"Excuses" as written by and Alanis Morissette....
Why no one will help me
I am too dumb I am too smart
They'll not understand me
I am lonely
They'll hate me
And there is not enough time
It's too hard to help me
And god wants me to work
No resting no lazy

[Chorus]
These excuses how they served me so well
They've kept me safe
They've kept me stoic
They've kept me locked in my own cell

I'm too far from home
It takes far too much energy
And I cannot afford to
No one will ever see me

[Chorus]

These excuses how they're so familiar
They've kept me small
They've kept me blocked
They've kept me safe inside my shell

Bringing this into the light
Shakes their foundation
And it clears my side
Now my imagination
Is the only thing that limits
The bar that is raised to the heights

No one can have it all see
I have to they want me to
And I can't let them down
I'll never be happy

[Chorus]

These excuses how they're so familiar
They've kept me small
They've kept me stoic
They've kept me locked inside my cell


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"Excuses" as written by Alanis Morissette

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    General Commenti can't believe nobody has commented on this song yet! i love it. i think the lyrics are so great, and i think that everybody can relate to them.
    2late4hopeon November 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think it's the excuses we all make to ourselves about why we shouldn't take emotional or everyday risks anymore - it's almost safer to pretend something definitely won't work even though you may know there's a good possibility that it will. I suppose, a defense mechanism. "now my imagination is the only thing that limits" - she is admitting her thoughts in her head are her only restriction on why her happiness and quality of life aren't better.
    CakeAndSodomy69on August 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's the excuses we all make to ourselves about why we shouldn't take emotional or everyday risks anymore - it's almost safer to pretend something definitely won't work even though you may know there's a good possibility that it will. I suppose, a defense mechanism. "now my imagination is the only thing that limits" - she is admitting her thoughts in her head are her only restriction on why her happiness and quality of life aren't better.
    CakeAndSodomy69on August 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's about the old adage of bliss being ignorance, and how we build a safety wall around our everyday lives. However, ultimately we must realize truth from excuse to truly grow as humans.
    abey85on August 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commenta part of the lyrics here is incorrect..
    Dreamaon September 17, 2007   Link

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