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Ani Difranco – Wish I May lyrics

I'm losing my love of adventure
I'm losing all respect
For me and myself tonight
I wonder what happens if i get to
The end of this tunnel
And there isn't a light
Ive worn down the treads
On all of my tires
I've worn through the elbows
And the knees of my clothing
And i'm stumbling down
The gravel driveway of desire
Trying not to wake up
My sleepy self-loathing

Do you ever have that dream
When you open your mouth
And you try to scream
But you can't make a sound
That's everyday starting now
That's everyday starting now

Don't tell me it's gonna be alright
You can't sell me on your optimism tonight
It's a stiff competition
To see who can stay up later
The stars or the street lights
And all they really want
Is to be alone with the darkness
No more wish i may
No more wish i might

It takes a stiff upper lip
Just to hold up my face
I gotta suck it up and savor
The taste of my own behavior
I am spinning with longing
Faster then a roulette wheel
This is not who i meant to be
This is not how i meant to feel

I don't think i am strong enough
To do this much longer
God, i wish i was stronger
This song could never be long enough
To express every longing
God, i wish it was longer...

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