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This is the most recent information about Alanis Morissette that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Alanis Morissette, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

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Possible Misspelled Names:

These are the alternate spellings of the performer's name we've had to correct in submissions to amIright.

Alannis Morrisette, Alanis Morrissette, Alanis Morrisette, Alanis Morisette

Quotes:

In my opinion, I think sarcasm and humour in a song, without turning it into a novelty song, is really charming.

When I was producing on my own, I was doing it in order to - in a very patriarchal entertainment industry, let alone planet - very much hell-bent on trying to prove to myself, if nothing else, that I could do it as a woman.

The person who knows HOW will always have a job. The person who knows WHY will always be his boss.

We'll love you just the way you are if you're perfect.

Well, I didn't smile for a long time.

- Alanis Morissette
 

Singers Who Act:

Notable Acting Credits
Comments & Submitter Name
"Dogma"She appears for a short time in Dogma as God. - Julie

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Iconic""Ironic"Kaylie L
"A String of Oxymorons""Hand In My Pocket"rocky
"Cryonic""Ironic"Flux 7
"Moronic""Ironic"Bobo
"Bubonic""Ironic"katiej

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"What's Love Got To Do With It?," Tina Turner"Everything," Alanis Morissette
"Rock And Roll Band," Boston"Everything," Alanis Morissette
"Rock And Roll Band," Boston"Madness," Alanis Morissette
"Look Right Through Me," Revis"Right Through You," Alanis Morissette
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Big Ad Love" originally "Big Bad Love"
Candy Welty
"And In My Pocket" originally "Hand In My Pocket"
And ... what is in your pocket, Alanis?
Peter
"Had In My Pocket" originally "Hand In My Pocket"
As in, 'This is what I had in my pocket...'
Serafina
"You Lear" originally "You Learn"
From Morissette's Shakespearean phase?
Peter
"Finch" originally "Flinch"
Lauren Overstreet

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Big Bard Love" originally "Big Bad Love"
Candy Welty
"Big Bad Lover" originally "Big Bad Love"
Candy Welty
"Big Bald Love" originally "Big Bad Love"
Candy Welty
"Big Band Love" originally "Big Bad Love"
Candy Welty
"Big Bad Glove" originally "Big Bad Love"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Big Bad Lore" originally "Big Bad Love"
Candy Welty
"Big Pad Love" originally "Big Bad Love"
Candy Welty
"Big Bad Lode" originally "Big Bad Love"
Candy Welty
"Big Fad Love" originally "Big Bad Love"
Candy Welty
"Bit Bad Love" originally "Big Bad Love"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Ironic""Neurotic"Blaydeman
"Hand In My Pocket""One Ring In My Pocket"Agrimorfee
"Hand in My Pocket""Junk In My Pocket"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Hand In My Pocket""Hand In Your Pocket"Rex Ungericht
"You Oughta Know""You Filled Your Home"Matthias
"Ironic""Idiotic Republicans"Jeff in Richmond VA
"You Oughta Know""You Oughta Know (I Wasn't Drunk)"Rebekah Dub
"Head Over Feet""The Procrastinators Anthem Pt. 2: Final Exam"Abbott Skelding
"Ironic""Demonic"Wild Child JIN
"Ironic""Ironing"John A. Barry

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Product
Submittor
You LearnLearn DirectFiggy
Precious IllusionsPsychic Hotlinestoic_squirmer

