"I'm No Heroine" as written by and Ani Difranco....
You think I wouldn't have him
Unless I could have him by the balls
You think I just dish it out
You don't think I take it at all
You think I am stronger
You think I walk taller than the rest
You think I'm usually wearing the pants
Just 'cause I rarely wear a dress


When you look at me
You see my purpose,
See my pride
You think I just saddle up my anger
And ride and ride and ride
You think I stand so firm
You think I sit so high on my trusty steed
Let me tell you
I'm usually face down on the ground
When there's a stampede

I'm no heroine
At least, not last time I checked
I'm too easy to roll over
I'm too easy to wreck
I just write about
What I should have done
I just sing
What I wish I could say
And hope somewhere
Some woman hears my music
And it helps her through her day

Cause some guy designed
These shoes I use to walk around
Some big man's business turns a profit
Every time I lay my money down
Some guy designed the room I'm standing in
Another built it with his own tools
Who says I like right angles?
These are not my laws
There are not my rules

I'm no heroine
I still answer to the other half of the race
I don't fool myself
Like I fool you
I don't have the power
We just don't run this place

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"I'm No Heroine" as written by Ani Difranco


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    General Commentthis is such a great song. it reminds me of my two best friends and myself. everyone thinks that we're these girls that don't take anything from anyone... but in reality, the three of us are probably more fragile than anyone that crosses our path. although i must admit... sometimes it's good that so many people are scared of pissing us off... we have a lot less drama to deal with!!!
    Doodleon April 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a great song. so so so much truth to it
    Virrrrgoon April 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's mostly great because shes talking about herself
    she tries to tell people that she is just another person. she is no more powerful or capable than any other.
    "i just write about
    what i should have done
    i just sing
    what i wish i could say
    and hope somewhere
    some woman hears my music
    and it helps her through her day "

    Fuck yeah Ani, You help me every second
    TheSweatDescends.on February 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI wish I could like this song, but i can't. It's one of her songs in which her writing was below average, and was way too self-conscious.
    androgybunnyon March 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthesweatdescends- it's obvious that you're not alone when you listen to the live version of this song on the living in clip album. even to a man it's immensely moving to feel the love from all the women in the room after ani's sung those lines.
    angelsflyon June 24, 2006   Link

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