Monday, May 14, 2007

"Asking too much?"

asking too much

asking too much
i want somebody who sees the pointlessness
and still keeps their purpose in mind
i want somebody who has a tortured soul
some of the time
i want somebody who will either put out for me
or put me out of misery
or maybe just put it all to words
and make me go, you know
i never heard it put that way
make me say, what did you just say?

i want somebody who can hold my interest
hold it and never let it fall
someone who can flatten me with a kiss
that hits like a fist
or a sentence, that stops me like a brick wall
if you hear me talking
listen to what i'm not saying
if you hear me playing guitar
listen to what i'm not playing
and don't ask me to put words
to all the silences i wrote
don't ask me to put words
to all the spaces between notes
in fact if you have to ask, forget it
do and you'll regret it
i'm tired of being the interesting one
i'm tired of having fun for two
just lay yourself on the line
and i might lay myself down by you
but don't sit behind your eyes
and wait for me to surprise you
i want somebody who can make me
scream until it's funny
give me a run for my money
i want someone who can
twist me up in knots
tell me, for the woman who has everything
what have you got?
i want someone who's not afraid of me
or anyone else
in other words i want someone
who's not afraid of themself

do you think i'm asking too much?

(Again, Ani Defranco can express it better than I can).

Thursday, May 10, 2007

This is soooo true!!!

This was sent to me in the form of a national team newsletter. I thought it was helarious and there were definitely elements of truth in it. If you are a swimmer you will understand-happy reading. :)

You might be a swimmer if...…

Whenever you hear an electronic beep you instinctively jump.
bugs die of chlorine poisoning when they land on your skin
the phrase "This set with fins" is better than hearing "You just won $1000,"
you answer, "I don't need to" when someone asks when you showered last
You know how to squirt water 15 different ways
your long term goal is to slap your bicep on your lat
your friends have stopped asking you about your plans for the evenings
a friend asks how a certain guy dresses and you reply, "I only see him without his clothes
the phrase, "50 double armed backstroke with a breast stroke kick makes you happier than
you have hickeys on your neck
you sweat chlorine even after showering
getting smacked on the butt doesn't bother you at all
someone asks if you have any siblings and you start listing teammates
you suck at running
you have to try on 30 shirts just to find one that fits your shoulders
when the life guard tryouts say you have to swim a 500 in less than 9 minutes you laugh
there are wet towels over every door in your house

Oh the glorious, glamourous life of a