icarus lyrics – ani difranco

seems like you just started noticing
how noticeably bad things really are
and then you walked past this couple arguin’
in a rolled up window, a parked car

and all that gesticulated bitterness
and all of that m*ffled yelling h*ll
it’s, it’s dark, it just starts waftin’ at you
like a big fury rat died inside of that wall kinda smell

dreams like there’s rollin’ like a cold front
thunder is thunderin’ and lightenin’ in tow
and your tiny little life gets even smaller
as you heed the heaven’s mighty show

and i don’t mean heaven like god like
’cause the animal in me knows very well
that nature is our teacher and our mother
and god is just another story that we tell

you’re tryin’ not to grasp, not to start grasping
at straws or sticks or stones
have the strength that just sit inside your sadness
even if you’re sitting there alone

it’s just like icarus ascending
never intending to look back
nature’s law and your tragic flaw
i find descending
flying into the arms of another venus flytrap

guzzle till the buzzer stops
guzzle till the buzzer stops
guzzle till the buzzer stops
guzzle till the buzzer stops

guzzle till the buzzer stops
guzzle till the buzzer stops
guzzle till the buzzer stops
guzzle till the buzzer stops

/ ani difranco lyrics