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Eight Easy StepsWar Ampsdiablos901
You Oughta KnowAny of the other 'You Can't Do That On Television' kidsSupervaca
Hands CleanNAMBLA (North-American Man-Boy Love Association)stoic_squirmer
IronicMLA (Modern Language Association)stoic_squirmer
Head Over FeetGymnastics groupmoonset87
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
The Way
   Fastball
You Learn
   Alanis Morissette
The Way You Learn
Keira Dayley
Hold My Hand, Hold My Heart
   The Chantrellines
Hand In My Pocket
   Alanis Morissette
Hold My Hand In My Pocket, Hold My Heart
Oneder
U + Ur Hand
   Pink
Hand In My Pocket
   Alanis Morissette
U + Ur Hand In My Pocket
T'Ley
You Might Think
   The Cars
You Oughta Know
   Alanis Morissette
You Might Think You Oughta Know
But it's really none of your business!!
Ed
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Atlantis Morissette
Atlantis combined with Alanis Morissette
Atlantis was a German band.
Submitted By: Hilary Nevis
Alanis Morrisson
Alanis Morissette combined with Van Morrison
Combining the double-S from Morissette and the double-R from Morrison.
Submitted By: Brian
Alanis Morrissey
Alanis Morissette combined with Morrissey
Surprised this hasn't been posted yet.
Submitted By: Mae Beam

Misheard Lyrics:

"Forgiven"
Misheard Lyrics:
See eunuchs someday.
Original Lyrics:
See you next Sunday.
"Ironic"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's a death row pardon two minutes to eight.
Original Lyrics:
It's a death row pardon two minutes too late.
"Ironic"
Misheard Lyrics:
And you're smoking shite on your cigarette break.
Original Lyrics:
A no-smoking sign on your cigarette break
"Ironic"
Misheard Lyrics:
He won the lottery and was tied the next day.
Original Lyrics:
He won the lottery and died the next day..
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Guardian"
Misheard Lyrics:
The greatest stoner of all as your guardian
Original Lyrics:
The greatest honor of all as your guardian

Story about this misheard lyric by: Philipp Ahrend

Just found it funny imagining Alanis as a caring mum and a pothead at the same time :)

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"You Oughtta know"
Better Lyrics:
Of the cross-eyed bear that you gave to me
Original Lyrics:
Of the cross I bear that you gave to me
Submitted by: BayWolf
"Joining You"
Better Lyrics:
If we were our sexy selves
Original Lyrics:
If we were our successes
Submitted by: Gerald
"One Hand In My Pocket"
Better Lyrics:
And when it comes down to 'there'
And that everything's gonna be dry, dry, dry
Cuz I got one pad in my pocket
And the other one is under my fly

And what it all comes down to
Is that everything is just dry, dry, dry
'Cuz I got one pad in my pocket
And the other one is stuck to a taxi cab
Original Lyrics:
And what it all comes down to
Is that everything's gonna be fine, fine, fine
'Cuz I got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is givin' a high five

And what it all comes down to, my friends
Is that everything is just fine, fine, fine
'Cuz I got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is hailing a taxi cab
Submitted by: The Desert of the Real

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"All I Really Want"
The Funny Lyrics:
Do I stress you out?
My sweater is on backwards and inside out
And you say 'How appropriate.'
Why They're Funny:
One of the funnier lyrics of a song where Alanis tells some guy to go away because he's a jerk, pretty much. It's just quoting an insult to Alanis's intelligence.
Submitted by: Moe B.
"Thank U"
The Funny Lyrics:
How about them transparent dangling carrots
Why They're Funny:
What the hell is that supposed to mean??? I found this posted in the Nonsensical section, which I'm not surprised about...but it's also funny because it baffles most listeners, including myself.
Submitted by: Alex
There are additional Funny lyrics available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"You Oughta Know"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
You, you, you, you, oughta know!
Why They're Repetitive:
No, no, no, no, WAI !? After four repetitions, who wouldn't know?
Submitted by: Syeberus
"Hand in My Pocket"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
'Cause I got one hand in my pocket
Why They're Repetitive:
Take your damn hand out of your pocket! It's not like it's gonna kill you.
Submitted by: wadded beef

