Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, 1998

Thank U Single, 1998

That I Would Be Good Single, 1999

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WHERE YOU CAN FIND IT SONG
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie Are You still mad
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie Baba
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie Can't Not
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie Front Row
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie Heart of the House
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie I was hoping
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie/Single (International, except US) Joining You
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie One
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie/Single/The 2000 Juno Collection (Promo) So Pure
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie Sympathetic Character
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie/Single/Women & Songs 3/Oh What A Feeling! 2/The Collection Thank U (Credited as "Thank You" on The Collection)
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie/The Collection That I would be Good
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie The Couch
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie/Single (North America) Unsent
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie UR
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie Would not Come
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie Your Congratulations
Thank U Single Pollyanna Flower
Thank U Single/Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie (Japan/Australia) Uninvited (Demo)
That I Would Be Good Single Forgiven (Reverb Live)
That I Would Be Good Single I Was Hoping (99X Live)
That I Would Be Good Single/So Pure Single Part 2 (UK) Would Not Come (Reverb Live)

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Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, November, 1998

Are you Still Mad?

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Are you still mad I kicked you, out of bed?
Are you still mad I gave you, ultimatu-ums?
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-y-y-y?

Are you still mad I had an emotional, affair?
Are you still mad I tried ta', mold you into
Who I wanted you to be?
Are you still mad I didn't trust your in-tentions?

Of co-o-o-ourse you are
Of co-o-o-ourse you are
Of co-o-o-ourse you are
Of co-o-o-ourse you are
Of course you a-are

Of course you a-are

Are you still mad that I, flirted wi-ildly?
Are you still mad I had a, tendency to mother you-ou-ou-ou?
Are you still mad that I had one, foot out the do-o-o-or?
Are you still mad that we slept, together even after
We had ended i-it?

Of co-o-o-ourse you are
Of co-o-o-ourse you are
Of co-o-o-ourse you are
Of co-o-o-ourse you are
Of course you a-are

Of course you a-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 potentia-al?
Are you still mad that I threw in the, the towel?
And are ya
Are you still mad that I gave up long before you did?

Of co-o-o-ourse you are
Of co-o-o-ourse you are
Of co-o-o-ourse you are
Of co-o-o-ourse you are
Of course you a-are

Of course you a-are

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Baba

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I've seen them kneel
With baited breath for the ritual
I've watched this experience raise
Them to pseudo higher levels
I've watched them leave their families
In pursuit of your nirvana
I've seen them coming to line up
From Switzerland and America

How long will this take Baba?
How long have we been sleeping?
Do you see me hanging on to
Ev'ry word you say
How soon will I be holy?
How much will this cost guru?
How much longer 'til you
Completely absolve me

I've seen them give their drugs up
In place of makeshift altars
I've heard them chanting
"Kali kali" frantically
I've heard them rotely repeat your
Teachings with elitism
I've seen them boasting robes and
Foreign sandalwood beads

How long will this take Baba?
How long have we been sleeping?
Do you see me hanging on to
Ev'ry word you say
How soon will I be holy?
How much will this cost guru-u?
How much longer 'til you
Completely absolve me

A-e-e-e-e-e-a Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah

I've seen them overlooking God in
Their own essence
I've seen their upward glances
In hopes of instant salvation
I've seen their righteousness
Mixed without loving compassion
I've watched you smile as
The students bow to kiss your feet

How long will this take Baba?
How long have we been sleeping?
Do you see me hanging on to
Ev'ry word you say
How soon will I be holy?
How much will this cost guru-u?
How much longer 'til you
Completely absolve me
Give me strength all knowing one
How long 'til enlightenment?
How much longer 'til you
Completely absolve me

Ave mari-i-a
Ave mari-i-a
Ave mari-i-a
Ave mari-i-a
Ave mari-i-a
Ave mari-i-aaaaaa

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Can't Not

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[Instrumental]

I'd be lying if I said I was completely unscathed
I might be proving you right with my silence or my re-ta-liation
Would I be letting you win in my non-reaction? yeah
And how would I explain?
And how would I explain this to my children if I had them?

