July 22, 2011

Throwback Friday - Alanis Morissette "Hand In My Pocket"


I can remember growing up in the 90s listening to mainstream pop/country/r&b/soul/rap music. I remember when there were TV shows that dedicated their hour and a half to those artists with brilliant chart topping songs and phenomenal creative music videos. I remember the channel stations that just played music videos all day and the one you wanted to see you'd have to call in and give the video number code provided on the screen below the music video that was playing. I remember this one artist who was different from the rest. Her voice was so unique and corky that sounded full of southern soul. This young lady's name was Alanis Morissette, the song "Hand In My Pocket"

I was so young just listening to her sing, not knowing what she was saying in her lyrics, but I can tell the song was an uplifting song. The song was so not for me, but I continued to listen and jam every time the video came on. Then I started to catch on to the chorus and really comprehending the lyrics. The song had a powerful message. I understand it till this day completely without a doubt. I feel like it's a song for everyone to listen to and in those first 30 seconds you will fee uplifted. Alanis Morissette is an amazing singer and songwriter. She was just incredible. This is why i'm making today's Throwback Friday, Alanis Morissette's "Hand In My Pocket" and I will include the lyrics too. 


"Hand In My Pocket"

I'm broke but I'm happy
I'm poor but I'm kind
I'm short but I'm healthy, yeah
I'm high but I'm grounded
I'm sane but I'm overwhelmed
I'm lost but I'm hopeful baby
What it all comes down to
Is that everything's gonna be fine fine fine
'cause I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is giving a high five
I feel drunk but I'm sober
I'm young and I'm underpaid
I'm tired but I'm working, yeah
I care but I'm restless
I'm here but I'm really gone
I'm wrong and I'm sorry baby

What it all comes down to
Is that everything's gonna be quite alright
'cause I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is flicking a cigarette
And what it all comes down to
Is that I haven't got it all figured out just yet
'cause I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is giving the peace sign
I'm free but I'm focused
I'm green but I'm wise
I'm hard but I'm friendly baby
I'm sad but I'm laughing
I'm brave but I'm chickenshit
I'm sick but I'm pretty baby

And what it all boils down to
Is that no one's really got it figured out just yet
'cause I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is playing the piano
And what it all comes down to my friends
Is that everything's just fine fine fine
'cause I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is hailing a taxi cab

[Harmonica solo]