21 things i want in a lover lyrics – alanis morissette

21 things i want in a lover

do you derive joy when someone else succeeds?
do you not play dirty when engaged in compet*tion?
do you have a big intellectual capacity but know
that it alone does not equate to wisdom?
do you see everything as an illusion
but enjoy it even though you are not of it?
are you both masculine and feminine, politically aware, and don’t believe in capital punishment?

these are 21 things that i want in a lover
not necessarily needs but qualities that i prefer

do you derive joy from diving in and seeing that
toving someone can actually feel like freedom? are you funny and self-deprecating, like adventure, and have many formed opinions?

these are 21 things that i want in a lover
not necessarily needs but qualities that i prefer
i figure i can describe it since i have a choice in the matter
these are 21 things i choose to choose in a lover

i’m in no hurry; i could wait forever
i’m in no rush cause i like being solo
there are no worries and certainly no pressure in the meantime i’ll live like there’s no tomorrow

are you uninhibited in bed, more than three times a week, up for being experimental?
are you athletic?
are you thriving in a job that helps your brother?
are you not addicted?

these are 21 things that i want in a lover
not necessarily needs but qualities that i prefer
i figure i can describe it since i have a choice in the matter
these are 21 things i choose to choose in a lover

/ alanis morissette lyrics