Selected Songs from Open the Ground

Girls In Trouble

Lyrics: New Arithmetic

(Daughters of Tzelofchad)

I’ve been trying to explain

The parts are different but the sum is the same

Trying to make you realize

That half the winners taking all of the prize

1 2 3 4 5

Still breathing still alive

But when I disappear

Will anybody know that I was here

Two sides of a river, two sides of a coin

And a place in the middle where both sides join

The light of the moon and the light of the sun

And a place in the dark where the two become one

5 4 3 2 1

You tell us how it’s done

But your daughters and your sons

Know a new arithmetic will come.

I’ve been trying to explain

what you call a theory I call a game

Trying to make you understand

that you can’t count the stars and you can’t count the sand.

1 2 3 4 5

Still breathing still alive

But when we disappear

Will anybody anybody anybody know that we were here

Lyrics: I’m Done Dressing Up

(Vashti)

I’m done dressing up for you, I’m done dressing up for you

So long I’m done, I’m done dressing up for you

You gave me a golden crown, you gave me a golden crown

Sometimes a golden crown just wears a person down

I’m done dressing up for you …

You say those people are your friends, you say those people are your friends

Where those people gonna be when the party ends

I’m done dressing up for you …

Get yourself a pretty new wife, get yourself a pretty new wife

I’ll walk out that door and get myself a life

I’m done dressing up …

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