"Heartbreak Even" as written by and Ani Difranco....
it's a heartbreak even situation
nothing lost and nothing gained
so i'm 10 years old again
standing in the backyard waving at a train

i feel you make love to me slightly
every time you let a little laugh slip too soon
and the moment passes over us so lightly
it feels like sand blowing over a dune

you try not to let your emotions show
but it ain't a balloon you can just let go
it's an ice cream cone dripping in the sun
sticky hands
sticky arms
sticky situation

it's a heartbreak even situation
one part powerful elation
one part pitiful and frail
and i'm trying to feel my way around
a book of promises written in braille

there is pressure from within this
and pressure from above
there is pressure on our tenuous, strenuous love
and there's wet wool blankets one, two, three
laid onto my chest
'til i just can't breathe

and i try not to let my emotions show
but it ain't a balloon i can just let go
it's an ice cream cone dripping in the sun
sticky hands
sticky arms
sticky situation


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"Heartbreak Even" as written by Ani Difranco

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    General CommentAbout forbidden sex, anyway. they're not actually having sex, but they want to be. or they are, and it's wrong. "i feel you make love to me slightly
    every time you let a little laugh slip too soon": changing somehting mundane into something sexual because there's so much sexual tension between them... maybe one of them's in a relationship so they can't do anything... "you try not to let your emotions show"/"i try not to let my emotions show" etc. they're trying to repress their feelings for one and other, but it's not working...

    "it's a heartbreak even situation
    one part powerful elation
    one part pitiful and frail"

    can definitely feel that.
    missmeon February 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's definitely about two people who have a lot of feelings for one another, but for whatever reason cannot be together. Be it that they are both in relationships, or one is single, but one is not.

    the "sticky hands, sticky arms, sticky situation" refers to the fact that they are definitely toeing the line a bit with each other causing the situation to become a bit more complicated.
    raspberryphantomon April 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFor me, this song is totally all about sex!! Okay, I could be totally off-base... but it makes me think about a relationship where emotions stem from the physical component involved...

    i mean, "sticky hands, sticky arms, sticky situation..." does this strike anyone else as a purely sexual reference?
    MelissaGirlon July 31, 2002   Link

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