Alanis Morissette
Jagged Little Pill       

 music by Alanis Morissette and Glen Ballard
 lyrics by Alanis Morissette

 All I Really Want
 You Oughta Know
 Hand In My Pocket
 Right Through You
 You Learn
 Head Over Feet
 Mary Jane
 Not The Doctor
 Wake Up


 All I Really Want

 Do I stress you out
 My sweater is on backwards and inside out
 And you say how appropriate
 I don`t want to dissect everything today
 I don`t mean to pick you apart you see
 But I can`t help it
 There I go jumping before the gunshot has gone off
 Slap me with a sliptered ruler
 And it would knock me to the floor if
 I wasn`t there already
 If only I could hunt the hunter

 And all I really want is some patience
 A way to calm the angry voice
 And all I really want is deliverance

 Do I wear you out
 You must wonder why I`m relentless and all strung out
 I`m consumed by the chill of solitary
 I`m like Estella
 I like to reel it in and then spit it out
 I`m frustrated by your apathy
 And I am frightened by the corrupted ways of this land
 If only I could meet the Maker
 And I am fascinated by the spiritual man
 I am humbled by his humble nature

 What I wouldn`t give to find a soulmate
 Someone else to catch this drift
 And what I wouldn`t give to meet a kindred

 Enough about me, let`s talk about you for a minute
 Enough about you, let`s talk about life for a while
 The conflicts, the crazyness and the sound of pretenses
 Falling all around... all around

 Why are you so petrified of silence
 Here can you handle this?
 Did you think about your bills, your ex, your deadlines
 Or when you think you`re gonna die
 Or did you long for the next distraction
 And all I need now is intellectual intercourse
 A soul to dig the hole much deeper
 And I have no concept of time other than it is flying
 If only I could kill the killer

 All I really want is some peace man
 A place to find a common ground
 And all I really want is a wavelength
 All I really want is some comfort
 A way to get my hands untied
 And all I really want is some justice...

 You Oughta Know

 I want you to know that I`m happy for you
 I wish nothing but the best for you both
 An 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 you told me you`d hold me
 Until you died, `til you died
 But you`re still alive

 And I`m here to remind you
 Of the mess you left when you went away
 It`s not fair to deny me
 Of the cross I bear that you gave to me
 You, you, you oughta know

 You seem very well, things look peaceful
 I`m not quite as well, I thought you should know
 Did you forget about me Mr.Duplicity
 I hate to bug you in the middle of dinner
 It was a slap in the face how quickly I was replaced
 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, no
 And every time you speak her name
 Does she know how you told me you`d hold me
 Until you died, `til you died
 But you`re still alive

 Repeat Chorus

 `Cause the joke that you 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 every time I scratch my nails down someone else`s back
 I hope you feel it... well can you fell it

 Repeat Chorus


 Sometimes is never quite enough
 If you`re flawness, then you`ll win my love
 Don`t forget to win first place
 Don`t forget to keep that smile on your face

 Be a good boy
 Try a little harder
 You`ve got to measure up
 And make me prouder

 How long before you screw it up
 How many times do I have to tell you to hurry up
 With everithing I do for you
 The least you can do is keep quiet

 Be a good girl
 You`ve gotta try a little harder
 That simply wasn`t good enough
 To make us proud

 I`ll live through you
 I`ll make you what I never was
 If you`re the best, then maybe  so am I
 Compared to him compared to her
 I`m doing this for your own damn good
 You`ll make up for what I blew
 What`s the problem... why are you crying

 Be a good boy
 Push a little farther now
 That wasn`t fast enough
 To make us happy
 We`ll love you just the way you are if you`re perfect

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 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
 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 chicken shit
 I`m sick but I`m pretty baby
 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
 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...

Right Through You

 Wait a minute man
 You mispronounced my name
 You didn`t wait for all the information
 Before you turned me away
 Wait a minute sir
 You kind of hurt feelings
 You see me as a sweet back-loaded puppet
 And you`ve got meal ticket taste

 I see right through you
 I know right through you
 I feel right through you
 I walk right through you

 You took me for a joke
 You took me for a child
 You took a long hard look at my ass
 And then played golf for a while
 Your shake is like a fish
 You pat me on the head
 You took me out to wine dine 69 me
 But didn`t hear a damn word I said

 Repeat Chorus

 Hello Mr. Man
 You didn`t think I`d come back
 You didn`t think I`d show up with my army
 And this ammunition on my back
 Now that I`m Miss Thing
 Now that I`m a zillionaire
 You scan the credits for your name
 And wonder why it`s not there

 Repeat Chorus


 You know how us catholic girls can be
 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 saviors, the loverless priests
 I`ll se you next sunday

