Ani Difranco - Untouchable Face Lyrics

think i'm going for a walk now
i feel a little unsteady
i don't want nobody to follow me
'cept maybe you
i could make you happy you know
if you weren't already
i could do a lot of things
and i do

tell you the truth i prefer
the worst of you
too bad you had to have a better half
she's not really my type
but i think you two are forever
and i hate to say it but
you're perfect together

so fuck you
and your untouchable face
and fuck you
for existing in the first place
and who am i
that i should be vying for your touch
and who am i
i bet you can't even tell me that much

two-thirty in the morning
and my gas tank will be empty soon
neon sign on the horizon
rubbing elbows with the moon
a safe haven of sleepless
where the deep fryer's always on
radio is counting down
the top 20 country songs
and out on the porch the fly strip is
waving like a flag in the wind
y'know, i don't look forward
to seeing you again soon
you'll look like a photograph of yourself
taken from far far away
and i won't know what to do
and i won't know what to say

except fuck you...

i see you and i'm so perplexed
what was i thinking
what will i think of next
where can i hide
in the back room there's a lamp
that hangs over the pool table
and when the fan is on it swings
gently side to side
there's a changing constellation
of balls as we are playing
i see orion and say nothing
the only thing i can think of saying

is fuck you...

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  1. Ezzy Piccolo

    My mom sent me the link because she said it was the best break up song. I agree

  2. mike seely

    My first lovebroke heart cried to this song....its a little plastic castle i go to for bittersweet...your golden..
    Utah thing digs in both heels...tough....

  3. okiebear

    Used to like this song....until the hubby fucked up our marriage. Found this and others the two shared between themselves. It was a good song. Used to listen to her growing up.

  4. Gigi Fristachi

    Imagine someone stalking you and looking at your playlist and thinking every song is for them lmfao

  5. FJM76

    How have I gone 20 years without knowing this song?

  6. codeofsource

    I used to listen to this back in college in 1999 all the time. Just played it yesterday after dusting it off & realized that now I had my heart broken,
    I could actually relate to this song.

  7. Stephen La Cour anthem in the meddle of the night.

  8. Rob Hansen

    this is the greatest "middle finger to an ex" song that has ever been written

  9. nelson Tolbert

    Miss those days. Fridley perkins forever.

  10. P Burns

    Wonderful song

  11. Tit Maus

    May we all say goodbye together, because I love you all; sorry I wasn't apart of it to say it.

  12. Firstname Lastname

    Fucking amazing artist

  13. Doodleschmidt

    Ani is a genius. She perfectly captures the emotion in this song. This song is so good that it hurts literally and figuratively. Thank you for the masterpiece!

  14. Stan Smith


  15. Anthony Rivera

    Easily... The. Perfect popsong

  16. Darren Wittner

    This song always reminds me of my first love, the memories always come flooding back when I hear it..

  17. Hermosa_Rosa_Blanca

    Reminds me of age 16...driving my red volkswagon rabbit...with the black race stripe...blasting this tape & song with my girl Liz. 21 Years later...still Love this song! Love you Ani!

    Sarah Green

    Hermosa_Rosa_Blanca me too! Age 16! Memories! Though I’m 39 now

  18. Wise Crackers

    I subscribe

  19. Charlene Davis

    Reminds me of being 19 and having one of my first crushes on a girl and figuring out life. .still haven't but this song will always be special to me

  20. James Ribeiro Duthie

    I heard this on Triple J while driving though the rain in Melbourne, the J's are pretty good at naming the song and artist, but this time they cut to the news without naming the artist. It took a few record shops [with me singing - badly, the few lines I remembered] before I found one with staff who knew who the artist was. I a year or so later I lite out on a few years of travel and with Ani keeping me company on my Mini-disc.

    Sarah Green

    love it ❤️

  21. Karen Tims

    Ani deserves music awards. Several. I don’t think she cares as long as she puts out incredible music.

