The Million You Never Made lyrics

The air comes off the ocean
The city smells fishy
The air is full of fish and mystery
Whispering who, what, when
I am warning you I am weightless
And the wind is always shifting
So dont hang anything on me
If you ever want to see it again
I am telling you Im different than you
Think I am

And you can dangle your carrot
But I aint gunna reach for it
Cuz I need both my hands
To play my guitar
And life is a sleezy stranger
Who looks vaguely familiar
Flirting with a bimbo named disaster
At the end of the bar
And I am telling you that I am different
Than you are

At night when youre asleep
Self-hatreds going to creep in
And try to blame it on the devil
The one whos bed you sleep in
And dont tell me what they did to you
As though you had no choice
Tell me, isnt that your picture?
Isnt that your voice?
If you dont live what you sing about
Your mirror is going to find out
Oh yeah

Id like to go to all the pretty parties
Where all the pretty people go
And I aint really all that pretty
But nobody will know
Cuz everybody loves you
When youre a star
And nobody questions
What it takes to go that far
And life is a sleezy stranger
And this is his favorite bar

No I dont prefer obscurity
But Im an idealistic girl
And I wouldnt work for you
No matter what you paid
And I may not be able
To change the whole fucking world
But I could be the million
That you never made
Oh yeah

I could be the million that you never made
I could be the million that youll never make
Youre looking at the million that youll never make

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What do you think is the meaning of The Million You Never Made by Ani Difranco?