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
popularity : 37 users have visited this page.
length: 3:33
assistant engineer: Bil Lane, Errin Familia, Rich Tosi, Kevin Mills, Jason Wormer
additional engineer: Mark Valentine
drums: Kenny Aronoff, Blair Sinta
electric guitar: David Levita, Jason Orme, John Shanks
acoustic guitar: John Shanks
hammered dulcimer: John Shanks
bass: Paul Bushnell, Eric Avery, Tim Thorney
keyboard: Zac Rae
mix: Chris Lordā€Alge
producer: Alanis Morissette, John Shanks
additional producer: Tim Thorney
programming: John Shanks, Blair Sinta, Scott Gordon, Jeff Rothschild
recording: Scott Gordon, Jeff Rothschild
vocal: Alanis Morissette
composer: Alanis Morissette
lyricist: Alanis Morissette

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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

  • 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)