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Do or Die / Contagious

by Ani DiFranco

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Do or Die 05:19
do you ever just want to give up? me too are you shocked by what people get get used to? do you wake up in a cold sweat? that’s sane least you got a little brain left you got a little brain cuz there’s foxes in the hen house and bad news every day and right there on pennsylvania avenue the sheet-less kkk and there’s models wielding microphones chasing maniacs around and everything’s on fire and there’s twisters touching down and i know you got to fight your adrenaline just to be a gentleman and you know i got to fight my amygdala just to keep hearin ya but we can do this if we try if we do this like it’s do or die yes, we can do this if we try if we do this like it’s do or die so let’s pause let us regroup let us recover let us recoup let us remember that we are charmed let us look down at our hands and remember we’re armed cuz yankee doodle dandy didn’t feel free once so, he used his pen to pick the locks and yankee doodle dandy did some doosey kind of carpentry when he fashioned that ballot box and if you think your vote doesn’t matter then you’re not paying attention yes, everything they do they do to keep you from their invention yes, if you think your vote doesn’t matter then you’re not paying attention everything they do they do to keep you from their invention but we can do this if we try if we do this like it’s do or die yes, we can do this if we try if we do this like it’s do or die do you ever just want to give up? well, me too are you shocked by what people get get used to? do you wake up in a cold sweat? well, that’s sane least you got a little brain left you got a little brain and we can do this if we try if we do this like it’s do or die yes, we can do this if we try if we do this like it’s do or die
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Contagious 04:27
they go low you go high you bring more than your own supply that dirty game you don’t play that shit’s contagious you stay away that shit’s contagious you stay away they go low you go high not takin polls not doin math not trying to steamroll a path not trying to calculate manipulate the future or the past that shit’s contagious you stay away that shit’s contagious just stay away they go low you go high i’m not beneath you i’m not above in the center i put love in our being we are the same but are we playing that dirty game? that shit’s contagious just stay away they go low you go high

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released October 19, 2020

Written by Ani
Guitar and vocals - Ani
Drums - Yan Westerlund
Percussion - Brevan Hampden
Triangle, crazy stick - Terence Higgins
Wurlitzer, organ - Phil Cook
Flute - Matt Douglas
Strings Arrangement, bass - Todd Sickafoose
Strings - Delgani
Mixer - Tchad Blake
Mastering - Brent Lambert

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Ani DiFranco New Orleans, Louisiana

Grammy winner and feminist icon Ani DiFranco began her career as a proponent of the artist-run label, creating her own Righteous Babe Records in 1990. Since then she has released over twenty studio albums and supported a broad range of social causes including racial justice, reproductive rights, gender equality, environmental issues and prison reform. ... more

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