" is a Pop Rock
song written by Alanis Morissette
, and produced by her for her sixth album, Under Rug Swept
Background and theme
The song was partly inspired by Morissette's experiences during her trips across the world between the recording sessions for Under Rug Swept
, and in particular her stay at a Navajo
reservation. According to her, "There's a thread of continuity, subject matter-wise, that permeates not only every trip I take, but every interaction I have"; she said she though the "sense of community the Navajo people
really focus on" was similar to the sense of community she felt when touring in the Middle East
."Vineyard, Jennifer. . MTV News
. January 31, 2002. Retrieved January 28, 2007.
Morissette said that from the second she wrote it, she knew it would be the final song on the album. "When I think of the album", she said, "I think about the questions and the conflicts and then the responses and the rebuttals and there's sort of this crazy little walk through this dynamic, this relationship. And at the end, it has the feminine and the masculine elements, whether that's taken literally or figuratively. For me, it's like they're sitting together in the same car and are finally driving down the same road in the same direction and there's a meeting of both worlds."
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