This Grudge Lyrics

Alanis Morissette

publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Alanis Morissette
album: No. 8 track in album So-Called Chaos
release date: 2004-5-14
popularity : 31 users have visited this page.
length: 5:08
assistant engineer: Jason Wormer, Kevin Mills, Rich Tosi, Errin Familia, Bil Lane
additional engineer: Mark Valentine
bouzouki: Joel Shearer
electric guitar: David Levita
guitar: Joel Shearer
keyboard: Jamie Muhoberac
bass: Tim Thorney
piano: Zac Rae
mix: Chris Lordā€Alge
producer: Alanis Morissette, John Shanks
additional producer: Tim Thorney
programming: Blair Sinta, Jeff Rothschild, John Shanks
drums: Scott Gordon
recording: Scott Gordon, Jeff Rothschild
vocal: Alanis Morissette

Cover Art

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Fourteen years
Thirty minutes
Fifteen seconds I've
Held this grudge

Eleven songs
Four full journals
Thoughts of punishment
I've expended

Not in contact
Not a letter
Such communication
You've been vilified
Used as fodder
You deserve a piece
Of every record

But who's it hurting now?
Who's the one that's stuck?
Who's it torturing now
With an antique knot in her stomach?

I want to be big and let go
Of this grudge that's grown old
All this time I've not known
How to rest this bygone
I want to be soft and resolved
Clean of slate and released
I want to forgive for the both of us

Like an abandoned house
Dusty covered
Still intact
If I visit it now
Will I simply re-live it
Somehow gratuitous

But who's still aching now?
Who's tired of her own voice?
Who is it weighing down
With no gift from time of said healing


Maybe as I cut the cord
Veils will lift from my eyes
Maybe as I lay this to rest
Dead weight off my shoulders will rise

Here I sit
Much determined
Ever ill-equipped
To draw this curtain
How this has entertained
And has served me well
Ever the victim

But who's done whining now?
Who's ready to put down
This load I've carried longer than I had cared to remember


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)