So me and the girls I work with went out at lunch time today to shop for Halloween costumes. The truth is, we don't really have a whole lot of school spirit, but occasionally we like to take advantage of certain things here (free food and booze), and next week the school is putting on a Halloween party. Our administrator is going as a witch (tee hee) and us girls are going as her four black cats. But that's neither here nor there.
What I really wanted to tell you about was what happened when we were in one of the shops trying on hotpants (I figure I have a year left in me before I can never ever wear hotpants again, so shutup. Not that I bought them).
This song is playing, right. This song that we all know because it's on this really awesome ad for muller yoghurt where everyone is dancing and it's totally joyous and brilliant. And so we're in this shop, trying on hotpants and singing along at the top of our voices. Well, Caroline and I are, because we have no shame and we've gotten to that age where we don't give a fuck what a couple of heavily made up shop girls think of us (they loved us, of course).
The song is Ain't Got No / I Got Life, by Nina Simone. And y'all have to download it and start singing along when it gets to the lyrics in bold. I swear to God, it'll put you in a great mood.
Ain't got no home, ain't got no shoes
Ain't got no money, ain't got no class
Ain't got no skirts, ain't got no sweaters
Ain't got no faith, ain't got no beard
Ain't got no mind
Ain't got no mother, ain't got no culture
Ain't got no friends, ain't got no schooling
Ain't got no love, ain't got no name
Ain't got no ticket, ain't got no token
Ain't got no God
What have I got?
Why am I alive anyway?
Yeah, what have I got?
Nobody can take away
I got my hair, I got my head
I got my brains, I got my ears
I got my eyes, I got my nose
I got my mouth, I got my smile
I got my tongue, I got my chin
I got my neck, I got my boobs
I got my heart, I got my soul
I got my back, I got my sex
I got my arms, I got my hands
I got my fingers, Got my legs
I got my feet, I got my toes
I got my liver, Got my blood
I've got life, I've got my freedom
I've got life! I've got life!