I will never forget the first time I heard Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill album. My musical soul was awakened and her sound has greatly influenced mine. I discovered the Jagged Little Pill acoustic album a couple of years ago. There is a haunting version of "Mary Jane."
I listened to the lyrics for the first time. I felt the Lord speaking to me:
"Tell me Miranda, what's the matter? Why do you roam this earth aimlessly? Why do you waste this life and invest in things that drain your heart?"
The song shifts when she sings, "You're a sweet crusader."
This is the turning point.
This is when you start walking towards to light with purpose, falling at the Lord's feet.
What's the matter Mary Jane, had a hard day
As you place the don't disturb sign on the door
You lost your place in line again, what a pity
You never seem to want to dance anymore
It's a long way down
On this roller coaster
The last chance streetcar
Went off the track
And you're on it
I hear you're counting sheep again Mary Jane
What's the point of trying to dream anymore
I hear you're losing weight again Mary Jane
Do you ever wonder who you're losing it for
Well it's full speed baby
In the wrong direction
There's a few more bruises
If that's the way
You insist on heading
Please be honest Mary Jane
Are you happy
Please don't censor your tears
You're the sweet crusader
And you're on your way
You're the last great innocent
And that's why I love you
So take this moment Mary Jane and be selfish
Worry not about the cars that go by
All that matters Mary Jane is your freedom
Keep warm my dear, keep dry
What's the matter Mary Jane...