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"Hands Clean" is a pop-rock song performed by Alanis Morissette, featured on her 2002 album Under Rug Swept. It released as the album's first single on February 4, 2002.

The narrative voice of the song alternates between verses, forming a kind of dialogue between two people, which apparently chronicles a love affair that an underage Morissette had with a record executive. She reportedly said in an interview to US Weekly that the song is about an affair she had with… read more

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  • Avatar for Guardian342
    Best Alanis song ever!
  • Avatar for KingFahtah
    A song that is equal parts epic and creepy. It makes my brain explode.
  • Avatar for RafaPXC
  • Avatar for Invisibleboy27
    I hate mainstream radio for not continuing to play Alanis. She is a dominant force in alt/pop rock. [2]
  • Avatar for remlinger1000
    listening to this morning, when dressing for work.Good music good day
  • Avatar for feleepekd
    Her best song <3
  • Avatar for drumnvoice
    great :)
  • Avatar for JustAKayee
    This defines an era in my life that will always haunt me, thank you for writing such an important song, Alanis.
  • Avatar for Britch2
    I dare to say it's her best song ever [2]
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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

Alanis Morissette - Hands Clean Lyrics



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