Manhole
Trust 2004
Knuckle Down 2005
Chicago 1.17.04 2005
Madison Live 1.25.04 2005

I'm holding here a book
notable
but not the greatest
stolen for me by the latest
in a long line of thieves
and i'm just about to drop it
down that manhole of memories
but i realized it doesn't bother me
like love's mementos usually do
and i look up to see who's different here
the latest me or the latest you

course you're the kind of guy who doesn't lie
he just doctors everything
who chooses some unassuming finger
and quietly moves his wedding ring
who rewrites his autobiography for any pretty girl who will sing
but you can't fool the queen baby
cause i married the king

it was i who betrayed his majesty with no opposite reality
like a pond with no reflection of the sky, o'er the trees
but after my dreaded beheading
i tied that sucker back on with a string
and i guess i'm pretty different now, considering

i kissed you on the street that night on the far side of four
but i didn't like the taste in my mouth or yours
and ignoring the persona
you wanted my benefit
but once i had the balls to call it
and just call it
the lesson must be lived in order to be learned
clarity is the sea that stops the sound
that is what i earned

it was i who betrayed his majesty with no opposite reality
like a pond with no reflection of the sky, o'er the trees
but after my dreaded beheading
i tied that sucker back on with a string
and i guess i'm pretty different now, considering

i'm holding here a book
notable
but not the greatest
stolen for me by the latest
in a long line of thieves
and i'm just about to drop it
down that manhole of memories
when i realized it doesn't bother me
and heartache not so dire
cause i looked up to see
integrity finally won over desire
Ani DiFranco