Ikke afsendt

For tiden er jeg meget glad for sangen “Unsent” af Alanis Morisette. Jeg tror faktisk aldrig, at jeg bliver træt af den sang.

Sørgelig og humoristisk på samme tid.

Hun har en ret speciel måde at skrive og synge på. Der er intet, der rimer, og tekst og melodi passer ikke sammen. Nogle gange er der flere stavelser i en sætning, end der er versefødder. Nogle gange er der for få stavelser. Det gør det interessant at lytte til, synes jeg.

Bedøm selv:

unsent

Dear Matthew, I like you a lot
I realize you’re in a relationship with someone right now
And I respect that
I’d like you to know that if you’re ever single in the future
And you want to come visit me in California
I would be open to spending time with you
And finding out how old you were when you wrote your first song

Dear Jonathan, I liked you too much
I used to be attracted to boys who would lie to me
And think solely about themselves
And you were plenty self-destructive for my taste at the time
I used to say the more tragic the better
The truth is, whenever I think of the early 90’s
Your face comes up with a vengeance like it was yesterday

Dear Terrence, I love you muchly
You’ve been nothing but open hearted
And emotionally available and supportive
And nurturing and consummately there for me
I kept drawing you in and pushing you away
I remember how beautiful it was to fall asleep on your couch
And cry in front of you for the first time
You were the best platform from which to jump beyond myself
What was wrong with me?

Dear Marcus, you rocked my world
You had a charismatic way about you with the woman
And you got me seriously thinking about spirituality
And you wouldn’t let me get away with kicking my own ass
But I could never really feel relaxed
And looked out for around you, though
And that stopped us from going any further than we did
And it’s kinda too bad because we could’ve had much more fun

Dear Lou, we learned so much
I realize we won’t be able to talk for some time
And I understand that as I do you
The long distance thing was the hardest
And we did as well as we could
We were together during a very tumultuous time in our lives
I will always have your back and be curious about you
About your career, your whereabouts

Ytringsfrihed

I Danmark har vi ytringsfrihed. Det skal vi være glade for.

Jeg synes dog, at nogle mennesker har en tendens til at misbruge ytringsfriheden. “Jeg fornærmer dig, tramper på din religion, jeg håner din måde at leve på. Fordi jeg må.”

Vi må sige vores mening, men vi behøver ikke.

Provokation kan være en effektiv måde at skabe debat på. Joachim B. Olsens: “Der findes ikke fattige i Danmark” er et godt eksempel.

Ingen normale mennesker ville sige til deres bedstemor, chef, kollega eller en vildt fremmed: “Dit tøj er grimt, du går mærkeligt, det ser dumt ud at du er så høj” eller lignende udtalelser. Det ville være en provokation med det ene formål at provokere.

Der er ingen grund til at sige eller gøre noget, som man ved vil såre andre. Nogle gange er det bedre at tænke noget frem for at sige det højt. Vi har ikke ytringspligt.

I Danmark har vi ytringsfrihed. Det skal vi være glade for.