Both of her parents worked in education, and from an early age, Morissette showed an aptitude for music.At age 6, she began taking piano lessons, and by the time she was 9, she was writing her own songs., and saved up her earnings.A segment of the modern audience insists on interpreting the lyrics of pop songs written in the first person literally (see the legend about Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” for a prime example) and assuming that the accounts described therein must reflect the personal experiences of the singers.(The latter perhaps fostered by the trend that began in the 1960s of pop musicians’ writing their own material rather than relying upon the efforts of commercial songwriters.) When Mary Mac Gregor hit the charts with “Torn Between Two Lovers” in 1976, for example, far too many fans assumed she must really have been involved in relationships with two different men at the same time (even though the song was not written by Mac Gregor, but was in fact was penned by two men, Peter Yarrow and Phil Jarrel), and listeners spent years trying to guess whom Carly Simon had in mind when she wrote “You’re So Vain.” It was inevitable, then, that Alanis Morissette’s vitriolic 1995 song “You Oughta Know” (from her huge-selling third album, Jagged Little Pill) would trigger gossip about the identity of the ex-lover savaged in the lyrics for moving on so quickly: I haven’t heard from him, and I don’t think he knows. The ironic thing is, if anybody questions whether it’s them I’m writing about, that means something in and of itself.She called and I said, ' Hey, you know, I'm right in the middle of dinner. ' When I heard the line, it was like, uhhh-ohhh! " For reference, here are the rest of the lyrics in that verse: "You seem very well, things look peaceful / I'm not quite as well, I thought you should know / Did you forget about me Mr.
Many have cited Coulier, who played sweet goofball Uncle Joey on hit sitcom and dated fellow Canadian Morrisette in the early '90s, as the song's inspiration.I would hate to be that guy,' " Coulier, who is 15 years her senior, shared.Grilled further about whether he thinks the hit song is, indeed, inspired by their relationship, he finally admits that there's a certain line in the lyrics that, to him, hinted it may be about him after all. "I hate to bug you in the middle of dinner." He explains: "We had already broken up.... PHOTOS: Alanis' red carpet style Coulier addressed the legend in a new interview with Buzzfeed, where he hedged earlier statements that implied the scathing lyrics were, in fact, about him. "You know, it’s just funny to be the supposed subject of that song.First of all, the guy in that song is a real a-hole, so I don’t want to be that guy.