"Buildings and Bridges" as written by and Ani Difranco....
Buildings and bridges
Are made to bend in the wind
To withstand the world,
That's what it takes
All that steel and stone
Are no match for the air, my friend
What doesn't bend breaks
What doesn't bend breaks

We are made to bleed
And scab and heal and bleed again
And turn every scar into a joke
We are made to fight
And fuck and talk and fight again
And sit around and laugh until we choke
Sit around and laugh until we choke

I don't know who you were expecting
Probably some bitch who does not budge
With eyes the size of snow
I may get pissed off sometimes
But you seem like the type to hold a grudge
And in the end, I just let go

Buildings and bridges
Are made to bend in the wind
To withstand the world
That's what it takes
All that steel and stone
Is no match for the air, my friend
What doesn't bend breaks
What doesn't bend breaks


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"Buildings and Bridges" as written by Ani Difranco

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    General Comment'we are made to bleed
    and scab and heal and bleed again
    and turn every scar into a joke
    we are made to fight
    and fuck and talk and fight again
    and sit around and laugh until we choke
    sit around and laugh until we choke'

    wow. everytime i think things can't be worse i listen to this. i realize that its all part of a cycle and things will get better, only to get worse, to get better...
    ani is the best. <3
    faulty_blue_lightson April 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think the line: "what doesn't bend brakes" says it all. You can either adapt and learn to accept life for what it is or you can let it break you. You have a choice: you can look back and laugh at things, or you can hold a grudge.
    mickzzzzzzon January 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone have any idea what "eyes the size of snow" means? It's been bothering me for years.
    IWantWindToBlowon March 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentEyes the size of snow ,I think, means exactly what it says, small, cold eyes. She's describing the type of person someone might mistake her as, I think.
    Wynter Rainon September 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think mickzzzzz has it right: the final lines are the meaning of the song. It's about bending before you break; letting go instead of holding on to anger. I completely love the second verse. "turn every scar into a joke." Good advice.
    feaadon January 13, 2008   Link

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