  22. Ray Mason

    Sometimes love swoops in and levels all of your wall, you stand defenseless because she knows how to say it all and how to make fireworks happen....then the cracks begin to grow, and I start to see the show. The song and dance that only you knew about.
    That's OK, I don't hate you, I feel sorry for you... You have chosen the path you are on, and now you can walk it alone, because I'll never stop dancing to the beat of my own drummer I've come to far to let anyone take my smile from me.
    Just remember, while it might hurt like hell, as the days fade into one another, let the bad fade and remember the good times, and let live take you on your adventures. They can't pull strings that aren't attached to anything.

  23. Rebecca K Finley

    This is my favorite ADF song!

  24. O'Brien Jones

    I guess she told you!

  25. hoboearl

    She is basically insufferable, but this song is pretty good.

  26. DantesPop

    I love her music, but it appears my african grey hates is. I do not know why, but she leaves the room when I start to play it and comes back when I stop. Sad, but my bird wins.

  27. joe smith vi

    Hey Jenny... You suck. Give my love to Klaus. FU... for existing in the first place.

  28. Karrin Kreutzberg

    In this song, she sounds like a cross between Alanis Morissette and Rickie Lee Jones.

  29. Jade Stone

    I love this song

  30. mainantagonist

    This hit home, but the person I still love is now my best friend And I can't just say Fuck You to her. But I was rejected by her and instead of removing her from my life, I walked into a strait jacket of never-ending pain whenever I see her untouchable face. Without knowing it, she is a constant reminder of my failure to connect with her on the level I once wanted. Now, I am haunted every time I see her and every time she speaks and there is nothing I can do that won't hurt many people, so I am trapped in a cage of m y own making, and I just have to suffer in silence.


    mainantagonist wow- I understand

  31. Burn YourTelevision

    Miss you

  32. GalthT

    This song came across the radio. It was a favorite of a girl I once went out with. To bad she did have a better half(bf) at the time. Plus I screwed it up. Think it would have been a good thing, was a good thing at the time in my life. Righteous And hope you're doing well. Chucky

  33. rebecca z

    perfect for my heart right now. amazing song!

  34. Scott Dunkle

    This beautiful soul got me through my early, confused, angry teen years, and now I am a confused, not quite so angry adult that still needs her music in my life.  Over 20 years later, and 14 live concerts later, I still can't get enough or appreciate her enough.

    Karolien Stymans

    same here!

    Sarah Green

    Same you two! Memories! I can’t listen to this without feeling the same pain I did back then. Even though my life is completely different. I was 16 when I first heard this.

    Carolyn Townsend

    Me too, Scott! You were a great friend! Love, Carolyn

  35. oldjello

    I bought this album in 1996 just as an impulse buy. Did not listen to Ani at all before I purchased. I am thankful I did. Powerful.

  36. NahStyle69

    I am in love with this song Fuckkkkkk

  37. Monophylos Fortikos

    Absolute masterpiece (and I say that as someone who knows what it's like to be on the _wrong_ side, if you know what I'm saying...) Sometimes you really do manage to hurt someone that badly, and the vitriol is, sadly, well-earned.

  38. Erin C.

    how was this twenty years ago?

    melissa colvin

    Erin C. Omg so right on the money erin

    Sparky Feeney

    Refreshing and life Changing helped me come out at 14

    RV TV VOLGS the best

    Lol it's pretty crazy

    Rob Hansen

    how was your post two years ago?


    She was ahead of her time.
    And Timeless!

  39. Kimberly Woods

    Joel Kelly Jenkins every time

    Kimberly Woods

    aka Mylo

  40. vprygoski

    Ani is totally friggin' awesome! I want to have her babies!!!

  41. Tineessa Nelson

    i can do alotta things, and i do!

  42. sarah kate mills

    She says "fuck you "so quietly like she's scared her mom is gonna hear. hahah this song is perfect and the lyrics are so deep and personal and she sings with so much passion.

  43. sarah kate mills

    its like she read my diary and wrote a song about my life. lol

  44. Lillian Rox

    this song on constant repeat...cant get him out of my head

    Nita Barrow zimmerman

    Lillian Rox yep

    Heather Feather

    Lillian Rox ((((hugs))) ...very few feelings can haunt you like this one.

