King Of Pain Single, 2000

MTV Unplugged, 1999

Music From the Motion Picture City of Angels, 1998

Music From The Motion Picture De-Lovely, 2004

Music from the Motion Picture Dogma, 1999

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WHERE YOU CAN FIND IT SONG
King Of Pain Single (Germany) Baba (Unplugged)
King Of Pain Single (Germany) Thank U (Unplugged)
King Of Pain Single (Germany) Your House (Unplugged)
Live Performance-MTV Unplugged Transcript of MTV Unplugged
MTV Unplugged Head Over Feet (Unplugged)
MTV Unplugged Ironic (Unplugged)
MTV Unplugged I Was Hoping (Unplugged)
MTV Unplugged Joining You (Unplugged)
MTV Unplugged/Single King of Pain (Unplugged)
MTV Unplugged No Pressure Over Cappuccino (Unplugged)
MTV Unplugged/The Collection Princes Familiar (Unplugged)
MTV Unplugged/Single/Women & Songs 5 That I Would Be Good (Unplugged)
MTV Unplugged These R The Thoughts (Unplugged)
MTV Unplugged Uninvited (Unplugged)
MTV Unplugged You Learn (Unplugged)
MTV Unplugged You Oughta Know (Unplugged)
Music From The Motion Picture City of Angels/City of Angels promo (Germany)/Promo single (Germany)/Today's Movie Hits/The Collection Uninvited
Music From The Motion Picture De-Lovely/The Collection Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)
Music from the Motion Picture Dogma/The Collection Still

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King Of Pain Single (Germany)

Baba (Unplugged)

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 ya say
How soon will I be holy?
How much will this cost guru-u?
How much longer 'til ya
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 hangin' on to
Ev'ry word you say
How soon will I be holy-y?
How much will this cost guru-u-u?
How much longer 'til ya
Completely absolve me?

A-ve Mari-i-i-i-i-i-ia
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 and
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 hangin' on to
Ev'ry word ya say
How soon will I be holy?
How much will this cost guru-u-u?
How much longer 'til ya
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-aaaaaa

[Applause]
[Spoken:] Oh thank you, hi!

[Back to transcript]

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Thank U (Unplugged)

NOTE: This song was not included in the Television broadcast of MTV Unplugged

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 ya 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

Ee yeah-ah ee yeah
Oh oh oh 'nd oh oh oh 'nd oh oh ho oh oh oh oh no oh oh no oh oh oo oh no ho oh ah oh no oh no oh oh ah oh no ah ho oh oh ho ah oh no oh no ah ho oo oh no hoo oh ho oh oh

[Applause]

[Spoken:] Yay thank you very much everyone God bless you I love you

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Your House (Unplugged)

NOTE: This song was not included in the Television broadcast of MTV Unplugged

[With very soft descending guitar accompaniment]

I went to your house
Walked up the stairs
And I opened your door
Without ringing the bell
Walked down the hall
Into your room
Where I could smell you

And I
Shouldn’t be here
Without permission
Shouldn’t be he-e-ere

Would you forgive me love
If I dance in your shower?
Would you forgive me lo-o-ove
If I laid in your bed?
Would you forgive me love
If I stay all afternoon?
Ho oh oh oh oh oh oh

I, took off my clothes
Put on your robe
And I went through your drawers
And I found your cologne
Went down to the den
Found your CD’s
And I played your Jo-ho-ni-i

And I
Shouldn’t stay long
You might be home soon
Shouldn’t stay lo-oo-o-oo-ong

Would you forgive me love
If I dance in your shower?
Would you forgive me lo-ho-ove
If I laid in your bed?
Would you forgive me love
If I stay all afternoo-o-o-o-o-o-o-oon

I burned your incense
I ran a bath
And I noticed a letter that sat on your desk
It said “Hello love,
I love you so love
Meet me at midnight”

And no,
It wasn’t my writing
I better go soon
It wasn’t my writi-i-ing

So forgive me love
If I cry in your shower
So forgive me lo-o-ove
For the salt in your bed
So forgive me love
If I cry all afternoon
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

[Cheers and applause]

Spoken: Thank you

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MTV Unplugged Front MTV Unplugged Back

MTV Unplugged, 1999

MTV Unplugged Transcript

Instructions on following this transcript:

The lyrics by song are according to the CD which accompanied the MTV Unplugged special. To save space, I have not repeated them all for the transcript, only linked them. When you get to a point in the following transcript that says "[Alanis performs *insert song title here*]", simply click the song title, and you will be taken to the beginning of the actual lyrical part (many of the songs from the CD have some spoken stuff included in the lyrics, all spoken material will be covered in the transcript part, as it is different on the CD than it was in the special]. When you get to the end of the song, simply click on the link immediately following the last line of song to continue where you left off!

