"Anyday" as written by and Ani Difranco....
I will lean into you you can be the wind
I will open my mouth and you can come rushing in
You can rush in so hard and make it so I can't breathe
You know I breathe too much anyway I can do that anyday
I just wish I knew who you were
I wish you would make yourself known
You probably don't realize I'm her
The woman you want to call home
I'll keep my ear to the wall
I'll keep my eye on the door
Cause I've heard all my own jokes and they're just not funny anymore
You know I laugh too much anyway I can do that any day
Have you ever been bent or pulled have you ever been played like strings?
If I could see you I could strum you I could break you make you sing
I guess you can't really see the wind
It just comes in and fills the space
And every time something moves you think that you have seen it's face
I've always got my guitar to play but you know that I could do that any day


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"Anyday" as written by Ani Difranco

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    General CommentI am going to go out on a limb and suggest something different to the above.

    I think it is mostly about lonliness. The singer has spent a lot of time with her own thoughts. She seeks the company or intimacy of somebody she admires, but doesn't know very well.

    i will lean into you
    and you can be the wind
    i will open up my mouth
    and you can come rushing in
    you can rush in so hard
    and make it so i can't breathe
    i breathe too much anyway
    i can do that anyday

    The singer nearly forgets she has everything she needs. The air around her nourishes her - yet she forgets that it is important she so desperately wants the nourishment of intimacy with a paricular person.


    i just wish i knew who you were
    i wish you'd make yourself known
    probably you don't know i'm her
    the woman you want to call home
    i'll keep my ear to the wall
    i'll keep my eye on the door
    'cause i've heard all my own jokes
    and they're just not funny anymore
    i laugh too much anyway
    i can do that anyday

    The singer has spent so much time with her own thoughts that she is no longer able to amuse herself. She needs the injection of energy or the different outlook of somebody else.

    have you ever been bent or pulled
    have you ever been played like strings
    if i could see you i could strum you
    i could break you
    make you sing

    The singer is saying that she thinks she could do the same for this other person `you'. Provide the energy or different outlook to make them `sing'

    but i guess you can't really see the wind
    it just comes in and fills the space
    and everytime something moves
    you think that you have seen its face
    and i've always got my guitar to play
    but i can do that anyday

    The singer realises that she is trying to build up a complete picture of a person from very little information. She thinks she knows how fantastic this person is - but on reflection she doesn't really know. You can't directly observe somebody's persona - only the actions that they carry out - and this can be misleading. After a time further reflection on the small amount you have seen doesn't yield any more insight.

    She amuses herself by playing guitar - but this doesn't alleviate the lonelinees.


    Anyway - that's what I have always taken. Maybe you will disagree...
    davidrohdeon September 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI adore this song. I'm surprised no one has commented. Just how the music flows, her voice and the lyrics. It's very pretty.
    allYOUdespiseon June 27, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think its about giving up everythign that makes you yourself to try to please the person you care about most and trying to get htem to understand what youre sacraficing
    intoodeepon April 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song is more about being so swept up with someone that you could care less if you do any of the things you usually do. You just want to be with that person and nothing else.
    coco8199on December 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is AMAZING.
    farewellthemeon June 29, 2006   Link
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    General Comment*i just wish i knew who you were
    i wish you'd make yourself known
    probably you don't know i'm her
    the woman you want to call home
    i'll keep my ear to the wall
    i'll keep my eye on the door
    'cause i've heard all my own jokes
    and they're just not funny anymore
    i laugh too much anyway
    i can do that anyday*

    *Basically, it could very well be talking about how the person isn't giving her the chance, or the day to show herself.. that she has what it takes. Or that she will do "anything" to reside with that person, but they just will never know because it seems to me.. they may just not give two shits. And then it could mean that they are in the relationship annnd the man isn't paying enough attention to her and has become distant .. And she is becoming what shes not to have the saticfaction of that person and only that person to pay attention. As well as, her giving up all the things she does.. FOR that person
    boxofrainon November 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about finding someone who's out of the ordinary. The kind of person who takes your breathe away and makes everything different. She can do anything else any day, but you dont fall in love for life every day. No matter what it means, it's absolutely gorgeous
    LeSighon March 22, 2007   Link

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