    Kimberly Woods

    Love most every song of hers but This is..... my go to everytime I ache for him

    Rosy Posie

    Lillian Rox been in love with him for like two years about to be really kinda hurts but mostly pisses me off :<


    Fourteen years later and this song still reminds me of him...

  45. Kristen Stafford

    thank you ani you made college and there after a little more bearable, oh yeah and men

  46. Kristen Stafford

    thank you ani you made college and there after a little more bearable, oh yeah and men

    May Joe

    Kristen Stafford
    Carry that torch of hatred for men a long time? You've granted yourself permission to do so for as long as you both shall live. You. And the hatred. Congratulations You've just diminished the meaning of the song by separating and polarizing people by gender.

  47. Heather Feather

    ugh. this kind of love can stick with you and hurt like shit when you're pretty sure they're your twin flame. like.. Being in a straight jacket in front of paradise with a wall between you and the front door to it. you know its there. you know it could change your life. And you know you can never go in. like your soul's on fire some days.

    Kervayn PixiePickles

    much like suffocating... Chevelle Send the pain below

    Google User

    Holy fuck, that was right on.

    A Miller

    Heather Feather yes! Perfectly said.

    Jenn DeSantis

    jamilla cassidy

    Thats deep but can relate.

  48. Robin Greenly

    fuck you universe.

  49. Lalo China

    JLS are listening

  50. orsetto81utube


  51. Sam Gram Gieczyk

    Ihave a big bemmories about music of Ani ... greetings and thx 4 Your music :)

  52. Dark Lotus

    This song started it all for me

  53. Shama Rama

    see Orion and say nothing.

  54. Kathleen Molitor

    What was I thinking? What will I think of next? Where can I hide? 💕

  55. Jessica Trottier

    miss me you me

  56. T Brooks

    Haven't heard this in a while. Forgot how it resonates with my life. Ahhh the memories.

    Shannon Torrence

    YES! I sobbed my face off listening to this in college in the 90s when I was all angsty and didn't know how to love anyone who wasn't unavailable. Hashtag good times.

  57. Dan Keizer

    I don't see why she has to swear.

    Nita Barrow zimmerman

    Dan Keizer because it's so gratifying sometimes

    Mary-Jane Adventures


    Mary-Jane Adventures

    That's really cute. I have been listening to this artist and singing and playing her songs since 1999. Ani Difranco is a wonderful role model. Use Tact when swearing and it really isn't that offensive. x I know this comment is 2 years old but I only started watching youtube 1 year ago. I'm Old School yo. x

    Joseph Earls

    ....Who am I.....

    Sarah Green

    I agree with Carrie, “screw you” just doesn’t have the same emotional impact.

  58. Wanessa Goncalves

    Very good teacher!!

  59. The Axiom of Chronos the tables have turned. such a long ass life it's been. i know my tears arent sweet to you, but they are so well earned..

  60. Daredevil Girl

    "You look like a photograph of yourself taken from far far away."

    Merritt OBrien

    yes so true!

  61. Renee Landeen

    Love you, Ani.  I've travelled all over to see you.  I hope you are well. xxoo

  62. Tammy Golebiowski


  63. jimboluvin

    You look like a photograph of yourself
    Taken from far, far away
    I won't know what to do
    I won't know what to say

  64. wrnchhead

    I love the part about coming up to, and being in, the country bar. Better than Hemingway!

    PicklePowell heywood

    @wrnchhead76 : one of my favourite parts too - for sure. It's a wonderfully written piece, I just wish the radio waves hadn't been UTTERLY SATURATED with this song, to the point where it almost began to annoy me. I had to avoid the tune for about twelve months so I could listen to it again and enjoy it anew. :)
    Great to meet a fellow Ani fan!! XOXOX

  65. Roseanne Jackson

    Great song!

  66. Rob Hansen

    great song, great unheralded 90's album

  67. Melissa Colvin

    Wish I could hear whole albums at request without commercial s

  68. Slakfocmsnvfgls

    Here you can really hear how Joni Mitchell has influenced her.

    rosemary overell

    Slakfocmsnvfgls I totally agree!