[Applause]
[Spoken:] Wow [Alanis laughs]
[Alanis performs
Baba] [click to go to lyrics, click "Back to transcript" come to back here]
Hi... It's awesome to be here. This is a really beautiful moment [Cheers from audience] Thank you...
[Cheers and applause]
This is a song called Head Over Feet
[Applause, then cheers]
[Alanis performs
Head Over Feet]
[
Applause, cheers]
[Commercial break]
[Applause]
[Spoken:] Thank you very much. This is a song called You Learn
[Applause]
[Spoken, to band:] You cool? [To audience:] It's all good
[Alanis performs
You Learn]
[
Applause]
[Spoken:] Hey... thank you. Gonna do a song that we used to do when we were touring on the last tour that we went on, and then I stopped doing it. And for this special occasion I thought we'd pull it out of the hat again, [Applause] and it's called No Pressure Over Cappuccino.
[Alanis performs
No Pressure Over Cappuccino]
[
Applause]
[Spoken:] Thank you, God bless you
[Commercial Break]
[Spoken:] This is a song called Princes' Familiar, and it goes exactly like this:
[Alanis performs
Princes' Familiar]
[
Applause]
[Spoken:] I won't introduce this one 'cause I don't have to
[Alanis performs
King of Pain]
[
Applause]
[Spoken:] Thank you
[Commercial break]
[Applause]
[Alanis performs
Ironic]
[
Applause]
[Spoken:] Thank you, muchly
[Band jams while Alanis talks:] Wow... this is really beautiful, thank you each for being here. I dunno how you came to be here but [Applausee] Thank you [Alanis laughs]
[Alanis performs
That I Would Be Good]
[
Applause]
[Commercial break]
[Alanis performs
You Oughta Know [PLEASE NOTE Changes to lyrics from album: in the special, both the words "Down" [...on you in a theatre] and "Fuck" [thinking of me when you...] are blanked out]]
[
Applause]
[Alanis moans]
[Spoken:] Thanks.
So this is I think officially the last song of the night and I just wanna ["aw"s and sighs from audience] thank you each for being really sweet and here. [applause and cheers] 'nd.... and I'd also like to thank everybody up here on stage with me, I love you guys thanks.
[Alanis performs
Uninvited]
[
Credits begin to roll immediately following the word 'deliberate']
[After the closing instrumental to Uninvited ends:]
[Applause]
[Spoken:] Thank you very much, it's been such a pleasure, God bless you each
[Alanis gets up and leaves stage, with applause from audience]

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Head Over Feet (Unplugged)

As per MTV Unplugged

To get the lyrics to Head Over Feet as per Jagged Little Pill, click here

[Applause]

Ya da dee yi
Ah ah aye ya da di

I had no choice but to hear you
You stated your case time and again
And I thought about it

You treat me like, I’m a princess
And I’m not used to liking tha-ee-a-at
And you ask how my day was

You’ve already won me over in spite of me
Don’t be alarmed if fa-a-a-all head over feet
And don’t be surprised if I love you for all that you a-are
I couldn’t help i-it
It’s all your fault

And your love is thick and it swallowed me whole
And you’re so much braver than I give you credit fo-or
And that’s not lip service

You’ve already won me over in spite of me
And don’t be alarmed if fa-a-all head over feet
And don’t be surprised if I love you for all that you a-a-a-are
I couldn’t help -iit
It’s all your fau-ault

And you are the bearer of unconditional things
And you held your breath and the door for me
And thanks for your patience

[Instrumental/Harmonica break]

And you’re the best listener that I’ve ever met
And you’re my best friend
Best friend with benefits
And what took me so-o lo-ong?

