Eight Easy Steps Lyrics

Alanis Morissette


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Alanis Morissette
album: Track 1 in album So-Called Chaos
release date: 2004-5-14
popularity : 127 users have visited this page.
length: 2:53
assistant engineer: Bil Lane, Jason Wormer, Kevin Mills, Rich Tosi, Errin Familia
additional engineer: Mark Valentine
drums: Blair Sinta, Kenny Aronoff
keyboard: Jamie Muhoberac, Zac Rae
electric guitar: John Shanks, Joel Shearer, Jason Orme, David Levita
bass: Paul Bushnell
mix: Chris Lordā€Alge
additional producer: Tim Thorney
producer: John Shanks, Alanis Morissette
programming: Scott Gordon, Jeff Rothschild, John Shanks, Blair Sinta
recording: Scott Gordon, Jeff Rothschild
vocal: Alanis Morissette
composer: Alanis Morissette
lyricist: Alanis Morissette

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How to stay paralyzed by fear of abandonment
How to defer to men in solvable predicaments
How to control someone to be a carbon copy of you
How to have that not work and have them run away from you

How to keep people at arms-length and never get too close
How to mistrust the ones you supposedly love the most
How to pretend you're fine and don't need help from anyone
How to feel worthless unless you're serving or helping someone

[Chorus]
I'll teach you all this in eight easy steps
The course of a lifetime, you'll never forget
I'll show you how to in eight easy steps
I'll show you how leadership looks when taught by the best

How to hate women when you're supposed to be a feminist
How to play all-pious when you're really a hypocrite
How to hate God when you're a prayer and a spiritualist
How to sabotage your fantasies by fear of success

[Chorus]

I've been doing research for years
I've been practicing my *** off
I've been training my whole life for this moment, I swear to you
Culminating just to be this well-versed leader before you

I'll teach you all this in eight easy steps
The course of a lifetime, you'll never forget
I'll show you how to in eight easy steps
I'll show you how leadership looks when taught by the best

How to lie to yourself and thereby to everyone else
How to keep smiling when you're thinking of killing yourself
How to know them all too well to avoid going within
How to stay stuck in your life blaming them for everything

[Chorus]

In eight easy steps
The course of a lifetime, you'll never forget
I'll show you how to in eight easy steps
I'll show you how leadership looks when taught by the best

Track Listing

  • 1 Eight Easy Steps
  • 2 Out Is Through
  • 3 Excuses
  • 4 Doth I Protest Too Much
  • 5 Knees of My Bees
  • 6 So-Called Chaos
  • 7 Not All Me
  • 8 This Grudge
  • 9 Spineless
  • 10 Everything
  • 11 Eight Easy Steps (live)
  • 12 Excuses (live)
  • 13 This Grudge (acoustic)