i’m no heroine lyrics – ani difranco

you think i wouldn’t have him
unless i could have him by the b*lls
you think i just dish it out
you don’t think i take it at all
you think i am stronger
you think i walk taller than the rest
you think i’m usually wearing the pants
just ’cause i rarely wear a dress


when you look at me
you see my purpose,
see my pride
you think i just saddle up my anger
and ride and ride and ride
you think i stand so firm
you think i sit so high on my trusty steed
let me tell you
i’m usually face down on the ground
when there’s a stampede

i’m no heroine
at least, not last time i checked
i’m too easy to roll over
i’m too easy to wreck
i just write about
what i should have done
i just sing
what i wish i could say
and hope somewhere
some woman hears my music
and it helps her through her day

’cause some guy designed
these shoes i use to walk around
some big man’s business turns a profit
every time i lay my money down
some guy designed the room i’m standing in
another built it with his own tools
who says i like right angles?
these are not my laws
there are not my rules

i’m no heroine
i still answer to the other half of the race
i don’t fool myself
like i fool you
i don’t have the power
we just don’t run this place

/ ani difranco lyrics