And I’ve never felt this healthy before
And I’ve never wanted something rational
And I am aware now
(I like to think I am)
I am aware now

You’ve already won me ove-er, in spite of me
And don’t be alarmed if fa-a-a-a-a-all head over feet
And don’t be surprised if I love you for all that you a-are
I couldn’t help it
It’s all your fau-au-au-ault

La la lie ya ha hi ya ha hi ya hi-i ooh ee ooh ooh yo ho 'nd oh oh oh oh oh ya ee yi yi oh oh oh oh oh oh 'nd ah ha ee aye aye ee

[Harmonica finale]
[Back to transcript]

[Applause]

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Ironic (Unplugged)

As per MTV Unplugged

To get the lyrics to Ironic as per Jagged Little Pill, click here

Click here to download the MIDI file of this song

[Applause]

Hey yi yi
Yi yi yi
Yi ya yi

An old man turned ninety-eight
He won the lottery-y, 'nd died the next day
It’s a black fly in your chardonnay-ay
It’s a death ro-ow pardon two minutes too late
And isn’t it ironic . . . don’tchyou think?

It’s like rai-ee-ai-ee-ai-ee-ain on your wedding day-ay
It’s a free-ee ri-a-i-i-ide when you’ve already paid
It’s the good advi-i-i-i-ice that you just didn’t ta-ake
'Nd who would’ve thought? . . . it figures

Mr. Play It Safe was afraid to fly
He packed his su-u-uitcase, kissed his kids good-bye-ee-ye
He waited his whole damn life to take that fli-ight
But as the plane crashed down he thought
“Well isn’t this nice. . .”
And isn’t it ironic. . . don’tchyou think?

It’s like rai-ee-ai-ee-ai-ee-ain on your wedding day-ay
It’s a free-ee ri-i-i-a-ide when you’ve already paid
It’s the good advi-i-i-i-ice that you just didn’t ta-ake
'Nd who would’ve thought . . . it figures

Well life has a funny way, of sneaking up on ya
When you think everything’s okay and everything’s going ri-ee-i-ee-i-ee-i-ee-i-ight
And yeah life has a funny way, of helping you out when
You think everything’s gone wrong and everything blows up
In your fa-a-ace

A traffic jam when you’re already la-ate
A no smo-oo-oking sign on your cigarette break
It’s like ten thousand spoo-oons when all you need is a kni-ife
It’s meeting the man of my dreams
And meeting his beautiful wife
And isn’t it ironic... don’t you-ou think?
A little too-oo-oo-oo-oo ironic ... and yeah I really do think...

It’s like rai-ee-ai-ee-ai-ee-ain on your wedding day
It’s a free-ee ri-i-i-a-ide when you’ve already paid
It’s the good advi-i-i-i-ice that you just didn’t take
And who would’ve thought . . . it figu-u-ha-ee-u-u-ures

Ah da dye yi ya ya hoo ya ha oo aye
Ya da da ya da ee aye ee ya, hi yi
[Back to transcript]

[Applause]

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I Was Hoping (Unplugged)

As per MTV Unplugged

To get the lyrics to I Was Hoping as per Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, click here

[Applause]
[Spoken, continuing from the last track:] This is a song called I Was Hoping
[Applause]

[Sung]

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-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"
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 othe-er
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-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]
[Spoken:] Thank you
[Applause]

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Joining You (Unplugged)

As per MTV Unplugged

To get the lyrics to Joining You as per Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, click here

Click here to download the MIDI file of this song

[Back-up music is similar to that on the Melancholy Mix, as is the tone]

Dear Dar'
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 youth

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 delusion

If we we-ere our bo-odies
If we were our futures
If we were our defenses I'd be joining you-ou
If we we-ere our culture
If we we-ere our lea-eaders
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-u-ul

If we were our nametags
If we were our rejections
If we were our outcomes I'd be joining you-ou
If you were her indignities
If we were our successes
If we were 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-ou
If we were our incomes
If we were our obsessions
If we were our afflictions I'd be joining you-ou

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

[Applause]

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King Of Pain (Unplugged)

Click here to download the MIDI file of this song

[NOTE: Since Alanis is accompanied by Darin (the pianist) in this song, the singer will be noted by their name in caps]

[Applause]

ALANIS (Spoken): So this is a song you've never [whispering] heard before [Laughter]

[Instrumental]

