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I don’t like Alanis Morissette. For some reason, her music just irritates me. But I still end up listening to it when I hear it on the radio. And the other morning, I happened to hear “Hand in my Pocket”.

Now, you know when you’re sitting in traffic, you not always paying attention, so lyrics don’t always make sense. The lyrics for this song are a prime example:

“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”
(From: AZlyrics.com)

For some reason, I latched on to those four lines, because hearing them did not make any sense at all. Well, yeah, she’s got a cigarette, so everything is just dandy. Umm, no!

Google is everyone’s friend. So, I did a search and came up with the full lyrics and read through them. There was also a Wiki article where it says that the song “discusses the everyday troubles and worries that she encounters, but focuses on finding ways to stay relaxed and determined.”

The lyrics and the article did help me understand a bit better, but it’s not going to make me like her music any more.