"Letting the Telephone Ring" as written by and Ani Difranco....
I am letting the telephone ring
'Cause I don't want to know why
I don't want to hear you explain
I don't want to hear you cry

I have written so much about you
So much I thought I knew
Words like water used to flow
Now what could I possibly have to say?

She is someone I don't even know
And all the things that you've given to me
I see now were simply reparations
They were gifts of your guilt

They were my preparation
I know I should be mature
Keep my feet on the floor
But for some reason

I just don't want them anymore
I know this shouldn't be important
Compared to you and I
But I can still hear my questions
And I can still hear you
I can still hear you lie

Now vicariously I have her in me
I want to peel off my skin
Let the water wash in
You always said that I was hiding
That I was hiding from you

But you are capable of things I could not do
You are capable of things I could not do
I remember how you pretended
How you pretended to touch me

I remember how I couldn't bring myself
To believe, I remember wondering
What was wrong? What was wrong?
How could I be so naive? How could I be so naive?




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"Letting the Telephone Ring [*]" as written by Ani Difranco

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    General CommentHearing this song for the first time, i really didn't let it sink it. but then as somethings happened in my life that let these words become my feelings it's sometimes amazing how ani can reach out and write such beautiful songs.
    Now about what this song means, basically speaks for itself. About not wanting to face what's going on in your life,
    [i am letting the telephone ring
    'cause i don't want to know why
    i don't want to hear you explain
    i don't want to hear you cry]

    but yes, *claps* well done, ani.
    LyricalGroupie1on May 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI personally think this song is about being cheated on. (Talking to the person that cheatd on you)
    kpon November 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI personally think this song is about being cheated on. (Talking to the person that cheatd on you)
    kpon November 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is beautiful. and i love how ani can write a song that many people can look at different angles.
    emilymilleron December 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree that this song is about being cheated on. I can't believe she was so young when she wrote this. It's so wretched and well-written.
    androgybunnyon March 25, 2006   Link

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