Hands Clean

Alanis Morissette

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 honoured 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
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 honoured 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's 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 be messy
But you don't seem to mind
ooh, don't go telling everybody
and overlook this supposed crime

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