domingo, 21 de junio de 2009

"IRONIC + ALL I REALLY WANT + YOU OUGHTA KNOW". ALANIS MORISSETTE.


Alanis Morissette (Ottawa, 1 de junio de 1974) es una cantautora, actriz y productora canadiense, nacionalizada estadounidense.[1]
Posee el tipo de voz correspondiente a una mezzosoprano. Está posicionada como una de las artistas de mayores ventas en la historia, debido en gran parte a
Jagged little pill, el cual es el álbum debut más vendido de toda la historia, el primer álbum más vendido por parte de una artista femenina, y el séptimo álbum más vendido de todos los tiempos.[2] [3] Totalizando todos sus álbumes ha superado la barrera de 65 millones de ediciones vendidas en todo el mundo.[4]
A lo largo de su carrera ha sido galardonada con siete
Premios Grammy, incluyendo Álbum del año en 1996 y doce premios Juno. En el 2002 la ONU le otorgó el premio “Global Tolerance Award" por su "gran labor en promoveer la tolerancia".
Alanis Morissette nació en
Ottawa, Canadá, el 1 de junio de 1974. Es hija de dos profesores de una escuela militar: Alan Morissette, de origen franco-canadiense, y Georgia Feverstein, de origen húngaro-alemán. Tuvo dos hermanos, uno mellizo, llamado Wade, y otro mayor llamado Chad.[6]
De pequeña le gustaba el
ballet y la música, y a los 6 años comenzó a tomar clases de piano. A los 11 años participó en una emisión de televisión para niños llamado You can't do that on television, de Nickelodeon. Ese mismo año escribió su primera canción, posteriormente lanzada como sencillo: «Fate stay with me», producido con el dinero ganado en el programa de TV.
Morissette debutó mundialmente en 1995 con Jagged little pill (en español "pequeña píldora ácida"). De este primer trabajo, con bases de rock post-grunge, guitarras distorsionadas, baterías de rap y programaciones, surgió su primer sencillo: «You oughta know».

Si bien con dicho sencillo se esperaba alcanzar ventas de apenas 250.000 copias, «You oughta know», comenzó a escucharse en las radios y discotecas de EE. UU. y el single superó los 20 millones de copias, lo cual llevó a que MTV comenzara a pasar el video de la canción sin parar.[8] Posteriormente llegarían «All I really want» y «Hand in my pocket», y más tarde su mayor éxito: «Ironic». La expresividad de su música despertó elogios por una parte de la crítica y dio lugar a un movimiento de seguidores repartidos por varios países.

Obtuvo varios premios, entre ellos 4 Grammys: Álbum del año, Mejor álbum de rock, Mejor vocalista femenina de rock y Mejor canción de rock. Además se alzó con tres premio Billboard al igual que discos de platino en varios países, y el disco de diamante por haber superado los 10 millones de copias en EE. UU.

Con los lanzamientos del quinto y sexto sencillo, «You learn» y «Head over feet», Jagged little pill logró mantenerse dentro de los primeros 10 puestos del Top 200 de la Billboard por más de un año.

Morissette superó su propia edad en ventas (32 millones de copias vendidas a los 21 años), y realizó una gira mundial con más de 300 exhaustivas presentaciones, incluyendo todos los países de Sudamérica. Gracias a esto, Jagged little pill logró posicionarse como el 12° álbum más vendido de la historia y el álbum más vendido de la historia por parte de una artista femenina.[2] , solo superado por [[Come on Over]] de Shania Twain.

El éxito de Morissette es considerado como el disparador del crecimiento de muchas artistas femeninas, como ser Tracy Bonham, Meredith Brooks, Patti Rothberg, Avril Lavigne y Pink.[9]

Al terminar la gira, Morissette viajó a la India donde, entre otras lugares, visitó el hospital de la Madre Teresa de Calcuta. En su viaje también obtuvo la inspiración necesaria para la grabación del nuevo álbum.[10] A su retorno, colaboró en los nuevos álbumes de Dave Matthews Band y Ringo Starr, participó en el festival por la liberación del Tíbet y formo parte de la banda de sonido de la película City of Angels, con la canción «Uninvited», que le llevó a ganar 2 premios Grammy más.



IRONIC
An old man turned ninety-eight
He won the lottery and died the next day
It's a black fly in your chardonnay
It's a death row pardon two minutes too late
Isn't it ironic... don't you think

Chorus:
It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's the good advice that you just didn't take
Who would've thought... it figures
Mr. Play It Safe was afraid to fly
He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids good-bye
He waited his whole damn life to take that flight
And as the plane crashed down he thought
"Well, isn't this nice." And Isn't this ironic ... don't you
think?
Repeat Chorus
Well life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
When you think everything's okay and everything's going right
And life has a funny way of helping you out when
You think evertyhing's gone wrong and everything blows up
In your face

A traffic jam when you're already late
A no-smoking sign on your cigarette break
It's like 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife
It's meeting the man of my dreams
and then meeting his beautiful wife
And isn't it ironic... don't you think
A little too ironic.. and yeah I really do think...
Repeat Chorus
Well life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
And life has a funny funny way of helping you out
helping you out


ALL I REALLY WANT
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

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

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 am humbled by his humble nature
What I wouldn't give to find a soulmate

Someone else to catch this drift
And what I wouldn't give to meet a kindred
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 you bills, your ex, your deadlines
Or when you think you're going to die
Or did you long for the next distraction
And all I need now is the 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
All I really want is some peace man
A place to find a common ground
And all I really want is a wavelength
All I really want is some comfort
A way to get my hands untied
And all I really want is some justice.....


YOU OUGHTA KNOW
I want you to know that I'm happy for you
I wish nothing but the best for you both
An older version of me
Is she perverted like me
Would she go down on you in a theatre
Does she speak eloquently
And would she have your baby

I'm sure she'd make a really excellent mother
'Cause the love that you gave that we made
wasn't able to make it enough for you to be open wide, no
And every time you speak her name
Does she know how you told me you'd hold me
Until you died, 'til you died
But you're still alive
Chorus:
And I'm here to remind you
Of the mess you left when you went away
It's not fair to deny me of the cross I bear that you gave to me
You, you, you oughta know
You seem very well, things look peaceful
I'm not quite as well, I thought you should know
Did you forget about me Mr. Duplicity
I hate to bug you in the middle of dinner

It was a slap in the face how quickly I was replaced
Are you thinking of me when you fuck her
'Cause the love that you gave that we made
wasn't able to make it enough for you to be open wide, no
And every time you speak her name
Does she know how you told me you'd hold me
Until you died, 'til you died
But you're still alive
Repeat Chorus
'Cause the joke that you laid in the bed that was me
And I'm not gonna fade
As soon as you close your eyes and you know it
And every time I scratch my nails down someone else's back
I hope you feel it ..... well can you feel it
Repeat Chorus

1 comentario:

Ryoga dijo...

que grande es Alanis,tiene muchos temazos pero yo,al igual que casi todo el mundo,me quedo con ironic

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