"Lens" as written by Alanis Nadine Morissette and Guy Sigsworth....
You and I are in the same room
We both think we're fair
We both live for truths
But then how are we to define something so subjective
Living under the same roof
So here these battles of wills
They beg for some proof
Of right versus wrong
Your approach seems better than mine
Though it's working for you all I feel is disconnection

So now it's your (your) religion 'gainst my (my) religion
My humble opinion 'gainst yours
This does not feel like love
It's your (your) conviction 'gainst my (my) conviction
And I'd like to know what we've seen
Through the lens of love, love, love, love

And so now your grand assessment is that I'm not in your group that I'm not your kind
And so we're locked in a stalemate with you in your corner and me dismayed in mine

So now it's your (your) religion 'gainst my (my) religion
My humble opinion 'gainst yours
This does not feel like love
It's your (your) conviction 'gainst my (my) conviction
And I'd like to know what we've seen
Through the lens of love, love, love, love

And this stance keeps us locked in biophilias
And this lie remains about us being separate
So now it's your (your) religion 'gainst my (my) religion
My humble opinion 'gainst yours
This does not feel like love
It's your (your) conviction 'gainst my (my) conviction
And I'd like to know what we've seen
Through the lens of love, love, love, love


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"Lens" as written by Alanis Nadine Morissette Guy Sigsworth

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    General CommentSuch an inspiring and timely message from one of the greatest lyricists of my generation.

    The message is simple as I see it: varying opinions and arguing incessantly over them is causing a rift in humanity as a whole. We need to start focusing on the "and" in life, not about the "versus". Ethics and opinions aren't categorically right or wrong but love is universal.
    FunkinGonutson September 06, 2012   Link
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    General CommentAlanis: "It is about the one-on-one [relationship] because that's most micro, close to my heart, tangible. But then it can be extrapolated to speak to the larger relationship — relationship with self, with someone's version of spirit, with each other."
    fabiansaon July 08, 2013   Link

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