Deep Dish
Little Plastic Castle 1998

Cold and drizzly night in Chicago's deep dish
flourescent light of the bathroom
shows my hands as they are
see an eyelash on my cheek
pick it off and make a wish
and walk back out into the bar
wind at the windows
neon lights the patterned pane
the waitress wields the weight
of her tray around her palm
the doorman cups his hands
and lights his cigarette again
and the rain marches on

'This is only a possibility in a world of possibilities
There are obviously many possibilities
ranging from small to large
before long there will be short
and before short there's nothing
When there was nothing
there was always the possibility
of something becoming what it is'

Don't even bother trying
to say something clever
clever is as clever does
no matter what it says
i'm looking for a sign
that says you're for real this time
but I don't trust what's in your head
I walk up to the bar
and point at the top shelf 
then I throw my head back
and laugh at myself
I raise a toast
to all our saviors each so badly behaved
it's too bad that their world
is the one that they saved

Now you gotta dance with me
now is when
its gotta be
Cuz I can't wait for the dance floor to fill in
if you wanna dance with me
i'll show you how
it's gonna be
Cuz I can't wait for the band to begin

There's a spider spinning cobwebs
from your elbow to the table
While my eyes ride the crowd
In a secret rodeo
I smile with my mouth
Lift my watch up to the light
Say oh, look, I have to go
Ani DiFranco