"As Is" as written by and Ani Difranco....
You can't hide
Behind social graces
So don't try
To be all touchy feely
'cause you lie
In my face of all places
But I got no
Problem with that really
What bugs me

Is that you believe what you're saying
What bothers me
Is that you don't know how you feel
What scares me
Is that while you're telling me stories
You actually
Believe that they are real
I get no illusions about you

Guess what
I never did
When I said
When I said I'll take it
I meant
I meant as is
Just give up
And admit you're as asshole
You would be

In some good companyand I think you'd find
That your friends would forgive you

Or maybe I
Am just speaking for me
When I look around
I think this, this is good enough
And I try to laugh
At whatever life brings
'cause when I look down
I just miss all the good stuff
And when I look up
I just trip over things
I've got no illusions about you

Guess what
I never did
When I say
When I say I'lll take it
I mean
I mean as is


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"As Is" as written by Ani Difranco

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    General CommentThis song is about Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy. Quite clearly.
    brickon July 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so well put. It's about accepting things (and people) the way that they are and not trying to change them. It's a whole package deal!
    osuhippiechickon April 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhen i hear this song i think of my pathological lying friend.

    "what bugs me
    is that you believe what you're saying
    what bothers me
    is that you don't know how you feel
    what scares me
    is that while you're telling me stories
    you actually
    believe that they are real"

    i'd wish she'd just be herself and tell the truth. I was her friend before she told stories. i took her as is.
    cantankerouson May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is another great ani song.....like people before me who got it right, its a song about accepting a person flaws-and-all.

    Although she's bisexual, and has written songs about women, I feel that she's talking about a manipulative man who tells her what she wants to hear, and tries to be "all touchy feely".

    sakeboxon June 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favorite Ani song. its perfectly put together, and expresses so many feelings.
    WatermelonOfJoyon August 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"this song reminds me of someone i know who has a serious issue about being honest w/ his feelings and also has a severe lack of tact sometimes. "

    Same here. Especially the tact thing.
    pistaron May 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts saying that this guy has problems, but so does she...it would be hypocritical to condemn him...so she accepts him as is....pretty much what love is all about, right?
    ...admit you're an asshole
    you would be
    in some good company
    Admanon November 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy best friend asked me how i was feeling about my ex these days i directed her to this song
    intoodeepon November 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song reminds me of my father sometimes.
    cassiaon November 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with brick.
    killstaron January 18, 2005   Link

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