 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 did

 I sang Alleluia in the choir
 I confessed my darkest deeds to an evious man
 My brothers they never went blind for they did
 But I may as well have
 In the name of Father, the Skeptic and the Son
 I had one more stupid queston

 Repeat Chorus

 What I learned I rejected but I believe again
 I will suffer the consequnce of this inquisition
 If I jump in this fountain, will I be forgiven

 Repeat Chorus

 We all had delussions in our head
 We all had our minds made up for us
 We had to believe in something
 So we did

You Learn

 I recommend getting your heart trambled 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 screem you learn

 I recommend biting off more than 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

 Repeat Chorus

 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

 Repeat Chorus

 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

 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
 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

 Repeat Chorus

 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 look me so long

 I`ve never felt this healthy before
 I`ve never wanted something rational
 I am aware now
 I am aware now

 Repeat Chorus

Mary Jane

 What`s the matter Mary Jane, you had a hard day
 As you place the don`t disturb sign on the door
 You lost your place in line again, what a pity
 You never seem to want to dance anymore

 It`s a long way down
 On this roller coaster
 The last chance streetcar
 Went off the track
 And you`re on it

 I hear you`re counting sheep again Mary Jane
 What`s the point of tryin` to dream anymore
 I hear you`re losing weight again Mary Jane
 Do you ever wonder who you`re losing it for

 Well it`s full speed baby
 In the wrong direction
 There`s a few more bruises
 If that`s the way
 You insist on heading

 Please be honest Mary Jane
 Are you happy
 Please don`t censor your tears

 You`re the sweet crusader
 And you`re on your way
 You`re the last great innocent
 And that`s why I love you

 So take this moment Mary Jane and be selfish
 Worry not about the cars that go by
 All that matters Mary Jane is your freedom
 Keep warm my dear, keep dry

 Tell me
 Tell me
 What`s the matter Mary Jane...


 An old man turned ninety-eight
 He won the lottery and died next day
 It`s a black fly in your Chardonnay
 It`s death row pardon two minutes too late
 Isn`t it ironic... don`t you 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 good-bye
 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... don`t you think

 Repeat Chorus

 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`s blow 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... don`t you think
 A little too ironic.. and yeah I really do think...

 Repeat Chorus

 Life has a funny way of sneking up on you
 Life has a funny, funny way of helping you out
 Helping you out

 Not The Doctor

 I don`t want to be the filler if the void is solitely yours
 I don`t want to be your glass of single malt whiskey
 Hidden in the bottom drawer
 I don`t want to be a bandage if the wound is not mine
 Lend me some fresh air
 I don`t want to be adored for what I merely represent to you
 I don`t want to be your babysitter
 You`re a very big boy now
 I don`t want to be your mother
 I didn`t carry you in my womb fornive mouths
 Show me the back door

 Visiting hours are 9 to 5 and if I show up at 10 past 6
 Well I already know that you`d find some way to sneak me in and oh
 Mind the bottle with the holes along the bottom
 You see it`s too much to ask for and I am not the doctor
 I don`t want to be the sweeper of the eggshells
 that you walk upon
 I don`t want to be your other half I believe that
 1 and 1 make 2
 I don`t want to be your food or the
 light from the fridge on your face at midnight
 Hey what are you hungry for
 I don`t want to be the glue that holds your
 pieces together
 I don`t want to be your idol
 See this pedestal is high and I`m afraid of heights
 I don`t want to be lived through
 A vicarious occasion
 Please open the window

 Repeat Chorus

 I don`t want to live on someday when my motto is last week
 I don`t want to be responsible for your fractured heart
 and its wounded beat
 I don`t want to be a substitute for the smoke you`ve
 been inhaling
 What do you thank me
 What do you thank me for

 Repeat Chorus

 Wake Up

 You like snow but only if it`s warm
 You like rain but only if it`s dry
 No sentimental value to the rose that fell on your floor
 No fundamental excuse for the granted I`m taken for

 `Cause it`s easy not to
 So much easier not to
 And what comes around never comes around to you

 You like pain but only if it doesn`t hurt too much
 You sit... and you wait... to receive
 There`s an obvious attraction
 To the path of least resistance in your life
 There`s an obvious aversion no amount of my insistance

 `Cause it`s easy not to
 So much easier not to
 And what goes around never comes around to you
 To you to you to you to you to you...
 There`s no love no money no thrill anymore

 There`s an apprehensive naked little trembling boy
 With his head in his hands
 There`s an underestimated and impatient little girl
 Raising her hand

 But it`s easy not to
 So much easier not to
 And what goes around never comes around to you
 To you, to you

 get up get up get up off of it
 get up get up get up off of it
 get out get outta here enough already
 get up get up get up off of it
 wake up

Transcripted by Peter Weisenbacher in September `96

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