"If It Isn't Her" as written by and Ani Difranco....
Standing like John Wayne
She is full framed
She is center stage
And my imagination is
Rattling in its cage
I didn't really notice
When everything else disappeared
But as far as I'm concerned
If it isn't her
It isn't here

She says do I know you
I say well, no, not biblically
But I've been waiting for you come
And talk to me
I have been playing
Too many of those boy girl games
She says honey you are safe here
This is a girl girl thing

I told him I loved him
So he thought I'd roll over and play dead
He was god's gift to hypocrisy
With weak knees and a big fat head
She says honey don't tell me
That old story
You are boring me
Just tell me do you like me
Tell me what you're gonna do
Now that you're free

Standing like John Wayne
She is full framed
She is center stage
And my imagination
Is rattling in its cage
I didn't really notice
When everything else disappeared
But as far as I'm concerned
If it isn't her
It isn't here
As far as I'm concerned
If it isn't her
It isn't here


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"If It Isn't Her" as written by Ani Difranco

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    General CommentI love this song. It refers to love-at-first-sight, lesbian style.

    There's some humor and seduction in the song:

    "she says do i know you?
    i say well, no, not biblically"

    I also really like the exchange:

    "i have been playing
    too many of those boy-girl games
    she says honey you are safe here
    this is a girl-girl thing"
    sakeboxon January 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAni has this great way of building layers and layers into her music, just whne she has you on one train of thought, she changes it. What a break from the predictable.

    One thing that always throws me off of Ani's songs is that she's bi- so the pronouns change from song to song. Which can be kind of interrupting when you find men in your cherished lesbian music.

    This song, however, is safe from that- hell, its got the lesbian John Wayne. Goddess bless Ani.
    Sir Williamon December 22, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"i didn't really notice when everything else disappeared but as far as i'm concerned if it isn't her it isn't here"its just like when one person enters and you are so captivated and anything around you is uneccisary excepyt them
    regardemylasheskgmon May 28, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"Which can be kind of interrupting when you find men in your cherished lesbian music. "

    Not sure about anyone else, but I'm straight, but I can relate to ANY Ani song, no matter the pronoun. I don't think of her songs towards a certain gender as songs towards that gender. I think about them as songs towards love, emotions, feelings.
    HappyEmo1on September 26, 2007   Link

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