ALANIS (Sung): There's a little black spot on the sun today
[Applause]
It's the same old thing as yesterday
There's a black cat caught in the high tree-top
There's a flag pole rag and the wind won't stop

I have stood here before
Inside the pourin' rain
With the world turning circles
Running 'round my brain
I guess I'm always hoping that you'll end this rain
But it's my destiny
To be the king of pain

There's a fossil that's trapped in a high cliff wall
DARIN: Lift my soul up higher
ALANIS: There's a dead salmon frozen in a waterfall
DARIN: Lift my soul up higher
ALANIS: There's a blue whale beached by a spring tide's sail
DARIN: Lift my soul up higher
ALANIS: There's a butterfly trapped in a spider's web

ALANIS with DARIN back-up: I have stood here before
Inside the pourin' rain
With the world turning circles
Running 'round my brain
I guess I'm always hoping that you'll end this rain
But it's my destiny
To be the king of pai-ain

ALANIS: There's a king on a throne with his eyes torn out
There's a blind man looking for a shadow of doubt
There's a rich man sleeping on a golden bed
There's a skeleton choking on a crust of bre-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-ead

[Piano/Guitar solo]

There's a red fox torn by a huntsman's pack
There's a black wing gull with a broken back
There's a little black spot on the sun today
It's the same old thing a-as yesterday

ALANIS with DARIN back-up: I have stood here before
Inside the pouring rain
With the world turning circles
Running 'round my brain
I guess I'm always hoping that you'll end this rain
But it's my destiny
To be the queen of pain

ALANIS: Queen of pai-ain
I'll always be the queen of pai-ain
I'll always be the queen of pai-ain
[Back to transcript]

[Applause]

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No Pressure Over Cappuccino (Unplugged)

As per MTV Unplugged

To get the lyrics to No Pressure Over Cappuccino as per the Can't Not tour, click here

To download the MIDI file of this song, click here

And you're like a nineties Jesus
And you revel in you-ou-our psychosis
How dare you

And you sample concepts like hors d'oeuvres
And you eat their questions for dessert
And is it just me or is it hot in here?

And you're like a nineties Kennedy-y-y-y
And you're really a million years old
You can't fool me

They'll throw opinions like rocks in riots
And they'll stumble around like hypocrites
And is it just me or is it dark in here?

Well you may never be or have a husband
You may never have or hold a child
You will learn to lose everything
We are temporary arrangements

Ow aye ya da da aye yi ya da da aye yi, hi aye ya da da aye yi ya da da aye yi
Ah da da da da di yi

And you're like a nineties Noah-ah
And they laughed at you as you packed all of your thi-i-i-i-ee-ee-ings

And they wonder why you're frustrated
And they wonder why you're so angry
And is it just me or are you fed up?

Ah ah ah aye aye ah ah ah aye aye hi ya di di ya da hi aye aye ya da hi-i-i-i-i

Yi yi aye aye

Ooh ee ooh

'N no ho ho ya hi-i-i

And God bless you in your travels
In your conquests, and queries

Ooh ah ah hi ha aye aye ha aye hi-i-i ha aye aye ya hi yi yi yi
[Back to transcript]

[Applause]

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Princes Familiar (Unplugged)

Click here to download the MIDI file of this song

Please be
Philosphical
Please be
Tapped into your femininity
Please be
Able to take the wheel from me
Please be
Crazy and curiou-ou--ou-ous

Papa love your princess
So she will find
Loving princes familiar
Papa cry for your princess
So she will find
Gentle princes familia-a-a-ar

La da da la la ha ha yoy yoy

Please be
A sexaholic
Please be-e
Unpredicatbly miserable-le-le-le-le-le
Please be
Self-absorbed much (not the good kind)
Please be-e
Addicted to some substance

Papa listen to your princess
So she will find
Attentive princes familiar
Papa hear your princes
So she will find
Curious princes familia-a-a-ar

La la la da da lie-ie-ie-ie-ie

Please be
The jerk of my knee
I've fit you always
You finished my sentences
I think I love you
What is your name again?
No matter
I'm guessing your thoughts again correctly
And I love the way you press my buttons
So much sometimes I could strangle you

Papa laugh with your princess
So she will find
Funny princes familiar
Papa respect your princess
So she will find
Respectful princes familiar
Papa love your princess
So she will find
Loving princes familiar
Papa cry for your princess
So she will find
Gentle princes familia-a-a-ar

