You Learn (Alanis Morisette)
I don’t know about you, but when I was younger, Alanis Morisette was one of my “girl crushes”. She never failed to paint me a picture of what a true rockstar looks like – enigmatic yet revealing at the same time. Striking, she is. Her single Ironic was a favorite tune we graders used to carry.
Way back when all I did was just to sing the song and don’t mind its message at all, Alanis had her songs speaking all sorta emotions and a whole lotta life lessons.
I, recommend getting your heart trampled on to anyone, yeah
I, recommend walking around naked in your living room, yeah
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 any time
Throw it down (the caution blocks you from the wind)
Hold it up (to the rays)
You wait and see when the smoke clears
I, I, oh, oh
Wear it out (the way 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 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
It’s a no-brainer that you sing this song to someone that you hate, and you just want to give that person his/her own dose of medicine. But more than that, it lets the listener think of all the things he/she has been doing in life.
Isaac Newton tells us that in every action, there is a reaction. This holds true to all of us. Now I ain’t got no plans to talk like a motivational speaker, then again, there are of course, moments in our everyday shizz where we are no longer aware of the consequences of what we do.
Usually, we learn the lesson after experiencing the effect of the decisions we make and the roads we take. If the results of our actions are not healthy to our self-esteem, we tend to rant and become bitter. Before you know it, it’s just too late to stand up and live the lesson you have learned.
No one else is responsible of our choices. Upon treading on something, we know that there is a great risk that accompanies us. Should the path that we take lead us to an open road or to a dead end, it would probably be best for us to just return to our starting point and try again. We learned our lesson, and we now know what to do.
Life is a game. That is a fact. There are rules to follow… and well, some, we choose to break.
Who said that learning life’s lessons is easy?
They say it never is… never was… never will be.
One thing is for sure though. These lessons would always allow us to savor the most bittersweet flavor of our existence.
PROJECT itunes: Attack of the Playlist.
Music. Madness. Me.