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ani difranco – soft shoulder lyrics


i don’t keep much stuff around
i value my portability
but i will say that i have saved
every letter you ever wrote to me

the one you left on my windshield
outside of that little motel
is in the pocket of my old gig bag
from back when life was more soft sh-lled

letters littered with little lewd pictures
drawn by the ghost of woddy guthrie
who would use your big thick hand
just to draw one two for me

and i think of your letters as love letters
which is how i think of songs
in that it is the writing of them
that tend to carry us along

and i dance to one of your old tunes
with my true love on our wedding day
and your voice sang the way my heart would sing
if it finally knew just what to say

two people pulled over on the same night
to look up at the same stars
they both found their wheels were spinning
in a soft shoulder

when they got back into their cars
and they missed fate’s appointed rendezvous
and then a whole lotta time went by
and finally they were done

worshiping the landscape
and they put down their hands
and moved into the sky
and they had barely said h-llo
and it was time to say goodbye