Wait a minute, man
You mispronounced my name
You didn't wait for all the information
Before you turned me away
Wait a minute, sir
You kind of hurt my feelings
You see me as a sweet back-loaded puppet
And you've got meal ticket taste

I see right through you
I know right through you
I feel right through you
I walk right through you

You took me for a joke
You took me for a child
You took a long hard look at my ass
And then played golf for a while
Your shake just like a fish
You pat me on the head
You took me out to wine dine, sixty-nine me
But didn't hear a damn word I said

I see right through you
I know right through you
I feel right through you
I walk right through you

Oh, hello, Mr. Man
You didn't think I'd come back
You didn't think I'd show up with my army
And this ammunition on my back
Now that I'm Miss Thing
Now that I'm a zillionaire
You scan the credits for your name
And wonder why it's not there

I see right through
I know right through you
I feel right through
I walk right through you, you


Lyrics submitted by Boonechic_21, edited by michelem

Right Through You Lyrics as written by Glen Ballard Alanis Nadine Morissette

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  • +2
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    I agree with all those who say this is a big shot record exec. I dont see how it could possibly be about a boyfriend. She is talking about a specific executive who didn't think she'd amount to anything and just saw her as a naive piece of ass who would do as he says, even if at the end of it all he wasnt going to give her what she wanted the most.

    The ultimate "stick it to the man" song!

    ilovekelly: She says "Your shake is like a fish" meaning he's a slippery fellow- dishonest, slimy, can't trust him etc.

    emlem25on October 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
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    this song has my FAVE lyrics of almost all of the songs i've EVER heard....love it

    munch_49337on June 12, 2002   Link
  • +1
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    what peiches said: -i think this is the best song of alanis morissette.. besides its on the best album. what does it mean? about a guy that leaves her-

    hey peiches, buena descripcion, jaja, y tb opino qeu es una de las mejores canciones de alanis.

    leiilanion August 19, 2002   Link
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    this song is bout when she was first trying to get a record deal, and some guy made her think he was gonna give her a deal, when all he wanted was to screw her! then wen she made it big, this guy thought he was responsible and was shocked she never thanked him on the album. i thought that was pretty obvious!

    torrance. xx.

    torrance21on October 20, 2004   Link
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    I think it refers to the older man she was talking about in Hands Clean who worked in the business. I think he only saw or used what he wanted to see/use of her - he patronised her, and didn't want to accept her as adult enough to have these great ideas she obviously has for songs etc, but obviously seems to see her as adult enough to use for sex and look up and down. She was vulnerable back then but now she's angry at she can see right through him and guys like that...and her revenge is she's a platinum-selling artist and he has no profit to make out of her coz he rejected her!

    CakeAndSodomy69on August 17, 2005   Link
  • +1
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    this songs tells how disgusting a man can be.

    fundaon August 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
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    this song, imo, has nothing to do with a past love. it's all about her trying to get record deals and these people just not taking her seriously, just wanting in her pants...

    second thought, that's not imo, that's what this song IS about.

    sadistlitlePuppyon April 17, 2006   Link
  • +1
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    what does "you shake it like a fish" mean?

    and I love the 'wine dine 69' line too.. ouch.

    contradict_heron June 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
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    If the song were directed to a music executive she rejected, he wouldn't be bewildered not to see his name in the album credits.

    DJacques75on December 10, 2008   Link
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    Creo que esta cancion es la mejor de Alanis Morissette..Ademas de estar en el mejor disco.Que significa?Pues rechaza a un hombre que la ha dejado tirada, y ademas lo deja por lo suelos..

    Peicheson January 29, 2002   Link

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