Enronic

Alanis Morisette Writes New Song

Still riding her fame of five years ago, singer/songwriter Alanis Morisette released a new single today that will be included in an upcoming album.
“My critics say I’m running out of ideas, but I really disagree,” Morisette says of the new song, “Enronic.” “It’s about hope and dreams, and money. And revenge. Sweet, sweet revenge.”
Morisette says writing “Enronic” has helped her channel her emotional energies in a more productive way.
“My therapist says I have a lot of rage,” she explains. “In fact, the lyrics to this song are based on a true story!”
Here are the lyrics to Alanis Morisette’s new song, “Enronic”:

An old man turned sixty-eight
Planned on retiring the very next day
Put all his trust in his 401(k)
It’s selling that stock two minutes too late
And isn’t it Enronic…dontcha think

It’s like sleet on your wedding day
It’s a free ride when you’ve already paid
It’s the bad advice that you decided to take
Who would’ve thought…it figures

Mr. Play It Safe was afraid to buy
His accountant told him to diversify
1000 shares of WorldCom sounded just right
And as the stock crashed down he thought
“Well isn’t this nice…”
And isn’t it Enronic…dontcha think

It’s like sleet on your wedding day
It’s a free ride when you’ve already paid
It’s the bad advice that you decided to take
Because your accountant is a back-stabbing little worm
Who would’ve thought…it figures

Well cash has a funny way of slipping away from you
When you think everything’s okay and everything’s going right
And cash has a funny way of becoming invested
In companies that “implode in a wave of accounting schedules”
In your face!

A traffic jam when you’re already late
A no-smoking sign on your cigarette break
It’s like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife
To kill your idiotic accountant
And injure his beautiful wife
And isn’t it Enronic…dontcha think
A little too Enronic…and yeah I really do think

It’s like sleet on your wedding day
Being arrested at the height of your glory
Because of the bad advice that you decided to take
but you showed him, the back-stabbing little worm
Who would’ve thought…it figures

Cash has a funny way of slipping away from you
Cash has a funny way of driving you insane
Insane

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