Coming of age during the plague
Of Reagan and Bush
Watching capitalism gun down democracy
It had this funny effect on me
I guess

I am cancer
I am HIV
And I'm down at the blue Jesus
Blue cross hospital
Just lookin' up from my pillow
Feeling blessed

And the mighty multinationals
Have monopolized the oxygen
So it's as easy as breathing
For us all to participate

Yes they're buying and selling
Off shares of air
And you know it's all around you
But it's hard to point and say "there"
So you just sit on your hands
And quietly contemplate

Your next bold move
The next thing you're gonna need to prove
To yourself

What a waste of thumbs that are imposable
To make machines that are disposable
And sell them to seagulls flying in circles
Around one big right wing

Yes, the left wing was broken long ago
By the slingshot of cointelpro
And now it's so hard to have faith in

Especially your next bold move
Or the next thing you're gonna need to prove
To yourself

You want to track each trickle
Back to its source
And then scream up the faucet
'til your face is hoarse
'cause you're surrounded by a world's worth
Of things you just can't excuse

But you've got the hard cough of a chain smoker
And you're at the arctic circle playing strip poker
And it's getting colder and colder
Every time you lose

So go ahead
Make your next bold move
Tell us
What's the next thing you're gonna need to prove
To yourself

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Your Next Bold Move Lyrics as written by Ani Difranco


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    General Comment

    definitely a whack at the presidency. although i wasnt around for regan-bush, i relate to this song as a whack at bush-cheney... even though it was before. its just kindof what i feel goes with the words

    regardemylasheskgmon September 19, 2004   Link
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    General Comment

    Although it does make the Reagan-Bush reference, I feel it is more of a slam at the whole right wing side of government and how it is controlled by corportate money.

    The whole second stanza group, is just another fine example of how she is queen of the written word.

    Hedgeson September 20, 2004   Link
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    General Comment

    i feel environmental concerns also lurking behind there- a lot of physical/sickness referances in the song, as everything is infected

    vivianmarion June 10, 2011   Link

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