You Oughta Know Lyrics by Alanis Morissette


Alanis Morissette Lyrics

You Oughta Know Lyrics
I want you to know, that I'm 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 theatre
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, till 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
Are you thinking of me when you f*ck 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 on 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

You Oughta Know Info:

• The song is about a failed relationship and is rumored to be about Dave Coulier of the hit TV show 'Full House'

• Alanis Morissette & Glen Ballard share writing credits on the song. Glen Ballard produced the track.

• The music video was directed by Nick Egan and shows Alanis hitchhiking across a desert.

• At the 1996 Grammy Awards the song took home 2 awards for Best Rock Song and Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.

• The single was released on July 7th, 1995, peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks Chart (July 22, 1995 - August 19, 1995)




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