PLAY GOD

 

 

 

 

 

I was done at 16

showin up for class

I was out there

in the ring

learnin how to kick some ass

I was done at 16

using my momma’s key

it was all on me

yes it was all on me

 

weren’t no free rides

weren’t no IOU’s

I pulled my weight

I paid my dues

and I showed up

to enlist

on the first day of recruits

how bout you?

how bout you

 

I’m my brother’s keeper

every chance I can

I pay my taxes

like any working man

and I feel I’ve earned

my right to choose

you don’t get to play God, man

I do

you don’t get to play God, man

I do

 

CHORUS

you get to run the world

in your special way

you get much more

much more than your say

government, religion

it’s all just patriarchy

I must insist

you leave this one thing to me

 

just one thing that a man needs

to be truly free

this is the modern world

and that one thing is money

but there are two things

that a woman needs

control over her own body

 

yes I pay the price

on top of everything

each month a bill

each month a reckoning

and each seed that dies

I cry and I bleed

so you can’t tell me

no you can’t tell me

 

I am a soldier

it’s my blood that flows

I’d give my life

so that this tree can grow

you don’t know creation

like I know

so you can’t tell me

no you can’t tell me

 

CHORUS

 

I’m my brother’s keeper

every chance I can

I pay my taxes

like any workin man

and I feel I’ve earned

my right to choose

you don’t get to play God

I do

you don’t get to play God

I do

you don’t get to play God

I do

 

 

Ani DiFranco

 

 

 


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