Excuses Lyrics

Alanis Morissette


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Alanis Morissette
album: Track 3 in album So-Called Chaos
release date: 2004-5-14
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genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Pop Rock
length: 3:33
producer: Alanis Morissette and John Shanks
drums: Kenny Aronoff and Blair Sinta
vocal: Alanis Morissette
mixer: Chris Lordā€Alge
electric guitar: Jason Orme and David Levita
recorded by: Scott Gordon and Jeff Rothschild
additional producer: Tim Thorney
bass: Tim Thorney, Eric Avery and Paul Bushnell
keyboard: Zac Rae
additional engineer: Mark Valentine
programming: Jeff Rothschild, Blair Sinta, Scott Gordon and John Shanks
assistant engineer: Jason Wormer, Bil Lane, Errin Familia, Rich Tosi and Kevin Mills
acoustic guitar & hammered dulcimer & electric guitar: John Shanks
composer: Alanis Morissette
lyricist: Alanis Morissette

Cover Art

Alanis Morissette So-Called Chaos cover art
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Why no one will help me
I am too dumb I am too smart
They'll not understand me
I am lonely
They'll hate me
And there is not enough time
It's too hard to help me
And god wants me to work
No resting no lazy

[Chorus]
These excuses how they served me so well
They've kept me safe
They've kept me stoic
They've kept me locked in my own cell

I'm too far from home
It takes far too much energy
And I cannot afford to
No one will ever see me

[Chorus]

These excuses how they're so familiar
They've kept me small
They've kept me blocked
They've kept me safe inside my shell

Bringing this into the light
Shakes their foundation
And it clears my side
Now my imagination
Is the only thing that limits
The bar that is raised to the heights

No one can have it all see
I have to they want me to
And I can't let them down
I'll never be happy

[Chorus]

These excuses how they're so familiar
They've kept me small
They've kept me stoic
They've kept me locked inside my cell


Track Listing


Enhanced CD 1
  • 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)