"Origami" as written by and Ani Difranco....
I am an all powerful amazon warrior
Not just some sniveling girl
So no matter what I think I need
You know I can't possibly
Have a need in this world

Come and come for that sweet sweetness
I'll be your never ending vending machine
I could never need to be alone
Never need to be my own
As much as you need your queen

I know men are delicate
Origami creatures
Who need women to unfold them
Hold them when they cry
But I am tired of being your savior
And I am tired of telling you why

And since when did this me me me
Become the be all and end all of me
Oh listen to you talk to me
Long time love has got to breathe, babe
You got to let it ebb and flow
If you want a ball to bounce
You gotta let it go
Just let it go

I know men are delicate
Origami creatures
Who need women to unfold them
Hold them when they cry
But I am tired of being your savior
And I am tired of telling you why


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"Origami" as written by Ani Difranco

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    General CommentI feel like this is a song that is directing anger towards a man in her life who is always taking, and doesn't understand that she's a strong, independant woman. She doesn't want to save him, and she hates that his needs come before hers: "i'll be your never ending vending machine. I could never need to be alone, never need to be my own, as much as you need your queen" It's a sarcastic line and I love this song because it's unabashedly disconnecting all the ties in the relationship that say that she's less important than he is.
    feaadon January 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhat a strong little song.
    fromawireon April 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti start singing this song, either out loud or in my head depending on my ballsy-ness at the time, whenever a guy says i can't do something because im a girl. i.e throw a ball, run, or bring down an entire crime ring because its effecting my education.
    I AM AN ALL POWERFUL AMAZON WARRIOR
    boo!
    folkitupon December 31, 2006   Link

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