"Fear Of Bliss" as written by and Alanis Morissette....
My misery has enjoyed company
And although I have ached
I don't threaten anybody
Sometimes I feel more bigness than I've shared with you
Sometimes I wonder why I quell when I'm not required to

I've tried to be small I've tried to be stunted
I've tried roadblocks and all
My happy endings prevented
Sometimes I feel it's all just too big to be true
I sabotage myself for fear of what my bigness could do

Fear of bliss and fear of joyitude
Fear of bigness (and ensuing solitude?)

I could be golden
I could be glowing
I could be freedom
But that could be boring
Sometimes I feel this is too scary to be true
I sabotage myself for fear of losing you

Fear of bliss and fear of joyitude
Fear of bigness (and ensuing solitude?)

This talk of liberation makes me want to go lie down
Under the covers til the terror of the unknown is gone

I could be full
I could be thriving
I could be shining
Sounds isolating
Sometimes I feel this is too good to be true
I sabotage myself for fear of what my joy could do

Fear of bliss and fear of joyitude
Fear of bigness (and ensuing solitude?)


Lyrics submitted by Lamia

"Fear of Bliss" as written by Alanis Morissette

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Fear Of Bliss song meanings
Add your thoughts

7 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentSuch a sad song. there are many of us out there that are afraid of being ourselves and being happy, our identity is caught up in our "problems" and that makes us "interesting"

    I agree the music rocks, i love feast on scraps its all very electric guitarish, its one of my favorites along with SFIJ

    If we would stop believing we ARE our problems then what is left is pure bliss

    Ani♥

    anairamon March 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song. It rocks out.
    She's afraid of being completely happy and satisfied with herself. Subconciously, even, she keeps herself down, needlessly. She's afraid of what her own power can do.
    Right?
    Buddha of Suburbiaon February 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHere's a funny story: I was about to comment on this song, when I realized that I already have... That means that it's someone else's turn.
    Buddha of Suburbiaon March 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, I'd pretty much agree with you, yeah - it's like worrying what it would mean to be happy, to be in a state of bliss - because the further you go upwards emotionally, the further there is to fall, the more there is to lose...?
    CakeAndSodomy69on August 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMmmm... I think she is afraid of being happy because when you're happy then nothing happens. It may be much more exciting to have something to worry about (don't throw stones at me, please, if what I say is too obvious or too stupid to be said!! lol I'm french, that can explain a lot).
    Auroreon December 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dunno, when I read the lyrics, I kinda get the feeling that she's talking about an eating disorder.
    She's afraid of her "bigness" - even though she may be tiny, she sees herself as fat.
    She "sabotages" herself - this could be a reference to purging.
    The "golden" and "glowing" could refer to her skin - people who have an eating disorder don't have very healthy skin...it's cracked and dry and stuff.
    I think I might have read somewhere that Alanis Morissette had an eating disorder before.
    But I dunno.
    That was just my take on it.
    ::genericusername::on June 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can relate to this song loads as I suffer from severe depression and have a secret fear of getting better and being happy.

    "I could be golden I could be glowing I could be freedom
    but that could be boring"

    -She could be saying that a life with contentment and happiness could be boring, that everyone need a little drama and conflict in their lives.

    "sometimes I feel this is too scary to be true
    I sabotage myself for fear of losing you".

    -Maybe she thinks she's not meant to be happy and that she needs to sabotage herself before she gets her hopes up and all her happiness falls apart. As said before ^^ When you're on top theres alot further to fall. Also, 'fear of losing you' when you're ill you have a support system maybe she's become too attached to people around her, that support her and doesn't want them to leave her if she gets better.


    emziedoodleon January 04, 2009   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain