She Says
Not So Soft 1991
Like I Said 1993

She says, "Forget what you have to do
Pretend there is nothing outside this room."
And like an idea she came to me,
but she came too late or maybe too soon
I said, "Please try not to love me
Close your eyes, I'm turning on the light
You know I have no vacancy
and it's awfully cold outside tonight."

The rain stains the brick a darker red
Slowly I'm rolling out of her bed
The rain stains the streets a darker black
I dress my face in stone because I can't go back

I feel her eyes watching me from behind the curtain of her hair
And she says, "I'm sorry I didn't mean to stare."
I say, "I think I really have to go now,
but oh baby, maybe someday
maybe somehow."
Ani DiFranco