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Alanis Morissette — Everything
Album: So-Called Chaos
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6.2

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Total ratings: 435









Released: 2004
Length: 3:24
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I can be an asshole of the grandest kind
I can withhold like it's going out of style
I can be the moodiest baby and you've never met anyone
Who is as negative as I am sometimes

I am the wisest woman you've ever met.
I am the kindest soul with whom you've connected.
I have the bravest heart that you've ever seen
And you've never met anyone
Who's as positive as I am sometimes.

You see everything, you see every part
You see all my light and you love my dark
You dig everything of which I'm ashamed
There's not anything to which you can't relate
And you're still here

I blame everyone else, not my own partaking
My passive-aggressiveness can be devastating
I'm terrified and mistrusting
And you've never met anyone as,
As closed down as I am sometimes.

You see everything, you see every part
You see all my light and you love my dark
You dig everything of which I'm ashamed
There's not anything to which you can't relate
And you're still here

What I resist, persists, and speaks louder than I know
What I resist, you love, no matter how low or high I go

I'm the funniest woman that you've ever known
I'm the dullest woman that you've ever known
I'm the most gorgeous woman that you've ever known
And you've never met anyone
Who is as everything as I am sometimes

You see everything (you see everything), you see every part (you see every part )
You see all my light (you see all my light) and you love my dark (and you love my dark )
You dig everything (you dig everything) of which I'm ashamed (of which I'm ashamed)
There's not anything (there's not anything) to which you can't relate (to which you can't relate)
And you're still here

(You see everything, you see every part)
And you're still here
(You see all my light and you love my dark)
And you're still here
(You dig everything of which I'm ashamed)
(There's not anything to which you can't relate)
And you're still here...
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Say what you will about her songs, she does have a powerhouse of a voice.
"I can be an asshole of the grandest kind"
So true, I have a boundless potential in that respect!
Nice song :-)
 MikeWC wrote:
This song kind of reminds me of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. We're all damaged goods, in one way or another; the trick in a relationship is to stick with the person after you find out exactly how they're damaged.

This song describes love as I understand it.

  Yeah, but you don't want to hang out with someone if they are too damaged, do you?  Sometimes the level of damage is just not ok.  Sorry, been that, done that and found it wasn't love, but instead it was using on his part and enabling on mine.  

"You see all my light and you love my dog"
This is like rain on my wedding day.
I actually like an Allanis Morrissette song. Well isn't this ironic.
I'd like to know if this person who is "still here" actually exists? Is it herself?
That's the extent of my interest in this song. Next. 
"My passive-aggressiveness can be devastating" 

21st century prose?

Doesn't quite work for me. 
 DaidyBoy wrote:
I don't get the hatred towards this lady.  I like her stuff....

 
I second that!  {#Music}
 DaidyBoy wrote:
I don't get the hatred towards this lady.  I like her stuff....

 
  me too.. {#Music}
 MikeWC wrote:
This song kind of reminds me of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. We're all damaged goods, in one way or another; the trick in a relationship is to stick with the person after you find out exactly how they're damaged. This song describes love as I understand it.
 
I like this. +1.
I don't get the hatred towards this lady.  I like her stuff....
 heeb wrote:
I agree - excellent song basically knocked by our peers

Strange comments...

I LOVE this song, because of the EXCELLENT music, and the EXCELLENT lyrics. They are sooo true.

Do I have different ears maybe? Or a different kind of brain?

Do I hear something that y'all don't? Or do y'all hear something I don't?

It's one of the few Alanis songs I like... and very much indeed.

This is wont-leave-my-mp3-player stuff.
 

As someone who is flawed myself, I find the lyrics very honest and straightforward.
Strange comments... I LOVE this song, because of the EXCELLENT music, and the EXCELLENT lyrics. They are sooo true. Do I have different ears maybe? Or a different kind of brain? Do I hear something that y'all don't? Or do y'all hear something I don't? It's one of the few Alanis songs I like... and very much indeed. This is wont-leave-my-mp3-player stuff.
Too many words.... does not compute.... dosn't fit the music.... erghh!!!!
I've noticed that Alanis writes about herself most...write what you know, I guess. It kinda bores me at times. sorry.
thought provoking lyrics..but just can't get past her revamped polished image in her cheesy video....sorry.
Not her best but an enjoyable song. I have no idea why it only rates 4.9
good song. great artist.
Alanis bordering on listenable. But not quite. Found myself singing "Boring, boring" to the chorus. :yawn:
This song kind of reminds me of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. We're all damaged goods, in one way or another; the trick in a relationship is to stick with the person after you find out exactly how they're damaged. This song describes love as I understand it.
These lyrics sound cathartic for Alanis. Good for her, not neceassily good for the listener. Is she being genuine? Perahps, but to me it comes off as narcissistic. The music is fair.
Sometimes like to listen previous Alanis records... energic performance... have to agree about the somewhat "Grandiose" lyrics here... hmmm.. :stupid: is there *any* self-irony to be found on this songs lyrics? Maybe, maybe not. Maybe should wait to listen the full album before making final judgements about her career direction.... more "ironical" vocal approach could have supported these lyrics better, not themselves totally bad, as not the melody, imho. ... and then there was, if i recall it right, this producer-uglyness involved as some bad-bad-bad-bad f-words were censored out... those mot*beeeeeeeeb*kers! :grumpy.gif: clip - clip - I blame everyone else, not my own partaking My passive-aggressiveness can be devastating clip - clip - You see all my light and you love my dark clip - clip - And you're still here...
I like the music, but the lyrics are like a warning beacon: DANGER! STAY AWAY FROM THIS PERSON! DANGER!
People change.
Where's the angst in this song, Piper?
Her initially intriguing onslaught of angst has become a monotonous whine. Do we really need another albumn of this stuff? :headshake:
She needs to chop about 1/2 the words out of this and she would have a good tune. Great writers usually choose each word carefully and with precision.
Self-obsess much?
I like the voice. I try to ignore the lyrics.
Her most awkward lyrics seem to be synchronized with her most awkward cadence. Makes for painful listening.
rgrace wrote:
Oh my God, I cannot stand this woman. Lyrical diahorrea. Please just go away. Must be great when you can use your songwriting as verbal gestalt therapy and get paid huge coin for it. But HOW MUCH MONEY DO YOU NEED?Posted 16 years ago by Pipes    [ Reply ]
Poopy pants. :butt:
i liked Alanis when she was angry...she's not angry anymore; i still like her excellent tune
Oh my God, I cannot stand this woman. Lyrical diahorrea. Please just go away. Must be great when you can use your songwriting as verbal gestalt therapy and get paid huge coin for it. But HOW MUCH MONEY DO YOU NEED?