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Lyrics Alanis Morissette

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I've been an ace girl
Offering much, grumbling low
And I gave all, all that was asked of me
When order was slow and vision was unrelenting

I never stopped long enough
To swim against the tides of old
And I was single-minded too much
To look toward this new true north

So now
Permission to be
Permission to slow
And do the only things that matter to me
The freedom to flow
To where genuine flows
And do the only things that matter to me

And sure, I've had my fun
Played with my roles
It's time for a break hard-won
But then after a while
So much done by rote
No longer by inspiration

I never stopped long enough
To see whose was this blind ambition
And I was not sanctioned to stop
And realise whose was this old mission

So now
Permission to be
Permission to slow
And do the only things that matter to me
The freedom to flow
To where genuine flows
And do the only things that matter to me

With this space by the dropping of reins
This license to abate
With this timely leeway

So now
Permission to be
Permission to slow
And do the only things that matter to me
The freedom to flow
To where genuine flows
And do the only things that matter to me

The simple things that matter to me
The simple things that matter to me
Permission to be, permission to slow

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