I saw on the poster
My name was printed
Just a little bit smaller
I can tell you need to stand
Just a little bit taller
No one ever talks about it
But no one can disguise
The cloud of competition
That's hanging behind their eyes
There's more bad blood
In this bar than there is beer
And it's subtle but it still sucks
And I want out of here

We got egos like hairdos
They're different every day
Depending on how we slept the night before
Depending on the demons that are at our door

They told me you wanted to play last
Every profession has its system of castes
So they reverse the order we go on
And then you stand at the bar
And you talk through my songs

We've got egos like hairdos
They're different every day
Depending on how we slept the night before
Depending on the demons that are at our door

Everybody loves the underdog
But no one wants to be him
The press will fatten you up
And then they'll dig their teeth in
It's cool to discover someone
It's hard to support them
Everyone is playing life
Like it's some stupid sport

We got egos like hairdos
They're different every day
Depending on how we slept the night before
Depending on the demons that are at our door

I got my kitchen stocked
I got my door unlocked
There're no demons here
And I don't really care
Whose name is printed in bigger type
You know I live in a world full of hope
Not a world full of hype
I ain't no saint
I help myself to what I need
But I help other people too
Why'know I sleep soundly


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    this song is so fun to listen to.... however, the lyrics are entirely true. yay, i love you ani.

    misschelsealynnon June 04, 2002   Link
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    ani is sooo good.

    Don't be egotistical! Help yourself to what you need, but help other people too.

    sakeboxon June 26, 2003   Link
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    this one is a really cool cover, i've never heard the song before, youtube.com/watch but just listening to this gave me the jist idea... haha what albumn is this from.. i like this song. its about how she doesn't want people to be egotistical.. i like how "egos like haridos- depending on how they slept last night" can have double meanings..just like having your hair weird from sleeping on it funny.. or the other sleeping...

    notaprettygirlRBRon February 24, 2007   Link
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    Great song! While this is mostly about competition between musicians,Ani perfectly captures professional jealousy, whatever your job.

    befuddledon June 17, 2009   Link
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    I can totally imagine Ani stomping home from a gig and writing this overnight after someone "stood at the bar and talked through her songs" when she traded her spot with them. Then belting it out the next night. Her guitar is working overtime, teasing as if to say, you want the centre ring? you do a double somersault, I'll do a triple.

    watevaon February 27, 2014   Link

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