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Hand In My Pocket"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I'm brave but I'm chickensh
Why They're Nonsensical:
This line has always baffled me. Brave and chickens**t are complete opposites; how can you be both?
Submitted by: Parry
"Ironic"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Mr. Play It Safe was afraid to fly
He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids good-bye
He waited his whole damn life to take that flight
And as the plane crashed down, he thought 'Well isn't this nice...'
And isn't it ironic ... don't you think
Why They're Nonsensical:
Actually most of the song is nonsensical as Alanis has no concept of what irony is. The examples in the song (particularly the 2nd verse, which is listed above) are about misfortune, not irony. What would be ironic is if Mr. Play It Safe, who's afraid of flying took a bus, car or train and crashed doing that instead.
Submitted by: Captain Quark
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"Hand In My Pocket"
The Insincere Lyrics:
'I'm young and I'm underpaid'
Why They're Insincere:
Young: yes... underpaid: er... ahem...
Submitted by: StarChild
"Ironic"
The Insincere Lyrics:
Its like a traffic jam when you're already late
A no smoking sign on your cigarette break
It's like 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife
It's like meeting the man of your dreams and then meeting his beautiful wife
Isn't it ironic?
Why They're Insincere:
Umm.... no it's not ironic at all. These are examples of very bad luck, (or even coincidence) but do not constitute irony. For example, 'a traffic jam when you're already late' would only be ironic if you were the town planner, and because of your mismanagement of the roads, you were stuck in said traffic jam, which then made you late for work, as a town planner!
Submitted by: Sam
There are additional insincere lyrics available.

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Ironic"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife
It's meeting the man of my dreams and then meeting his beautiful husband
Why They're Misrhymed:
The lyrics on the original version ('...all you need is a knife ....meeting his beautiful wife') _did_ rhyme. However, Alanis saw fit to change it on her accostic album just to make a politcal statment (never mind that gay marriage is already legal in her native Canada).
Submitted by: Bjennet
"You Oughta Know"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
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
Why They're Misrhymed:
Do I really need to explain why 'theatre' and 'mother' don't rhyme?...
Submitted by: Rock Princess
There are additional misrhymed lyrics available.

Insulting Song Lyrics:

"All I Really Want"
The Insulting Lyrics:
Do I stress you out?
My sweater's on backwards and inside out
and you say "How appropriate!"
Why They're Insulting:
It sounds like she's mocking someone.
Submitted by: Celeste
"You Oughta Know"
The Insulting Lyrics:
You seem better now
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
There was a slap in the face
how quickly I was replaced
and are you thinking of me when you f*** her?
Why They're Insulting:
Ouch! Nobody even knows just who this song is about but she certainly grinds her teeth into the person.
Submitted by: Celeste

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Ironic"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
It's like rain on your wedding day
Why They're Inappropriate:
Due to the rules of the site, I couldn't post the entire song. But Alanis Morissette wouldn't know irony if it slapped her in the face. So, for example, the above line would only be ironic if the person singing were a meteorologist. Go through the lyrics and I dare you to find a single bit of irony in it anywhere!
Submitted by: John Karakash
"You Learn"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
I recommend walking around naked in your living room
Why They're Inappropriate:
You should actually do it outside with a thousand people watching!!
Submitted by: Jack Officer

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Hands Clean"
The Dirty Lyrics:
Ooh this could be messy
But you don't seem to mind
Ooh don't go telling everybody
And overlook this supposed crime
Why They're Dirty:
Lolita. This is about statutory rape, the whole song is about her relationship with a much older producer when she was a teen. It may be the same fellow that "Ought to Know"
An older version of me
Is she perverted like me
Would she go down on you in a theatre
It seems she was ticked off in the 90s now she's contemplating the ease that some people forget their misdeeds.
Submitted by: Ben
"Do I Stress You Out"
The Dirty Lyrics:
Do I stress you out?
My sweater's on backwards
and inside out and you say:
"How appropriate."
Why They're Dirty:
My guess is that whoever this song is about she must have had a sexual encounter with him at some point.
Submitted by: Celeste

How to Pronounce a Band Name:

"a-LAN-is More-a-SET
I've heard so many people say the first name as "a-LAWN-is", which is incorrect.
Submitted by: A. Critic

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"All I Really Want"
The Song Lyrics:
Do I wear you out?
You must wonder why I'm relentless and all strung out
I'm consumed by the chill of solitary
Song They Mention:
"Strung Out" by Steve Perry
Submitted by: Mickey D.
 

