"Giggling Again For No Reason" as written by Alanis Morissette and Guy Sigsworth....
I am driving in my car up highway one
I left LA without telling anyone
There were people who needed something from me
But I am sure they'll get along fine on their own

[Chorus]
Oh this state of ecstasy
Nothing but road could ever give to me
This liberty wind in my face
And I'm giggling again for no reason

I am dancing with my friends in elation
We've taken adventures to new levels of fun
I can feel the bones are smiling in my body
I can see the meltings of inhibition

[Chorus]

I'm reeling jubilation
Triumphant in delight
I am at home in this high five
And I'm smiling for no reason

I am sitting at the set of Cali sun
We've gotten quiet for its' last precious seconds
I can feel the salt of the sea on my skin
And we still hear the echoes of abandon

[Chorus]


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"Giggling Again for No Reason" as written by Guy Sigsworth Alanis Morissette

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  • +1
    General CommentIt is:

    Nothing *that* Man could ever could to me.
    ArkAngel06on February 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAfter a tumultuous year, this song is Alanis finally back at peace in her life. She can finally feel uninhibitedly happy with no emotional baggage.

    She obviously took off one day and freed herself from all responsibility, sat back in her convertible and just let herself be happy again for no reason.
    emlem25on May 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAh, such a liberating thought to just leave it all and take some time with just yourself x)
    Human-beefon June 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentQuestion: The last time she sings the chorus, does anyone else hear Alanis say-

    "Oh this state of ecstasy
    Nothing but MAN could ever give to me"

    Or maybe she says "LAND". Anyone know?
    emlem25on June 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I hear the last line. I think it's "man", though.

    It's a very happy, peaceful song, about letting go of every care in the world for just one day and doing what makes you happy. Something I'd like to do...
    brunetttieon August 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI dont think it's 'net'. At least I dont hear that.
    emlem25on September 12, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationNote that she's driving up the coast on Highway 1 in this song (which puts the setting in California), and in the song "Torch" (which is right before this one on the album), she states that she misses their "Big Sur getaways". Highway 1 is the only road in and out of Big Sur. I think the implication here may be going to an old favorite place that she used to enjoy with a man she was very attached to, and making new memories of that place as somewhere she can enjoy on her own. Kind of way of establishing self-worth and independence and not being haunted by old memories. Or something.
    murlough23on March 30, 2009   Link
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    General Commentin the lyrics booklet, which you get if you BUY the cd, it says "net".
    sopurejunkieon April 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI caught the same juxtaposition that murlough23 observed. Up and down the Central Coast to process those emotional memories.

    Does "Giggling Again..." represent a sudden and =complete= processing of them. I expect not, but it does display that same rebound effect we've seen in her work before (e.g.: "Hand in My Pocket," "You Learn," "Thank U," "So Pure").

    As self-aware as she is, it's hard for me to think Al doesn't see her polarizations, but I also know that most people =don't= see them, so it is possible.

    "I can see the meltings of inhibition." Given her numerous expressions of interpersonal guardedness and boundary-setting (e.g.: "Right Through You," "Wake Up," "Baba," "Unsent," "Precious Illusions"), I'm not surprised to see her flip (as this culture =normally= does) from pain-soaked despondance to pleasure-seeking again.

    She's done it before, and like most of us, she'll do it again.
    naughtmoseson September 15, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"Oh this state of ecstacy
    Nothing but net could ever give to me"

    I think she is equating her state of happiness with the basketball concept "nothing but net" which basically means you nailed it and it is satisfying to do so.
    itirnitiion July 24, 2011   Link

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