~Spero ergo sum~™

February 18, 2006

Hail Queen Alanis

Filed under: Music — Teal @ 8:01 am

“I’m broke but I’m happy; I’m poor but I’m kind

I’m short but I’m healthy, yeah; I’m high but I’m grounded

I’m sane but I’m overwhelmed; I’m lost but I’m hopeful, baby…

Coz what it all comes down to … is that everything’s gonna be fine fine fine

Coz I’ve got one hand in my pocket, and the other one’s giving a hi-five…”

This is one of my all time favourite songs. Alanis morisette is the queen of alternative rock. Her poetic sense mixed with female angst and cynicism have given a few fans like me some really memorable tracks. Most tracks from Jagged Little Pill and Supposed Former Infactuation Junkie are really really good. And a recently recommended alanis to a friend of mine who listens to her music quite a lot nowadays! Alanis and her music in a way describe the power woman of the present day era. The woman who doesnot go about in her cutesy way of saying “oh since u left it’s like I’m lost blah blah blah .. no sunshine blab la …. yeech !!!”

But Alanis says it this way:

You seem very well, things look peaceful

I´m not quite as well, I thought you should know
Did you forget about me Mr. Duplicity
I hate to bug you in  the middle of dinner
It was a slap in the face how quickly I was replaced
Are you thinking of me when you f*** her 
And every time you speak her name
Does she know how you told me you´d hold me
Until you died, ´till you die
But you´re still alive ...“
from ‘You oughta know’ in the album MTV Unplugged 1999.
[One awesome concert, that one 😀 ]
This is alanis morisette’s lyrical sense for you, ladies and gentlemen.
How about this one, what do you sing to a guy you don’t like who hits on you?
“Like any uncharted territory
I must seem greatly intriguing
You speak of my love like
You have experienced love like mine before
But this is not allowed
You're uninvited
An unfortunate sight
 I don't think you unworthy
I need a moment to deliberate
from Uninvited in
the album MTV Unplugged [1999]
How about this one? It’s a classic and one of my all time favourites –
“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"
from Ironic in Jagged little Pill [1995]

 Btw, Teal is Back!!!


  1. Oi….
    guess i am te frnd whoz hooked 2 alanis these days 😀
    but i prefer dido kinda stuff 2 alanis…alanis is gud but dido is far better..esp her ‘rockwell’ song 🙂

    Comment by Vivek — February 18, 2006 @ 8:43 am | Reply

  2. You really love going gaga over something you like.. guess what.. you might just have made me listen to alanis.. Frankly speaking, I have only seen her wallpapers.. neva bothered to hear her songs.. But now that you have recommended her…..

    Comment by The optimist from utopia — February 18, 2006 @ 9:22 am | Reply

  3. hi
    awesome lyrics…esp the last one on life…brilliant…
    guess, i will also start listening to alanis


    Comment by kaushik — February 18, 2006 @ 4:11 pm | Reply

  4. hai..
    good to see u back…
    hope ur mission was successful..

    Comment by ravi shankar — February 22, 2006 @ 6:00 am | Reply

  5. tnx for dropping by 🙂

    na onnum polambala… yedho chumma sonnaen…(i didnt polambify.. i just shared with everyone..)

    Comment by exasparater — February 23, 2006 @ 11:40 am | Reply

  6. Alanis.. hmm.. ok. Right now, am trying to find Darkthrone’s latest album which is slated for release on Feb 27th.

    Comment by Anonymous — February 24, 2006 @ 10:38 am | Reply

  7. heyyyyy
    good to see ya back..
    i heard the last song of sometime ago..was not sure if it was alanis. But now i sure noe its her 😀

    Comment by archie — February 24, 2006 @ 11:32 pm | Reply

  8. @ Rebel:
    hmm … dido roxx too . btw it’s “ROSSWELL” not “rockwell”.

    @ Optimist:
    it takes a gr8 person to recognize another gr8 person .. okies now be a gud boy and better listen to alanis.

    Comment by Trinity Teal™ — February 25, 2006 @ 6:19 pm | Reply

  9. @ Kaushik:
    ya alanis is a lyrical genius, gud to knw my post is convincing a lot of ppl to listn to her stuff.

    @ Ravi:
    good to b bak matey !!

    Comment by Trinity Teal™ — February 25, 2006 @ 6:20 pm | Reply

  10. @ Exasperator:
    hello … welcome to my blog and keep visiting!

    @ Anonymous:
    as per ur request my official ‘comeback’ post was on music, but u still have not told me who you are !!!

    Comment by Trinity Teal™ — February 25, 2006 @ 6:23 pm | Reply

  11. hiiii archiiee
    good to be back babezz…

    Comment by Trinity Teal™ — February 25, 2006 @ 6:24 pm | Reply

  12. I have absolutely no problems with revealing my identity but I want to remain anonymous over the blogs. I looked for your e-mail address on your blog profile to drop a mail personally but couldn’t find it.

    Tell me a way how i can get in touch with you!

    Comment by Anonymous — February 28, 2006 @ 5:05 pm | Reply

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