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a reading from the book of apple lyrics – denis leary

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(by janeane garofalo)

man, man, i didn’t prepare a speech, and i’m sorry, but i’m glad that i didn’t, because i’m not gonna do this like everybody else does it. cause everybody that i should be thanking, i’m really sorry, but i have to use this time. see, my aunt jullou said that we as human beings at our best can only create oppurtunities, and i’m gonna use this oppurtunity the way that i wanna use it. so what i wanna say is, um, everybody out there that’s watching, everybody that’s watching, this world… this world is bullsh-t, and you shouldn’t model– wait a second! you shouldn’t model your life about what you think that we think is cool. even though i have an eating disorder, and i have somehow sold out to the patriarchy in this culture that says that lean is better, even though i have done that, and i have done a video, wherein i wear underwear so that you young girls out there can covet, and feel bad about what you have, and how thin you’re not. the point is, i have done it, i am lean. that’s why i did succeed sooner than maybe other musicians who maybe were better song writers, i dunno, better lyricists, better vocalists, i can’t say that, but i do know this: this world is bullsh– did i say that this world was bullsh-t? cause it is. and my boyfriend can make you disappear… he can pull something out of your ear, and say things like, “we have not met before, have we?” go with yourself.

/ denis leary lyrics