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Providence
  Recorded circa 1999 (ft. Prince background vox) & released as 12th track on Ani DiFranco's album To The Teeth (November 16, 1999). Written by Ani DiFranco. Click to open printable lyrics.
 
Who knew at this party that
would walk N & 'd C U?
guess now we could just get drunk
Yeah & that could B our excuse
U could slip & outta nowhere
could B there 2 catch ur fall &...
& we could laugh at ourselves
& the writing that's on the wall

It's a narrow margin
Just room enuff 4 regret
N the inch & a half between, "Hey, how ya been?"
Can kiss U yet?
So we talk like nervous neighbors over a tall fence
True love but 4 the lack of providence

But just got 1 more thing 2 tell U
Cuz words R vitamins & life is short
& know when we get up 2 the front office
We're gonna have 2 fill out a full report
1st question will B, "What were U thinking?"
Next question will B, "What did U say?"
& then they're gonna check 2 C if the answers 2 1 & 2
Matched up much along the way

N the interest of poetry
& the cowboy movie that's U & me
'm back on the horse now
& 'm riding, am striding so effortlessly
What mean is - it's late
Much 2 late 4 us & 'm fixing 2 go home
With just my conscience & a bitter sense
Of irony as my chaperone

It's a narrow margin
Just room enuff 4 regret
N the inch & a half between, "Hey, how ya been?"
Can kiss U yet?
So we talk like nervous neighbors over a tall fence
True love but 4 the lack of providence

But just got 1 more thing 2 tell U
Cuz words R vitamins & life is short
& know when we get up 2 the front office
We're gonna have 2 fill out a full report
The 1st question will B, "What were U thinking?"
The next question will B, "What did U say?"
& then they're gonna check 2 C if the answers 2 1 & 2
Matched up much along the way


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