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Hands clean
Alanis Morissette Lyrics


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

Ooh, this could be messy but
But you don't seem to mind and
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 my 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
Ooh, you don't seem to mind
Dude, 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
I've more than 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
'Cause 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
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

Ooh, this could get messy but
Ooh, I 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

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Alanis Morissette

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Korkunç TheTerrible

@it's kitty×D A 14 year old, knows, though, if they don't want to have sex with certain people. He should be in jail. Should have been. It's Alanis who's stayed silent and that man probably has laid hands on a lot of kids since then.
Had she fled home? Was she getting her first two albums produced?

The man is undoubtedly a criminal and yes it's very likely she was conned into doing it.

But promising to keep it a secret? Naaaah. I think it was rather "promise to not tell anyone or I'll bomb your records/end your career before it starts" etc. Go back and read the lyrics to the song with this possibility in mind.
It's grey because she took the deal I guess , and later became so ashamed to have taken it that unfortunately it shut her mouth for good is what happened methinks.

Think of Sinead O'connor. How she went through all of this in church and elsewhere. She ripped off Papa's pic and was done in for in the industry. Why did she do that? The thought of all this happening to hundreds of kids is why.
She did lose so much after that, at some point, she'd become poor...

What happened to Alanis is one of the saddest things that could happen to a kid but the adult Alanis... no...
That man should have been tried in court and sent to jail.



All comments from YouTube:

Chris B

When I was younger, I just listened to this. Now that I'm older, I feel it.

rachel

Same

Gordwin Gosinjiru

You are now mature enough to understand the subject .

Flex X

@mattdimes 😅 so let me get this straight...this is a female singer with a brain and a soul that manages to attract guys being who she is and does not need to shake silicone-busted tits and ass to get attention...and somehow we are pussified? There is porn and then there is talent, pick.

mattdimes

That's because you've been liberalised and pussified by the shift to femininity in American culture. Most European countries are more masculine than the USA now.

Deez nahtz

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Twan Phanijphand

These lyrics are hard to sing at the speed that she sings them, and she does it with such clarity that all the words come out clearly and distinctly, on top of being an incredible lyricist. Her lung capacity must be unreal

Tt the cat

She is gifted and a gift to us!

custodio montañez

@Nathanielle Crawford l9m
Ley but nm

Mjk.

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,.. Ghxzzz 9.

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