Deadlines, and meetings
And contracts all breached
D-days and structure

Have to's and need to's
And get to's by three
Dinner then flowers
And upset employees

I want to be naked,
Running through the streets!
I want to invite this so called chaos,
That you think I dare not be
I want to be weightless,
Flying through the air!
I want to drop all these limitations
In the shoes upon my feet, oh!

Heart-burn and headaches
And soon to be ulcers
Compulsive yearnings
Non-stop to please others


All won't be lost if I am
Governed by my own uniqueness
Stop lights won't work, I'll get home
Sound and safe, regardless
Won't need a hand if
I'm ruled by my own discreetness
My fire won't quell,
And I'll be harm free and
Distressless and trusting

Line towing, and helping
Expectations up to living
Inside box obeying
Inside line coloring

[Chorus: x2]

Lyrics submitted by geekusa

"So-Called Chaos" as written by Alanis Morissette

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    General CommentI beleive that in this song alanis is speaking our lives or the lives of modern society as well as her own. Not only is she expressing the experience of oppression by schedules, pressure and expectations but declaring her intense desire for freedom - to be naked running through the streets with no limitation but the shoes upon her feet.

    And then - this just get clear to me yesterday - the bridge - "I won't be lost if I'm governed by my own inateness" etc. is her embrasing a new truth - that perhaps she can drop all the worldly pressures and trust herself, be present, act from her intuition, live by her own rules and all wil bel well "(trust me)".

    thanks for giving me a place to share this.
    coachjoelleon January 11, 2007   Link

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