"Receive" as written by Alanis Nadine Morissette and Guy Sigsworth....
I wake up and search things first
I'm of service
I make sure your needs are met, I'm so selfless
I give hard and serve hard and now I, I need a break
I give in, I give all and now it’s time to regenerate

Today’s all about me, all about cup filling
Today’s all about me learning how, how to receive
How to receive,
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

I move on through offerings, I find exciting
In this slow on list of worth of understanding
I give hard, ṗrovide hard and now I need some relief
I look out, I prefer and now I need some respect and ?

Today’s all about me, all about cup filling
Today’s all about me learning how, how to receive
How to receive,
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

My habit to love you first, in me it lingers
To renew is so knee-jerk leaves me a stranger
I give hard and fight hard and now I need to retreat
I give out, dedicate and now I need to acknowledge me

Today’s all about me, all about cup filling
Today’s all about me learning how, how to receive
How to receive,
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

How to receive
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
How to receive
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
How to receive
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
How to receive


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"Receive" as written by Alanis Nadine Morissette Guy Sigsworth

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    General CommentAs a new mom, this song was probably very important for her to write and express. I recently saw an interview she gave where she talked about her belief that while men are "generous", women are "selfless", and I think in this song she's obviously saying that women can be too selfless, to the detriment of themselves. Being a mom to a toddler, finding the balance to provide this precious person with your attention and devotion while not losing yourself or ignoring your needs is very challenging. But she knows that in order to take care and be of service to her son, she needs to look after herself too. Whether we're parents or not, we can all relate to this message of making ourselves (not our jobs or our schools or even to an extent out relationships) a priority.
    FunkinGonutson September 06, 2012   Link

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