ALANIS MOPRISSETTE

"Rain"

"Hand In My Pocket"

"Uninvited"

"Hands Clean"

"So Pure"

"Sympathetic Character"
"Are You Still Mad ?"

"Thank U"

"Ironic"

"Head Over Feet"

"You Learn"

"Rain"

It was the night Rod Stewart played

And we were, were standing in the pouring rain

If I had known it was the last time I would see you again...

I would change everything...

I look through the broken glass I watch the storm go through my mind

There's so much I had to say I know the words I left behind

And now I'm caught in a daydream with nowhere to run and hide

The world rushes by me, it's leaving me here all alone

(I would change everything, but I can't do anything

I would give all that I have to know where you are)

[CHORUS:]

I'll always carry you inside my heart and you

You'll never know how much I wonder where you are

I always knew that you would take a part of me away with you

And I never got to say good-bye

I look in the mirror now and all I see is yesterday

At night I hear your voice and it is calling out my name

And with every hour just hold on to what you can

They're lost in a moment and fading away in the night

(I would change everything, but I can't do anything

I would give all that I have just to know where you are)

[CHORUS]

...and I never..ever...said good-bye...

That night is just a memory

But I still feel you standing next to me

And when I think I hear your voice all I hear is the rain...

"Hand In My Pocket"

I'm broke but I'm happy

I'm poor but I'm kind

I'm short but I'm healthy, yeah

I'm high but I'm grounded

I'm sane but I'm overwhelmed

I'm lost but I'm hopeful baby

What it all comes down to

Is that everything's gonna be fine fine fine

I've got one hand in my pocket

And the other one is giving a high five

I feel drunk but I'm sober

I'm young and I'm underpaid

I'm tired but I'm working, yeah

I care but I'm restless

I'm here but I'm really gone

I'm wrong and I'm sorry baby

What it all comes down to

Is that everything's gonna be quite alright

I've got one hand in my pocket

And the other one is flicking a cigarette

And what it all comes down to

Is that I haven't got it all figured out just yet

I've got one hand in my pocket

And the other one is giving the peace sign

I'm free but I'm focused

I'm green but I'm wise

I'm hard but I'm friendly baby

I'm sad but I'm laughing

I'm brave but I'm chickenshit

I'm sick but I'm pretty baby

And what it all boils down to

Is that no one's really got it figured out just yet

I've got one hand in my pocket

And the other one is playing the piano

And what it all comes down to my friends

Is that everything's just fine fine fine

I've got one hand in my pocket

And the other one is hailing a taxi cab

[Harmonica solo]


"Uninvited"

Like anyone would be

I am flattered by your fascination with me

Like any hot-blooded woman

I have simply wanted an object to crave

But you, you're not allowed

You're uninvited

An unfortunate slight

Must be strangely exciting

To watch the stoic squirm

Must be somewhat heartening

To watch shepherd need shepherd

But you you're not allowed

You're uninvited

An unfortunate slight

Like any uncharted territory

I must seem greatly intriguing

You speak of my love like

You have experienced love like mine before

But this is not allowed

You're uninvited

An unfortunate slight

I don't think you unworthy

I need a moment to deliberate

"Hands Clean"

If it weren't for your maturity none of this would have happened

If you weren't so wise beyond your years I would've been able to control myself

If it weren't for my attention you wouldn't have been successful and

If it weren't for me you would never have amounted to very much

Ooh this could be messy

But you don't seem to mind

Ooh don't go telling everybody

And overlook this supposed crime

We'll fast forward to a few years later

And no one knows except the both of us

And I have honored your request for silence

And you've washed your hands clean of this

You're essentially an employee and I like you having to depend on me

You're kind of my protege and one day you'll say you learned all you know from me

I know you depend on me like a young thing would to a guardian

I know you sexualize me like a young thing would and I think I like it

Ooh this could get messy

But you don't seem to mind

Ooh don't go telling everybody

And overlook this supposed crime

We'll fast forward to a few years later

And no one knows except the both of us

And I have honored your request for silence

And you've washed your hands clean of this

what part of our history's reinvented and under rug swept?

what part of your memory is selective and tends to forget?

what with this distance it seems so obvious?

Just make sure you don't tell on me especially to members of your family

We best keep this to ourselves and not tell any members of our inner posse

I wish I could tell the world cuz you're such a pretty thing when you're done up properly

I might want to marry you one day if you watch that weight and keep your firm body

Ooh this could be messy and

Ooh I don't seem to mind

Ooh don't go telling everybody

And overlook this supposed crime

"So Pure"

you from new york you are so relevant

you reduce me to cosmic tears

luminous more so than most anyone

unapologetically alive knot in my stomach

and lump in my throat

I love you when you dance when you freestyle in trance

so pure such an expression

supposed former infatuation junkie

I sink three pointers and you wax poetically

I love you when you dance when you freestyle in trance

so pure such an expression

let's grease the wheel over tea

let's discuss things in confidence

let's be outspoken let's be ridiculous

let's solve the world's problems

I love you when you dance when you freestyle in trance

so pure such an expression

"Sympathetic Character"

