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​Ant in Alaska

This song is by Liz Phair and appears on the 2008 reissue of the album Exile in Guyville (1993).

Call me when you think the coast is clear
I've been hiding out almost a year
Is there something wrong?
What's taking you so long?
Yeah, I know it's not easy

You said if I waited, it'd pay off
But my eyes are growing wild
And my body's growing soft
Is there something wrong?
What's taking you so long?
And yeah, I know it's not easy.

You said I should let go of your hand
But I don't even know if I can
You're the only one
You are the very sun to me
And you know it's not easy

Well I look at the stars
And I know you're under them
I look at the books
And things people are reading
I know that you've written them, too
You've got so many little things to do
But then I look at my life
And I know you've forgotten
The promise you made to me
I think that's rotten
I'm hopelessly lost
And there's hardly a sound anymore
Coming through that can show me around
As I'm endlessly, endlessly searching the crowd
Looking for something from you
Just one fucking measly clue
Any shitty little tip-off would do
But I'm just an ant in Alaska to you

But then I look at the stars
And I know you're under them
I look at the books
And things people are reading
I know that you've written them, too
You've got so many little things to do
But then I look at my life
And I know you've forgotten
The promise you made to me
I think that's rotten
I'm hopelessly lost
And there's hardly a sound anymore
Coming through that can show me around
As I'm endlessly, endlessly searching the crowd
Looking for something from you
Just one fucking measly clue
Any shitty little tip-off would do
But I'm just an ant in Alaska to you
I'm just an ant in Alaska
An ant in Alaska
An ant in Alaska to you

Written by:

Liz Phair