Hands Clean Lyrics

Alanis Morissette


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Alanis Morissette
album: Track 3 in album Under Rug Swept
release date: 2002-2-20
popularity : 1410 users have visited this page.
length: 4:32
acoustic guitar: Tim Thorney
electric guitar: Alanis Morissette
guitar: Nick Lashley, Joel Shearer
drums: Gary Novak
bass guitar: Chris Bruce
keyboard: Jamie Muhoberac
piano: Mark Stephens
mix: Chris Fogel
producer: Alanis Morissette
recording: Brad Nelson, Rob Jacobs
lead vocals: Alanis Morissette

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If it weren't for your maturity none of this would have happened
If you weren't so wise beyond your years I would've been able to control myself
If it weren't for my attention you wouldn't have been successful and
If it weren't for me you would never have amounted to very much

Ooh this could be messy
But you don't seem to mind
Ooh don't go telling everybody
And overlook this supposed crime
We'll fast forward to a few years later
And no one knows except the both of us
And I have honored your request for silence
And you've washed your hands clean of this

You're essentially an employee and I like you having to depend on me
You're kind of my protege and one day you'll say you learned all you know from me
I know you depend on me like a young thing would to a guardian
I know you sexualize me like a young thing would and I think I like it

Ooh this could be messy
you don't seem to mind
Ooh don't go telling everybody
overlook this supposed crime
We'll fast forward to a few years later
And no one knows except the both of us
And I have honored your request for silence
And you've washed your hands clean of this

What part of our history's reinvented and under rug swept?
What part of your memory is selective and tends to forget?
What with this distance it seems so obvious?

Just make sure you don't tell on me especially to members of your family
We best keep this to ourselves and not tell any members of our inner posse
I wish I could tell the world 'cause you're such a pretty thing when you're done up properly
I might want to marry you one day if you watch that weight and keep your firm body

Ooh this could get messy
Ooh you don't seem to mind
Ooh don't go telling everybody
and overlook this supposed crime
We'll fast forward to a few years later
And no one knows except the both of us
And I have honored your request for silence
And you've washed your hands clean of this

Ooh this could get messy
Ooh I don't seem to mind
Ooh don't go telling everybody
and overlook this supposed crime
We'll fast forward to a few years later
And no one knows except the both of us
And I have honored your request for silence
And you've washed your hands clean of this

Track Listing

  • 1 21 Things I Want in a Lover
  • 2 Narcissus
  • 3 Hands Clean
  • 4 Flinch
  • 5 So Unsexy
  • 6 Precious Illusions
  • 7 That Particular Time
  • 8 A Man
  • 9 You Owe Me Nothing in Return
  • 10 Surrendering
  • 11 Utopia
  • 12 Sister Blister
  • 13 Sorry 2 Myself