Sunday, May 21, 2006

Alanis...




I still remember getting this album like it was yesterday!It didnt measure up to her first
effort but it still had its' sterling moments


I know some months back I posted about the Hard Rock that I love to listen to.But I do love to listen to alternative and soft rock.I am not in the mood to post about the many artistes that I do listen to but after downloading her Hits CD I felt I had to share my love for the music of...Alanis Morrissette.
I love her music because her songs always have a story.Most people would rather listen to music that has a beat that you can bob your head to and a catchy chorus (that is why Lil Jon has gotten away with making the same song like 20 times!). I dont mind listening to such music but lets just say some of those songs are the first to go when I have to clear out my MP3 player.
Anyway here are the lyrics to some of her songs that I was listening to this morning

That I Would Be Good

that I would be good even if i did nothing
that I would be good even if i got the thumbs down
that I would be good if I got and stayed sick
that I would be good even if I gained ten pounds

that i would be fine even even if I went bankrupt
that i would be good if I lost my hair and my youth
that i would be great if I was no longer queen
that i would be grand if i was not all knowing

that i would be loved even when i numb myself
that i would be good even when i am overwhelmed
that i would be loved even when i was fuming
that i would be good even if i was clingy

that i would be good even if i lost sanity
that i would be good
whether with or without you

Thank U

how 'bout getting off of these antibiotics
how 'bout stopping eating when I'm full up
how 'bout them transparent dangling carrots
how 'bout that ever elusive kudo
thank you India
thank you terror
thank you disillusionment
thank you frailty
thank you consequence
thank you thank you silence
how 'bout me not blaming you for everything
how 'bout me enjoying the moment for once
how 'bout how good it feels to finally forgive you
how 'bout grieving it all one at a time
thank you India
thank you terror
thank you disillusionment
thank you frailty
thank you consequence
thank you thank you silence
the moment I let go of it
was the moment I got more than I could handle
the moment I jumped off of it was
the moment I touched down
how 'bout no longer being masochistic
how 'bout remembering your divinity
how 'bout unabashedly bawling your eyes out
how 'bout not equating death with stopping
thank you India
thank you Providence
thank you disillusionment
thank you nothingness
thank you clarity
thank you thank you silence
(I am sure that we all remember the video where she walked through the streets naked)

You Learn

I recommend getting your heart trampled on to anyone
I recommend walking around naked in your living room
Swallow it down (what a jagged little pill)
It feels so good (swimming in your stomach)
Wait until the dust settles

You live you learn
You love you learn
You cry you learn
You lose you learn
You bleed you learn
You scream you learn

I recommend biting off more than you can chew to anyone
I certainly do
I recommend sticking your foot in your mouth at anytime
Feel free
Throw it down (the caution blocks you from the wind)
Hold it up (to the rays)
You wait and see when the smoke clears

You live you learn
You love you learn
You cry you learn
You lose you learn
You bleed you learn
You scream you learn

Wear it out (like a three-year-old would do)
Melt it down (you're gonna have to eventually anyway)
The fire trucks are coming up around the bend

You live you learn
You love you learn
You cry you learn
You lose you learn
You bleed you learn
You scream you learn

You grieve you learn
You choke you learn
You laugh you learn
You choose you learn
You pray you learn
You ask you learn
You live you learn
(Another classic from her first album!)

Ironic

An old man turned ninety-eight
He won the lottery and died the next day
It's a black fly in your Chardonnay
It's a death row pardon two minutes too late
Isn't it ironic... don't you think?

It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's the good advice that you just didn't take
Who would've thought... it figures

Mr. Play It Safe was afraid to fly
He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids goodbye
He waited his whole damn life to take that flight
And as the plane crashed down he thought
"Well isn't this nice..."
And isn't it ironic... don't you think?

It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's the good advice that you just didn't take
Who would've thought... it figures

Well life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
When you think everything's okay and everything's going right
And life has a funny way of helping you out when
You think everything's gone wrong and everything blows up
In your face

A traffic jam when you're already late
A no-smoking sign on your cigarette break
It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife
It's meeting the man of my dreams
And then meeting his beautiful wife
And isn't it ironic... don't you think?
A little too ironic... and yeah I really do think...

It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's the good advice that you just didn't take
Who would've thought... it figures

Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
Life has a funny, funny way of helping you out
Helping you out
(No-one can talk about Alanis without mentioning this song that is still a jewel to this day!)
Anyway time to get back to re-arranging my tracks!

12 comments:

KenyanMusings said...

First here...YAAAAY!!

Hi Acolyte.

Gawd, you will be so my favorite person right now. Alanis KICKS ASS. She is my favorite, bila second thought AT ALL.

Ahhhh!! I have ALL her music...its so with meaning and reality, its like listening to some good ol' advice....and do you know how intelligent that mami is? Aiii, don't make me go there aki...

My fave song of all time from her has to be 'Utopia', from Under rug swept.....but then again, I love all her music!!

Yaay for alanis.

Have a good week

Acolyte said...

@ KM
Good to know that you are an Alanis fan too!She has great thoughtful music!
I thought I was always one of your fave people?Anyhoo have a great week too!

Couch 'tato said...

did someone steal my time machine

Loved "uninvited" and "ironic" and "head over feet"...and boy id never heard UNTIE-BYE-OH-TICs prononunced like that

acolyte said...

@ couch 'tato
Good to have you around!Well Alanis has always made good listening be it in the future or the past!Well I guess everyone has their own spelling and pronounciation!

Kelitu said...

ironic was my fav. track. It's sooo sad that dude from Full House broke her heart...

Acolyte said...

@ kelitu
What dude from Full House???

Movie Buff said...

I LOVE ALANIS... wohoo.. her songs are on constant REPEAT!!!!! I cant believe she was dating Dave Coulier....or however it is spelt!!!

I LOVE THANK YOU!

The Devious One said...

@Kelitu..which dude from Full House..coz I know she went out with Chandler from friends and he broke her heart big time...

But Alanis has sawa music !

PS
Rememeber the video she had when she was butt naked excpet for her long locks fichain her mammaries and such ?

kelitu said...

the other uncle, not stamos. the guy who used to have the annoying popeye voice.
she actually did a diss song about him, it's in the ablum 'Jagged Blue Pill'

POTASH said...

"Ironic" kinda reminds me of my Jungle Fever days ...and Rock night...you know... a long time ago...i was young and carefree... and the nappy head... and Third Eye Blind's-... was to be the road trip track that year...Damn the streets was doing us internationally.
Thank you...

acolyte said...

@ movie buff
It seems Alanis has a bigger following in KBW then I thought
@ devious one
Thank you for clearing that up for us!Yes that was a controversial video!
@ kelitu
Wasnt the album called "jagged little pill"?Ama there is a remix album?
@ Potash
You are welcome for enjoying the flashback with me!Yes those were the days when rock was rock and life was good!

kelitu said...

jagged blue pill, jagged little pill...all i jua is that there was a jagged and a pill involved.