Because I can't not
Because I can't not
Because I can't afford to be misread one more time

Would I be whining if I said I needed a hug?
Would you feel slighted if I said your love's not enou-o-a-ou-ou-a-ou-ough
And how can I complain?
And how can I complain when I'm the one who reaches for it?

Because I can't not
Because I can't not
Because I cannot walk without my crutche-es
Because I can't not
Because I can't not
Because I can't help wonder why you ask me-e

To all the unheard wisdom in the schoolyard:
You think you're the right ones
You think you're the charmed ones, I'm sure
And how can you go on with such conviction?
[On 'how'] (Male Voice: how can you go on with such conviction)
(Male Voice: Who do you think you are?)
And who do you think you,
(Male Voice: Why do you question me?)
Are why do you ques-tion me?

Because we can't not
Because we can't not
Because we can't help laugh at our underestimations
Because we can't not
Because we can't not
Because we can't afford to be misled one more time.
Because we can't not
Because we can't not
Because we cannot help without your willingne-ess

[Wails by Alanis, and "Because we can't not" repeated in background through end of song]

Ah oh oh oh la da dye la da dye la da dye ay ay oh la da da ah ah la da da da yeah yeah yeah

Why do you affect me?
Why do you affect me still?
Why do you hinder me?
Why do you hinder me still?
Why do you unnerve me?
Why do you unnerve me still?
Why do you trigger me?
Why do you trigger me-e-e still?

(Fade, with wails by Alanis)

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Front Row

Spoken: I know he's blood but you can still turn him away
You don't owe him anything

Sung:

Do you go to the dungeon?
To find out how to make pe-eace
With your days in the dungeon
Writing a letter to ya
Didn't make me feel anymore peaceful
Than how I felt when we weren't speaking
Because I didn't cop to what I did
I can't love you
'Cause were supposed to have professional boundaries
I'd like you to be schooled and in awe
As though you were kissed by God full on the lips

I'm in the front row
The front row
With popco-orn

I get to see you
See you-ou
Close u-up

(Simultaneously, in the background):

I'm too tired to recount the unpleasantries one by one minute I want to banish you the next I want to be on a deserted island with you along with my three favourite CD's ambivalent yet in your bed we've yet to acknowledge what really happe-ened.

Slid into the ditch
I have this overwhelming
Loss of ambition we said let's name
Thirty good reasons
Why we shouldn't be together
I started by saying things like
"You smoke" "You live in New Jersey" [Not sung, but in the official lyrics): (too far)
You started saying things like "You belong to the world"
All of which could've been easily refuted

But the conversation was
Hypothetical I am totally short of breath
For you why can't you shut your stuff off?

I'm in the front row
The front row
With popcorn

I get to see you
See you
Close u-up

(Simultaneously in background)

And I laughed until my lungs hurt I love how you bust my chops you don't always feel seen sometimes you feel erasable unfortunately I cannot reciprocate in my current state I think we should be careful of how much time we spend together

For a while I'm speaking
You know how much you hate to be interrupted
Maybe spend some time alone
Fill up your proverbial cup so
That it doesn't always have to be about you-ou
I've been wanting your undivided attention
I like the fact that you're nothing like me
Are you not burdened by the lack of
Perspective people have of your charmed life
Seemingly-y

I'm in the front row
The front row
With popcorn

I get to see you
See you-ou
Clo-ose u-up

(Simultaneously, in background)

You never meant to be ungrateful nor held up to be whipped or wept for certainly not analysed prodded at more ways than one apparently you've been misrepresented dealing with the concept of arrows being slung towards your outrageous fortune.

