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catch my drift?

so with the advent of my "new" work computer, i now have a sound card again. this morning's music of choice was a revisit of my co-worker's "jagged little pill". apparently i've never listened to some of the lyrics very closely. and by that i mean, i've never been able to understand most of the lyrics, what with all the screaminess going on. anyway, here's a sample from all i really want:

and i am fascinated by the spiritual man
i am humbled by his humble nature

what i wouldn't give to find a soulmate
someone else to catch this drift
and what i wouldn't give to meet a kindred
and all i need know is intellectual intercourse
a soul to dig the hole much deeper
and all i really want is a wavelength

all i really want is some comfort

i know, i know: here she goes again. but actually i make this entry in bemusement. [it's hard not to, with all the rage-y tuneful shrieking]. the line that really caught my ear was the "someone else to catch my drift" bit. i think that's a great way of putting it, at least for me. throughout the years, past and present, from both males and females, i have gotten comments to the effect that i am a bit of an enigma; that people don't know what to make of me. which, frankly, amuses me to no end.
perhaps it's a form of natural pre-screening process?
Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at 01:18PM by Registered Commentermdog | Comments10 Comments

Reader Comments (10)

You, my dear, really need to become more acquainted with Ms. Morrisette and her other albums. I promise you will love them. I can say that because I think I do catch your drift or that you've drifted by, or that we're drifting along together or something like that.
Jul 18, 2006 at 06:21PM | Unregistered CommenterTB
enigma? but isn't that a good thing? Who wants a shoe-box shaped shoe? isn't the point that everyone has layers and layer of hidden themness? i hope so cause other wise everyone would get boring pretty fast.
Jul 18, 2006 at 07:02PM | Unregistered Commentervelk
We all scream for pre-screens!
I too have been assigned enigma status by more than a few; its fun! :)
Jul 18, 2006 at 08:11PM | Unregistered Commenterhappyhearn
velk - i, for one, do not want a shoe-box shaped shoe. that sounds highly uncomfortable. apparently my themness [er, me-ness] is shrouded in more layers than the average mdog. or maybe people just don't know where to look. or maybe i just need people who are patient. those who seek shall find.
Jul 18, 2006 at 10:56PM | Registered Commentermdog
Does the fact that Alanis used to date Dave Coulier cheapen any of her lyrics for you? It does for me, especially "You Oughtta Know," which is rumored to have been written about him. But I still like her and her music. And I definitely think there are few people who get me, so I can relate to that.
Jul 19, 2006 at 07:26PM | Unregistered Commenterrachel mcH
you, mdog, are a pearl among women - remember that!
Jul 20, 2006 at 06:45PM | Unregistered Commenterhappyhearn
do I pass the screening?
Jul 21, 2006 at 02:15PM | Unregistered Commentersjl
Do I pass the screening?
Jul 21, 2006 at 02:15PM | Unregistered Commentersjl
some day I'll figure this damn thing out
Jul 21, 2006 at 02:16PM | Unregistered Commentersjl
omg. love it.

and: you passed the screening over ten years ago. no renewals necessary.
Jul 21, 2006 at 03:00PM | Registered Commentermdog

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