"A Spade" as written by and Ani Difranco....
I will not lie down
On the wrongful groundwork laid
While it's still a radical sound
Just to call a spade a spade

Dear friends, women and men
Please check my math once more
In the totality of all war's history
There's but one common denominator

The answer is in the intention
That lies behind the question
Put that on your standardized
Multiple choice

I mean, how's this supposed to look to me?
But half of divinity
Out there trying to make harmony
With only one voice

You know, I've got experience
Looking right past the obvious
And I know what is so big and so close

Is always the hardest stuff
For us to reckon with
The hardest stuff to know

Dear friends, especially the women
Tell me, are you up to the task?
Of turning the wheel of human history
At long last

The answer is in the intention
That lies behind the question
Put that on your standardized
Multiple choice

I mean, how's this supposed to look to me?
But half of divinity
Out there trying to make harmony
With only one voice

I will not lie down
On the wrongful groundwork laid
While it's still a radical sound
Just to call a spade a spade

Dear friends, women and men
What better time to face
That we've been looking for the answer
To war in the wrong place



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"A Spade" as written by Ani Difranco

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    General Commenther voice! ahhhh
    baadbloodon February 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAbout her voice, which indeed is 'ahhhh' :D I love the way her voice has changed over the years, I mean, not by much, but it has gotten maybe a little deeper and fuller, and that's just...um, music to my ears :D As for the meaning of the song, I think it's a feminist statement. I could explain why I think so, but I'm kind of tired right now, it would be a long explanation, and probably not that many people are even interested :P
    shadowmatteron May 20, 2007   Link

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