"Incomplete" as written by Alanis Morissette and Guy Sigsworth....
One day I'll find relief
I'll be arrived and I'll be a friend to my friends who know how to be friends

One day I'll be at peace
I'll be enlightened and I'll be married with children and maybe adopt

One day I will be healed
I will gather my wounds forge the end of tragic comedy

I have been running so sweaty my whole life
Urgent for a finish line
And I have been missing the rapture this whole time
Of being forever incomplete

One day, my mind will retreat, and I'll know god and I'll be constantly one with her night dusk and day
One day I'll be secure, like the women I see on their 30th anniversaries

I have been running so sweaty my whole life
Urgent for a finish line
And I have been missing the rapture this whole time
Of being forever incomplete

Ever unfolding
Ever expanding
Ever adventurous and torturous
But never done

One day, I will speak freely
I'll be less afraid
And measured outside of my poems and lyrics and art
One day I will be faith-filled
I'll be trusting and spacious authentic and grounded and whole

I have been running so sweaty my whole life
Urgent for a finish line
And I have been missing the rapture this whole time
Of being forever incomplete


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"Incomplete" as written by Guy Sigsworth Alanis Morissette

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    General Comment"I wrote it about my having thought at one point, very seriously, that there was a finish line of sorts that I would arrive at.
    Then my nervous system could rest and I would arrive at a point where the rewards would come and until then I would have to keep doggedly
    working. I realized that that point is never to come and I best start living my life today as though there is no arrival point."
    Alanis - Nissan Live Sets on Yahoo! Music
    cbovikingson May 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah, pretty much as #1 quoted Alanis, this is about how people see a finish line that they strive to reach, meanwhile forgetting life is happening right infront of them, every second we draw breath. So why not live now instead of expecting life to begin in the future? :)
    Human-beefon June 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe most human song i've ever heard, really!
    Hotel-Paperon August 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely love this song..x
    Anyone can relate to it i mean this is what everyone wants is it not...x

    Love the song and Alanis.x
    deedee38on January 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTalk about existentialism! Anyone can relate to this song which speaks of life and how one finds fulfillment in his/her time here on Earth. I especially love the line "I'll know God and I'll be constantly one with her night, dusk and day" because of the gender-specific pronoun Alanis used. :)
    leannelouiseon April 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAn ode to the age old saying of "stop and smell the roses". Appreciating the moment, living for today, taking a breath...all things Alanis has written about many times over.
    FunkinGonutson June 25, 2011   Link

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