Ani DiFranco - Rock Paper Scissors Lyrics

Ani DiFranco Revelling / Reckoning cover art
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it's rock paper scissors as to whether
i will get over you at all
it's hand against hand and both hands are mine
it's standing in a circular line
which is not to say that i'm not also happy
a happy meal with a surprise inside
surprise surprise here's another bright light in your eyes
exposing all the stuff you're not calculating enough to hide

this melancholy that i carry makes me feel so grown up
at my kitchen table doing shots of resignation
i never thought i'd see the day when i would say i give up
and break the stallions of my wildest expectations

i do not want to know you this way
surrounded by so much pain
but how am i supposed to let go of you this way
like a bird into the sky of my brain?

i think i could accept all these dark colors
as just part of some bigger color scheme
if it wasn't for that drippy string quartet of sadness
underscoring each smiling scene
desire drags me right out of myself
a gas-soaked rope tied to a piece of coal
and i'm getting pretty good at looking at the bright side
while the flames rip along the sand and swallow me whole
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Ain't That the Way
  • 2 O.K.
  • 3 Garden of Simple
  • 4 Tamburitza Lingua
  • 5 Marrow
  • 6 Heartbreak Even
  • 7 Harvest
  • 8 Kazoointoit
  • 9 Whatall Is Nice
  • 10 What How When Where (Why Who)
  • 11 Fierce Flawless
  • 12 Rock Paper Scissors
  • 13 Beautiful Night
    CD 2
  • 1 Your Next Bold Move
  • 2 This Box Contains...
  • 3 Reckoning
  • 4 So What
  • 5 Prison Prism
  • 6 Imagine That
  • 7 Flood Waters
  • 8 Grey
  • 9 Subdivision
  • 10 Old Old Song
  • 11 Sick of Me
  • 12 Don't Nobody Know
  • 13 School Night
  • 14 That Was My Love
  • 15 Revelling
  • 16 In Here

  • Credits
    writers: Ani Difranco
    album: Track in album Revelling / Reckoning
    release date: 2001-4-10
    popularity : 68 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock
    length: 6:01
    Album Information
    label: Righteous Babe Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin