"You Each Time" as written by and Ani Difranco....
There you were day after day
Six feet
Twenty feet
Two feet away
Right in my pocket singin' me a song
Makin' my heart race all day long

And we talked it out and we talked it down
But your eyes were not listening
And my ears were looking around
For another song to sing
But it was you each time
It was you

The answer to each moment must be yes
And the question: can you live with that?
Becomes the test
So you weigh it against that aching in your chest
And that secretly relentless emptiness

And you talk it out and you talk it down
But your eyes are not listening
And my ears are running around
Looking for another song to sing
But it is you each time
It is you

So my heart finally broke
It was so long bent
And it broke in three places
When it finally went
It wanted only to say what it meant
So it suffered every punishment

Now it lives in a shack outside of town
And only the wolves are out there listening
And in her dreams they chase her down
Their moonlit eyes are glistening
And it is you each time
It is you


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"You Each Time" as written by Ani Difranco

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    General Comment"so my heart finally broke.." that whole paragraph seems to explain why when we go out of our comfort zone to be completely honest and everything, we were taking a risk...... and the person who reacted ended up chasing us from their lives
    regardemylasheskgmon June 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commentive fallen in love with this song
    give it a chance =)
    x_soulrebel_xon February 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentreminds me of not wanting to understand something or being in a really awkward situation- "your eyes are not listening and my ears are running around..."

    it seems like it's more of a poem almost.....

    i adore her writing.
    fly me highon June 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think in general the song is about temptation. How in the beginning of a relationship you have that "pull" to the other person. Then when time passes you start to wonder if there might be someone else, and every time you feel the temptation to cross the line you weigh your options and either end up with the one you are with, or just give in.

    As Ani says: the answer to each moment must be yes, and the question can you live with that becomes the test. On the other hand you ponder if there could be something better, someone better, but still can't let go of the one you're with. It's just the same person you end up to each time.
    ellahellaon July 02, 2013   Link

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