La la la la la li hi ee aye hi ee aye
La la la la la li hi ee aye aye

Please be
Strangely enigmatic
Please be
Just like my...
[Back to transcript]

[Applause]

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That I Would Be Good (Unplugged)

As per MTV Unplugged

To get the lyrics to That I Would Be Good as per Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, click here

Click here to download the MIDI file of this song (Now playing)

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-e-een
That I would be grand if I was not all knowi-ee-ing

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

A-aye 'nd aye aye oh hi 'nd oh oy 'nd oh oh ho ho-i

(Flute solo courtesy Alanis, with a string accompaniment)
[Back to transcript]

[Applause]

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These R The Thoughts (Unplugged)

As per MTV Unplugged

To get the lyrics to These Are The Thoughts as per the Joining You Single, click here

[Spoken, continuing from last track:] [Applause] ...Thanks, I just... [Whispered:] spilled water all over me [Laughter] [Applause] [Spoken:] This is a song called These R The Thoughts [Applause]

[Piano intro]

These are the thoughts
That go through my head
In my backyard on
A Sunday afternoon
When I have the house
To myself and I am not
Expending all that energy on fighting
With
My
Boy-
Friend

Is he the one
That I will marry?
Then why is it so hard
To be objective about
Myself why do I feel
Cellularly alone?
Am I supposed to live
In this crazy city can blindly
Continue fear-induced regurgitated life
Denying tradition, be overcome

Where does the mo-
ney go that I send?
To those in need if we
Have so much
Why do some people
Have nothing still, why do
I feel frantic when I
First wake up in the morning,
Why do you say you are spiritual?
Yet ya treat people like shit

How can you say
You're close to God?
And yet you talk behind
My back as though I'm not
A part of you, why do
I say I'm fine when it's
Obvious I am not?
Why is it so hard
To tell you what I want?
Why can't you just read my mi-ind?

Why do I fear
That the quieter I am
The less you will listen
Why do I care
Whether you like me or not
Why is it so hard
For me to be angry?
Why is it such work to stay
Consci-ous
And so easy to get stuck
And not the other way around

Will I ever move
Back to Canada ca-an
I'd be with a lover
With whom I am a student
And a master why am I
Encouraged to shut my
Mouth when it gets too close
To home why cannot I
Live in the moment

[Applause]

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Uninvited (Unplugged)

As per MTV Unplugged

To get the lyrics to Uninvited as per Music From The Motion Picture City of Angels, click here

Click here to download the MIDI file of this song

[Spoken, continuing from last track:] [Applause] So this is I think officially the last song of the night and I just wanna ["aw"s and sighs from audience] thank you each for being really sweet and here. [applause and cheers] 'nd.... and I'd also like to thank everybody up here on stage with me, I love you guys thanks [Applause and cheers]

[Opening piano to 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 squi-i-i-irm
Must be
Somewhat heartening
To watch shepherd meet
She-e-epherd
But you
You’re not allowed
You’re uninvited
An unfortunate slight

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
An unfortunate slight

[Instrumental]

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

[Instrumental]

[Back to transcript]

[Applause]
[Spoken:] Thank you, very much, it's been such a pleasure, I love you
[Applause]

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You Learn (Unplugged)

As per MTV Unplugged

To get the lyrics to You Learn as per Jagged Little Pill, click here

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[Applause]

[Spoken] Wow...

Oh oh
Oh oh oh ho-o

Hi-I recommend getting your heart trampled on, to anyone
Yeah, oh yeah yeah
Hi-i-ee-I recommend walking around naked in your living roo-oo-oom, yeah
Swallow-ow it down, what a jagged little pill
It feels so good, swimming in your stomach
Wait until the dust se-ee-e-ee-e-ee-ettles

You live you learn
You love you learn
You cry you learn
You lo-ose you lea-arn
You bleed you learn
You scream you lea-ea-ea-ea-ea-earn
Aye ee aye aye

Hi-I recommend biting off more than you can chew to anyone
I certainly certainly certainly do
Hi-i-I recommend sticking your foot in your mouth at any ti-e-i-e-ime
Oh feel free-ee
Throw-ow it down, the caution blocks you from the wi-ind
Ho-old it u-up, to the ra-ays
You wait and see when the smo-oo-o-oke clears

