Ani DiFranco — Little Plastic Castle
Album: Little Plastic Castle
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5.9

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Released: 1998
Length: 4:00
Plays (last 30 days): 1
in a coffee shop in a city
which is every coffee shop
in every city
on a day which is every day
i picked up a magazine
which is every magazine
read a story then i forgot it right away

and they say goldfish have no memory
i guess their lives are much like mine
and the little plastic castle
is a surprise every time
and it's hard to say if they're happy
but they don't seem much to mind

from the shape of your shaved head
i recognized your silhouette
as you walked out of the sun and sat down
and the sight of your sleepy smile eclipsed all the other people
as they paused to sneer at the two girls from out of town

and i said, "look at you this morning
you are by far the cutest
but be careful getting coffee
i think these people want to shoot us
or maybe there's some kind of local competition here
to see who can be the rudest"

people talk about my image
like i come in two dimensions
like lipstick is a sign of my decling mind
like what i happen to be wearing
the day that someone takes a picture
is my new statement for all womankind

and i wish they could see us now
in leather bras and rubber shorts
like some ridiculous new team uniform
for some ridiculous new sport
quick someone call the girl police
and file a report

in a coffee shop in a city
which is every coffee shop
in every city
on a day which is every day
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I love this song. Thanks Bill & Rebecca...
Amazing. Ani is such a good songwriter and so passionate. Just love her.
oh my god, a castle!
Ani is instantly recognizable because she sings variations of the same song....
mostly find her somewhat painful.
I cannot believe there are real people in this world who do not like this song. I feel like the negative comments are just people trolling me. I'm donating again just for this song. Thanks Bill!!!
from the shape of your shaved head
i recognized your silhouette
as you walked out of the sun and sat down
and the sight of your sleepy smile eclipsed all the other people
as they paused to sneer at the two girls from out of town
and i said, "look at you this morning
you are by far the cutest
but be careful getting coffee
i think these people want to shoot us
or maybe there's some kind of local competition here
to see who can be the rudest"

How could anyone dislike this?
Just don't like it...
Schizophrenic. Make it stop.
Compared to Ani's first album or even Dilate, Little Plastic Castle is such a disappointment.  
 DrLex wrote:
So, I have to choose between turning up the volume on this song I don't like, or enduring the noise of a colleague invoking the sound of two rodents gnawing on a piece of dry bread by hitting his laptop keyboard with a technique appropriate for ancient cast-iron mechanical typewriters. I think this song is the lesser torture.

  yeah, whatever. don't try so hard next time.


Bloody awful.  Syncopation is an awkward couple tripping on each other's feet while dancing.  If there were a -10 that is what it would score. 
Love it. There are better-crafted songs, perhaps, but none that have the heart.
Excellent album, this song more average given the album.
 markybx wrote:
This deserves a little bump just for being "different".

 
I like it
 DrLex wrote:
So, I have to choose between turning up the volume on this song I don't like, or enduring the noise of a colleague invoking the sound of two rodents gnawing on a piece of dry bread by hitting his laptop keyboard with a technique appropriate for ancient cast-iron mechanical typewriters. I think this song is the lesser torture.

 
You made me laugh....been there. Sounds like the "PSD" button might solve your dilemma!
This deserves a little bump just for being "different".
 twoplain2sea wrote:
Lipstick etc deserves a place in the museum of conscious

 
Consciousness?
 conglif wrote:
Personally, I find it VERY entertaining to listen to music that I'm not sure whether I will end up liking or not. (Even if I end up not liking it, I find the process itself to be highly entertaining.)

To me, listening only to that which I already like is boring as hell.

Radio Paradise is my favorite station for exactly that reason. (If I just wanted to hear all my favorite songs, I could just buy an iPod and load it up and go with it.)

When RP plays a song I DON'T like, I just think of it as a better deal than listening to a commercial.

 
Well said.  I agree completely.
Lipstick etc deserves a place in the museum of conscious