Everything is Just Fine

I’m broke but I’m happy, I’m poor but I’m kind
I’m short but I’m healthy, yeah
I’m high but I’m grounded, I’m sane but I’m overwhelmed
I’m lost but I’m hopeful, baby

What it all comes down to
Is that everything’s gonna be fine, fine, fine
‘Cause I’ve got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is giving a high five

I feel drunk but I’m sober, I’m young and I’m underpaid
I’m tired but I’m working, yeah
I care but I’m restless, I’m here but I’m really gone
I’m wrong and I’m sorry baby

What it all comes down to
Is that everything’s going to be quite alright
‘Cause I’ve got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is flicking a cigarette

What it all comes down to
Is that I haven’t got it all figured out just yet
‘Cause I’ve got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is giving a peace sign

I’m free but I’m focused, I’m green but I’m wise
I’m hard but I’m friendly, baby
I’m sad but I’m laughing, I’m brave but I’m chickenshit
I’m sick but I’m pretty baby

And what it all boils down to
Is that no one’s really got it figured out just yet
I’ve got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is playing the piano

And what it all comes down to, my friends, yeah
Is that everything is just fine fine fine
I’ve got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is hailing a taxi cab

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I didn’t write this song, but it’s my song. Apart from the short thing (I’m not). When I’m having one of those “Omg, wtf am I doing, where am I going, what’s the f*cking plan, why haven’t I got it all figured out yet???” moments, I (try to) remember this song – It’s ok to not have everything figured out; it’s ok to still be lost when you’re 30; it’s ok to be a little bit crazy and neurotic and respect yourself anyway; it’s ok because really, you’re alive. Breathing. Trying. What the hell more do you want?

Everything is just fine, right now.

Words to song by Alanis Morissette, “Hand in my Pocket”
 
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4 thoughts on “Everything is Just Fine

  1. I love this! I think I’ve never stopped to listen the lyrics of that song but I should have! I understand what you say there perfectly, there are things I still haven’t figured out but I’m not worried because there’s this certainty that everything is gonna be alright.

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