"Come Away from It" as written by and Ani Difranco....
come
come away
come away from
come away from it

next to the glass ashtray
in a little plastic baggy
is a bitter rock remedy
really good stuff
but i take offense to the fact
that you're so hell bent
are you trying to tell me this world
just isn't beautiful enough?

do you want to get off?
is this your stop?
do you gotta have a tripledecker super fudge sundae
with a goddamn cherry on top?
i mean, what makes you so lavish
that you can afford
to spend every sober moment feeling angry and bored

why don't you come
come away
come away from it
why?

we used to hold hands down
those unfamiliar streets
you used to take me diving
into the watery blue deep
but now you're trying to find every tiny treasure
every shiny penny of pleasure
satisfy every selfish purpose
before you swim back up to the surface

why don't you come
come away
come away from it

you think that i just don't like it anymore
but i'll tell you what i don't like
i don't like that i had to put the training wheels
back onto your bike
and i don't like the extravagance
or the way you taste when i kiss you
i don't like being left alone
baby, don't you think i miss you?

why don't you come
come away
come away from it
why?


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"Come Away from It" as written by Ani Difranco

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    General CommentThis song is definitely about a drug addiction that someone Ani is close to was going through.
    avoiddisasteron April 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commentdo you gotta have a triple decker super fudge sundae
    with a goddam cherry on top

    the way she sings this takes the cake on expressing frustration with someone who you just can't get the point across to. her lyrics identify with anyone who has ever been struggling with a lover who struggles for fun.
    folkitupon December 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think anyone who has ever had a drug problem caused from depression can relate to this.
    Or anyone who has ever been deeply invovled with someone who has a drug problem.
    Or anyone who has had a drug problem with the person they are invovled with, and they come out of it and the other person, won't.

    "do you wanna get off
    is this your stop
    do you gotta have a triple decker super fudge sundae
    with a goddam cherry on top?"
    -This is the best way to say to someone-
    "What the fuck do you want than? Do you want to be with me? Is there something better for you out there?"

    "and you think that i just don't like it anymore
    but i'll tell you what i don't like
    i don't like that i have to put the training wheels back on your bike"
    -The lines "you think that I just don't like it anymore" shows the person may have also had a drug problem but came away from it.
    hint the title.
    me1968on February 17, 2007   Link

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