"Alla This" as written by and Ani Difranco....
I will not stand immersed in this ultraviolet curse
I won't let you make a tool of me, I will keep my mind and body free

Bye Bye minutiae
Of the day to day drama
I am expanding exponentially
I am consciousness without identity
I am many things made of everything
but I will not be your bankroll
I won't idle in your drive thru, I won't watch your electric sideshow
I got way better places to to go

I will maintain the truth I knew naturally as a child
I won't forfeit my creativity to a world that's all laid our for me
I will look at everything and I will vow to bear in mind
That all of this was just someone's idea, it could just as well be mine

I won't rent you my time, I won't sell you my brain
I won't pray to a male god, cause you know, that would be insane
I can't support the troops, cause every last one of them is being duped
I will not rest a wink, until we women have regrouped

I am many things made of everything
but I will not be your bankroll
I won't go in your drive thru, I won't watch your electric sideshow
I got way better placed to go


Lyrics submitted by Megaira

"Alla This" as written by Ani Difranco

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    General CommentIt's hard to believe that no one's commented on this one yet. The lyrics are absolutely incredible, like an Ani Manifesto! :-p

    She is taking strength in her counter culture approach to life, restating her values and moving forward with the power of her own convictions.

    Favourite stanza:
    I will maintain the truth
    I knew naturally as a child
    I won't forfeit my creativity
    To a world that's all laid out for me
    And I will vow to bear in mind
    That all of this was just someone's idea
    It could just as well be mine
    Phanta5manicon February 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is, by far, my favorite song on her new album. The moment I heard it, I changed my iPod to repeat one and I've been listening to it exclusively for a little while now.

    I agree with Phanta5matic - the song is fairly blunt about it.

    I love "But I will not be your bank roll." It kind of reminds me of the attitude she had in "The Next Big Thing".

    This song is quickly moving its way up to my top ten most played. =)
    entitudeon September 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is a wonderful song!.. well lyrically speaking. Ive been looking for the past few years for the perfect quote for a tattoo project..
    "i will maintain the truth
    i knew naturally as a child
    i won't forfeit my creativity,
    to a world that's all laid out for me
    i will look at everything around me
    and i will vow to bear in mind
    that all of this was just someone's idea
    it could just as well be mine".... so spot on, what great words to live by. This song is such a frank manifesto.. love it.
    PositivelyPositiveon October 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFavorite song on the album hands down!!

    Favorite line, cuz it's exactly what I've been saying for years...

    and i can't support the troops,
    cuz every last one of them's being duped,
    RedLetterYearon November 16, 2008   Link
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    My Opinion"i won't pray to a male god
    cuz that would be insane"

    But she doesn't rule out praying to a female god? Why would that not be equally insane? Because the god is female? That would be blatant sexism. Perhaps the god she has in mind is sexless and/or genderless.

    Otherwise this song is very forthright. There's little room for interpretation.
    k33psi3son June 25, 2010   Link

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