

I said, look at you this morning

You are, by far, the cutest

But be careful getting coffee

I think these people wanna shoot us

Or maybe there’s some kinda of local competition here

To see who can be the rudest

People talk

About my image

Like I come in two dimensions

Like lipstick is a sign of my declining mind

Like what I happen to be wearing

The day that someone takes a picture

Is my new statement for all of womenkind

I wish they could see us now

In leather bras and rubber shorts

Like some ridiculous new team uniform

For some ridiculous new sport

Quick someone call the girl police

And file a report

In a coffee shop in a city

Which is every coffee shop in every city

On a day which is every day

Ani DiFranco, from Little Plastic Castle


Blogger Pecos Blue said...

That was very interesting. Strange. Only one coffee shop here--not sure it is so critical but I know the scene she is talking about. What rings true for you in this?

9:59 AM  
Blogger iamnasra said...

Well my city now is getting Starbuck and Costa ...its starnge ..its becoming the trend for every arab to go there..I keep wondering pretending to live the rich and famous ironic

12:35 PM  
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1:49 PM  
Blogger Silly Adventures said...

pecos blue... guess you are right. ani must have been hiding some of the coffee places. and what rings true for me in this song? i am not sure. has some nice feeling to it. this attitude of giving a crap about mainstream life and the 'things you are supposed to do'. what does it ring in you?
bye the way. thanx for the nice pics. all the best for you and the little one. and greetings to close-by texas.i usedto live in san angelo. ages ago.

habari gani bibi nasra... london is stuffed with the coffee chains. and although i really enjoy the little independent places much more, it is getting harder to find them. the big ones are dominating the scene more and more and pushing the other ones out of business. how is this in oman?
thanx for the news on your book. great.i didn't know you are already famous for your poetry. i would like to hear more about your involvement to easy the situation for cancer survivors. i had bone cancer when i was a teenager. and although i was lucky and was cured, it currently looks like i will soon lose the leg affected years ago as a long-term consequence. i am not complaining. i had an amazing time and are rather sure there are more silly adventures ahead once i am used to the new situation.
please keep me in the loop of your work.

1:56 PM  
Blogger Lorena said...

love this song!!! i also love Swan Dive from that cd. she's wonderful. thanks for sharing the lyrics :)

i love the carefreeness of this song. the "this is who i am and i'm proud of it" message.
ani rocks!!

3:18 PM  

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