Closer than You Might Believe

Album: Jagged Little Pill: Collector's Edition (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • This demo was included on Jagged Little Pill: Collector's Edition, which was released to mark the original album's 20th anniversary. "This song was from the songs that Glen Ballard and I wrote together leading up to the writing of Jagged Little Pill," Morissette told Rolling Stone. "This was when we were writing music and lyrics together. Once we got into the zone, after the writing of 'Ironic.' I would go on to write the lyrics myself, and the music with Glen."
  • Morrisette explained the story behind the tune: "This song was about my lamenting the fact that I was relegated to the 'friend zone' with someone I cared deeply about in a romantic way," she shared. "I had yet to begin writing as intensely or autobiographically. That began as soon as we wrote the song 'Perfect.'"

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