"Second Intermission" as written by and Ani Difranco....
Second intermission
Anticipation
You know the third act
Small talk drops out of the play
You're standing in the lobby
Tightening your tourniquet
Waiting for it
And then the bell sounds
And the lights flash
And there's all these questions milling around
And there's no time to ask

No bliss for little miss leading
'cause she's learning about bleeding
But what is love if not exquisite
Our only saving grace
Or is it?
And somewhere inside your iris
Blooms the reflection of my surprise
As you stroll past every last do not enter
And touch me at my epicenter
And the bell sounds
And the lights flash
And there's all these questions milling around
And there's no time to ask

I'm always trying to get there
I never really get there
To that quiet place where
I accept myself
Instead I'm deep inside some high school
Locker room no clothing
Popping the zits of my self loathing
Under fluorescent lights
And the bell sounds
And the lights flash
And there's all these questions milling around
And you're too ashamed to ask

Second intermission
Anticipation
You know the third act
Small talk drops out of the play
And you're standing in the lobby
Tightening your tourniquet
Waiting for it
Waiting for it


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"Second Intermission" as written by Ani Difranco

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    General CommentI'm not completely sure on the meaning of this song, althoughI can really identify with the lines
    " I'm always trying to get there
    i never really get there
    to that quiet place where i accept myself"
    thespeedordarkon May 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think theres a description about a phase in her life, her puberty and that in-between insecure feeling, comparing it to an intermission on a theater.

    Or maybe shes comparing both to something that is affecting her now. Maybe someone being too close for comfort ("stroll past i realize do not enter and touch me at my epicenter") which is reminding her of her insecureties and feelings of being bare and vunerable when she was a teenager?
    Its about being alienated and out of place, in herself and with the surroundings i think.
    And the narrator holds a distance to it all, almost ironically discribing it all.
    vivianmarion October 28, 2010   Link

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