Alanis Morissette - Excuses Lyrics

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)


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Alanis Morissette
    album: Track 3 in album So-Called Chaos
    release date: 2004-5-14
    popularity : 100 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock/Pop Rock
    length: 3:33
    producer: John Shanks and Alanis Morissette
    drums: Kenny Aronoff and Blair Sinta
    vocal: Alanis Morissette
    mixer: Chris Lordā€Alge
    electric guitar: David Levita and Jason Orme
    recorded by: Scott Gordon and Jeff Rothschild
    additional producer: Tim Thorney
    bass: Eric Avery, Paul Bushnell and Tim Thorney
    keyboard: Zac Rae
    additional engineer: Mark Valentine
    programming: Blair Sinta, John Shanks, Jeff Rothschild and Scott Gordon
    assistant engineer: Jason Wormer, Bil Lane, Errin Familia, Rich Tosi and Kevin Mills
    electric guitar & acoustic guitar & hammered dulcimer: John Shanks
    composer: Alanis Morissette
    lyricist: Alanis Morissette
    Album Information
    label: Maverick
    country(area): Europe
    format: Enhanced CD
    barcode: 093624855521
    script: Latin