Alanis Nadine Morissette (born June 1, 1974) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. She has won 12 Juno Awards and seven Grammy Awards. Morissette began her career in Canada, a [more..]

I've seen them kneel

with baited breath for the ritual

I've watched this experience raise

them to pseudo higher levels

I've watched them leave their families

in pursuit of your nirvana

I've seen them coming to line up from switzerland and america


How long will this take baba

How long have we been sleeping

Do you see me hanging on to every word you say

How soon will I be holy

How much will this cost guru

How much longer 'til you completely absolve me

I've seen them give their drugs up

in place of makeshift altars

I've heard them chanting

kali kali frantically

I've heard them rotely repeatly your

teaching with elitism

I've seen them boasting robes and

foreign sandalwood beads


I've seen them overlooking god in

their own essence

I've seen their upward glances

in hopes of instant salvation

i've seen their righteousness

mixed without loving compassion

i've watched you smile as

the student bow to kiss your feet


Give me strength all knowing one

how long 'till enlightenment

how much longer 'til you

completely absolve me


Alanis Morissette


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