The Couch Lyrics

These are the lyrics to song The Couch as performed by Alanis Morissette

Lyrics to song The Couch by Alanis Morissette

you hadn't seen your father in such a long time he
died in the arms of his lover how dare he your
mother never left the house she never married
anyone else you took it upon yourself to console
her

you reminded her so much of your father so you
were banished and you wonder why you're so
hypersensitive and why you can't trust anyone but
us but then how can I begin to forgive her so many
years under bridges with dirty water she was
foolish and selfish and cowardly if you ask me

I don't know where to begin in all of my 50 odd
years I have been silently suffering and adapting
perpetuating and enduring who are you younger
generation to tell me that I have unresolved
problems not many examples of fruits of this type
of excruciating labour

how can you just throw words around like grieve
and heal and mourn I feel fine we may not have
been born as awake as you were it was much harder
in those days we had paper routes uphill both ways
we went from school to a job to a wife to instant
parenthood

I walked into his office I felt so self-conscious
on the couch he was sitting down across from me he
was writing down his hypothesis I don't know i've
got a loving supportive wife who doesn't know how
involved she should get you say his interjecting
was him just calling me on my shit?

just the other day my sweet daughter I was driving
past 203 I walked up the stairs in my mind's eye I
remember how they would creak loudly she was only
responsive with a drink he was only responsive by
photo I was only trying to be the best big brother
I could

i've walked sometimes confused sometimes ready to
crack open wide sometimes indignant sometimes raw
can you imagine I pay him 75 dollars an hour
sometimes it feels like highway robbery and
sometimes it's peanuts I wish it could last a
couple more hours

so here we both are battling similar demons (not
coincidentally) you see n getting beyond knowing
it solely intellectually you're not relinquishing
your majestry you are wise you are warm you are
courageous you are big and I love you more now
than I ever have in my whole life

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