Hey I'm not mad at you guardian
I'm mad at myself for spending so much time with you
And your Jekyll and Hydeness
I'm glad I figuratively slapped you on the wrist
You laughed a wicked laugh
And said "Come here let me clip your wings"

Spoken: I know he's blood but you can still turn him away
You don't owe him anyhting

Sung:

"Raise the roof" he yelled
"Yeah raise the roof" I yelled back

(Unfortunately you needed a health scare to reprioritize)

No thanks to the soap box
Having me rile
Against them won't make an ounce of differe-ence

I'm in the front row
The front row
With popcorn

I get to see you
See you-ou
Close up

(Simultaneously, in background)

Oh the things I've done for you many a sitch a friends a man's been left for you oh the books I've read for you the tongues I've bitten for you many a new city for you many a risk taken for you (not a single regret)

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Heart of the House

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You are the original template
You are the original exemplary
How seen were you actually?
How revered were you (honestly) at the ti-ime?

Why pleased with your low maintenance?
You loved us more than we could've loved you back
Where was your ally your partner in feminine crime?

Oh-oh-oh mother who's your buddy?
Oh-oh-oh mother who's got your ba-a-ack?
The heart of the house
The heart of the house
All hail the goddess!

You were "Good ol'"
You were "Count on 'er 'til four a.m."
You saw me run from the house
In the snow melodramatically

Oh-oh-oh mother who's your sister?
Oh-oh-oh mother who's your frie-end?
The heart of the house
The heart of the house
All hail the goddess!

We left the men and we went for a walk in the gatineaus
And talked like women like women to women would
Womyn to womyn would "Where did you get that fro-o-om?
Must've been your father your dad"
I got it from you I got it from you

Do you see yourself in my gypsy garage sa-ale ways?
In my fits of la-aughter?
In my tinkerbell tendencies?
In my lack of colour co-ordinatio-on??

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I Was Hoping

As we were talking outside it was co-o-old
And we were shivering yet warmed by the subject matter
My wife is in the next room we've been having troubles you know-ow-ow
Please don't tell her or anyone
But I need to talk to somebody
You said "Wouldn't it be a shame if I knew how great I wa-a-as
Five minutes before I died
I'd be filled with such regre-e-et
Before I took my last breath" and I said
"You're willing to tell me this now-ow-ow
And you're not going to die any time soon"
And I said "I haven't been eating chicken or meat or anything" and you sa-aid "Yes
But you've been wearing leathe-e-e-er"
And laughed and said "We're at the top of the food chain
And yes you're still a fine woman" and I-I-I-I-I-I cringed

I-I-I was hoping I was hoping we could heal each othe-er
I-I-I was hoping I was hoping we could be raw togethe-er

We left the restaurant where the head waiter (in his 60's) said
"Good-bye sir thank you for your business sir
You're succesful and established sir
And we like the frequency with which you dine here sir
And yo-o-o-o-our mo-oney-ey-ey"
And when I walked by they said "Thank you too-oo dear"
I was all pigtails and cords
And there was a day when I would've said something like
"Hey dude I could buy and sell this place so kiss it"
I too once thought I was owed somethi-i-i-ing

I-I-I was hoping I was hoping we could challenge each other
I-I-I was hoping I was hoping we could crack each other up

I too thought that when proved wrong that I lost somehow-ow-ow
And I too once thought life was cru-u-u-uel and
It's a cycle really you think I'm withdrawing and guilt tripping you
I think you're insensitive and I don't feel heard
And I said "Do you believe we are
Fundamentally judgmental?
Fundamentally evil?"
And you said "Yes"
I said "I don't believe in revenge
In right or wrong good or bad" you said
"Well what about the man that I saw handcuffed
In the emergency room bleeding after beating his kid
And she threw a shoe at his head.
And I think what he did was wro-o-ong
And I would've had a hard time feeling compassion for him"
I had to watch my tone for fear of having you feel judged

I-I-I was hoping I was hoping we could dance togethe-er
I-I-I was hoping I was hoping we could be creamy togethe-er

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Joining You

Joining You Single

NOTE: These lyrics are identical to the lyrics of the Joining You Melancholy Mix featured on the Joining You Single. The Melancholy Mix is simply the original vocals but with a soft ballad feel instead of the hard rock.

