"78% H2O" as written by and Ani Difranco....
When the joy had left your body
And you were locked in to your own thoughts
You used to love to sit by the water
And watch it lapping on the rocks
And every time you put your feet in
You'd cry out and you would pray
But it's all downhill from here baby
So naturally, I can't stay

First you'll roll your eyes to heaven
Say you never had love so divine
But it will go from
More than ever
To not enough
In no time
You will push and
You will push un
Til you push me away
I hear you cry out for your water
And I know you'll curse it someday

I guess for me
There's been a few
Who've walked up smiling
And drawn a line
Between so far
And from now on
Yes a big glowing
Line in time
And I've been disappointed
I've been heartbroken
Yes I too have
Loved from afar
But we are 78% water
Even our pumping hearts

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"78% H2O" as written by Ani Difranco


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    General CommentLove everything about this song, and everything about Ani's new CD.

    PrincessOfSpadeson December 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentforget pregnant, she's a MOM now! :) i hope we'll get to see pictures of her "righteous baby" soon.
    minze08on February 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is really cool.. It's about religious people. probably a religious person she tried to get close to.

    first you'll roll your eyes to heaven
    say you never had love so divine (people who believe in god say they feel this "love")
    but it will go from
    more than ever
    to not enough
    in no time (self explanatory)
    you will push and
    you will push un-
    til you push me away
    i hear you cry out for your water
    and i know you'll curse it someday

    that part is pretty straight forward. then she says something truely beautiful.
    "But we are 78% percent water, even our pumping hearts." that really doesn't sound like much, but the first two verses talking about water. "put your feet in, and you would pray" and "i hear you cry out for your water" etc. but then this verses WE are water. To me, it means we are our own gods. We shouldn't have to look for love from some idea in the sky. we should find love from ourselves. from other people.
    look at the word water in this song as a metaphor for god or religion or that type of stuff. and you'll understand it a lot better.
    mrsupers7aron January 15, 2010   Link

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