Everything
Lyrics Alanis Morissette

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I can be an asshole of the grandest kind
I can withhold like it's going out of style
I can be the moodiest baby
And you've never met anyone whose
As negative as I am sometimes

I am the wisest women you've ever met
I am the kindest soul with whom you've connected
I have the bravest heart that you've ever seen
And you've never met anyone whose
As positive as I am sometimes.

You see everything, you see every part
You see all my light and you love my dark
You dig everything of which I'm ashamed
There's not anything to which you can't relate
And you're still here

I blame everyone else, not my own partaking
My passive-aggressiveness can be devastating
I'm terrified and mistrusting
And you've never met anyone as,
As closed down as I am sometimes.

You see everything, you see every part
You see all my light and you love my dark
You dig everything of which I'm ashamed
There's not anything to which you can't relate
And you're still here

What I resist, persists, and speaks louder than I know
What I resist, you love, no matter how low or high I go

I'm the funniest woman you've ever known.
I am the dullest woman you've ever known.
I'm the most gorgeous woman you've ever known
And you've never met anyone as, as everything as I am sometimes.

You see everything, you see every part
You see all my light and you love my dark
You dig everything of which I'm ashamed
There's not anything to which you can't relate
And you're still here

You see everything, you see every part
You see all my light and you love my dark
You dig everything of which I'm ashamed
There's not anything to which you can't relate
And you're still here

And you're still here
And you're still here...

Song facts

"Everything" is a pop/rock song written by Alanis Morissette and released as the first single from her fourth studio album "So-Called Chaos."

Upon release in the US, the song received considerable support and airplay from alternative and adult radio stations, peaking within the top 5 and spending 26 non-consecutive weeks on Billboard's Adult Top 40 chart. Mainstream pop and rock radio stations were less supportive of the track. The song entered Billboard's main Hot 100 chart at #76, a position it would hold for four weeks, spending a total of 9 non-consecutive weeks on the chart. The physical video-enhanced single, however, remains one of the most successful of Morissette's recording career, being certified 4 times platinum by the RIAA on the 30th of September 2004 for shipment of over 200,000 copies.

The song also peaked within the top 20 of the Canadian, Australian, Italian, Austrian and Norwegian singles charts.

The song's music video was released in March 2004, and features Morissette walking down a road. At the start of the video, her hair is long, but ends up being cut off to signify one of many changes in her life. For the rest of the video she is accompanied by a group of people.

The music video is based on and is almost identical to the video for the song "Bonito" by Spanish group Jarabe de Palo, with the same director, Marc Donés. The man that cuts her hair at the beginning of the video is Jarabe de Palo's lead singer, Pau Donés. The video peaked at #4 on the VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown.

A heavily edited version of the song was released to radio stations for airplay on February 23, 2004. The radio version of the song removed over 90 seconds of the track by taking the first two lines from the first section of a verse and placing it together with the last two lines from the second section of the verse, effectively removing a whole verse from the album version. The video version of the track endured further edits, with the replacing of the word "asshole" in the opening line to "nightmare".

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