"Names and Dates and Times" as written by and Ani Difranco....
I know so many white people
I mean, where do I start?
The trouble with white people
Is you can't tell them apart

I'm so bad with names
And dates and times
But I'm big on faces
That is, except for mine

I believe you when you tell me
We've met before
This time you've got my interest
This time you've got the floor

Why don't you go and tell me something
I don't already know
Give me something to remember you by
When I go

I eat too much
I laugh too long
Maybe I'll like too much of you
When I'm gone

Let's go over to the window
And sit in the neon light
Let's go out walking
You know, it's garbage night

Let's go down to the east river
And throw something in
Something we can't live without
And then let's start again

The more you talk
The more I get
The sense of something
That hasn't happened yet

The more you talk
The more I want to know
The way I'll remember you
When I go

I eat too much
I laugh too long
Maybe I'll like too much of you
When I'm gone

I am so many white people
I mean where do I start
I've got lots of personalities
I just can't tell them apart

And I never remember anything
Except for those things
Which I never forget you know
There's no in between

I'm big on your face
Yeah, it's big in my mind
You're like the rest of the human race
You're one of a kind



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"Names and Dates and Times" as written by Ani Difranco

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    General Commenti think this is such a wonderful song, with a search for identity and finding some body elses, having an understanding that things wont always be but taking advantage of them while you can
    intoodeepon April 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my favorite songs, i like the live at carnegie hall version, such a good song. it's about her old friends and everyone she knows and has met along the long journey of her career. She's talking about how there are so many people and she doesn't remember all of them, and wants to meet people that are different that she wouldn't be able to forget. She is in search of unique people, and I think some of the content is similar to "Face Up and Sing", how she has had so many people do the same things to her, and she just wants something different!
    notaprettygirlRBRon December 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentin the live version (well several i heard) she sometimes sings a different last verse. This might be old news to a lot of you, but for those that are curious this is what she sings on several concerts:

    i'm big on your face
    yeah it's big in my mind
    i remember so clearly
    that place, that time..
    that place, that time

    yes, i talk too much
    i laugh too long
    and that is how i miss you when you're gone
    i talk too much
    and i laugh too long
    babe that is how i miss you when youre gone

    Just wanted to add that, cause its some of my favorite parts in this lyrics, i actually prefer her live version of this songtext to the one thats stated everywhere
    vivianmarion November 24, 2010   Link

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