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But every once in a while they nail it on the head. Morissette: Guy Sigsworth and I were in the studio, and I was writing the 20th song. I wish anyone whom I love, whether I hang out with them or not, great success and love in their life. The running joke with him was I would come into the studio and he’d say ‘What horse from the Apocalypse is coming in today, Alanis? "I consider myself a soldier of love with a lot of experiences," Morissette says. " So when we asked the legend behind songs like the fierce, heartbreaking "You Oughta Know" and swoony "Head Over Feet" to share the 20 years' worth of dating advice she's acquired since releasing , she was happy to oblige.
Then early last year, the 34-year-old singer-songwriter split with her actor fiance Ryan Reynolds after a 4 1/2-year relationship.
I started to see the nature of it, and I started to see in my case anyway a lot of it was inaccurate.
So I stopped reading it, because I thought well if it’s that inaccurate about me, it can’t be accurate about other people. Morissette: I have enough distance, so to be perfectly honest I’m not really that focused on it.
A segment of the modern audience insists on interpreting the lyrics of pop songs written in the first person literally (see the legend about Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” for a prime example) and assuming that the accounts described therein must reflect the personal experiences of the singers.
(The latter perhaps fostered by the trend that began in the 1960s of pop musicians’ writing their own material rather than relying upon the efforts of commercial songwriters.) When Mary Mac Gregor hit the charts with “Torn Between Two Lovers” in 1976, for example, far too many fans assumed she must really have been involved in relationships with two different men at the same time (even though the song was not written by Mac Gregor, but was in fact was penned by two men, Peter Yarrow and Phil Jarrel), and listeners spent years trying to guess whom Carly Simon had in mind when she wrote “You’re So Vain.” It was inevitable, then, that Alanis Morissette’s vitriolic 1995 song “You Oughta Know” (from her huge-selling third album, Jagged Little Pill) would trigger gossip about the identity of the ex-lover savaged in the lyrics for moving on so quickly: I haven’t heard from him, and I don’t think he knows. The ironic thing is, if anybody questions whether it’s them I’m writing about, that means something in and of itself.
People who were kind and honest and full of integrity throughout the process of making this album wouldn’t question whether they were in that song because they would know.