Rush Hour
Ani DiFranco 1990
Like I Said 1993

Rush hour and the day's dawning
The rain came and pushed me under the awning
The puddles grew and threw themselves at me 
with every passing car I'm shielding my guitar
And there were some things that I did not tell him
There were certain things he did not need to know
And there were some days when I did not love him
He didn't understand me and I don't know why I didn't go
He said, "Change the channel. I've got problems of my own
I'm so sick of hearing about drugs and AIDS 
and people without homes." 
And I said, "Well, I'd like to sympathize with that, 
but if you don't understand, then how can you act?" 
I expected summer to be there in the morning

I woke to the alarm, but she was out of arms reach, 
sneaking out on silent thighs 
that were spent and sore from the hot nights that came before
He said, "I looked for you. I don't know why." 
I said, "I was wearing black so you could see me against the sky." 
Take your big leather boots and your buckles and your chains, 
put them on a downtown train
I expected he would be there in the morning

I awoke to the alarm
He was still in arm's reach, 
but his body was just a disguise
His mind had wandered off long ago
I could tell by his eyes
Love isn't over when the sheets are stained
In my head there remains so much left to be said

Make me laugh, 
make me cry, 
enrage me, 
but just don't try to disengage me
Ani DiFranco