She even counseled me on a little emotional quandary of my own. I’ve been attempting to understand the human condition since I was pre-verbal.I felt the need to separate it in a church-and-state kind of way. I was just reading so much, learning so much, coming up with my own models, and audaciously attempting to update models from some of my teachers. Morrissette, Alanis, Alanis II, Alanis Moressette, Alanis Morisette, Alanis Morissete, Alanis Morissettte, Alanis Morrisette, Alanis Morrissette, Alanis Nadine Morissette, Alannis, Morisette, Morissette, Morissette Alanis, Morissette Alanis Nadine, N.Find out how you match up with other signs of the zodiac. ALL your relationships with women, if you could NEVER have your heart broken again.
(The latter perhaps fostered by the trend that began in the 1960s of pop musicians’ writing their own material rather than relying upon the efforts of commercial songwriters.) When Mary Mac Gregor hit the charts with “Torn Between Two Lovers” in 1976, for example, far too many fans assumed she must really have been involved in relationships with two different men at the same time (even though the song was not written by Mac Gregor, but was in fact was penned by two men, Peter Yarrow and Phil Jarrel), and listeners spent years trying to guess whom Carly Simon had in mind when she wrote “You’re So Vain.” It was inevitable, then, that Alanis Morissette’s vitriolic 1995 song “You Oughta Know” (from her huge-selling third album, Jagged Little Pill) would trigger gossip about the identity of the ex-lover savaged in the lyrics for moving on so quickly: I haven’t heard from him, and I don’t think he knows. The ironic thing is, if anybody questions whether it’s them I’m writing about, that means something in and of itself.Then I started looking into what Morissette has been up to lately.There’s her website, Alanis.com, a repository of wisdom—both homegrown and academic—about health, psychology, and spirituality.When she sings if it weren't for your maturity none of this would have happened, it implies that she is the adult.Then when she sings if it weren't for me you would never have been successful.
“I was always obsessed with connection, the idea of attachment, and how that stage of development influences the rest of our lives, well into adulthood,” she tells me. It’s been a slow coming-out of sorts over the last five years for me.