You live you learn
You love you learn
You cry you learn
You lo-ose you lea-arn
You bleed you learn
You scream you lea-ea-ea-ea-ea-earn

Aye oy hi oy ho-ho-ho-ho-ho-ho yoy yoy hoy yoy ya da aye yi
Ah do-do-do-do-do-do
Ah ha ya hi ya hi yoy yo hi yi yi

We-ear it out, the way a three-year-old would do-o
Me-elt it dow-own, you’re gonna have to eventually anyway
The fire trucks are coming up around the be-ee-end

You live you learn
You love you learn
You cry you learn
You lo-ose you lea-arn
You bleed you learn
You scream you lea-ea-ea-ea-ea-ea-ea-earn

You grieve you learn
You choke you learn
You laugh you learn
You choo-oo-oose you lea-earn
You pray you learn
You ask you learn
You live you learn
[The last learn is stretched out, starting low and going to really high and falling off, as on Jagged Little Pill]
[Back to transcript]

[Applause]

[Spoken:] Hey, thank you!

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You Oughta Know (Unplugged)

As per MTV Unplugged

To get the lyrics to You Oughta Know as per Jagged Little Pill, click here

Click here to download the MIDI file of this song

[very slow, tranquil, and melancholic throughout, often almost whispered or spoken]

I want you to know, [Applause] that I am happy for you
I wish nothing but, the best for you both
And older version of me
Is she perverted like me?
Would she go down on you in a theatre?
Does she speak eloquently?
And would she have your baby?
I’m sure she’d make a really excellent mother

‘Cause the love that you gave that we made
Wasn’t able to make it enough for you to be open wide, no!
And every time you speak her name
Does she know how ya told me you’d hold me
Until you died, ‘til ya died
But-a you’re still alive

And I’m here, to remind you
Of the mess you left when you went away
It’s not fai-air, to deny me
Of the cross I bear that you gave to me
You, you, you oughta know-ow

You seem, very well, things look peaceful
I’m not quite, as well, I thought you should know
Did you forget about me, Mr. Du-plicity?
I hate to bug you in the middle of dinner
But it was a slap in the face how quickly I was replaced
And are you thinking of me when you fuck her?

‘Cause the love that you gave that we made
Wasn’t able to make it enough for you to be open wide, 'nd no oo oh!
And every time ya speak her name
Does she know how you told me you’d hold me
Until ya died, ‘til ya died, but-a you’re still alive!

And I’m here, to remind you
Of the mess you left when you went away
It’s not fai-air, to deny me
Of the cross I bear thatchya gave to me
You, you, you oughta know
[Growl]

[Instrumental break, with Alanis doing a long moan/wail-like thing]

‘Cause the joke thatchya laid in the bed that was me
And I’m not gonna fade
As soon as you close your eyes, and you know it!
And everytime I scratch my nails down someone else’s back
I hope you feel it . . . well can ya feel it?!

Well I’m he-ere, to remind you
Of the mess you left when you went away
It’s not fa-air, to deny me
Of the cross I bear that you gave to me
You, you, you oughta know
Why I’m he-ere, to remind you
Of the mess you left when you went away
It’s not fa-air, to deny me
Of the cross I bear thatchya gave to me
You, you, you oughta know-ow!
[Back to transcript]

[Applause]
[Alanis moans, sighs, and mumbles]
[Spoken:] Thank you
Thanks

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Music From The Motion Picture City Of Angels

Music from the Motion Picture City of Angels, 1998

Uninvited

Click here to download the MIDI file of this song

[Very slow, eerie, almost whispered more than sung]

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 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 slight

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
An unfortunate slight

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

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Music From The Motion Picture De-Lovely

Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)
Written by Cole Porter

But, that's why
Birds do it, bees do it
Even educated fleas do it
Let's do it, let's fall in love

In Spain, the best upper sets do it
Lithuanians and Letts do it
Let's do it, let's fall in love

The Dutch in old Amsterdam do it
Not to mention the Fins
Folks in Siam do it - think of Siamese twins

Some Argentines, without means, do it
People say in Boston even beans do it
Let's do it, let's fall in love

Romantic sponges, they say, do it
Oysters down in oyster bay do it
Let's do it, let's fall in love

