Song A Week #5 "Gypsy Girl (Ode To Ani)" Jeff Powers

5 to 10 years ago I was listening to an interview with Ani DiFranco (I believe NPR). She was real sweet but determined...I would say she was artistically brave. I always thought that the artists that were so open about their feelings and their lives had different situations than I did and that they didn't feel the familial pressure and criticism that someone like I would have with my family and friends. I was surprised when she revealed that it was uncomfortable for her to have her mother hear her songs and felt that same pressure. I think that's brave to put it all out there even when you feel that vulnerable.
So, it always bothered me that there weren't many girl rockers when I grew up and wondered why. It took women like Ani DiFranco to light the way and now today there are so many women out there writing, recording and performing. This song is a tribute the women troubadours.
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GYPSY GIRL(ode to ani difranco)©2003 Jeff Powers music/lyrics

She shaved her head you know
Wrapped a bandana halo
Put Saturn's rings thru her nose
Wears a jean jacket like a saffron robe

She gives it away everyday
Tears her soul out on the stage
Her virgin heart's never been tamed
She don't even know my name

   Gypsy girl you've got my vote
   Cause you play your heart out you're all about soul
   Some people get you and others don't
   Cause you're taking chances you're living bold
   Hey gypsy girl you know you are the most

She writes poetry all day
Hangs out in a cafe
Fights wars on an ink stained page
Plays the guitar like she crazed

I bet it's not the only thing she shaves
Been tattooed like a maze
Pierced and prodded in every part
She really is far out

   Gypsy girl you've got my vote
   Cause you play your heart out you're all about soul
   Some people get you and others don't
   Cause you're taking chances you're living bold
   Hey gypsy girl you know you are the most

She don't write no holy water pop
Only her celestial thoughts
Inner visions dancing free
Through her rainbow dreams

While angel winged lovers intertwine/roll in the night
She labors by electric candle light
Discovering psalms from the other side
She really blows my mind

   Gypsy girl you've got my vote
   Cause you play your heart out you're all about soul
   Some people get you and others don't
   Cause you're taking chances you're living bold
   Hey gypsy girl you know you are the most
   Hey gypsy girl you know you are the most
   Hey gypsy girl you know you are the most

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