Citizen of the Planet
Alanis Morissette Lyrics

I start up in the north, I grow from special seed
I sprinkle it with sensibility
From French and Hungarian snow
I linger in the sprouting until my engine's full

Then I move across the sea
To European bliss
To language of poets
As I cut the cord of home
I kiss my mother's mother
Look to the horizon

Wide-eyed, new ground
Humbled by my new surroundings

I am a citizen of the planet
My president is kwan yin
My frontier is on an airplane
My prisons, homes for rehabilitating

Then I fly back to my nest
I fly back with my nuclear but everything is different
So I wait, my yearn for home is broadened
Patriotism expanded by callings from beyond
So I pack my things nothing precious, all things sacred

I am a citizen of the planet
My laws are all of attraction
My punishments are consequences
Separating from source, the original sin

I am a citizen of the planet
Democracy's kids are sovereign
Where the teachers are the sages
And pedestals fill with every parent

And so, the next few years are blurry
The next decade's a flurry of smells and tastes unknown
Threads sewn straight through this fabric
Through fields of every color one culture to another

And I come alive and I get giddy
And I am taken and globally naturalized
I am a citizen of the planet
From simple roots through high vision
I am guarded by the angels
And my body guides the direction I go in

I am a citizen of the planet
My favorite pastime edge stretching
Besotten with human condition
These ideals are borne from my deepest within

Lyrics © WARP MUSIC LIMITED, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Alanis Morissette, Guy Sigsworth

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Comments from YouTube:

Jimmy Harmony-Eleven

this is really well written music. I love the worldly vibes. Alanis is so talented.


This song is artwork and is the most epic thing ive ever heard!

Tell Me Fast

Great album. This is my favorite song on this album. She's amazing.

Marcela Geiger

Alanis will always be the best lyricist EVER. No one will ever surpass her talent...

Tracy D Adams Jr


Life's great!

This is a brilliant album

Csaba Kecskés

Awesome... one of her best pieces!
Alanis, greetings from Hungary! :)

George Burdine

As an older white male, I got to tell you that this tune absolutely rox. This gal is like a fine bottle of wine, she just gets better with age. You go girl. I am buyin this tune. Thanks Alanis.

E. Grace OldStoneRoses

Love this song so much. Thank you, Sister, you've made a less than easy life somewhat more palatable on my jaded tongue!


I realize, middle age male is not in Alanis's "demographic", But, I am smitten with this woman. What a powerful song! I love how ebbs & flows, A ripple that rolls in to a tidal wave. Once again Alanis's music and lyrics have, Expanded my vocabulary, and left me wiser having heard it. PS Meeting Alanis is on my bucket list.

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