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Alanis Morissette – Pedestal Lyrics

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“Alanis Morissette – Pedestal Lyrics”

[Verse 1]
I’m sure you’ve enjoyed the ride, who wouldn’t?
I’m sure every perk has perch you up, how could it not?
And every opportunity through me helped you climb, didn’t it?
Dropping my name, blew doors; open, now we’re close before

[Chorus]
And one day, you’ll see that you’ve never really seen me
One day, you’ll find out that everything you dreamed of wasn’t who stood before you
One day, I won’t be craved the way you’re craving now
As this pedestal crumbles still and crashes me to the ground

[Verse 2]
I’m sure you enjoyed my name, who wouldn’t take advantage?
I’m sure you enjoyed this game and the proxy pride that you landed
And everything by carrying you seem to build you up
And you grab my crown, and got everything you wanted

[Chorus]
And one day, you’ll see that you’ve never really loved me
One day, you’ll find out that everything you dreamed of wasn’t who stood before you
One day, I won’t be craved the way you’re craving now
As this pedestal crumbles still and crashes me to the ground

[Bridge]
You’re left with a human being
You’re left with a fallible soul
Oh, when the glitter falls
I’m here and sometimes average, sometimes more
When the glare of the lights grow dim
And you’re left with a delicate real
When the bright lights clear, there’s just me sitting here

[Chorus]
One day, you’ll see that you’ve never really seen me
And one day, you’ll find out that everything you dreamed of wasn’t who stood before you
One day, I won’t be craved the way you’re craving now
As this pedestal crumbles still, as this crusty crash is done
Crashes me to the ground

[Outro]
I’m sure you’ve enjoyed the ride, who wouldn’t?
Who wouldn’t?

What did Alanis Morissette say about the song Pedestal?

I remember I was dating someone and we did some show in front of 40,000 people, and I came backstage all sweaty and glittery and spent, and I turned to the person I was dating and I said, ‘What do you think of the show?’ And he said, ‘What are you talking about? You just heard 40,000 people cheering for you. What’s your problem?’ And I said, ‘Oh, I don’t know those people.’ It’s growing up in the public eye. It’s writing songs at 16, and then wanting to evolve that into writing songs as a 19-year-old, and people dissuading me from that and not really seeing me as this human being who’s just evolving and expressing. It’s looking back on all of these relationships, whether it was people that I was dating, or my family when I was younger, or different producers, or so-called guardians who were meant to be taking care of me when I was younger who were being sexually inappropriate. There’s been a lot of relationships that maybe started off on a note of my thinking that it potentially could be safe or super intimate. And then I found out that there was a lot of opportunism involved, or some blindside, or some betrayal—or some embezzlement, as happens. This song really just takes it down to the lowest common denominator: At the end of the day, I’m still a human being who has a lot of needs, and is vulnerable, and scared and shaking like a poodle in the corner, like anybody else.

–Alanis Morissette via Apple Music

Credits & Info

Produced by Catherine Marks

Album Such Pretty Forks in the Road

Written By Michael Farrell & Alanis Morissette
Release Date July 31, 2020

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