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Song-Lyric Sunday – Uninvited – Alanis Morrisette


For this week’s Song Lyric Sunday (brought to you by the lovely and talented Helen Espinosa – click to see the prompt!) we were tasked with coming up with a song from the 90s. I listened to the radio a lot back then, driving back and forth to my job in Ottawa, but there aren’t too many songs that stuck with me. This was one of the few.

I loved “Uninvited” from the first time I heard it, which I think was at the end of the movie, City of Angels. But what makes it even more memorable for me, was seeing Alanis walking up King Edward Street in Ottawa one day as I was driving to work. I was surprised at how tiny she is, considering the set of pipes on her. I don’t know, I suppose we expect people who are often on stage to be taller, I guess. 😛

Anyway, here’s an awesome live performance with an entire orchestra.

And the lyrics:

Uninvited – Alanis Morrisette

Like anyone would be
I am flattered by your fascination with me
Like any hot-blooded woman
I have simply wanted an object to crave
But you, you’re not allowed
You’re uninvited
An unfortunate slight
Must be strangely exciting
To watch the stoic squirm
Must be somewhat heartening
To watch shepherd need shepherd
But you you’re not allowed
You’re uninvited
An unfortunate slight
Like any uncharted territory
I must seem greatly intriguing
You speak of my love like
You have experienced love like mine before
But this is not allowed
You’re uninvited
An unfortunate slight
I don’t think you unworthy
I need a moment to deliberate

Lyrics courtesy of