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Q: alanis 2 ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   5 Comments )
Subject: alanis 2
Category: Relationships and Society > Romance
Asked by: jellyware-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 01 Nov 2004 16:32 PST
Expires: 01 Dec 2004 16:32 PST
Question ID: 423159
has she ever met anyone that makes the knees of her bees unsteady?
Subject: Re: alanis 2
Answered By: pinkfreud-ga on 01 Nov 2004 17:04 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
The guy who made the knees of Alanis Morissette's bees weak is
Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds. Alanis has mentioned this in several
interviews when discussing the song "Knees of My Bees."

"Inspired by: Ryan Reynolds

'An infatuation song about my boyfriend, I always have to honor him in some way.'

Alanis - Rolling Stone

'I wanted to find a way to express how infatuated and how in love with
my boyfriend I was. The title was something I actually said to him
several times in conversation--'You make the knees of my bees weak.'
so that line is very precious to me. I think part of the reason I like
playing with phrases is because the English language bores me a little
bit. Obviously, everything has been said before backwards and forwards
millions of times, so I want to play with it in the same way that
someone would play with paints.'

Alanis - David Wild Article, 2004

'This is my infatuation ode to my boyfriend. All of my records are
pretty present tense, so whichever boyfriend I'm talking about is
whoever I'm dating at the time I write the record.'

Alanis - ICE Magazine"

Alanis Morisette Website: Knees of My Bees

"Alanis Morissette has often written about affairs of the heart, but
she's rarely written from the perspective of being in love, and she's
certainly never recorded an album where she seems so in love and at
peace as she has with her fourth album, So-Called Chaos. She doesn't
hide her romance with Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds, perhaps best known
as the title role of National Lampoon's Van Wilder, thanking him in
the liner notes and alluding to their relationship throughout this
romance-heavy record." So-Called Chaos

"But now that she and her boyfriend, Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds
('Van Wilder'), have been together for two years, she's rethought the
matter. Her songs 'Knees of My Bees' and first single 'Everything'
celebrate the relationship." Are You Ready for Some Chaos?

"What accounts for this turnaround? Maturity and new boyfriend Ryan
Reynolds, an actor who has appeared in The In-Laws and inspired
Morissette to pen lyrics like 'you make the knees of my bees weak'...

Alanis Morissette: 'Knees of my Bees" was one of the first songs I
wrote, because I was in a very infatuated mode. It was hard for me not
to write about my boyfriend Ryan [Reynolds]. [Laughs] I'm still giddy!
I think I'll be giddy about him forever!"

VH1: Alanis Morissette

Google search strategy:

Google Web Search: "knees of my bees" "ryan reynolds"

I hope this is helpful. If anything is unclear or incomplete, please
request clarification; I'll gladly offer further assistance before you
rate my answer.

Best regards,
jellyware-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
I'm real sorry.  I made a mistake before I posted my last reply re
Alanis.  I read Pink Freaud's response and decided to reply to that in
a semi-humerous kinda way.  I also quickly scanned over leaping
lizards post, noticed the bit about "please don't think that I accuse
you of malice" and made the assumption that it was written by another
google answers resercher who had said artists safety and wellbeing in
mind.  After a more carefull examination of the post I realise I've
made a grave error of judgement that may have hurt some precious
feelings.  I'm truly sorry.

Might go hide under my bed for a bit and try to comprehend what is
going on here.  Its like some kinda really strange dream for me. +61
433 102172


Subject: Re: alanis 2
From: pinkfreud-ga on 02 Nov 2004 22:01 PST

Thank you very much for the five stars. Please do not worry that you
may have hurt someone's feelings. I can't speak for leapinglizard, but
I took no offense whatsoever when you mentioned me in a comment to a
question which leapinglizard had answered.

Incidentally, the wisdom of many decades has taught me that hiding
under your bed is not a good longterm solution for embarrassing
situations. Somebody will always come along and make fun of you for
hiding under the bed, and bingo, you're embarrassed all over again.

Subject: Re: alanis 2
From: leapinglizard-ga on 04 Nov 2004 16:12 PST
No hurt feelings here, jellyware. You can come out from beneath the bed.

Subject: Re: alanis 2
From: jellyware-ga on 06 Nov 2004 17:54 PST
pink seems to think she has spent time under my bed before.  my
snoring might have drowned out any noises that she may have made.

lizard suggests i come out

jellyware has laptop with wireless connection.  you're both going to
find it hard to know for sure where I am in relation to my bed.
Subject: Re: alanis 2
From: cynthia-ga on 03 Jan 2005 10:31 PST

I'm on a laptop too, and I'm at a desk working, but I'd be willing to
wager that you are on the bed, not under it. But having a laptop, I
know for a fact one gets a sore back surfing laying down.  And when
you flip over in an attempt to ease the sore back, your opposite hand
is not comfortable with the mouse.  I can't imagine the discomfort of
being UNDER the bed...
Subject: Re: alanis 2
From: jellyware-ga on 04 Jan 2005 03:21 PST
fortunatly for my posture, those days are over.  I got out from under
my bed, left my room, said goodbye to the city and now I'm moving to
country nsw in search of a  more wholesome way of living.  its a slow

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