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Dear Dar (Not Sung: (lin'))
Your mom
(My friend)
Left a message
On my machine
She was frantic
Saying you were talking cra-azy-y

That you
Wanted to do
Away with yourself
I guess she thought I'd be a
Perfect resort
Because we've had this
Inexplicable connection
Since our you-outh

And yes, they're in shock
They are panicked
You and your chronic
Them and their drama
You this embarassment
Us in the middle of this delu-usion

If we we-ere our bo-odies
If we we-ere our futures
If we we-ere our defenses I'd be joining you-ou
If we we-ere our culture
If we we-ere our leaders
If we we-ere our denials I'd be joining you-ou

I
Remember vividly
A day years ago
We were camping
You knew more
Than you thought you should know
You said "I don't want ever to
Be brainwashed"

And you-ou
Were mindboggling
You were intense
You were uncomfortable
In your own skin
You were thirsty
But mostly
You were beautifu-ul

If we we-ere our nametags
If we we-ere our rejections
If we we-ere our outcomes I'd be joining you-ou
If we we-ere our indignities
If we we-ere our successes
If we we-ere our emotions I'd be joining you-ou

You
And I
We're like 4 year olds
We want to know why
And how come about everything
We want to reveal
Ourselves at will
And speak our minds

And never
Talk small and
Be intuitive
And question mightily
And find God
My tortured beacon
We need to find like-minded companions

If we were their condemnations
If we were their projections
If we were our paranoias I'd be joining you
If we we-ere our incomes
If we we-ere our obsessions
If we we-ere our afflictions I'd be joining you

We
Need reflection
We-e need
A really good memory
Feel free to call me
A little more often

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One

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I am the biggest hypocrite
(I've) been undeniably jealous
I have been loud and pretentious
I have been utterly threatened
I've gotten candy for my self-interest
The sexy treadmill capitali-i-i-ist
Heaven forbid I be criticised
Heaven forbid I be ignored

I have abused my power forgive me
You mean we actually are all one
One, one, one, one, one, one, one

(I've) been out of reach and separatist
Heaven forbid average (whatever average means)
I have compensated for my days
Of powerlessness

I have abused my so-called power forgive me
You mean we actually are all one
One, one, o-o-one, one, one, one, o-one

Did you just call her amazing?
Surely we both can't be amazing!
And give up my hard-earned status
As fabulous freak of nature?

I have abused my power forgive me
You mean we actually are a-a-a-all one
One one ba da da da da one one wa ha ha ha one o-o-one one
One one one one one one one (With a stretched out 'one' in the background)
Always looked good on paper (With a stretched out 'one' in the background)
Sounded good in theory (With a stretched out 'one' in the background)
Always looked good on paper (With a stretched out 'one' in the background)
Sounded good in theory (With a stretched out 'one' in the background)

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So Pure

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So Pure Single

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The Lyrics:

[Note: The "Radio Version" of So Pure has the same lyrics, only with different instrumental backings, and although the 'problems, -lems -lems' is less of an echo, it is still the same words]

You from New York
You are so relevant
You reduce me to cosmic te-ears

Luminous more so than
Most anyo-one
Unapologetically alive
Knot in my stomach and
Lump in my throat

I love you when you dance
When you free-style in trance
So-o-o pure such an expression

Love you when you dance
When you free-style in trance
So-o-o pure such an expression

Supposd former infatuation junkie
I sink three pointers and you wax poetically

I love you when you dance
When you free-style in trance
So-o-o pure such an expression

Love you when you dance
When you free-style in trance
So-o-o 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-lems-lems

I love you when you dance
When you free-style in trance
So-o-o pure such an expression

I love you when you dance
When you free-style in trance
So-o-o pure such an expression

