I was only 17 when I first heard it, a senior in high school. I was a sheltered kid in the suburbs with an intact family with no troubled past, ready to head off to a renowned university. I knew nothing about the world or its injustices, but somehow, I identified with her anger.
Back in 1995, however, Morissette lent a voice to feminists, gay men, lapsed Catholics, and others. Her music and voice displayed a repressed angst that sold incredibly well since many could identify with it.
Let's face it -- should you find yourself in a situation where, when you're lost out there and you're all alone, a light is waiting to carry you home, then you know you are either dying or somebody slipped some LSD into your cocktail.
Lesbians are like Al-Anon and gays are like AA. They are not a glum lot! They are fun and cheeky and beautiful (sometimes). They are clearly enjoying their lives or at least the parts they can actually control.
Seattle, a city that's been situated at the epicenter of music history on more than one occasion, is yet again home to one of the most remarkable new acts in America -- but don't expect a grunge or indie rock revival.