"Versions Of Violence" as written by Alanis Morissette and Guy Sigsworth....
Coercing or leaving
Shutting down and punishing
Running from rooms, defending
Withholding, justifying

These versions of violence
Sometimes subtle sometimes clear
And the ones that go unnoticed
Still leave their Mark once disappeared

Diagnosing, analyzing
Unsolicited advice
Explaining and controlling,
Judging opining and meddling


This labeling
This pointing
This sensitive's unraveling
This Sting I've been ignoring
I feel it way down way down


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"Versions of Violence" as written by Guy Sigsworth Alanis Morissette

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    General CommentI think it's about an emotionally abusive relationship. I don't think it's physical because it says "Sometimes subtle sometimes clear
    And the ones that go unnoticed
    Still leave their Mark once disappeared ".

    Emotional abuse can leave it's own "scar".
    ScottishMindseton June 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree that is about abuses of the emotional kind...however, I think it's more about the abuse Alanis puts herself through. Another PHENOMENAL song (musically and lyrically) from Alanis...
    Shmeemeron July 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree, a completely phemonal song. I think it's about how emotional abuse is overlooked because a, it's not always quite visible, and b, others view as not as harmful, though it can be a lot more painful than physical abuse.
    brunetttieon August 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commentindeed i agree. the effects of emotional violence can be far greater.
    sopurejunkieon July 11, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthe best alanis has done in a while!!!
    sneakerpimpsfanon December 20, 2009   Link

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