I’m broke but I’m happy…

When Alanis Morissette burst onto the music scene back in the 90’s, my 19 year old self was hysterical! 

Here was a  woman writing the very lyrics I had floating around my head – if anyone inspired me to write down a few ditties it was Alanis.  The one song I always related to was Hand in my Pocket; I remember seeing her live at Shepherds Bush with her half naked all male band (amazing) and wishing so much that I wrote Hand in my pocket.  I mean I was short, lost and flicking a cigarette, surely it was my song?!

17 years later and I’m not sure if its a good or bad thing that the song still pretty much sums me up, but without the cigarette this time…

I’m broke, but I’m happy.  I’m poor, but I’m kind 

I’m short, but I’m healthy, yeah 

I’m high, but I’m grounded 

I’m sane, but I’m overwhelmed 

I’m lost, but I’m hopeful, baby 


And what it all comes down to 

Is that everything’s gonna be fine, fine, fine 

I’ve got one hand in my pocket 

And the other one is giving a high five 


I feel drunk, but I’m sober 

I’m young and I’m underpaid 

I’m tired but I’m working, yeah 

I care, but I’m restless 

I’m here, but I’m really gone 

I’m wrong and I’m sorry, baby 


What it all comes down to 

Is that everything’s gonna be quite all right 

I’ve got one hand in my pocket 

And the other one is flicking a cigarette 


What it all comes down to 

Is that I haven’t got it all figured out just yet 

I’ve got one hand in my pocket 

And the other is giving the peace sign 


I’m free, but I’m focused 

I’m green, but I’m wise 

I’m hard, but I’m friendly, baby 

I’m sad, but I’m laughin’ 

I’m brave, but I’m chicken shit 

I’m sick, but I’m pretty, baby 


What it all boils down to 

Is that no one’s really got it figured out just yet 

I’ve got one hand in my pocket 

And the other is playing the piano 


What it all comes down to, my friends 

Is that everything is just fine, fine, fine 

I’ve got one hand in my pocket 

And the other one is hailing a taxi cab


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