"Fierce Flawless" as written by and Ani Difranco....
she was cuffed to the truth like the truth was a chair
bright interrogation light in her eyes
her conscience lit a cigarette and just stood there
waiting for her to crack
waiting for her to cry
his face scampered through her mind
like a roach across a wall
it made her heart soar
it made her skin crawl
they said, we got this confession we just need for you to sign
why don't you just cooperate and make this easier on us all

there was light and then there was darkness
but there was no line in between
and asking her heart for guidance
was like pleading with a machine
'cause joy, it has its own justice
and dreams are languid and lawless
and everything bows to beauty
when it is fierce
and when it is flawless

on the table were two ziploc baggies
containing her eyes and her smile
they said, we're keeping these as evidence
'til this thing goes to trial
meanwhile anguish was fingering solace
in another room down the hall
both were love's accomplices
but solace took the fall

now look at her book of days
it's the same on every page
and she's got a little tin cup with her heart in it
to bang along the bars of her rib cage
bang along the bars of her rib cage

Lyrics submitted by aur0ra

"Fierce Flawless" as written by Ani Difranco


Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Fierce Flawless song meanings
Add your thoughts


sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Commentwhy lie to yourself to be perfect? you dont even know who you are..
    regardemylasheskgmon May 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about a girl whos imfatuated with a guy but cant really admit it to herself.

    my favorite line is

    "meanwhile anguish was fingering solace
    in another room down the hall
    both were love's accomplices
    but solace took the fall "
    *sigh* anguish and solace are so often love's accomplices
    badassmonkeykidon November 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is quite obviously about the rape of a prostitute. I'm a little shocked that the other commentators didn't pick up on this. The woman here is trying to report a rape, and instead the police are hassling her about being a prostitute. On the interrogation table lies "two ziploc baggies containing her eyes and her smile" referring to makeup she wears as part of her job, which is now to be used by the police as evidence against her.

    Then you have these lines: "meanwhile anguish was fingering solace, in another room down the hall; both were love's accomplices, but solace took the fall" - in other words, both the woman and her rapist were "love's accomplices" (they both participated in this illegal act), but it is solace who takes the fall, meaning that both the woman and her peace of mind are being sacrificed in the name of justice while the real criminal, the rapist, is getting off because the police believe she got what she deserved.
    Starwatcher23on June 24, 2013   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top