I was afraid you'd hit me if i'd spoken up I was

afraid of your physical strength I was afraid

you'd hit below the belt I was afraid of your

sucker punch I was afraid of you reducing me

I was afraid of your alocohol breath I was afraid

of your complete disregard for me I was afraid

of your temper I was afraid of handles being

flown off of I was afraid of holes being punched

into walls I was afraid of your testosterone

I have as much rage as you have

I have as much pain as you do

I've lived as much hell as you have

and i've kept mine bubbling under for you

you were my best friend

you were my lover

you were my mentor

you were my brother

you were my partner

you were my teacher

you were my very own sympathetic character

I was afraid of verbal daggers I was afraid of the

calm before the storm I was afraid for my own

bones I was afraid of your seduction I was afraid

of your coersion I was afraid of your rejection

I was afraid of your intimidation I was afraid of

your punishment I was afraid of your icy silences

I was afraid of your volume I was afraid of your

manipulation I was afraid of your explosions

I have as much rage as you have

I have as much pain as you do

I've lived as much hell as you have

and i've kept mine bubbling under for you

[chorus]

you were my keeper

you were my anchor

you were my family

you were my saviour

and therein lay the issue

and therein lay the problem

"Are You Still Mad ?"

are you still mad I kicked you out of bed?

are you still mad I gave you ultimatums?

are you still mad I compared you to all

my forty year old male friends?

are you still mad I shared our problems

with everybody?

are you still mad I had an emotional affair?

are you still mad I tried to mold you into

who I wanted you to be?

are you still mad I didn't trust your intentions?

of course you are

of course you are

are you still mad that I flirted wildly?

are you still mad I had a tendency to mother you?

are you still mad that I had one foot out of the door?

are you still mad that we slept together even after

we had ended it?

of course you are

of course you are

are you still mad I wore the pants most of the time?

are you still mad that I seemed to focus

only on your potential?

are you still mad that I threw in the towel?

are you still mad that I gave up long before you did?

of course you are

of course you are

"Thank U"

how bout getting off these antibiotics

how bout stopping eating when I'm full up

how bout them transparent dangling carrots

how bout that ever elusive kudo

thank you india

thank you terror

thank you disillusionment

thank you frailty

thank you consequence

thank you thank you silence

how bout me not blaming you for everything

how bout me enjoying the moment for once

how bout how good it feels to finally forgive you

how bout grieving it all one at a time

thank you india

thank you terror

thank you disillusionment

thank you frailty

thank you consequence

thank you thank you silence

the moment I let go of it was the moment

I got more than I could handle

the moment I jumped off of it

was the moment I touched down

how bout no longer being masochistic

how bout remembering your divinity

how bout unabashedly bawling your eyes out

how bout not equating death with stopping

thank you india

thank you providence

thank you disillusionment

thank you nothingness

thank you clarity

thank you thank you silence

"Ironic"

An old man turned ninety-eight

He won the lottery and died the next day

It's a black fly in your Chardonnay

It's a death row pardon two minutes too late

And isn't it ironic...dontcha think

It's like rain on your wedding day

It's a free ride when you've already paid

It's the good advice that you just didn't take

Who would've thought...it figures

Mr. Play It Safe was afraid to fly

He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids goodbye

He waited his whole damn life to take that flight

And as the plane crashed down he thought

"Well isn't this nice..."

And isn't it ironic...dontcha think

It's like rain on your wedding day

It's a free ride when you've already paid

It's the good advice that you just didn't take

Who would've thought...it figures

Well life has a funny way of sneaking up on you

When you think everything's okay and everything's going right

And life has a funny way of helping you out when

You think everything's gone wrong and everything blows up

In your face

A traffic jam when you're already late

A no-smoking sign on your cigarette break

It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife

It's meeting the man of my dreams

And then meeting his beautiful wife

And isn't it ironic...dontcha think

A little too ironic...and yeah I really do think...

It's like rain on your wedding day

It's a free ride when you've already paid

It's the good advice that you just didn't take

Who would've thought...it figures

Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you

Life has a funny, funny way of helping you out

Helping you out

"Head Over Feet"

I had no choice but to hear you

You stated your case time and again

I thought about it

You treat me like I'm a princess

I'm not used to liking that

You ask how my day was

You've already won me over in spite of me

And don't be alarmed if I fall head over feet

Don't be surprised if I love you for all that you are

I couldn't help it

It's all your fault

Your love is thick and it swallowed me whole

You're so much braver than I gave you credit for

That's not lip service

You've already won me over in spite of me

And don't be alarmed if I fall head over feet

Don't be surprised if I love you for all that you are

I couldn't help it

It's all your fault

You are the bearer of unconditional things

You held your breath and the door for me

Thanks for your patience

You're the best listener that I've ever met

You're my best friend

Best friend with benefits

What took me so long

I've never felt this healthy before

I've never wanted something rational

I am aware now

I am aware now

You've already won me over in spite of me

And don't be alarmed if I fall head over feet

Don't be surprised if I love you for all that you are

I couldn't help it

It's all your fault


"You Learn"

I recommend getting your heart trampled on to anyone

I recommend walking around naked in your living room

Swallow it down (what a jagged little pill)

It feels so good (swimming in your stomach)

Wait until the dust settles

You live you learn

You love you learn

You cry you learn

You lose you learn

You bleed you learn

You scream you learn

I recommend biting off more then you can chew to anyone

I certainly do

I recommend sticking your foot in your mouth at any time

Feel free

Throw it down (the caution blocks you from the wind)

Hold it up (to the rays)

You wait and see when the smoke clears

You live you learn

You love you learn

You cry you learn

You lose you learn

You bleed you learn

You scream you learn

Wear it out (the way a three-year-old would do)

Melt it down (you're gonna have to eventually anyway)

The fire trucks are coming up around the bend

You live you learn

You love you learn

You cry you learn

You lose you learn

You bleed you learn

You scream you learn

You grieve you learn

You choke you learn

You laugh you learn

You choose you learn

You pray you learn

You ask you learn

You live you learn