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Revenge

Ready For The War

Janis Ian

Tonight we will speak about beauty
Tonight we will speak about truth
Tonight we will speak of duty
and the promises of youth
Tonight I will be all I have promised
Tonight you will breath through my skin
This night every lie will be honest
and our future will begin

I'm ready for the war - ready for the heat
Choose your battleground, now
Why don't we do it in the street?
There will be no peace tonight
No angels at the door
You are ready for a fight,
and I am ready for the war

Tonight we will sit down in splendor
Tonight even beggars will feast
Tonight every bite will be tender
as moonlight through the trees
Tonight i will swallow your courage
Tonight you will feast on my heart
This night every soul will be savaged,
and we'll tear this world apart

I'm ready for the war - ready for the heat
Choose your battleground, now
Why don't we do it in the street?
There will be no peace
No angels at your door
You are ready for the beast,
and we are ready for the war

Tonight we will love without mercy
Tonight we will glory in greed
Tonight i will beg you to hurt me,
or finally set me free

I'm ready for the war - ready for the heat
Choose your battleground, now
Why don't we do it in the street?
There will be no peace
No angels at your door
You are ready for the beast
and we are ready for the war

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Tour Dates

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All tour dates updated on December 17, 2018

  • Thursday, January 31st

    Island Library, Holmes Beach, FL

    Island Library

    Holmes Beach, FL

    Phone: 941-778-6341

    Visit the venue's website

    Island Library
    5701 Marina Drive
    Holmes Beach, FL 34217
    Janis will be speaking about her career as a performing songwriter and author of the Grammy-winning audiobook "Society's Child: My Autobiography", along with "The Tiny Mouse", a children's book. The talk will be illustrated with a few songs and a Q&A. Merchandise will be offered for sale (cash/check preferred) to benefit The Pearl Foundation and the Island Library equally, and Janis is happy to sign items after the talk is over. For information please call 941-778-6341. * Please note, this is a co-venture with the Waterline Marriott next door to the library. The actual talk will take place at the Waterline, piped into the library and then offered on line. Expect laughter and tears on gorgeous Anna Maria Island! 

  • Wednesday, March 6th

    Tiedtke Concert Hall, Winter Park, FL

    Tiedtke Concert Hall

    Winter Park, FL

    Phone: 407-646-2233

    Visit the venue's website

    Master Class - Free Event.

  • Thursday, March 7th

    Tiedtke Concert Hall, Winter Park, FL

    Tiedtke Concert Hall

    Winter Park, FL

    Phone: 407-646-2233

    Visit the venue's website

    Free show.

  • Thursday, August 8th

    Egyptian Theatre, Park City, UT

    Egyptian Theatre

    Park City, UT

    Phone: 435-649-9371

    Visit the venue's website

    Master Class with Livingston Taylor.

    10AM to 2PM

  • Friday, August 9th

    Egyptian Theatre, Park City, UT

    Egyptian Theatre

    Park City, UT

    Phone: 435.649.9371

    Visit the venue's website

    With Livingston Taylor.

    Tickets on sale May 1, 2019.

  • Saturday, August 10th

    Egyptian Theatre, Park City, UT

    Egyptian Theatre

    Park City, UT

    Phone: 435-649-9371

    Visit the venue's website

    With Livingston Taylor.

    Tickets on sale May 1, 2019.

  • Sunday, August 11th

    Egyptian Theatre, Park City, UT

    Egyptian Theatre

    Park City, UT

    Phone: 435-649-9371

    Visit the venue's website

    With Livingston Taylor.

    Tickets on sale May 1, 2019.

  • Wednesday, August 14th

    Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT

    Ridgefield Playhouse

    Ridgefield, CT

    Phone: 203-438-5795

    Visit the venue's website

    With Livingston Taylor.

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