  69. JOyii C

    Love her till I die... sounded grim.
    Love her work!

  70. JetsonVinyl

    No artist has impacted me as much as Ani. I used to be a punk rocker but now I am not angry anymore. She is 32 flavors and often gray but always beautiful.

    dominic wait

    that's a great way of explaining her :)

    Fozzy Rodgers

    That was one of the best uses of the modern-age American post-milllennium vocabulary to be used in a (Oh, man I'm old for the word post-milllennium to actually has meaning) Proper grammatically correct piece of writing, so I am being completely serious when I say that you should get a literary writing prize, I have not once seen anyone except for academic scholarships winners, who are making up the slack classes, which was science for me because I had to take two intros to earth sciences to graduate, but anyway I had it good because the original prof retired and we had barely any teacher to help us yet my adviser in the political science dept got the class a sorry teachers aide of sorts, but the class would have been taught better by an assistant to the water boy than whatever you would call that back then. The one big ass saving grace for me was my neighbor was having a blow out party at his house. The whole time period in which this took place I heard this Ani song at least 5-6:time's before I had finally got home to try and forget about this horrific past five hour tour of ten miles of built-up Comercial and Residential areas blocking me from seeing any part of the Burg. Anyways I'll chill but just wanted to say that you need to be the next Hunter S. Thompson(he is who Johnny Depp acted as in the movie "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas") because you have the "Gonzo" no fear approach style of writing that no reporter or anyone does these days probably due to the carrot colores, bad toupee wearing, beaten with mother nature's ugly stick, quasi president we have, but that's why folks like us can listen to these types of songs and know everything will be better. THANK YOU FOR BEING YOUR SELF AND WRITING....YOU HAVE TALENT AND NOW JUST GO AND USE THEM FOR YOUR SELF


    Fozzy Rodgers
    Holy crap Fozzy you are amazing!! And how ironic you praising others for their writing abilities..yours are FanFreakinTastic. You remind me of Tom Robbins in a way, highly creative fast moving, clever brain :)✨
    (Unless you were being facetious, in which case you are Still amazing as ever ;)

  71. Billie-Joes Gimp

    oh we're all so fucking miserable.

    Billie-Joes Gimp

    im not as miserable anymore, but still listening to this song

  72. BellaKels83

    Great song. Exactly how I'm feeling right now about a guy. He's not married though, just to clarify lol

  73. wheeledplantman

    Been there (with a gal tho'). Looks like I'm there again actually, since about august, You've my sympathies, believe me.

  74. Melissa Carlill

    This is fantastic.

  75. Sofia M

    UGH, YES.

  76. chris prevost

    Sounds like Alanis Morissette

  77. Lillian Rox

    This song reminds me of a guy I've liked for three years, chilling song and very powerful

  78. A Dii

    Someone who wanted to touch the face?

  79. Claire Baker

    And who am i? That i should be vying for your touch.... :-/

  80. Shelley Cernak

    "To tell you the truth, I prefer the worst of you, too bad you had to have a better half"


    " genious"

    Oh the irony.

  82. Christine H

    I could have loved you better than it's ever been.

  83. Tonny Aranha

    "I can do a lot of things... and I do".

  84. candy cane

    One of my favorite songs ever!! It completely captures how I felt at the time. " You'll look like a photograph of yourself taken from far far away and I won't know what to do, I want know what to say..............

  85. Angela Walker

    Love, love, love.

  86. Airis Rossini

    i'm speechless! beautiful.

  87. RiddleMe98

    Who is the one moron that doesn't love this song? Seriously!

  88. Priscila Ugalde

    Awesome song, thanks Craig!!

    (the non-princess hahah)

  89. Rachael Neusch

    I don't hear "kick ass" I hear profound hurt and sadness that can sometimes be expressed with "fuck you"

  90. Mr. Meeseeks

    LOL same!!! Girls stink, Im gonna go be straight. xD

  91. emolosesgirl

    @jynxd4lyf You're right, women suck. That's it! I'm going straight.

  92. brycifer666

    amazing song

  93. StarkRavingBrad17

    painfully genius.