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Alanis Morissette — All I Really Want
Album: Jagged Little Pill
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5.5

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Total ratings: 269









Released: 1995
Length: 4:30
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Do I stress you out?
My sweater is on backwards and inside out
And you say how appropriate
I don't want to dissect everything today
I don't mean to pick you apart, you see
But I can't help it

And there I go jumping before the gunshot has gone off
Slap me with a splintered ruler
And it would knock me to the floor if I wasn't there already
If only I could hunt the hunter

And all I really want is some patience
A way to calm the angry voice
And all I really want is deliverance
Ahh...

Do I wear you out?
You must wonder why I'm relentless and all strung out
I'm consumed by the chill of solitary
I'm like Estella
I like to reel it in and then spit it out
I'm frustrated by your apathy

And I am frightened by the corrupted ways of this land
If only I could meet the Maker
And I am fascinated by the spiritual man
I'm humbled by his humble nature, yeah

And what I wouldn't give to find a soul mate
Someone else to catch this drift
And what I wouldn't give to meet a kindred
Ahh...

Enough about me, let's talk about you for a minute
Enough about you, let's talk about life for a while
The conflicts, the craziness and the sound of pretenses falling all around, all around

Why are you so petrified of silence
Here, can you handle this?
Did you think about your bills, your ex, your deadlines
Or when you think you're gonna die?
Or did you long for the next distraction?

And all I need now is intellectual intercourse
A soul to dig the hole much deeper
And I have no concept of time other than it is flying
If only I could kill the killer

And all I really want is some peace, man
A place to find a common ground
And all I really want is a wavelength
Ahh...

And all I really want is some comfort
A way to get my hands untied
And all I really want is some justice
Ahh...
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On a Monday, Bill?!
Not one of her strongest pieces.
This aged really bad - she rerecordes the album 2005 in an accoustic version. there one can see, that the songs actually are quite good. its just a horrific production here, despite its succes in the 90ies
 Tonedeaf wrote:
On some levels this is cool for its unpolished edgy feel. The music is decent as well. There are times though when I flinch because her singing sounds like the stray cats out behind our house wailing at each other in the night. Hearing it once in a great while would be okay. If it starts getting lots of play time... :no:
 

But the edgy feel is actually so polished...  
It's fine, not her best.
I don’t know what I think of this as a song but it just takes me back to my teens so I’ll give a worthy score for making me remember a time when I didn’t care about the price of Nivea Q10
 deepwoodskev wrote:
She sounds just like when my cat stubs his toe.
 

Poor kitteh!


I missed this one for the most part back in the day--probably 'cause I was switching the FM station or running away from the speaker. An angry screed that hasn't aged well. 
I can't help myself.  I think she's great.
Is that a 'wow' or an 'ouch'.  Not sure. maybe just wtf
She sounds just like when my cat stubs his toe.
Awful
This is a bad song{#Arghhh}
 Stingray wrote:
IS THAT LOWEST RATING ON RP EVER...?

5.0...?

Very gentle people here!

In Germany we cut throats, if anybody dares to sing like an idiot!
 
Just a little advice: Stay away from your keyboard while your drunk.....

IS THAT LOWEST RATING ON RP EVER...?

5.0...?

Very gentle people here!

In Germany we cut throats, if anybody dares to sing like an idiot!
Ahhhhh. Just about as ghastly as I remember.
I need some "mind brillo" to scrub the fact that this song was ever written.

{#Stupid} 
 rdo wrote:

Ms. Morissette was actually upstaged last night by Crystal Bowersox, whose voice and performance were anything but pathetic.  I think if you had seen the performance you would have noticed that Morissette felt the same way as I do.  Of course she wrote the song, which is a more impressive feat in my mind.  But the Idol contestant clearly has the better vocal ability.  No contest. 

 
I have different spin on this. I think Alanis recognized the moment was not about her but rather Crystal's and took an appropriate back seat. Hard for some to leave ego at the door.
I like it, Bill.
 Tonedeaf wrote:
On some levels this is cool for its unpolished edgy feel. The music is decent as well. There are times though when I flinch because her singing sounds like the stray cats out behind our house wailing at each other in the night. Hearing it once in a great while would be okay. If it starts getting lots of play time...
 

Totally agree.  Sometimes I'm in the mood for it and other times I'm not.  It's really black or white.  Evocative, but. . . . not today, thank you.
Please... let this be the last time she ever darkens this channel.

Banal lyrics, pretentious vocal 'stylings' and overplayed, cliche progressions.  She is the 'Tiffany' of alternative songwriting.

There is soooo much, that is sooo much better than this.  She belongs in the dustbin of mediocrity.

AAAAAAAAAAAAHHH, Turin Brakes.  Thanks, Bill.
NIGHTMARE!!!!
"1"
Screeeeeeeeeeech!
awful
I enjoy most of her music. Not this song, though. Terribly annoying. {#No}

Ms. Morissette was actually upstaged last night by Crystal Bowersox, whose voice and performance were anything but pathetic.  I think if you had seen the performance you would have noticed that Morissette felt the same way as I do.  Of course she wrote the song, which is a more impressive feat in my mind.  But the Idol contestant clearly has the better vocal ability.  No contest. 


I had almost forgot how much I hate her.  Thanks RP!
never noticed the chipmunk background singers before; guess it makes sense.
Crystal, from American Idol, didnt at all match Alanis for their duet performance.  Nothing compares to Alanis!
been a few years...well done Bill, keep reaching back...
Wow, Alanis is here...surprised.
Fantastic CD! :music: Still play it regula!
I remember first hearing this album before it hit AM Radio and thinking... "Kinda cool. Has no chance in the mainstream and she'll die a critically aclaimed indie artist. But kinda cool." Geez, how wrong can ya get? :rolleyes:
On some levels this is cool for its unpolished edgy feel. The music is decent as well. There are times though when I flinch because her singing sounds like the stray cats out behind our house wailing at each other in the night. Hearing it once in a great while would be okay. If it starts getting lots of play time... :no:
Makes my hair scream in pain.
SiniLMan wrote:
God I loved this album when it first came out! Hearing it now, it's amazing how much Alanis has grown up. Her voice is much less grating now which I didn't notice back then. Still a great song though.
Agreed on all counts.
From Bob Dylan to Alanis....Not that, my friends, is a nice...uhh, WTF?
DO NOT WANT
haven't heard this since I was what? 16?
HORRIBLE
Off come the headphones. This is beyond awful. -10
Look in the dictionary under caterwauling
God I loved this album when it first came out! Hearing it now, it's amazing how much Alanis has grown up. Her voice is much less grating now which I didn't notice back then. Still a great song though.
It's as if they had her running around the studio chased by a pitbull terrier 20 times right before recording this song.
BoFiS wrote:
once over-played, but now fun to hear...I'll have to dig out this album again
Agreed - I like this one much better now that it is never played.
Her voice makes me wanna yank what's left of my hair out.
oh my god, i forgot about this song. gonna have to play it for my soon-to-be-former boyfriend. "all i need now is intellectual discourse...and all i really want is a wavelength"
Is Bill playing this on Halloween to scare us?
dreadful...... headphones have just come off........
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
Aw christ woman, shut the hell up.
word.
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
Aw christ woman, shut the hell up.
i'm with you... :tapedshut:
once over-played, but now fun to hear...I'll have to dig out this album again
Aw christ woman, shut the hell up.