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from The Collection

"Hands Clean" is track #7 on the album The Collection. It was written by Morissette, Alanis.
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If it weren't for your maturity
None of this would have happened and
If you weren't so wise beyond your years
I would've been able to control myself and

If it weren't for my attention
You wouldn't have been successful and
If it weren't for me
You will never have amounted to very much

Ooh, this could be messy
But you don't seem to mind
Ooh, don't go telling everybody
And overlook this supposed crime

We'll fast forward to a few years later
And no one knows except the both of us
And I have honored your request for silence
And you've washed your hands clean of this

You're essentially an employee
And I like you having to depend on me and
You're kind of protege and one day you'll say
You learned all you know from me and

I know you depend on me
Like a young thing would to a guardian and
I know you sexualize me
Like a young thing would and I think I like it

Ooh, this could get messy
But you don't seem to mind
Ooh, don't go telling everybody
And overlook this supposed crime

We'll fast forward to a few years later and
No one knows except the both of us
And I have honored your request for silence
And you've washed your hands clean of this

What part of our history's reinvented and under rug swept?
What part of your memory is selective and tends to forget?

Just make sure you don't tell on me
Especially to members of your family and
We best keep this to ourselves
And not tell any members of our inner posse

I wish I could tell the world
'Cause you're such a pretty thing when you're done up properly and
I might want to marry you one day
If you watch that weight and keep your firm body

Ooh, this could be messy
But you don't seem to mind
Ooh, don't go telling everybody
And overlook this supposed crime

We'll fast forward to a few years later
And no one knows except the both of us
And I have honored your request for silence
And you've washed your hands clean of this

Songwriters
MORISSETTE, ALANIS

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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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