The Next Big Thing
Not So Soft 1991

Hello, it's me
I'm returning your call
It's Monday, Wednesday, Friday, between noon and three
He says, "I usually just let the phone ring
but I've always got a minute of time for the next big thing."

And I wonder, "How can he see where he's going
with those dollar signs in front of his eyes."
I say, "Thank you for your interest,
but my thing is already just the right size."

Hello, it's me
Yes, I'll play for the door,
nothing more on a Tuesday
He says, "Baby what is your name? I forgot."
He says, "Baby tell me again, are you really hot?"

And I think he does not hear what I'm saying.
He's just looking at my eight by ten and wondering 
about the part that was left out
Does she have a body that will really draw them in?
How much do you want? How much are you willing to do?
Baby, this is no business for a sweet little girl like you
Can you play the game?
Act it out frame for frame
Do you know your lines?
Let's hear them one more time
But I'd rather pay my dues to the six people sitting at the bar
than to all those men in their business suits who say,
"I'll take you away from this if you'll just get in the car."
Ani DiFranco