Cold Cape Cod clams, 'gainst their wish, do it
Even lazy jellyfish, do it
Let's do it, let's fall in love

Electric eels I might add do it
Though it shocks 'em I know
Why ask if shad do it - Waiter bring me
"Shad roe"

In shallow shoals English soles do it
Goldfish in the privacy of bowls do it
Let's do it, let's fall in love

The dragonflies in the reeds do it
Sentimental centipedes do it
Let's do it, let's fall in love

Mosquitoes, heaven forbid, do it
So does every katydid do it
Let's do it, let's fall in love

[With Chorus:]
The most refined ladybu-u-ugs do it
When a gentleman calls
Moths in your rugs do it
What's the use of moth balls?

Locusts in trees do it
Bee-ees do it
Even over-educated fleas do it
Let's do it, let's fall in love
Let's do it, le-e-et's fall in lo-ove
Let's do it, let's fall in lo-ove!

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Music From the Motion Picture Dogma

Music from the Motion Picture Dogma, 1999

Still

I am the harm that you inflict
I am your brilliance and frustration
I'm the nuclear bombs if they're to hit
I am your immaturity and your indignance

I am your misfits and your praisd
I am your doubt and your conviction
I am your charity and your rape
I am your grasping and expectation

I see you
Averting your glances
I see you
Cheering on a war
I see you
Ignoring your children
And I love you still
And I love you still

I am your joy and your regret
I am your fury and your elation
I am your yearning and your sweat
I am your faithless and your religion

I see you
Altering history
I see you
Abusing the land
I see you
And your selective amnesia
And I love you still
And I love you still

[Lead:]

Ah-ah ah-ah, ah-ah ah-ah
ah-ah ah-ah, ah-ah ah-ah
ah-ah ah-ah, ah-ah ah-ah
ah-ah ah-ah, yi-ee-aye

Ah-ah ah-ah, ah-ah ah-ah
ah-ah ah-ah, ah-ah ah-ah
ah-ah ah-ah, ah-ah ah-ah
ah-ah ah-ah, yi-ee-aye

Ah-ah ah-ah, ah-ah ah-ah
ah-ah ah-ah, ah-ah ah-ah
ah-ah ah-ah, ah-ah ah-ah
ah-ah ah-ah, yi-ee-aye

Ah-ah ah-ah, ah-ah ah-ah
ah-ah ah-ah, ah-ah ah-ah
ah-ah ah-ah, ah-ah ah-ah
ah-ah ah-ah, yi-ee-aye

[Simultaneously in background:]

I see you
I see you
I see you
I see you

I see you
I see you
I see you
I see you

I see you
I see you
I see you
I see you

I see you
I see you
I see you
I see you

I am your tragedy and your fortune
I am your crisis and delight
I am your profits and your prophet
I am your art I am your bytes

I am your death and your decisions
I am your passion and your plights
I am your sickness and convalescence
I am your weapons and your light

I see you
Holding your grudges
I see you
Gunning them down
I see you
Silencing your sisters
And I love you still

And I love you still

[on 'still'] I see you
Lie to your country
I see you
Forcing them out
I see you
B
laming each other
And I love you still
And I love you still

Lead:

Ah-ah ah-ah, ah-ah ah-ah
ah-ah ah-ah, ah-ah ah-ah
ah-ah ah-ah, ah-ah ah-ah
ah-ah ah-ah, yi-ee-aye

Ah-ah ah-ah, ah-ah ah-ah
ah-ah ah-ah, ah-ah ah-ah
ah-ah ah-ah, ah-ah ah-ah
ah-ah ah-ah, yi-ee-aye

Ah-ah ah-ah, ah-ah ah-ah
ah-ah ah-ah, ah-ah ah-ah
ah-ah ah-ah, ah-ah ah-ah
ah-ah ah-ah, yi-ee-aye

Ah-ah ah-ah, ah-ah ah-ah
ah-ah ah-ah, ah-ah ah-ah
ah-ah ah-ah ah-ah ah-ah
ah-ah ah-ah, yi-ee-aye

Simultaneously in background:

I see you
I see you
I see you
I see you

I see you
I see you
I see you
I see you

I see you
Lie to your country
I see you
Forcing them out

I see you blaming each other
And I love you still

[Instrumental to fade]

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