So-o pu-ure

(Echo) Pu-ure, pu-ure

(Spoken): Wow

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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 your reducing me
I was afraid of your alcohol 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 oh
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 i-cy silences
I was afraid of your volume
I was afraid of your ma-nipu-lation
I was afraid of 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-ou

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

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

You were my keeper
You were my anchor
You were my family
You were my saviour
And the-e-erein lay the issue
And the-e-erein lay the problem
And the-e-erein lay the issue
And the-e-erein lay the problem
Ah-oh-ah-oh-ah-oh-ah-oh-ah
Ah-oh-ah-oh-ah-oh-ah-oh-ah
Ah-oh-ah-oh-ah-oh-ah-oh-ah
Ah-oh-ah-oh-ah-oh-ah-oh-ah

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Thank U

Thank U Single

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How 'bout getting off o' 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 disillusionme-ent
Thank you frailty
Thank you consequence
Thank you, tha-ank you sile-ence

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 disillusionme-ent
Thank you frailty
Thank you consequence
Thank you, thank you sile-ence

The moment I let go of it
Was the moment I got more than I could handle
The moment that I jumped off of it
Was the moment that 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 disillusionme-ent
Thank you nothingness
Thank you clarity
Thank you, thank you sile-ence

Yeah ee yeah

Oh ooh oh oh oh oh ooh oh oh oh oh oh oh

'N oh oh oh oh-oh oh oh oh oh oh oh no oh oh no oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

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That I would Be Good

As per Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie

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That I would be good even if I did nothing
That I would be good even if I got the thumbs down
That I would be good if I got and stayed sick
That I would be good even if I gained ten pounds

That I would be fine even if I went bankrupt
That I would be good if I lost my hair and my youth
That I would be great if I was no longer que-e-een
That I would be grand if I was not all knowing

That I would be loved even when I numb myself
That I would be good even when I am overwhelmed
That I would be loved even when I was fuming
That I would be good even if I was clingy-y-y

That I would be good even if I lost sanity
That I would be good
Whether with or without you

Aye ah aye aye aye no aye no aye oh aye

(Flute solo courtesy Alanis)

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The Couch

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You hadn't seen your father in such a long time
He died in the arms of his lover how da-are he-e
Your mother never left the house
She never married anyone else you took it upon yourself to console he-er

You reminded her so much of your father
So you were banished and you wonder why you're so hypersensitive
And why you can't trust anyone but us
But then how can I begin to forgive her so many years under bridges with dirty water
She was foolish and selfish and cowardly if you ask me-e

I don't know where to begin in all of my 50 odd years
I have been silently suffering and adapting perpetuating and enduring
Who a-are you younger generation to tell me that I have unresolved problems
Not many examples of fruits of this type of excruciating la-abo-our

How can you just throw words around like grieve and heal and mourn
I feel fine we may not have been born as awake as you were
It was much harder in those days we had paper routes uphill both ways
We went from school to a job to a wife to instant parenthood

I walked into his office I felt so self-conscious on the couch
He was sitting down across from me he was writing down his hypothesis I don't know
I've got a loving supportive wife who doesn't know how involved she should get
You say his interjecting was him just calling me on my shit?

Just the other day my sweet daughter I was driving past 203
I walked up the stairs in my mind's eye
I remember how they would creak loudly
She was only responsive with a drink he was only responsive by photo
I was only trying to be the best big brother I could

I've walked sometimes confused sometimes ready to crack open wide
Sometimes indignant sometimes raw
Can you imagine I pay him 75 dollars an hour sometimes
It feels like highway robbery
And sometimes it's peanuts
I wish it could last a couple more hours

So here we both are battling similar demons (not coincidentally)
You see in getting beyond knowing it solely intellectually you're not relinquishing your majestry
You are wise you are warm you are courageous you are big
And I love you more now than I ever have in my whole li-ife

