On One Hand

January 12, 2006

Buildings and Bridges

Filed under: Uncategorized — ononehand @ 6:22 pm

Buildings and bridges are made to bend in the wind,
to withstand the world, that’s what it takes.
All that steel and stone is no match for the air, my friend.
What doesn’t bend breaks.

We are made to bleed and scab and heal and bleed again,
and turn every scar into a joke.
We are made to fight and fuck and talk and fight again,
and sit around and laugh until we choke.

I don’t know who you were expecting; probably some bitch who does not budge,
with eyes the size of snow.
I may get pissed off sometimes,
but you seem like the type to hold a grudge,
and in the end, I just let go…

Buildings and bridges
are made to bend in the wind
to withstand the world,
that’s what it takes.
All that steel and stone
is no match for the air, my friend
what doesn’t bend breaks
what doesn’t bend breaks

“Buildings and Bridges” by Ani Difranco

This is my first time posting someone elses’ lyrics in my journal. I hate doing that, but they seem so poignant right now.

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5 Comments »

  1. ANI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by chickita54 — January 13, 2006 @ 6:02 am | Reply

    • ANITA PLEASE COME BACK TO BOULDER AND STAY FOREVER!!!

      Comment by ononehand — January 13, 2006 @ 6:33 am | Reply

  2. ‘eyes the size of snow’. wow.

    Comment by theyare45 — January 13, 2006 @ 3:12 pm | Reply

    • I guess that means they’re big and white. But I’m suprprised you picked out that line. I really liked the first two verses, “we are meant to bleed…”

      Comment by ononehand — January 13, 2006 @ 8:22 pm | Reply

      • but snow on the ground is so vast… and short-lived, too. an incredible description.

        the first two verses are beautiful too.

        love, math+

        Comment by theyare45 — January 14, 2006 @ 10:02 am


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