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Girls, Indigo and Otherwise

Barrie: We are big fans of the Indigo Girls here at Talk of the Nation, and today they're playing on our show. In fact, just the mention of their name brings me back to camp, the summer of 1986, sitting on the top bunk and screaming harmony on "Closer to Fine..."

Sarah: I'm trying to tell you something about my life.

Barrie: Maybe give me insight between black and white.

Sarah: CLOSER I AM TO FIIIIINE!

Barrie: CLOSER I AM TO FIIIIIINE!

Sarah: Ok, now it's 1995 and Barrie and I are sitting in my 1983 Honda Civic bombing down Route 50 East headed for the beach. Swamp Ophelia is blasting from the tinny, static-plagued speakers but it doesn't matter because our singing is THAT GOOD. We serenade the boys on whom we have crushes, but who don't know our names.

Barrie: I remember the time when I came so close to you... Sent me skipping my class and running from school.

Sarah: And I bought you that ring cause I never was cool

Barrie and Sarah, in unison: What makes me think I could start clean slated
THE HARDEST TO LEARN WAS THE LEAST COMPLICATED!

Barrie: If you have questions for the Indigo Girls about their new album, or the movie they made with Neal, put 'em here! And try not to serenade your officemates too loudly from your cubicle.

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