ani difranco wants me
and her want, it keeps her very busy
she doesn't even have time to write me letters
and the ones i sent come back to me
but she backed me up on my last album
and not for credit but for my love
she's in the background singing, i swear it
if you can't hear her, then turn it up

i met her backstage at a concert
i said "you're such a righteous babe to me"
it was such a forrest gump moment
but i never got any royalties
and she's got such a sense of humor
once she even called the police
something about a boy outside her window
then she smiled when she saw that it was me

she said, "we're on our own can you picture it?
you and me baby and we're driving down the highway"
we can't be wrong if you think of it
we illustrate the soundtrack and we're driving down the highway

you know she's got me on her speed dial
she calls when she's hung up on a chord
and it's another industry inside secret that i write most her words
and we always go for coffee
up to denny's or to a small cafe
we have the greatest conversations
most of our songs get written that way

ok, so i never really met her
but there was one time that i almost did
she stayed on her side of the courtroom and said "can't you lock up this fucking kid?"
so they granted the restraining order
but i think in this case the system's wrong
oh ani, can't you see i love you?
i just wanted you to hear my new song

it goes:
we're on our own can you picture it?
you and me baby and we're driving down the highway
we can't be wrong if you think of it
we illustrate the soundtrack and we're driving down the highway

and i never asked to be different
she'll never know the way i feel unless i hit the highway
so i drove all night through a misty rain
and suddenly i catch a glimpse of ani as she takes the stage
her first song is a prince cover that i just love
and then she breaks it down into untouchable face
she breaks a string before the third song and the crowd just waits
but when she starts the show again this is just what she'll say:

we're on our own can you picture it
you and me jay and we're just driving down the highway
we might be wrong but just think of it
we'll rewrite the whole soundtrack as we get another state away


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