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You Owe Me Nothing In Return - Alanis Morissette


I have missed Alanis Morissette and when I thought I have heard all of her songs before, this one came up.  This is a song introduced to me by a special friend who is living true to its meaning.

This song has been running through my mind, over and over, while my thoughts wonder around.  My mind is pre-occupied with the memories I had with this special person.  I have been so happy except for the thought that we cannot be really together because we have our own respective commitments.  We just share special feelings that lighten our daily existence... I am running out of words that the song lyrics is all that I can think of.

So here we are, an Alanis unique-kinda-music.

Enjoy it as I am loving it.

YOU OWE ME NOTHING IN RETURN Lyrics

I'll give you countless amounts 
of out right acceptance if you want it. 
I'll give you encouragement to choose 
the path that you want if you need it.

You can speak of anger and doubts
Your fears and freak-outs and I'll hold it.
You can share your so-called shame filled accounts 
of times in your life and I won't judge it.

(And there are no strings attached)
You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. 
You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have.
I give you thanks for receiving, it's my privilege
And you owe me nothing in return. 

You can ask for space for yourself 
And only yourself and I'll grant it.
You can ask for freedom as well
Or time to travel and you'll have it.

You can ask to live by yourself
Or love someone else and I'll support it.
You can ask for anything you want 
Anything at all and I'll understand it.

I bet you're wonderin' when
The next payback shoe will eventually drop.
I bet you're wonderin' when my conditional police will force you to cough up.
I bet you're wonderin' how far you have now danced your way back into dead.
This is the only kind of love as I understand it that there really is.

You can express your deepest of truths
Even if it means I'll lose you and I'll hear it.
You can fall into the abyss
On the way to your bliss, I'll empathize with.
You can say that you'll have to skip town
To chase your passion and I'll hear it.
You can even hit rock bottom, have a mid-life crisis and I'll hold it

(And there are no strings attached)
You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. 
You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have.
I give you thanks for receiving, it's my privilege
And you owe me nothing in return.

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