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Unsent

Unsent Single

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Dear Matthew:
I like you a lot
I realize you're in a relationship
With someone right now
And I-I-I respe-ect that
I would 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 fi-irst 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-ay

De-ear Terrance:
I love you muchly
You've been nothing but open hearted
And emotionally available
And supportive and
And nurturing and consummately there for me-e
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 wro-o-ong with me-e-e

De-e-ear Marcus:
You rocked my world
You had a charismatic way
About you with the women
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 to-oo bad
Because we could've had much more fu-un

De-e-ear Lou:
We learned so much
I realise 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

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U R

Click here to download the MIDI of this song

Burn the books
They've got too many
Names and psychoses
All this incriminating evidence
Would surely haunt me
If someone broke into my house

Suits in the living room
Do you realise guys
I was born in 1974
We've got someone here to
Explain your publishing
You know how much you love to be
In front of audiences

Hopeful
You are
Schoolbound
You are
Na
ve
You are
Driven
You are

Take a trip to New York
With your guardian
And your fake identification
When they say "Is there something
Anything you'd like to know
Young lady?" you say "Yes I'd like to know
What kind of people I'll be dealing with"

Precocious
You are
Headstro-ong
You are
Terrified
You are
Ahead of your ti-yime
You are

[Harmonica Solo]

Don't mind our staring
But were surprised you're not in
In a far-gone asylum we're surprised you didn't
Crack up Lord knows that we would've
We would have liked to have been there
But you keep pushing us away-ay

Resilient
You are
Big time
You are
Ruthless
You are
Precious
You a-are

Da da da da da da
Da da da da da ha-a
Da-a-a-a

[Harmonica Solo]

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Would Not Come

If I make a lot of tinsel then people will want to
If I am hardened no fear of further abandonment
If I am famous then maybe I'll feel good in this skin and
If I am cultured my words will somehow garner respect and

I-I-I would throw a party still it would not come
I-I-I would bike run swim and still it would not come
I-I-I'd go travelling and still it would not come
I-I-I would starve myself and still it would not co-ome

If I'm masculine I will be taken more seriously
If I take a break it would make me irresponsible and
If I'm elusive I will surely be sought after often
If I need assistance then I must be incapable

I-I-I'd be filthy rich and still
It would not come
I-I-I would seduce them and still
It would not come
I-I-I would drink vodka and still
It would not come
I-I-I'd have an orgasm still
It would not co-ome

If I accumulate knowledge
I'll be inpenetrable
If I am aloof no one will know
When they strike a nerve and
If I keep my mouth shut the boat
Will not have to be rock
d
If I am vulnerable I will be
Trampled upon

I-I-I would go shopping and still
It would not come
I-I-I'd leave the country and still
It would not come
I-I-I would scream and rebel still
It would not come
I-I-I would stuff my face and still
It would not come

I-I-I'd be productive and still it would not come
I-I-I'd be celebrated still it would not come
I-I-I'd be the hero and still it would not come
I-I-I'd renunciate and still it would not come

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Your Congratulations

I wouldn't have compromised as much
So much of myse-elf for fear of
Having you hating me
And I-I-I-I would've sung so loudly
It would've cracked myse-elf!
And I-I-I-I-I became self-consciou-ous
Of anything exuberant

I wouldn't have so-old myself short
I wouldn't have ke-ept my eyes
Glued to the ground
If I had've known my invisibility
Would not make a difference

I would've run around screaming proudly
At the top of my vo-o-oi-i-oi-oi-oi-o-oi-oi-oi-oice
I wouldn't have sa-aid it was in fact lu-uck
I'm talking ide-ealism here
'nd I-I-I-I would not ha-a-ave been so se-e-elf deprecating
And I-I-I-I-I wouldn't have cow-ow-ow-owered
For fear of having my eyes scratched out!

