"Lag Time" as written by and Ani Difranco....
There's really no hope for me
And that three second rule
Somethin' gets dropped
And still I'm the slowest damn fool
Slow to realize what's really going on
Slow to know in a moment
Who or what has gone wrong

I want to tighten down on the lag time

Your consonants were buzzing
Around your head like flies
Your true colors were showing
And your shape and your size
You were drinking your way though it
I was shrinking right there inside of my clothes
My eventual twenty/twenty
Arms crossed
Tapping her toe

I gotta tighten down on the lag time

Survivors are part turtle
We are part potato bug
We know enough to go fetal
'til it's still up above
And you gotta crawl through the desert
Between when you hear it
And when you can play it with your hands
Just to rendezvous with whoever you are
When you finally understand

I gotta tighten down on the lag time
I want to tighten down on the lag time
Gotta tighten down on the lag time


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"Lag Time" as written by Ani Difranco

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    General CommentI believe the second line is supposed to read "something gets dropped and still"

    It's a take on the "three-second" rule only half-jokingly followed in some food-service jobs: anything dropped on the floor is good if you pick it up in three seconds. The speaker being too slow to react seems to be a handy metaphor for coming to self-understanding too late to clean up your mistakes.
    maddsurgeonon October 09, 2005   Link

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