the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone (whiskyinmind) wrote,
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone
whiskyinmind

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I heard this song, really heard it, for the first time last night after coming home and thinking about how I'm changing jobs and I'm starting to feel a lot more positive about myself. I'm one of those women who Alanis has always had an emotional resonance with. She's the same age as me, she's as angry and passive and ultimately screwed up as I am and this song from her latest album really hit home with me last night.

Feel free to ignore this, I'm just feeling a little introspective today.



why no one will help me
i am too dumb, i am too smart
they'll not understand me
i am lonely they'll hate me

and there is not enough time
its too hard to help me
and god wants me to work
no resting no lazy

these excuses...
have they served me so well?
they kept me stoic. they kept me small
they kept me locked in my hotel

im too far from home
it takes far too much energy
and i cannot afford to
no one will ever see me

these excuses...
have they served me so well
they kept me stoic, they kept me small
they kept me locked inside my cell

these excuses
havent stole from me all
they kept me small, they kept me locked
they kept me safe inside my shell

bringing these into the light
shakes their foundation
and it clears my sight
now my imagination
is the only thing that limits
the bar that is rised to the heights


no one can have it all
see, i have to, they want me to
and i can't let them down
i'll never be happy

these excuses havent served me so well
they kept me safe, they kept me swell
they kept me locked in my own cell

these excuses
havent stole from me all
they kept me safe, they kept me stuck
they kept me safe inside my cell
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