Not As We
Lyrics Alanis Morissette

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Reborn and shivering
Spat out on new terrain

Unsure, unconvincing
This faint and shaky hour

Day one, day one, start over again
Step one, step one
I'm barely making sense for now
I'm faking it, 'til I'm pseudo making it
From scratch being again, again,
But this time I as I and not as we

Gun shy and quivering
Timid, without a hand

Feign brave with steel intent
Little and hardly here

Day one, day one, start over again
Step one, step one
Not much making sense just yet
I'm faking it, 'til I'm pseudo making it
From scratch being again, again,
But this time I as I and not as we

Eyes wet, toward
Wide open, frayed
If God's taking bets
I pray He wants to lose

Day one, day one, start over again
Step one, step one
I'm barely making sense just yet
I'm faking it, 'til I'm pseudo making it
From scratch being again, again,
But this time I as I and not as we

Song facts

"Not as We" is a song from Alanis Morissette's seventh studio album, Flavors of Entanglement. Morissette performed the song on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on July 22, 2008, in promotion of the album. "Not as We" was remixed and released as the second single from Flavors of Entanglement in North America, while "In Praise of the Vulnerable Man" was released as the second single in Europe.

The studio version first appeared on an October 2007 episode of House and later made a return to prime-time television on an October 2008 episode of MTV's The Hills.

The single was released to radio on October 13, 2007.

The music video, directed by James Whitaker and produced through RSA's promo division Black Dog Films, was shot in Los Angeles on September 10, 2008 and features Morissette in various stages on the path to emotional recovery.

The song surprisingly charted when the album was released due to downloads of the song, resulting in a position of 22 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. As of December 2008, the song had already sold 38,000 paid downloads, according to Billboard. The digital downloads also helped the song reach the lower parts of UK Singles Chart (#197) despite the single not being commercially released in the United Kingdom.

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