Jun 11, 2006

Mutual Admiration Society Tribute

Alanis Morissette - Utopia

(italics mine)

we'd gather around all in a room
fasten our belts engage in dialogue
we'd all slow down rest without guilt
not lie without fear disagree sans judgement

we would stay and respond and expand and include
and allow and forgive and enjoy and evolve
and discern and inquire and accept and admit
and divulge and open and reach out and speak up

this is utopia this is my utopia
this is my ideal my end in sight
utopia this is my utopia
this is my nirvana
my ultimate

we'd open our arms we'd all jump in
we'd all coast down into safety nets

we would share and listen and support and welcome
be propelled by passion not invest in outcomes
we would breathe and be charmed and amused by difference
be gentle and make room for every emotion

we'd provide forums we'd all speak out
we'd all be heard we'd all feel seen

we'd rise post-obstacle more defined more grateful
we would heal be humbled and be unstoppable
we'd hold close and let go and know when to do which
we'd release and disarm and stand up and feel safe

this is utopia this is my utopia
this is my ideal my end in sight
utopia this is my utopia
this is my nirvana
my ultimate

And because everything is connected to everything, here's my favorite song from the album Under Rug Swept, on the topic of the previous entry:

... And there are no strings attached.
You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give
You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have
I give you thanks for receiving, it's my privilege,
and you owe me nothing in return....
...This is the only kind of love, as I understand it, that there really is....

2 comments:

ffox said...

/signed!

and wow - that's my favourite too :)
although Surrendering is a very close second.

ps: hehe unintentional pun ->

"and I embrace you for your faith
in the face of adversarial forces
that I represent "

^_^

Hazel Baggins said...

i hope it's unintentional:)
no, on second thoughts, I hope it's intentional^_^