#SLS ~ Life Lessons

Thanks to Jim Adams, for hosting Song Lyric Sunday. Ben is on Summer Break and our unusually mild weather has turned hot and humid. We can get occasional humidty, but not every day… it’s gross, though it does make magnificent sunrises and sunsets! I don’t know how you folks who deal with it every year can stand it. It would be nice if we got some rain, but so far only about a dozen drops fell on one day. Ben seems to be getting into a little better sleep routine, but now I’ve got Sophie Cat wanting to cuddle every night, and she makes me hot. I wake up drenched in sweat several times a night. We can’t afford to run our window AC units 24/7, plus the noise gets to me after a while, so I guess I’m just doomed to poor, interrupted sleep. Yeah… cry me a river, right?! Let’s just get on with the Music!

The prompt words this week – Educate, Learn, School, Teach

This was an easy choice for me. Alanis Morissette released the album Jagged Little Pill in 1995 and every song on that album is great! I chose her song You Learn which was written by Alanis and producer Glen Ballard. This song reached #6 in the US and #24 in the UK.

Alanis is Canadian and has been acting and singing since she was a child. I learned from Songfacts that she dated Ryan Reynolds from 2002-2007. He was the first romantic partner she lived with – they both had houses in Vancouver, so they merged into one. This was before he was super famous.

Something else I learned about Alanis is that we are both Highly Sensitive Persons (HSP). It’s not all woo woo, New Age stuff. There is science that shows that our brains are wired differently. If you think you might be a HSP, there’s a quiz at the site… just click the link. Alanis made a documentary with Dr Elaine Aron that explains about HSPs too.

I think my favorite role I’ve seen her in was “God” in the Kevin Smith movie Dogma. It has an outstanding cast and I love the humor in Kevin Smith movies. Jay and Silent Bob crack me up!

I recommend getting your heart trampled on to anyone
Yeah, oh
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
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
You love, you learn
You cry, you learn
You lose, you learn
You bleed, you learn
You scream, 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 love, you learn
You cry, you learn
You lose, you learn
You bleed, you learn
You scream, 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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Are you a fan of Alanis Morissette? Have you seen Dogma? What song would you choose for this prompt? Thanks for stopping by!

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HUGS !!

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