Today’s Favorite Song

I just picked up Alanis Morrissette’s new cd “Flavors of Entanglement”.  I have all of her previous cd’s so I didn’t buy it on iTunes but went to the PX and bought the cd to add to my collection.  It’s really really good and that’s not just my opinion.  The critics are digging this album.  Like her smash album, “Jagged Little Pill”, which was released June 13th, 1995, this album is Morrissette’s response to her breakup with fellow Canadian and movie star, the gorgeous and hilarious Ryan Reynolds.  Reynolds is now engaged to actress and wanna-be singer Scarlet Johanson and I’m sure that hasn’thelped Morrissette’s recovery.  The sound of this album is amazing.  The rhythms and melodies are strong and catchy and the lyrics pull you in.  I played the cd in the car after purchasing it this afternoon and I found myself almost crying on my way home while listening to track #5 titled “Not As We”.  The lyric that really hit me is:

“…I’m barely making sense for now
I’m taking it ’til I’m pseudo making it
From scratch begin again but this time I as I
And not as we…”

WOW!  What powerful words.  Unfortunately there is not a video for this song yet but I did find the video for the single from this album, “Underneath”.  I have also included the video for “Ironic” which my college girlfriends and I acted out ourselves on road trips as well as a little treasure of a song, “Unsent”.