Jukebox Friday

You Learn – Alanis Morissette

If you’re a teenage girl and why not boy during the 90s, I would be surprised if you don’t own ‘Jagged Little Pill’. Yes, I will look at you funny. So to make us feel really really old, they put out a remastered collector’s edition of the Pill, because one of the undoubtedly greatest album of our time had just hit the big 20. Twenty years! Where did that time go?? Anywho, I of course got my own collector’s copy, cos I’m a sucker for these kinds of things. And here is my favorite song from the Pill, ‘You Learn’. Okay fine, my favorite is ‘You Oughta Know’ but it’s my jam that I only yell out when drunk or in the shower. It’s fun to sing, but the lyrics, if you’re really thinking about them, they are quite passive aggressive. So, ‘You Learn’ it is.

I recommend getting your heart trampled on to anyone
I recommend walking around naked in your living room
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 then you can chew to anyone
I certainly do
I recommend sticking your foot in your mouth at any time
Feel free
Throw it down (the caution blocks you from the wind)
Hold it up (to the rays)
You wait and see when the smoke clears

You live you learn…

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 live you learn…

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


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