Song Title Space Change:

"Guard Ian" originally "Guardian"
Submitted by: Kirsten Abercrombie
"Precious Ill Us Ions" originally "Precious Illusions"
Submitted by: Peter
"Simple To Get Her" originally "Simple Together"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

Band Name Anagrams:

Alina Stores Items Submitted by: Alexis
I Note Star, Melissa Submitted by: Bridal Shower Curtain Call Waiting Room
Tone Sitar, Melissa Submitted by: Bridal Shower Curtain Call Waiting Room
Toni Rates Melissa Submitted by: Bridal Shower Curtain Call Waiting Room
Melissa Rates Toni Submitted by: Bridal Shower Curtain Call Waiting Room

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"Then Pick Monday" originally "Hand In My Pocket"
That is, select that day of the week.
Submitted by: Megan
"Donkey Pitchman" originally "Hand In My Pocket"
Submitted by: Andrew
"Evil Bad Bog" originally "Big Bad Love"
Submitted by: Anna Faris Wheel
"Loved Bi Gab" originally "Big Bad Love"
Submitted by: Anna Faris Wheel
"Loved Bi Bag" originally "Big Bad Love"
Submitted by: Anna Faris Wheel

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Front Row"
The Lyrics:
you live in new jersey
Why:
new jersey is a real place in america.
Submitted by: Mattias
 

Songs That Are Banned:

"You Oughta Know"
Not banned outright, but the line "Are you thinking of me when you f*** her" is usually partly bleeped out when it is played on the radio for some reason.
Submitted by: Jeffrey

Lyrics Pronunciation:

"You Owe Me Nothing In Return"
The Lyrics:
I will give you encouragement
to choose the path that you want
Why:
She pronounces "encouragement" to make it rhyme with "want", so it is like "encouragemant"
Submitted by: Mattias
"You Owe Me Nothing In Return"
The Lyrics:
I will give you encouragement
to choose the path that you want
Why:
She pronounces "encouragement" to make it rhyme with "want", so it is like "encouragemant"
Submitted by: Mattias

Song Title Acrostics:

HOF: "Head Over Feet"
A city in Germany. Also, Hall Of Fame.
Submitted by: She

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Lou Yearn" originally "You Learn"
Submitted by: Natalie Portmanteau Word
"Pan In My Hocket" originally "Hand In My Pocket"
Grroosss!
Submitted by: Rock Maninoff

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Ironic"
The Lyrics:
Mr. Play-It-Safe was afraid to fly
He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids goodbye
He waited his whole damn life to take that flight
As the plane crashed down, "Well, isn't this nice?"
And isn't it ironic, don't you think?
Why:
According to plane rides, even though Mr. Play-It-Safe suffered from aviaphobia, acrophobia, macrophobia and claustrophobia, doesn't mean he was leaving from town to town.
Submitted by: Mickey D.
"Ironic"
The Lyrics:
Traffic jam, when you're already late.
A no-smoking sign on your cigarette break.
It's like 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife.
It's like meeting the man of my dreams, and then meeting his beautiful wife.
And isn't it ironic, don't you think?
A little too ironic, yeah I really do think.
Why:
This song is mostly an unlucky song. Bugs in your wine, your planes crashes, and you thought you found a true love but the lover is married! Yeah real bad luck.
Submitted by: Paul Warren

Performers with Handicaps:

"Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa"
From 14 to 18.
Submitted by: Rocky Mak

Hidden Tracks:

"You Oughtta Know (Alternate)"
Only on the UK version of Jagged Little Pill. The actual track is only a slightly remixed version of You Oughtta Know. Pretty bad if you've heard the original. Put then, about 5 minutes after the song ends, an acapella belter ensues. Really good song.
Submitted by: Jakko Wakko

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