Itch
Not So Soft 1991
Carnegie Hall 4.6.02 2006

I am evening the score
I am cutting the umbilical cord
Curled with my teeth against my knees
I am scratching at my consciousness like a bitch with fleas
I think you'll be greatly pleased
to learn that yours was the hardest itch to relieve

This is me without my hair.
Welcome to my open stare
I got nothing to hide no more
Why disguise what isn't there?
I am an eyesore
I am a detour
You can find me crying on the shoulder of the road
and I will tell you what you want to hear before you go
And that is that yours was the hardest itch to relieve
Yours was the hardest itch to relieve

I've mapped out my course
Looks like it's all uphill
I've got a heavy heart to carry,
but a very strong will
It's just hard to travel in the shadow of regret
In fact, it's so hard that I haven't actually left yet
Ani DiFranco