I'm invincible
So are you
We do all the things
They say we can't do
We walk around
In the middle of the night
And if it's too far to walk
We just hitch a ride

We got rings of dirt
Around our necks
We talk like auctioneers
And we bounce like checks
We smell like shit
Still, when we walk down the street
All the boys line up
To throw themselves at our feet

I say I think he likes you
You say I think he do too
Go and get him girl
Before he gets you
I'll be watching you
From the wings
I will come to your rescue
If he tries anything

It's a long long road
It's a big big world
We are wise wise women
We are giggling girls
We both carry a smile
To show when we're pleased
We both carry a switchblade
In our sleeves

Tell you one thing
I'm gonna make noise when I go down
For ten square blocks
They're gonna know I died
All the goddesses will come up
To the ripped screen door
And say,
What do you want, dear?
And I'll say,
I want inside

I say I think he likes you
You say I think he do too
Go and get him girl
Before he gets you
I'll be watching you
From the wings
I will come to your rescue
If he tries anything

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    General Comment

    The solidarity of women is particularly emphasized in this song. It's the best friend who will protect you in the end.

    viahavtaon June 08, 2002   Link
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    One of the best songs about friendship ever.

    Love it.

    Airycaon December 27, 2004   Link
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    General Comment

    Ani has some great stage banter about this song during her 11/11/2000 show.... and how this was about a trip to Mexico with a friend "Shaun" some years back.

    They called each other "Mickie and Jojo" if they didn't like the people they were hanging out with.. Or "Mona and Ginger" if they thought people were cute... Or their own names if they thought the people they were with had beautiful insides.

    funloveron April 12, 2013   Link
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    Damn, Shaun was one of her crew but he died of a brain tumor back in 2007.

    He was a great guy, he used to hand out the set lists at the end of the show.

    I always liked the girlie bff vibe to this song now it has another dimension.

    RIP Shaun

    watevaon February 27, 2014   Link

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