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“I recommend getting your heart trampled on to anyone
I recommend walking around naked in your living room
swallow it down (what a jagged little pill)
it feels so good (swimming in your stomach)
wait until the dust settles

You live you learn
you love you learn
you cry you learn
you lose you learn
you bleed you learn
you scream you learn

I recommend biting off more then you can chew to anyone
I certainly do
I recommend sticking your foot in your mouth at any time
feel free
throw it down (the caution blocks you from the wind)
hold it up (to the rays)
you wait and see when the smoke clears

You live you learn
you love you learn
you cry you learn
you lose you learn
you bleed you learn
you scream you learn

Wear it out (the way a three-year-old would do)
melt it down (you’re gonna have to eventually anyway)
the fire trucks are coming up around the bend

You live you learn
you love you learn
you cry you learn
you lose you learn
you bleed you learn
you scream you learn

You grieve you learn
you choke you learn
you laugh you learn
you choose you learn
you pray you learn
you ask you learn
you live you learn”.

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Alanis Morissette, You learn – 4:00
(Alanis Morissette, Glen Ballard)
Album: Jagged Little Pill (1996)
Singolo: “You learn” (1995)

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Citazioni.

You Learn è una canzone scritta da Alanis Morissette e Glen Ballard, per il terzo album della Morissette Jagged Little Pill del 1995. Esistono due diversi videoclip per “You learn“. Il primo video, girato da Liz Friedlander vede la Morissette, con i dreadlock, girare per la periferia di una città, cambiando continuamente il colore della felpa che indossa. Il video si conclude con la Morissette che bacia un mimo. Il secondo video è invece un montaggio della cantante e del suo gruppo sul palco e nei backstage”.

(Wikipedia, voce You Learn)

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You Learn is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette from her third studio album, Jagged Little Pill (1995). It was written by Morissette and Glen Ballard, who also produced the entire album. Maverick and Warner Bros. Records released the song as the album’s fifth single. Musically, The song speaks of the importance of poor decision making in life by explaining that these decisions can teach valuable lessons. The album title is taken from the lyrics of “You Learn“. The song received generally positive reviews from most music critics, many highlighting the song as an album standout. The song was a commercial success globally, only charting in North America and the Oceanic regions. A music video was shot for the single, showing Morissette walking through the streets, which could picture daily things that Morissette regrets and makes up for it, similar to the theme of the song’s lyrical content.
In 1993 after leaving MCA Records Canada, Morissette moved from her home town of Ottawa to Toronto. Living alone for the first time in her life, she met with a bevy of songwriters, but she was frustrated with the results. A visit to Nashville a few months later also proved fruitless. Morissette began making trips to Los Angeles and working with as many musicians as possible, in the hopes of meeting a collaborator. During this time, she met producer and songwriter Glen Ballard. According to Ballard, the connection was “instant”, and within 30 minutes of meeting each other they had begun experimenting with different sounds in Ballard’s home studio in San Fernando Valley, California. During the time of making the album and “You Learn“, Morissette later revealed that during her stay in Los Angeles, she was robbed on a deserted street by a man with a gun. After the robbery, Morissette developed an intense and general angst and suffered daily panic attacks. She was hospitalized and attended psychotherapy sessions, but it didn’t improve her emotional status. As Morissette later revealed in interviews, she focused all her inner problems on the soul-baring lyrics of the album for her own health. According to Morissette, Ballard was the first collaborator who encouraged her to express her emotions. After the release of the parent album Jagged Little Pill, the album did not instantly become a success and was limited. To promote it, “You Learn” was chosen as the fourth single on the studio album. Because the CD single includes a live version of “You Oughta Know” from the 1996 Grammy Awards as an A-side, Billboard credited the chart position to “You Learn”/”You Oughta Know“. An acoustic version of the song from Morissette’s live album Alanis Unplugged (1999) was released as a single in some countries in 2000. Another acoustic version was recorded for the album Jagged Little Pill Acoustic (2005).
You Learn” received positive reviews from music critics, with many finding the lyrics of the song to be positive. Stephen Thomas Erlewine from AllMusic highlighted “You Learn” as an album standout, but rated the song separately two-and-a-half out of five stars. John Murphy from MusicOMH commented: “‘You Oughta Know‘ and ‘You Learn‘ have a lightness of touch that nicely balance the darkness of the subject matter.'” A reviewer from the publication PopStasche gave the song a very favorable remark, stating “After “Right Through You” and “Forgiven” display the vocal talent at hand, we’re graced with the wonder of “You Learn”. It provides a break from the fiery frustration yet still proves to have soul through its repetition and humility. There it goes again with its iconic beauty and all”. A reviewer from the CultureFusion publication also highlighted the song, saying “It highlights the album fairly well, creating a mood of “pissed but positive.” I guess it could be more “devil may care” but that’s not the point. It’s another great track and was well worth the single status. Glad it’s still popular!”.
You Learn” was a huge success worldwide. The song was her third consecutive number one single in Canada off the album and peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100, charting high from strong airplay off the back of “Ironic“. It managed to peak at number one on the U.S. Pop Songs chart and number seven on the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks chart. The song had debuted at number twenty-four on the UK Singles Chart, but had descended the charts finishing at number seventy-three then falling out. The song debuted at number thirty-two on the Australian Singles Chart. The song later peaked at number twenty after five weeks there, and stayed in the charts for twelve weeks in total. The song debuted at number thirteen on the New Zealand Singles Chart.
There are two music videos produced for the single. The first video was the original music video, which was directed by Liz Friedlander. The video starts with Morissette, on dreadlocks, handstanding on her apartment. She puts on her white jacket, escapes the room through the fire escape and carelessly crosses the street, causing a huge crash involving multiple cars, erupting a riot in the process. Morissette ignores the riot, even walks on top of the cars that get in her way. After passing by a fire truck, Morissette arrives at an indoor basketball arena on a horse where she, now in a red jacket, successfully throws a ball passed to her to the ring. Morissette then exits the arena to the street where she does backflips and backbend kickovers through it. By the time she finishes, she’s worn a grey jacket now. She randomly kisses a man on the same street, and then runs to an unfinished bridge, this time wearing a green jacket. She jumps from the ledge and lands wearing a blue jacket, and soon engages in a pie fight with a group of people, including her touring drummer Taylor Hawkins. Suddenly Morissette emerges to a boxing ring, with a black jacket and boxing gloves, faces off a woman in complete boxing gear. The woman punches her in the face, making Morissette falls to the ground. Morissette exits the ring, still on her black jacket, to the exit in the distance as the video ends. The video was shot on February 11, 1996 in New York’s meat packing district. Filming took 23 hours in 10° weather. The version was released worldwide, online and televised. It features the Original World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in a scene where Morissette did tumbling. The second music video was the music video featuring Morissette with her band live on a live performance. Some included her performing from the MTV Unplugged video. The live version was used instead of the album version.
You Learn” was performed at her worldwide tour Jagged Little Pill Tour. It was performed at her Junkie Tour and the Australian leg as well. It was performed at her Under Rug Swept tour and her Flavors of Entanglement Tour. Another acoustic version was featured for the single on her 2005 Jagged Little Pill Acoustic album. An instrumental version also leaked online. Because the CD single includes a live version of “You Oughta Know” from the 1996 Grammy Awards as an A-side, Billboard credited the chart position to “You Learn”/”You Oughta Know“. An acoustic version of the song from Morissette’s live album Alanis Unplugged (1999) was released as a single in some countries in 2000. Another acoustic version was recorded for the album Jagged Little Pill Acoustic (2005)”.

(Wikipedia, voce You Learn)

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