Gratitude
Not So Soft 1991
Like I Said 1993
So Much Shouting, So Much Laughter 2002
Carnegie Hall 4.6.02 2006

Thank you for letting me stay here
Thank you for taking me in
Thank you for the beer and the food
Thank you for loaning me bus fare
Thank you for showing me around,
that was a very kind thing to do
Thank you for the use of the clean towel
Thank you for half of your bed
We can sleep here like brother and sister, you said

But you changed the rules in an hour or two
And I don't know what you and your sisters do,
but please don't
Please stop
This is not my obligation
What does my body have to do with my gratitude?

Look at you, little white lying
for the purpose of justifying what you're trying to do
I know that you feel my resistance
I know that you heard what I said
Otherwise, you wouldn't need the excuse
Thank you for letting me stay here
Thank you for taking me in
I don't know where else I would have turned
But I don't come and go like a pop song
you can play incessantly and then forget when it's gone
You can't write me off
and you don't turn me on

So don't change the rules in an hour or two
I don't know what you and your sisters do,
but please don't
Please stop
This is not my obligation
What does my body have to do with my gratitude ?
Ani DiFranco