tiptoe lyrics – ani difranco


tiptoeing through the used condoms
strewn on the piers
off the west side highway
sunset behind the skyline of jersey
walking towards the water
with a fetus holding court in my gut
my body highjacked
my t*ts swollen
i’m sore
the river has more colors at sunset than my sock drawer ever dreamed of
i could wake up screaming sometimes
but i don’t
i could step off the end of this pier
but i’ve got sh*t to do
and i’ve an appointment on tuesday
to shed uninvited blood and tissue
i’ll miss you i say to the river
to the water
to the son or
daughter i thought better of
i could fall in love with jersey at sunset
but i leave
the view
to the rats
and tiptoe back

/ ani difranco lyrics