|Posted by Anna H. on February 4, 2017 at 7:50 AM|
How's it going my gumdrops? Even though this weekend will NOT feature any blogs pertaining to Goth music, animation, movies, etc. it appears that those on Google Plus have really enjoyed the last 2 weeks of blogs. This is always positive news.
I am surprised by the number of people, who are enjoying my Goth blogs on Google Plus. They are definitely enjoying my last Song Saturday blog about London After Midnight.
As you already know or OUGHTA know, this month is packed with lots of holidays and social events. Yesterday was Go Red Day, Valentine's Day is in less than 2 weeks, and this month is Black History Month.
Believe it or not, these last several weeks, I have been subtly focusing on love and relationships for Valentine's Day. London After Midnight's song "Sacrifice" from last Song Saturday deals with sacrificing oneself because of love for another. The same LAM blog is still getting +1's on Google Plus, as I share today's blog with you.
Even though today's Song Saturday blog may not be about sacrificing oneself out of love for another person, it deals with obsessive love and heartbreak.
I believe it is safe to say that everyone knows about Alanis Morissette. If you have never heard her songs on traditional radio stations, seen her in music videos, or in movies such as Dogma, I don't know what else to say.
Long before the days of woman scorned songs by Kelly Clarkson, Michelle Branch, and the serial dater Taylor Swift, Alanis Morissette was "trendy." It wouldn't surprise me if my male subscribers and readers are saying, "Oh God! Not Alanis Morissette, Anna!" "Oh God! Anna's going Lilith Fair on us today!"
No, that is NOT what I am doing. However, I STILL have Alanis Morissette's album, Jagged Little Pill in my album collection 22 years later. It is fascinating how this Canadian singer went from being a Dance-Pop singer to Alternative Rock. In fact, Alanis became famous after doing Alternative Rock Music.
In 1995, she gave angry, woman-scorned, teenage girls and young adult women in their 20's a voice, after releasing "You Oughta Know." During that time, Alanis was "edgy." The woman managed to threaten and intimidate womanizers and assholes with Little Dick Syndrome because "You Oughta Know" is such an ANGRY song.
Regardless of your age and/gender, if you have EVER been cheated on, you will feel some level of hurt, anger, betrayal, HUMILIATION, and bitterness. You will also feel like you wasted your time in a relationship, that was based on lies. Some people will be so devastated, that they have nervous breakdowns, if not commit suicide because of being cheated on.
The pain can also be at its maximum, when it is close to holidays such as Valentine's Day.
With that being said, all those men (mostly) and women, that have spent the last 22 years severely criticizing Alanis Morissette for writing "You Oughta Know," should try paying closer attention to the lyrics and develop some level of empathy.
Until you have lived through being cheated on, you will NEVER know how it feels.
If you have never heard "You Oughta Know" within the last 2 decades, you may want to YouTube, "Alanis Morisette You Oughta Know Uncensored Version." On Jagged Little Pill, there are 2 versions of this song. There's the original and the Jimmy The Saint Blend version.
Following the Jimmy Saint Blend version of "You Oughta Know" there is a hidden track at least 2 minutes after called, "Your House." On Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill album, "Your House" is performed in Acapella.
The song has been sung acoustically on stage, throughout the last 10-20 years. "Your House" actually sounds better in Acapella. I feel the instruments playing during the song loses its impact.
When I originally heard "Your House" in Acapella as a hidden track on Jagged Little Pill, I felt somewhat spooked yet still managed to feel the heartbreak in that song. Alanis sounded creepy talking about breaking into her ex's house just to smell him, while snooping around.
The lyrics to "Your House" made Alanis Morissette sound like a creepy, stalker ex-girlfriend dealing with severe heartbreak.
YEARS later in her interview with Carson Daily (former MTV VJ), I learned that "Your House" was a fictitious song. Alanis was glad to have written it as a fictitious song as opposed to it being autobiographical like her other songs.
Alanis Morissette already knew that she would've been put in jail, if she actually confessed to breaking into her ex's house. If your mind is as creepy as mine, you probably will find dark humor, if not horror in Alanis singing about smelling her ex-boyfriend in his house.
Listening to "Your House" makes me instantly think about an obsessed ex-girlfriend, who cannot accept, that her ex has moved on to another relationship. If you DON'T believe me, have a listen to this song for today's Song Saturday. Let me know what you think.
Alanis Morissette "Your House" [In Acapella] Jagged Little Pill (1995)
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