Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill (Collective Interpretation)

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I have been a fan of this album for two decades but it took nearly twenty years to have a proper meaning to me. I am more than aware, it’s not only me. This album might not need any interpretation, as the lyrics do the job. However it teaches you to finally give proper attention to lyrics, as this album helps, more than any, I came across in my life. Please share with us how did it help you, mention open interpretation or add a quote from lyrics. 

It’s up to you if it would be over commentary, email and it could be done full name, using initials or fully anonymous.
01 – All I Really Want: Video Lyrics
JLC: Nothing comes close to the way I feel.
DP: it’s creativity takes takes on a whole new meaning when your pissed!😃
CB: this is for you mom in Heaven I MISS YOU

02 – You Oughta Know: Video Lyrics
KW: “every time I scratch my nails down someone else’s back, I hope you feel it.”
JW: This song is for those who dumped their behalf and betraide after all the sacrifices the other half had been through
JB: I never understood these lyrics so much before the current situation I’m in
LG: When he doesn’t text back
TH: When you’re singing along to this for fun but then the lyrics start becoming relevant to your past relationships.
NQ: I remember leaving a mess when I went away. Can I feel it; Yes.
MD: I know how she feels!
FD: is not fairrrr…..
KC: Thank you for sharing your pain. It’s beautiful and touching.
MP: Oh, fuck, this is true feminine rage, and it’s what it should be.
AT: I find her female rage highly impressive. I like a woman who can articulate her anger well and honestly. She is fucking PISSED in this song; betrayal and contempt drips from every word. It doesn’t matter if it’s justified or “mature” or whatever else, I find it a fascinatingly honest portrait.
03 – Perfect: Video Lyrics

DT: We are trying to make the whole world happy, but we forget about ourselves.
VM: My parents’ song. Nothing ever good enough. “Because I ruined my life.”
04 – Hand In My Pocket: Video Lyrics
PF: We are saying goodbye, and I could punch you, but I’m just saying sorry, flicking a cigarette and hailing a taxi cab. The outside world falls apart, but I can keep something tough and warm inside me.
SC: Makes me want to cry when I think about all I had during the time this song was released compared to how it all turned out. Oh well, I’ll keep on truckin’
LT: You can feel what she’s trying to tell you
DD: This record changed my life in so many ways.
AI: For all the commentators of this how do you want to make the world a little better? I want to turn men and women back into gentleman and ladies. I am tired of seeing the abandonment around me. Fellas let’s be a blessing to our women
RR: My friends and I agree that this incredibly, amazing, fantastic album is the second best female album of all time. Just a smidgeon below Carole Kings “Tapestry”.
JW: The many facets of one human being…
06 – Forgiven: Video Lyrics
BS: Looking for any sort of excuse for your action. It gets simpler, more distant the memory is.
DS: Some dance to remember, some dance to forget (Hotel California)
KO: Anyone else had their minds opened at age 8 by the simply put phrase, “I have one more stupid question,” in exactly the way she puts it? … that it’s actually quite a good question. …

07 – You Learn: Video Lyrics

TE: Every shit is a valuable lesson. You walk the night singing – all experiences are a little bit clearer. You sing sad and drunk – you learn and you are happy. ;D
PF: Get ‘something’ is lose ‘everything else’. But in the end, you are not losing anything. Even the most pathetic situations has a meaning.
JW: First time I watched this I thought it was buffering
DC: I was young and never think about it. This song its talking about…weed! “When the smoke clears…You learn” 😉
IS: well we live to learn to learn to live
SW: 296 people did not learn
AA: We learn every day!

08 – Head Over Feet: Video Lyrics

LC: I did what I could, but it was not enough for you. You might lied to me you love me, but it doesn’t matter, as you are already gone. You might still love me, but it’s too late.
WL: Real men listen to Alanis
HT: I had no idea what the song lyrics meant until I looked it up recently.
EL: Why is it now i look inperfectly at any inperfections and judge them when before i would just look and see a unquie character inperfection of perfection that was original and made me love thier soul.
LA: I want to be able to relate to this song

09 – Mary Jane: Video Lyrics
JL: Is he beating you, are you too fat, too ugly? Well, you are not. You are beautiful. No sleep, can’t eat, having scars on your face…Why don’t you tell it to anybody? Talk to us! I know you are too strong, too proud, but you can’t change him. You care and you don’t deserve to be unhappy. Especially you don’t deserve to be killed. Speak up!

RS: This album changed my life long before I realized it! I am 33 now and I listened to it over and over again then! now that I listen to it now, I feel the recognition in my soul!


10 – Ironic: Video Lyrics
AM: Young couple, prepared to have kids, but you changed your mind the last moment
TM: We finally found our apparent, but you found a home somewhere else
NN: You want kids and you wanted to get married asap, but when it’s getting close, it’s going too fast.
BB: I gave you seven children and now you wanna give them back (R.I.P. B.B. King)
OS: When u solve your shit 5min before therapy…
Isn’t that ironic?
11 – Not The Doctor: Video Lyrics
LN: If you lack energy, you can’t help. Same, if you don’t talk to me, I can’t understand your troubles. We have to be much stronger men. Women act, they are a support for us, but when u really need them, you are asking too much.

12 – Wake Up: Video Lyrics
TI: Too picky, too spoiled, have you really seen what the life is about? Lies, betrayal, phobia? You know nothing. Nothing is given to you and when you don’t appreciate it, nothing good will come back.
13 – You Oughta Know (Alternate Take): Video Lyrics
DS: No comment
AB: You think I will wait here as an asshole? You got your 10th chance, but it’s too late. Did you deny me or was it all just too attractive? I will be around… Not for u
14 – Your House: Video Lyrics


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3 thoughts on “Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill (Collective Interpretation)

  1. You learn
    Get 'something' is lose 'everything else'. But in the end, you are not losing anything. Even the most pathetic situations has a meaning.

    Hand In My Pocket
    We are saying goodbye, and I could punch you, but I'm just saying sorry, flicking a cigarette and hailing a taxi cab.
    The outside world falls apart, but I can keep something tough and warm inside me.


  2. I agree with this being up there with Caroline Kings tapestry. Both albums are my favorite female artists. Alanis spoke my truth in this album. The Catholic background and the childhood traumas she’s speaks of are very raw. She also is able to analyse her own behaviours and actions in relationships from the past and I am doing the same. As the years go by both these albums travel with me. They have new meaning as I grow and experience new things. They give new awakenings when lessons are being taught. All hail Alanis 🙌

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