FCS Daily Music Video – ‘Thank You’ Alanis Morissett (1999)

Alanis Nadine Morissette  (ə-LAH-niss MORR-ih-SET; born June 1, 1974) is a Canadian-American singer, songwriter, and actress.

This song is Alanis’ reflection after her visit to India. She realizes all these habits she has don’t need to exist. It’s a humbling song about growth and gratification.

Comments

Her live performances consistently sound better than the album versions. There’s a raw quality that really works, both from her vocals and the backing band.


This is such a masterful song….the composition itself, the arrangement, the melody, the harmony, the rhythm, the lyrics…. It’s just one of those super rare songs that is undeniably perfect. It’s such a great example of what a pop song can aspire to.

I love how she effortlessly goes up an octave and it sounds so great.

Lyrics below

I will follow this up tomorrow with her performance 10 years later. She has not lost anything.

“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

Yeah, yeah
Oh, oh, oh-oh
No, oh, oh, oh
No, oh, oh, oh

Published by donmatthewspoetry

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