Alanis Morissette - You Oughta Know Lyrics

Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill cover art
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I want you to know, that I am happy for you
I wish nothing but the best for you both
An older version of me
Is she perverted like me?
Would she go down on you in a theater?
Does she speak eloquently
And would she have your baby?
I'm sure she'd make a really excellent mother

'Cause the love that you gave that we made
Wasn't able to make it enough for you
To be open wide, no
And every time you speak her name
Does she know how you told me
You'd hold me until you died
'Til you died, but you're still alive

And I'm here, to remind you
Of the mess you left when you went away
It's not fair, to deny me
Of the cross I bear that you gave to me
You, you, you oughta know

You seem very well, things look peaceful
I'm not quite as well, I thought you should know
Did you forget about me, Mr. Duplicity?
I hate to bug you in the middle of dinner
It was a slap in the face
How quickly I was replaced
And are you thinking of me when you **** her?

'Cause the love that you gave that we made
Wasn't able to make it enough for you
To be open wide, no
And every time you speak her name
Does she know how you told me
You'd hold me until you died
'Til you died, but you're still alive

And I'm here, to remind you
Of the mess you left when you went away
It's not fair, to deny me
Of the cross I bear that you gave to me
You, you, you oughta know

'Cause the joke that you laid in the bed
That was me and I'm not gonna fade
As soon as you close your eyes, and you know it
And every time I scratch my nails
Down someone else's back I hope you feel it
Well, can you feel it?

And I'm here, to remind you
Of the mess you left when you went away
It's not fair, to deny me
Of the cross I bear that you gave to me
You, you, you oughta know

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 All I Really Want
  • 2 You Oughta Know
  • 3 Perfect
  • 4 Hand in My Pocket
  • 5 Right Through You
  • 6 Forgiven
  • 7 You Learn
  • 8 Head Over Feet
  • 9 Mary Jane
  • 10 Ironic
  • 11 Not the Doctor
  • 12 Wake Up
  • 13 You Oughta Know (Jimmy the Saint blend) / Your House (a cappella)


  • Credits
    publisher: ©THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY , Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Alanis Morissette, Glen Ballard
    album: Track 2 in album Jagged Little Pill
    release date: 1995-6-9
    popularity : 1101 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Alternative Rock/Acoustic/Pop Rock
    length: 4:09
    producer: Glen Ballard
    drums: Matt Laug
    vocal: Alanis Morissette
    mixer: Jimmy Boyelle
    recorded by: Ted Blaisdell and Glen Ballard
    guitars: Dave Navarro
    bass: Flea
    organ: Benmont Tench
    programming: Glen Ballard
    additional recorded by: David Schiffman and Chris Fogel
    co mixer: Chris Fogel
    Album Information
    label: Reprise Records
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 093624590125
    script: Latin