"Little Plastic Castle" as written by and Ani Difranco....
In a coffee shop in a city
Which is every coffee shop in every city
On a day which is every day
I picked up a magazine
Which is every magazine

Read a story, and then forgot it right away
They say goldfish have no memory
I guess their lives are much like mine
And the little plastic castle
Is a surprise every time
And it's hard to say if they're happy
But they don't seem much to mind
From the shape of your shaved head
I recognized your silhouette
As you walked out of the sun and sat down
And the sight of your sleepy smile
Eclipsed all the other people
As they paused to sneer at the two girls

From out of town
I said, look at you this morning
You are, by far, the cutest
But be careful getting coffee
I think these people want to shoot us
Or maybe there's some kinda local competition here
To see who can be the rudest

People talk
About my image
Like I come in two dimensions
Like lipstick is a sign of my declining mind
Like what I happen to be wearing
The day that someone takes a picture
Is my new statement for all of womankind
I wish they could see us now

In leather bras and rubber shorts
Like some ridiculous new team uniform
For some ridiculous new sport
Quick someone call the girl police
And file a report

In a coffee shop in a city
Which is every coffee shop in every city
On a day which is every day


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"Little Plastic Castle" as written by Ani Difranco

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    General Commentthis song is just amazing... i love the line "people talk about my image like i come in two dimensions, like lipstick is a sign of my declining mind." and the first stanza really sets the scene, of something typical and generic. the trumpets give it a fun almost mocking tone and i love that... it's just a great song :)
    rainbow6583on May 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmaybe like..everything is routine
    but that doesn't mean that you can't be happy
    like we as humans are just "swimming" in the metaphorical fish bowl
    and we don't need new suprises to make our lives okay
    we should just be content :)
    peace and love,
    -Belldandy-
    Aphrodite Goddesson May 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe only 3 people have commented on this. I don't understand why artists like Ani aren't famous as hell, because her lyrics are damn genius. Anyway, this song is amazing. It just shows how everythings the same... "in a coffee shop in a city
    which is every coffee shop in every city on a day which is every day.." ... I think people are like that too. After a while everything kinda blends together. Ani's different, and thats why she deserves 10 times the credit she gets.
    bleedingmaskarahon March 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentpeople talk about my image
    like i come in two dimensions
    like lipstick is a sign of my declining mind
    like what i happen to be wearing the day
    that someone takes my picture
    is my new statement for all of womankind


    i like to think here she's ripping on all the so called 'die hard fans' that were freaking out when she was getting some serious publicity from the main stream media after Living in Clip came out and when she got married the first time.
    canadianhuskeron July 04, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti love it! marahhhh my gold fish has a memory-doo it
    blue skyon June 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentblort
    vapuron March 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree ani is great and so is this song
    trainspotting_R2D2on March 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think i read somewhere that little plastic castle was written for heidi, the merch girl.
    _whatallisniceon April 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust because I wear a push up bra doesn't mean I'm a tool of the patriarchy.
    charvanaon April 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentShe is totally ripping on all the people around her, saying they are like goldfish with no memory because everything around them is always the same. When they see her they freak out.

    It's like everyone is always asleep and only someone like Ani (and hopefully someday me, too!)who is able to rise above the crap and see what is real and what is beautiful, instead of just wanting the same thing all the time.
    boxermom1004on July 11, 2005   Link

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