Lag Time
Knuckle Down 2005

There's really no hope for me and that three second rule
some get strapped and still
i'm the slowest damn fool
slow to realize what's really going on
slow to know in a moment who or what has gone wrong

i wanna tighten down on the lag time
i gotta tighten down on the lag time
i wanna tighten down on the lag time

your condescendence were buzzing around your head like flies
your true colors were showing and your shape and your size
you were drinking your way though it
i was shrinking right there inside of my clothes
with my eventual twenty/twenty
arms crossed
tapping her toe

i gotta tighten down on the lag time
i wanna tighten down on the lag time
i gotta tighten down on the lag time

survivors are part turtle
we are part potato bug
we know enough to go fetal
til it's still up above
and you gotta crawl through the desert
between when you hear it and when you can play it
with your hands
just a rendezvous with whomever you are when you finally understand

i gotta tighten down on the lag time
Ani DiFranco