I wouldn't have cu-ut my comfort o-o-off
I wouldn't have feigned needlessness
And I-I-I-I would not have discredited
Every one of their compliments
It was you-ou-ou-ou-our approval I-I-I-I-I wanted
Your congratula-atio-i-o-i-o-i-o-i-ons Ah-e-ah-e-ah-e-ah-e-ah

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Thank U Single

Thank U Single, 1998

Pollyanna Flower

Betweeen the broken nose and a fake smile
Between the piety and got 'er better
Between the fighting and fleeing the scene
Between murder and diplomacy
Between regression and implosion
Between brutal and realistically well-behaved
Between misleading and pulling in the reins
Between tiptoeing and angli-ing

What am I to do with all this fire?
(I'd like to hate you but I could never hate you)
Would you stay here with me in this red spa-ace?
(I'd like to slap you but I could never slap you)

Between violence and silently seething
Between my fist and my Pollyanna Flower
Between fuck you to your face and it's all right
Between war and denial

Between violence and silently seething
Between my fist and my Pollyanna Flower
Between fuck you to your face and it's all right
Between war and denial

Between flying vases and secretly weeping
'Tween loose cannons and ever downplaying
Between bruises and rudely differing
Between bursting and boiling

What am I to do with all this burning?
(I'd like to hurt you but I could never hurt you)
Do I overwhelm you in this place?
(I'd like to kill you but I could never kill you)

Between violence and silently seething
Between my fist and my Pollyanna Flower
Between fuck you to your face and it's all right
Between war and denial

Between violence and silently seething
Between my fist and my Pollyanna Flower
Between fuck you to your face and it's all right
Between war and denial

What am I to do with all this fire?
Can you understand me in this place?

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Uninvited (Demo)

[Note: this is the demo version of Uninvited. For the City of Angels album version, click here)

(With just a piano playing the four-note tune and Alanis singing)

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 sight

Must be
Strangely exciting
To watch the stoic squi-i-irm
Must be
Somewhat heartening
To watch shepherd meet
She-e-epherd
But you
You’re not allowed
You’re uninvited
An unfortunate sight

Like
Any uncharted terri-tory
I must seem greatly intriguing
You
Speak of my love like
You have experienced love like mine
Before
But this is no-ot allowed
You’re uninvited
La la la dee aye aye

I
Don’t think you unworthy
I need a moment to deliberate

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That I Would Be Good Single, 1999

Forgiven (Reverb Live)

[Instrumental]
[Applause and cheers]

Hi-i, hi, he-yi
Hi-i, aye, hi-i ooh ya aye aye
[Cheers]
Ah-hi, ah-hi-i-i

You know how us Catholic girls can be
Hi-i, Hi ee ah ha 'nd aye aye
We make up for so much time a little too late
I never forgot it, confusing as it was
No fun with no guilt feelings
The sinners, the saviours, the loverless priests
I’ll see you next Sunday yeah

We all had our reasons to be there
We all had a thing or two to learn
'Nd we all needed something to cling to-o
So we di-ee-i-id

I sang Alleluia in the choir
Ha, Allelu-allelu-allelu-ia-a!
I confessed my darkest deeds to an envious ma-ee-a-ee-an
My brothers they never went blind for what they did
But I may as well have
In the name of the Father, the Skeptic and the Son
I had one more stupid question yeah

We all had our reasons to be there
We all had a thing or two to learn
'Nd we all needed something to cling to-o
So we di-ee-id

Oh oh oh
What I learned I rejected but I believe aga-ai-ee-ai-ain
And I will suffer the consequence of this inquisitio-on
And if I jump in this fountai-ain, will I be forgive-he-ee-e-en, oh!

