Surrendering

Album: Under Rug Swept (2002)
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  • You were full and fully capable
    You were self sufficient and needless
    Your house was fully decorated in that sense
    You were taken with me to a point
    A case of careful what you wish for
    But what you knew was enough to begin

    And so you called and courted fiercely
    So you reached out, entirely fearless
    And yet you knew of reservation and how it serves

    And I salute you for your courage
    And I applaud your perseverance
    And I embrace you for your faith
    In the face of adversarial forces that I represent

    So you were in but not entirely
    You were up for this but not totally
    You knew how arms length-ing can maintain doubt

    And so you fell and you're intact
    So you dove in and you're still breathing
    And so you jumped and you're still flying if not shocked

    And I support you in your trusting
    And I commend you for your wisdom
    And I'm amazed by your surrender
    In the face of threatening forces that I represent

    You found creative ways to distance
    You hid away from much through humor
    Your choice of armor was your intellect

    And so you felt and you're still here
    And so you died and you're still standing
    And so you softened and still safely in command

    And I salute you for your courage
    And I applaud your perseverance
    And I embrace you for your faith
    In the face of adversarial forces that I represent

    Self-protection was in times of true danger
    Your best defense to mistrust and be wary
    Surrendering a feat of unequalled measure
    And I'm thrilled to let you in
    Overjoyed to be let in in kind

    And I salute you for your courage
    And I commend you for your wisdom
    And I embrace you for your faith in the face of adversarial forces
    And I support you in your trusting
    And I applaud your perseverance
    And I'm amazed by your surrender
    In the face of threatening forces that I represent

    Oh, ooh, oh, ooh Writer/s: Alanis Morissette
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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