"Knuckle Down" as written by and Ani Difranco....
it's just my cowgirl alter-ego riding on her barroom bull
dripping with a sweat of irony as the cowboys woop and drool
shooting glances at the mirror to see if her scar is showing
she is truly going nowhere tonight

lecherous old-lady, wanna-be, much too young and shy
flailing her whole life just thinking she can teach herself to fly
vehement, romantic, frantic, forever, right-now
and forever's goin' nowhere tonight

sick of loathing her self-loathing she thinks i had better leave
course whiskey makes me smarter and i'm happy as can be
but please excuse me darling
it's not you
it's me

and there's a dusty old dust storm on mars
they say
so tonight you can't see it too clear
still i stood in line to look through a telescope
look like a distant ship like a scene from a foggy pier
and i know that i was warned - still it was not what i'd hoped
and i know that i was warned - still it was not what i'd hoped

'cause i think i'm done comin' to get closer
to some imagined bliss
i gotta knuckle down - just be ok with this
i'm gonna knuckle down - just be ok with this
course that star struck girl is already someone i miss

i swear some stuff you just see better from further away
and i swear i communicate best now the less i say
and i can't dance if the band can't play
and the vibe is going nowhere tonight

but somewhere between hollywood and its pretty happiness
and an anguish so infinite
it's anybody's guess
is a place where people are all teachers
and this just one long class
and that ass will get you nowhere tonight

and there's a dusty old dust storm on mars
they say
so tonight you can't see it too clear
still i stood in line to look through that telescope
look like a distant ship like a scene from a foggy pier
and i know that i was warned - still it was not what i'd hoped

but i think i'm done comin' to get closer
to some imagined bliss
i gotta knuckle down - just be ok with this
i'm gonna knuckle down - just be ok with this
course that star struck girl is really someone i miss



Lyrics submitted by aur0ra

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