“You Owe Me Nothing in Return” Alanis Morissette

I’ll give you countless amounts of outright acceptance, if you want it
I will give you encouragement to choose the path that you want, if you need it
You can speak of anger and doubts, your fears and freak outs, and I’ll hold it
You can share your so-called shame filled accounts of times in your life, and I won’t judge it
(And there are no strings attached to it)

You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give
You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have
I give you thanks for receiving- it’s my privilege
And you owe me nothing in return

You can ask for space for yourself and only yourself, and I’ll grant it
You can ask for freedom as well or time to travel, and you’ll have it
You can ask to live by yourself or love someone else, and I’ll support it
You can ask for anything you want, anything at all, and I’ll understand it
(And there are no strings attached to it)

You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give
You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have
I give you thanks for receiving- it’s my privilege
And you owe me nothing in return

I bet you’re wondering when the next payback shoe will eventually drop
I bet you’re wondering when my conditional police will force you to cough up
I bet you wonder how far you have now danced your way back into debt
This is the only kind of love (as I understand it) that there really is

You can express your deepest of truths, even if it means I’ll lose you, and I’ll hear it
You can fall into the abyss on your way to your bliss- I’ll empathize with
You can say that you have to skip town to chase your passion, and I’ll hear it
You can even hit rock bottom, have a mid-life crisis, and I’ll hold it
(And there are no strings attached)

You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give
You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have
I give you thanks for receiving- it’s my privilege
And you owe me nothing in return

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