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

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC

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  • +2
    General CommentI 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
    General Commentwhat 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
    General CommentProbably still Alanis on an anti-Coulier kick.
    DJacques75on September 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIf 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
  • 0
    General CommentCreo 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
  • 0
    General Commentplez translate
    AYUL1234on May 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song has my FAVE lyrics of almost all of the songs i've EVER heard....love it
    munch_49337on June 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song!
    Love Alanis.

    *kisses*
    Vitameataon July 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat 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
  • 0
    General Commentthis song, as well as alanis rocks my world...shes my god i think! hahaha....this is such an aweosme song!!!!!!!!!!!! woooo
    foryoutonoticeon April 07, 2003   Link

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