[Cheers]

We all had our reasons to be there
We all had a thing or two to learn
We all needed something to cling to
So we di-ee-i-ee-i-ee-i-ee-i-ee-i-id

And we all had delusions in our heads
And we all had our minds made up for us
And we had to believe in somethi-ee-i-ing
So we di-i-id

Oh oh ho oh oh
Yo ho oh
So we di-ee-id
Oh oh ho oy
Yo ee oy
Oh ah oh
Yo ee hoo
Ya ha hi yi-i
So we di-i-i-id
Ah ee ah ah ah ah ah

[Cheers, Applause]

[Spoken:] Thank you

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I Was Hoping (99X Live)

As we were talking outside it was co-o-old
We were shivering yet warmed by the subject matter
My wife is in the next room we've been having troubles you know-ow-ow
Please don't tell her or anyone
But I need to talk to somebody
You said "Wouldn't it be a shame if I knew how great I wa-a-as
Five minutes before I died
I'd be filled with such regre-e-et
Before I took my last breath" and I said
"But you're willing to tell me this now-ow-ow
And you're not going to die any time soon"
And I said "I haven't been eating chicken or meat or anything" and you sa-aid "Yes
But you've been wearing leathe-e-er"
And laughed and said "We're at the top of the food chain
And yes you're still a fine woman" and I-I-I-I-I-I cringed

I-I-I was hoping I was hoping we could heal each othe-er
I-I-I was hoping I was hoping we could be raw togethe-er

We left the restaurant where the head waiter (in his 60's) said
"Good-bye sir thank you for your business sir
You're succesful and established sir
We like the frequency with which you dine here sir
And yo-o-o-our mo-oney-ey-ey"
And when I walked by they said "Thank you too-oo dear"
I was all pigtails and cords
And there was a day when I would've said something like
"Hey dude I could buy and sell this place so kiss it"
I too once thought I was owed somethi-i-i-ing

I-I-I was hoping I was hoping we could challenge each other
I-I-I was hoping I was hoping we could crack each other up

I too once thought that when proved wrong I lost somehow-ow-ow
And I too once thought that life was cru-u-u-uel and
It's a cycle really you think I'm withdrawing and guilt tripping you
I think you're insensitive and I don't feel heard
And I said "Do you believe we a-are
Fundamentally judgmenta-a-al?
Fundamentally evil?"
And you said "Yes"
I said I don't believe in revenge
In right or wrong good or bad you said
"Well what about the man that I saw handcuffed
In the emergency room bleeding after beating his kid
And she threw a shoe at his head.
And I think what he did was wro-o-ong
And I would've had a hard time feeling compassion for him"
I had to watch my tone for fear of having you feel judged and

I-I-I was hoping I was hoping we could dance togethe-er
I-I-I was hoping I was hoping we could be creamy togethe-er

[Applause]

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Would Not Come (Reverb Live)

[Cheers]
[Hard rock instrumental intro, hard rock theme continues throughout]

If I make a lot of tinsel then people will want to
If I am hardened no fear of further abandonment
If I am famous then maybe I'll feel good in this skin and
If I am cultured my words will somehow garner respect

I-I-I would throw a party still it would not come
I-I-I would bike run swim and still it would not come
I-I-I'd go travelling and still it would not come
I-I-I would starve myself and still it would not co-ome

If I'm masculine I will be taken more seriously
If I take a break it would make me irresponsible [cheers from audience]
If I'm elusive I will surely be sought after often
If I need assistance then I must be incapable

I-I-I'd be filthy rich and still
It would not come
I-I-I would seduce them and still
It would not come
I-I-I would drink vodka and still
It would not come
I-I-I'd have an orgasm still
It would not co-ome

[Instrumental]

If I accumulate knowledge
I'll be inpenetrable
If I am aloof no one will know
When they strike a nerve
If I keep my mouth shut the boat
Will not have to be rock
d
If I am vulnerable I will be
Trampled upon

I-I-I would go shopping and still
It would not come
I-I-I'd leave the country and still
It would not come
I-I-I would scream and rebel still
It would not come
I-I-I would stuff mah face and still
It would not come

I-I-I'd be productive and still it would not come
I-I-I'd be celebrated still it would not come
I-I-I'd be the hero and still it would not come
I-I-I'd renunciate and still it would not come

[Instrumental]
[Applause]
[Spoken:] Thank you very much

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