Ani Difranco – Do Or Die Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Do you ever just wanna give up
Well, me too
Are you shocked by what people get
Get used to
Do you wake up in a cold sweat? Well, me too
Are you shocked by what people get
Get used to? Well, that's sane
Least you got a little brain left
You've got a little brain
[Verse 2]
'Cause this fox is 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
[Verse 3]
And I know you got to fight your adrenaline
Just to be a gentleman
And I know I got to fight my amygdala
Just to keep hearing ya
[Chorus]
But we can do this if we try
Yeah, if we do this like it's do or die
And we can do this if we try
If we do this like it's do or die
[Bridge]
So let's pause
Let us regroup
Let us wake up
Let us regroup
Let us remember
That we are charged
Let us look down at our hands
And remember we're armed
[Verse 4]
Cause Yankee Doodle Dandy didn't feel free once
So he used his pen to pick the locks
And Yankee Doodle Dandy did some doozy kind of carpentry
When he fashioned that ballot box
[Verse 5]
And if you think your vote doesn't matter
Then you're not paying attention
Yeah, everything they do they do to
Keep you from their invention
Yeah, so if you think your vote doesn't matter
Then you're not paying attention
Yeah, everything they do they do to
Keep you from their invention
[Chorus]
But we can do this if we try
Yeah, if we do this like it's do or die
And we can do this if we try
If we do this like it's do or die
[Verse 1]
Do you ever just wanna give up? Do you wake up in a cold sweat? Well, that's sane
Least you got a little brain left
You've got a little brain
[Verse 3]
And I know you got to fight your adrenaline
Just to be a gentleman
And I know I got to fight my amygdala
Just to keep hearing ya
[Chorus]
But we can do this if we try
If we do this like it's do or die
We can do this if we try
If we do this like it's do or die