Song Quotes

"My world is evil but American-made."
-Jack Off Jill, "American Made"

"I would rather die than take your bullet."
-Veruca Salt, "Only You Know"

"Behind every good woman lies a trail of men."
-Tracy Bonham, "Behind Every Good Woman"

"Grow up on the internet, get off on TV."
-Sleater-Kinney, "God Is A Number"

"I'm living in a teenage negative mediocrity."
-Jack Off Jill, "Angels Fuck"

"This is a good day for a revolution of the mind."
-Darling Violetta, "Awesome"

"Why don't you shake your tail for peace and love?"
-Sleater-Kinney, "Step Aside"

"No one fuck with my love, 'cause I'm capable of murder."
-12 Rounds, "Something's Burning"

"Your mouth is like a funeral where kisses go to die."
-Jack Off Jill, "Clear Hearts Grey Flowers"

"Father, I killed my monkey."
-Tori Amos, "Bliss"

"As a fuck, son, you sucked."
-The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Bang"

"Pray to all your long-lost demons
And justify your means"
-Jack Off Jill, "Devil With The Black Dress On"

"Don't you know there ain't no devil
There's just God when he's drunk"
-Tom Waits, "Heart Attack and Vine"

"I did not design this game
I did not name the stakes
I just happen to like apples
I am not afraid of snakes"
-Ani diFranco, "Adam and Eve"

"You know who you are -
You're dead meat, motherfucker -
You don't try to rape a goddess"
-Babes in Toyland, "Bluebell"

"Are we soft enough for you?
I was getting off just being rude"
-Helium, "Ancient Cryme"

"If you wanna be a friend of mine
Cross the river to the east side
Find me on the eve of suicide
Tell me the city is no place to hide
Take me out into a sunny day
Through the grotto or the promenade
You came to me in the nick of time
Thankful for the things I left behind"
-Sleater-Kinney, "Light Rail Coyote"

"I'd like your respect
But I'd rather keep mine"
-The Butchies, "Salamander"

"You can talk me into fucking you
But I don't think you'll survive
To fuck me"
-Snake River Conspiracy, "Vulcan"

"Maybe if you were normal
Maybe if, maybe if, maybe if I were too...."
-Eve's Plum, "Venus Meets Pluto"

"We are desensitized
Television did not break me
Been broke since I was born"
-Jack Off Jill, "Working With Meat"

"This isn't the last time I will fall from grace
I need to be small before I can be strong"
-The Butchies, "Salamander"

"'Cause I used to be a superhero
I would swoop down in and save me from myself
And you were like a phone booth that I somehow stumbled into
Now look at me, I am just like everybody else"
-Ani diFranco, "Superhero"

"Never said I wanted anything to do with you
Now you're coming back to me like you got something to prove"
-The Butchies, "It's Over"

"They took our ideas to their marketing stars
Now I'm spending all my days at girlpower.com
Trying to buy back a little piece of me"
-Sleater-Kinney, "#1 Must Have"

"We're for QUEER YOUTH
We're GO UNION
We are PRO CHOICE
And we are NOT scared of you"
-The Butchies, "More Rock More Talk"

"Am I rotting out?
Daddy says I got my mama's mouth
I'm all about
A forked tongue and a dirty house"
-Sleater-Kinney, "Youth Decay"

"Just 'cause I'm screaming
Don't mean I'm sharing"
-Jack Off Jill, "Nazi Halo"

"There's nothing more sadistic than an infant
Waving his pistol in my face"
-Poe, "Trigger Happy Jack"

"Close my mouth, was I born to accomodate?
I'm so good at playing dead
Words just don't seem to come out"
-Sleater-Kinney, "Youth Decay"

"As bad as I am
I'm proud of the fact
That I'm worse than I seem"
-Ani diFranco, "Grey"

"I paid my dues, I paid my rent
I know it's strange, I'm a little bent"
-Eve's Plum, "Want You Bad"

"I knew all along you weren't everything
Then in my darkest hour I watched you disappear"
-Sleater-Kinney, "The Hot Rock"

"So small
So innocent, so young
So delicately done
Grown up in your poison"
-Skunk Anansie, "Little Baby Swastikkka"

"You gotta hit me on the head a few times
So blind with wishes I can't see past your smile lines"
-Bif Naked, "Dawn"

"I'm the one who decides who I am
(someday I'll know)"
-Sleater-Kinney, "Burn Don't Freeze"

"Some people wear their hearts upon their sleeve
I wear mine underneath my right pant leg, strapped to my boot
And don't think 'cause I'm easy, I'm naÔve
Don't think I won't pull it out
Don't think I won't shoot"
-Ani diFranco, "Outta Me, Onto You"

"I told the priest, don't count on any second coming
God got his ass kicked the first time he came down here slumming
He had the balls to come, the gall to die and then forgive us
No, I don't wonder why, I wonder what he thought it'd get us"
-Concrete Blonde, "Tomorrow, Wendy"

"Iíve held my tongue
And Iíve hid my sores
If Iím less of myself
Will you love me more?"
-Sleater-Kinney, "Hollywood Ending"

"Well I may be dead honey
But I was left with my eyes"
-The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Our Time"

"Each one of us
Wants a piece of the action
You can hear it in what we say
You can see it in what we do
We negotiate with chaos
For some sense of satisfaction
If you won't give it to me
At least give me a better view"
-Ani diFranco, "Overlap"

"There's not a lot I believe anymore
I mistrust everything I am longing for"
-Poe, "Dolphin"

"I search for meaning in sores
The sentences they might form
Itís the grammar of skin
Peel it back, let me in"
-Sleater-Kinney, "Sympathy"

"I've been working on a piece that speak of sex and desperation
I've been screwing on the tracks of abandoned train stations"
-The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Art Star"

...
"So here's a toast to all the folks who live in Palestine
Afghanistan
Iraq
El Salvador
Here's a toast to all the folks living on the Pine Ridge Reservation
Under the stone cold gaze of Mount Rushmore

"Here's a toast to all those nurses and doctors
Who daily provide women with a choice
Who stand down a threat the size of Oklahoma City
Just to listen to a young woman's voice

"Here's a toast to all those folks on death row right now
awaiting the executioner's guillotine
who are shackled there with dread and can only escape into their heads
to find peace in the form of a dream
...
"'Cause take away our Playstations
And we are a third world nation
Under the thumb of some blue blood royal son
Who stole the Oval Office and that phony election
I mean
It don't take a weatherman
To look around and see the weather
Jeb said he'd deliver Florida, folks
And boy did he ever

"And we hold these truths to be self evident:
#1 George W. Bush is not president
#2 America is not a true democracy and
#3 the media is not fooling me"
-Ani diFranco, "Self Evident"

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